Jul 292014
 

Our friend Klaus Herrmann has created a terrific introduction to the fusion real estate method.

To read the article please click the link below:

Farbspiel Photography

Jul 282014
 

“Short film of Trieste, Italy featuring HDR Video and FHD 1080p footage shot entirely on the Samsung GALAXY S5.”

I think this is quite impressive, however keep in mind that this was shot by pros using a lot of additional gear!

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Jul 252014
 

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Nikon’s replacement for both the D800 and D800E, the D810, falls into that latter category: an incrementally improved DSLR that probably won’t receive too much flack for it.

Of course, by ‘incrementally improved,’ we don’t mean to say there aren’t features worth upgrading for, and D800 owners in particular will be tempted. Nikon is quick to point out that the D810 and its all-new 36.3-megapixel FX CMOS sensor without Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) offers the ‘best image quality in Nikon history.’

Beyond the new sensor and the COMPLETE lack of an OLPF (the D800E had one, but the anti-aliasing properties had been ‘canceled’), Nikon also packed the D4s’ powerful EXPEED 4 processor inside the updated camera, making sure that moire is suppressed as much as possible to make up for the missing filter, and pushing the hardware to greater heights.

ISO now runs from an impressively low 64 all the way up to 12,800 (expandable to 32-51,200) with the same noise reduction performance Nikon was boasting about for the D4s. The camera is also said to run 30% faster thanks to the new processor, while simultaneously saving battery.

To view full article please click the link below:

Petapixel

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Buy it now

Jul 232014
 
This video looks best at 1080p

There are many of us who sigh at hearing the dreaded acronym, HDR. Oftentimes we associate it with oversaturated, cartoon-like compositions put together from half a dozen worth of frames. But that’s not the only way to approach HDR. As with everything, it’s a variable, not definitive.

In the above video, Washington DC-based photographer Tim Cooper shows off how to effectively capture an HDR image. And he does so in such a manner that it replicates what the human eye sees, without over-processing as we all too often see.

To read the full article please click the link below.

PetaPixel

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Jul 162014
 

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!

Special: $495.00 + free batteries (2 x BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Battery) and free US shipping

This deal is too hot to contain! Click the image below for full details on the offer:

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Jul 102014
 

“This month we’re promoting our image masking software Topaz ReMask, which will be 50% off from July 15 – 31 with coupon code “julyremask”. We’re also releasing a substantial free update to ReMask for existing customers this Saturday.

There’s lots of masking tools out there, but we’ve focused on making ReMask the fastest + easiest to use. We like to say that it’s the only masking software that doesn’t require an instructions manual: http://www.topazlabs.com/remask

We’re dropping the ReMask price from $70 to $34.99 until the end of the month. Many customers tell us that ReMask is their favorite Topaz product, and we’re confident that this promotion will do well.”

-Eric Yang, Operations, Topaz Labs

Please click on the photo below to download the free trial version or to purchase Topaz Remask!

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Jun 122014