Sometimes your favorite lens just won't get you what you need, and that's where Lensbaby and LEE Filters come in handy. Lensbaby produces specialty selective-focus lenses. There is a wide selection of nice optics, like the Edge 80 and Sweet 35, which work perfectly with the Composer. I must say that seeing them in action is pretty cool, but they take some getting used to. It's not every day you have access to these effects, unless you own a Lensbaby.
Not long ago, filters were part and parcel of any worthwhile camera system. If you wanted to warm up the palette of a dreary day, you used a filter. Ditto for converting daylight to tungsten light, tungsten to daylight, and daylight to (or from) fluorescent lights.
Singh-Ray recently introduced their most substantial, long-exposure-inducing solid neutral density filter ever: the Mor-Slo ND 10-Stop Filter. This optically dense filter provides a highly effective reduction in exposure, allowing you to utilize larger apertures or longer shutter speeds for greater control in bright conditions.
In this second part of our three-part primer on DSLR lenses, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, discusses basic concepts such as autofocus, filters, and what various sensor sizes mean for the lenses with which you might pair them. (If you've ever wondered what "crop factor" means, this video clears that up.)
If you’re new to the business of wedding photography, here are some suggestions on how to plan your coverage of the great event—what you should check out in advance, conversations that are helpful, and what you should do to ensure that your equipment is in tip-top shape.
In a perfect world you don’t need a filter. Your lens, even the most basic of kit lenses, comes pre-coated to minimize flare and color aberration. And when not in use, every lens comes with a lens cap that protects the front element of your lens and never ever unknowingly falls off your camera as you stroll down the boulevard. But we don’t live in a perfect world so forget about all of the above. (And by the way, I think you just lost your lens cap)
Every photographer has their favorite accessory, the one item that makes their work that much easier or interesting and that offers the simple pleasure of realizing how a little addition to your camera setup can make a big difference in your final product. This article is a kind of a mixed bag, touching on a variety of items, any one of which has the potential to be a photographer’s new, favorite accessory.
This video from B&H surveys various optical filter options for video production. Mia McCormick discusses the basics of neutral density filters, circular polarizing filters, UV filters and soft effect filters. You’ll learn about the unique benefits of using an optical filter during the capture process—benefits which cannot be replicated in post production.
Once a new camera is chosen, purchased and received, the depreciation clock starts immediately. Regular light maintenance is important in order to keep a camera in optimal working condition and ready for any situation.
Way back—five years ago—if you shot video, you used a video camera, and if you shot photographs, you used a still camera. Today, that distinction is all but meaningless. Almost every video camera today captures stills, and virtually every still camera now shoots video.
After posing for a few gigabits of formals in a hall, you can sense the wedding party’s palpable relief when, weather permitting, it’s time to take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have nicely landscaped grounds, it’s a great opportunity to stop fighting with the tungsten light sources inside and take advantage of that flash-friendly sunlight.
As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera.
Singh-Ray filters have long been a part of the landscape for creative photographers, filmmakers and videographers. But the folks at Singh-Ray never seem content to let things stay the way they are. Among the results of their non-passive creative development are two new products that enable you to push the limits of still and motion-picture imaging under bright lighting conditions.
June is the hottest, harshest month of the year. The heat and humidity index might be higher in July and August, but light-wise, June is hands-down hotter and harsher. What I'm referring to is the quality of light that washes down upon us as the sun rises to its highest midday point in the sky—and the net effect of all this bright, high-angle light, photographically speaking, is an excess of blue tint and harsh contrast levels.
For travel, landscape, architectural, and other outdoor photographic applications, your most valuable imaging tool (after your camera and lens) is a Polarizing filter. But the benefits of Polarizing filters come at a cost, specifically, light loss. To soften the blow (and in many cases make the difference between a ‘keeper’ and an ‘almost-but-not-quite-a-keeper’ photo) we now stock Hoya HRT-series Circular Polarizing filters. These filters transmit about 25% more light compared to conventional Polarizing filters, which when shooting works out to about 1/3-stop more light.
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