Tag Archives: Digital single-lens reflex camera

Different perspective on night time timelapse…

I Stumbleuponed this interesting perspective on stellar timelapse photography.  Most keep the Earth stationary and let the stars rotate, but this one flips that: Let the Earth rotate and keep the stars stationary!

This unique timelapse is entertaining to watch, but I also feel that it offers an interesting glimpse into man’s desire to understand the cosmos….

Lensbaby Control Freak…

So I took the Lensbaby Control Freak with Double Glass Optic out for a spin the other night.  Not too many pictures came out, but since Sydney was in ultra-spaz mode, it isn’t the fault of the lens.

Sydney a la Lensbaby Control Freak

Click picture for gallery

Once the dog finally ran out of steam, I was able to snap the above image.  I can definitely see that once I get familiar shooting with the Control Freak, it is going to be one of my favorite lenses…  I already have many ideas for both still and video shots.  I need a system to start keeping my ideas tracked…  Hmmm…  iPad perhaps?

7D test Timelapse…

So I broke out the intervalometer and the 7D on the drive home a few days back, and tried my first timelapse video using the Canon…

My first timelapse with the 7D

Click the pic for timelapse awesomeness!

I realize it needs a b it of work, but I learned a lot with this first test.  I can see neutral density filters will come in handy, especially on bright and sunny days. I still need to play around a bit with shutter speed, ISO, and F-Stop, as well as post production…  But that is the reason why we play around and try new things!  I have an idea on what to try tomorrow…  🙂

Creative timelapse using a Lensbaby…

Here is a creative timelapse video created by Shinnosuke.

I am a fan of both the creative Lensbaby systems, as well as timelapse videos.  I am looking forward to experimenting with my 7D and Control Freak to creating stills, timelapse, and video.  Shorts like these fill me with a lot of inspiration.  Shinnosuke did a great job editing this video together, as well as capturing a night time skyline…  Peaceful but energetic at the same time.

An ‘eye for pictures’…

As someone who has an eye issue (Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome), I have a close relationship with my eye doctor.  As I enjoy photography, I like to make sure my eyes are up-to-snuff, so to speak.  So to see that Canon uses their DSLRs in ophthalmic equipment is something I think is pretty nifty!

 

Canon Cameras take pictures of your eyes!

Amazing equipment

I hope to see Canons in my eye doctor’s office soon!  That reminds me, time to make an appointment…

Canon HDSLRs used in TV show productions…

So a while back, I was commenting in a forum on an non-camera related site, advrider.com, that HDSLRs can do some things that video cameras can’t do.  The argument from the other side is that it was silly that DSLRs are now doing video, and that the two technologies should never marry.  Well, arguing on the net is pretty much a waste of effort on everyone’s part as you rarely sway the other party.

I do find it interesting that more and more major TV and film productions are starting to use HDSLRs for various reasons.  Here is a prime example:

 

Memphis Beat: HDSLRs in production

Canon's 5D mkII & 7D on set

Personally, I think it is a perfect marriage of technologies.  I am looking to pick up a 7D myself, and make use of both still and video capabilities.  I am primarily a still photographer, but I am also interested in video as well.  This gives me the ability to explore both in an affordable and creative fashion.