Change Your Default Settings
When you first get your camera, it’s typically set to “Auto”. Your camera has default settings telling the camera how to take the picture. You get automatic decisions made about how bright the photo is, how saturated (full of color) it is, the range of colors, how much of the photo will be in focus etc etc. Now, don’t get me wrong, you can get GREAT results on auto. BUT. The magic happens when you know enough to change your settings. The magic happens when you know what each of your options mean and what you need to manipulate to cultivate the results you want. I may have achieved the…
Don’t Make These 7 Drone Mistakes
After having my drone for a year now, I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I’d call myself exactly what you might need if you were “about-to-buy-a-drone” / “just-bought-one-and-are-taking-it-out-of-the-package-right-now”. Unless you have a plethora of experience flying or using remote controlled vehicles, you will make lots of mistakes. Just don’t make the same dumb mistakes I did, and you will see leaps and bounds more progress. Not to mention far less frustration. 😉 Mistake #1 : Thinking you’ll fly this right out of the box with no prior experience I thought I would be able to fly the DJI Mavic Pro out of the box. I don’t know what made…
Why and When would we use a Two Camera Shoot?
I just got asked this question “I’ve noticed a lot of people using two cameras including a shot of themselves on the side when they’re actually facing the other camera, why?” Great question! And it’s one I’ve taken for granted. My answer was, “I do it because it looks cool!” But that’s not entirely accurate. Why does it look cool? Because it accomplishes something. Things make us feel certain ways BECAUSE there are deeper meanings, usually subconscious ones as to why we like them and why they resonate. “That movie made me emotional!” – it sure did, but why? Because of the music, the timing, the way the shots were…
You can record your iPhone Screen! Cool, eh? (video)
Ag! Did this video awhile back, but never shared it on here. Mostly because I’ve been having problems with this website. Grrrr… Anywho! This is a cool feature on the iPhone and can assist you in making tutorial videos, especially if you have to demo an app, or show someone how to access something on their phone.
When you lose your lenses in Amsterdam, you buy new stuff and unbox it online (video)
I mentioned in my last blog that I lost my lenses on my and my husband’s honeymoon/1 year trip to Amsterdam, and that I ordered new stuff and would do an unboxing. Ta da! Done. In this video, we look at a Canon 80D body, Canon 50mm 1.4 lens, Sigma 10-20mm 3.5 lens and a Canon 24mm 2.8 lens. Awesome photographer mentioned: Lauren Lang 80D 50mm Sigma 10-20 3.5 Canon 24mm 2.8 For the record, no one paid me to talk about this stuff – BUT! I’m open to that sort of arrangement. 😉
When you lose your bag in Amsterdam
Some of you probably saw my vlog two weeks ago (hint: it’s this one) Then radio silence: And now, I’m back! With interesting stories to share. The biggest one being that, on my way from the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam into Amsterdam Centraal (the main train station) I left my day bag (sorry Jesse!)(not featured in the video as I added it later) on the train. I had taken it off and set it on a luggage rack while having to stand on a fully packed train. At the station, I was in such a rush to get off before the doors closed that I somehow forgot it. And didn’t…
Prime-Zoom-Telephoto-Wide Angle-Macro OH MY!
While messing around with my camera, and checking out another photographer/videographer’s equipment (CAMERA AND LENSES PEOPLE), I realized that I finally know what all the funny little photography jargon means, yay! That has given me some inspiration to distill it down, and pass on some of the knowledge. Today, I’d like to explore the words I threw up in the title. Prime. Zoom. Telephoto. Wide Angle. Macro. What all these words have in common is that they are types of SLR/DSLR lenses. (For the record, DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. The SLR is the film version.) In my A+ worthy art above, I’m showing a somewhat visual idea…