I get a lot of people asking me about my lighting setup in my photography. I find it hard to explain my setup because I don’t really have a single, rigid setup. Instead, I usually just apply the basic theories of lighting that I have learned over the years and apply them to the scene at hand. I’ll say it now. Lighting is easy. Let me be more accurate. The basics of lighting is easy and learning a couple concepts will get you along the way to mastering lighting your scenes.
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I got my long awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark II today. It is an amazing piece of machinery. I’ve been playing with it all day. The colors and contrasts are ridiculously sweet. A lot of what makes it good does not show up in the final product. Most of what it does is give me a ton more control and flexibility over my Rebel XT. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that’s how it is for me. You can visit my Flickr to see the new photos.
Tomorrow, my new camera should arrive. I’m getting a 5D Mk II. Though I’m sad to put down my very trusty XT, I’m beyond excited to get my 5D. So I’m sad, but happy today. I’m not selling my XT since it’s not really worth much for anyone. I’m going to keep it as a backup.
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I decided to make a quick list of things I want to get right now. Not to say I’m getting all or any of these, but I thought I’d share it anyway. Continue Reading »
Canon has finally announced the successor to their ever popular EOS 5D with the EOS 5D Mark II. The major things to know about it are:
- 21.1 megapixel full-frame sensor
- New DIGIC 4 image processor
- Live View
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- ISO range 100-6400
- Shoots HD (1920×1080) video with HDMI out
The last little bullet is the interesting one. Yes, all the other features rock, but they were expected. The video capture ability caught me off guard. I did not expect Canon to implement that in time. Nikon just released their D90 which shoots 1280×720. It is great to see Canon not only catch up but release something with better stats. But the whole concept of being able to shoot video with a DSLR is intriguing. Imagine shooting a short film with a 50mm 1.4. With that lens, you would be able to shoot in low light without any trouble. How about shooting video with a 10mm wide angle lens or even a tilt-shift lens.
The 5D Mark II will set you back $2699 for the body only. I am debating if I should start saving up for one now and purchase it next summer. It is so tempting.
A little disclaimer before I start talking about the EOS Rebel XSi DSLR, I have to tell you that this is not any sort of a review. Nor is it even a thorough hands on article. It’s really more of a “ooh my co-worker just bought one over the weekend and let me play with it for a while today” type of an article. Let me start by stating what I used today. It was the newest model in the Rebel line from Canon, the XSi. It is the successor to the XTi, which is the successor to the XT, the camera that I own. That means that it is two generations newer than mine and I have to say, it blatantly obvious.
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