If you ever find yourself switching out tripod heads (or otherwise using the same head on multiple tripods), then adding a quick release system is definitely worthwhile.
I've been using this technique for a while now (example), and it has worked really well for me. [Sean]
I spent two days at the US Open shooting the Sony A9 with the new Sony FE400mm f/2.8GM lens that is due to ship at the end of September of 2018. I used wide area AF as well as face detection. After almost 30 years shooting sports as a pro, it was fantastic to not worry about the AF grabbing the net all the time. I was free to compose on the fly and use the entire sensor area. It was a "joystick-free zone" that netted me a some nice images. Many thanks to my son Patrick Daniel for helping me out with explaining "face-detect AF." Settings, for you geeks out there: Manual exposure, f/2.8 always in every situation, I try not to drop below 1/2500th shutter speed so as to try to stop the action but 1/4000th is where things really look good. Wide Area AF, Face Detect On, back button AF on AF-ON button, I shot sometimes with the 1.4x TC if the player was really far away, but I also used the APS-C function to "punch in" to 1.5X with no light loss. My AF sensitivity is always set to 5.
On 27.07.18, the century’s longest lunar eclipse occurred, forming a blood moon that was visible across South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. We went behind the scenes with astrophotographer Michi Rust on his mission to photograph it. In this video, Michi shows us his gear set up and the steps he follows to get shots that are truly out of this world!
In this video, Nikon Optical Engineer and Technical Liaison Atsushi Suzuki explains the merits of the new mirrorless Z-mount.
What I found particularly impressive was Suzuki writing backwards on plexiglass so that the text could be read by someone on the other side.
As I watched him do this, I was immediately reminded of my father, a 20-year Air Force veteran, who used to write backwards on dry erase boards (as a party trick) as I was growing up.
He learned to write backwards quickly and accurately to convey aircraft movements to the "higher ups" on the other side of a glass wall while working as a Control Center Plotter in Okinawa. [Sean]
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Today, we show you how to easily color match in Photoshop to create realistic composites. Nothing beats manual color work, but in some cases this automatic trick can make matching colors simpler than ever.
Learn how to change the Canvas Size of a document in Photoshop. For more in-depth tutorials, training, techniques, and shortcuts for working with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, check out Julieanne’s blog at https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost.
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In this episode of the Light Painting VLOG Efren Herrera, Melissa Meyer, Darren Pearson and I Light Paint the main stage artist including Shawn Mendes, Sabrina Carpenter, Janelle Monae, Ryan Seacrest, Backstreet Boys, Lance Bass, Miguel, and Meghan Trainor for the 2018 Wango Tango iHeartRadio concert in Los Angeles.
Watch how the Nikon D850 is verified by strict reliability tests to offer high resolution, high-speed performance and versatile functions. From conducting drop, impact and vibration tests, to simulating temperatures and humidity levels far beyond the operating range, the D850 has proven its durability in harsh and extreme weather conditions.