Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Capturing Atmosphere

Coastal California

5D Mk III, 24-79 f/2.8 L II, Lee Little stopper
f/11 at 2 sec

This was an interesting scene, when we arrived it was a hazy/foggy late evening and the atmosphere was not something I thought I was going to be able to catch, often times unsettled air does not allow for good images. Here I feel like I was able to capture the atmosphere of that moment and the long exposure helped, giving it a more dreamy look with the blurred waves.


Images In Light

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee 10 stop ND filter, 5 sec at f/11.
Garrapata Beach

Black and White conversion done in Lightroom. I feel sometimes monochrome images can better convey mood than color and at other times color more efficiently tells the story. Regardless, telling the story is the key to an image, not what camera or what software was used. Composition and understanding of how your camera works are far better than your cameras ability to recover shadows or print large.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Full Frame DSLR, The Future?

Pentax is teasing a full frame DSLR for next spring

Friday, September 11, 2015

When will we hit ISO 1 Million

The new Sony A7sII

See specs here at DPReview

Its not far now until we hit ISO 1 million, the new Sony A7sII gets us one step closer, what is that going to mean in the near future? will we be taking photos at night like we do in the day? I'm guessing yes. Will we still need tripods? yes, I think so, for a while anyway.

Sony's rapid fire introduction of cameras is out pacing any company I have seen before. Some of these devices are being delivered with high price tags and not a lot of thought in to what a photographer really needs. I am still waiting on a Sony camera that will allow for a quick method of selecting an auto focus point,  please Sony a little thought in to ergonomics. I applaud the innovation, but more than that is needed, we are photographers and we want a device that gets out of the way, so we can think about what it is we are photographing and not what button do I find that function under.

Then there is uncompressed 14 bit RAW, when is Sony going to provide that? and just like that, they fix it, here.

See low light 4k video here