Yet another post about Timelapses, but this time I'm not going to show you another one, but I'm posting a video made by Vincent Laforet for Canon America, which is going to explain you the basics of how to make a timelapse.
It's a set of four videos, but at the time I'm writing only two are out on YouTube, and in theory you can watch all of them on the Canon site by clicking here, but unfortunately the videos don't play, not sure if it's just me or they are actually down, but in the meanwhile you can start to watch the first one above here, which is just an introduction to the theme, and the second one below here, which it shows you how to set your camera.
Hopefully the other two videos will be on YouTube in the next few days.
The videos have been removed from youtube, but the first one is back on Vimeo, so to see the other 3 you can go to the Canon website
This is an interesting, and quite long (about 1hr), video where Red Bull sports photographer Chris Garrison explain how he did some of his shots using the PocketWizard HyperSync technology in the PocketWizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1, which enables you to shoot with studio strobes at very fast sync speed, up to 1/8000th of second. Pretty cool stuff.
If you want to know more about this technology, you can find a brief explaination on this page.
Today Adobe realeased a sneak peek of one of the functionalities that will be added in the next version of Photoshop, which it will probably come late this year, the Deblur tool.
Essentially this tool will turn your blurry pictures into sharper ones. Magic? I would call it Math. An earlier stage of this technology as shown back in October 2011 at the Adobe Max, and this video confirm that this technology is ready for Photoshop CS7.
Now we only have to wait until the next 6th May to see what other fancy tool Adobe is going to show us :-)
Going to the north and watch the northern lights has been one of my dreams for many years, so you can easily understand that I couldn't share this amazing video, made by Ole C. Salomonsen, mixing still shots and actual video footage, which shows the beauty of the northern lights and how they look in real time. Most of the sequences has been shot in the arctic northern Norway, and few others from Finland and Sweden.
So take 5 minutes of your time and admire the beauty of the nature.
Here we are with another Phlearn tutorial, and this time we are talking about how to combine multiple exposures in Photoshop, which it makes you create amazing HDR-like photos using only one image.
Despite the fact that I'm italian and the italian stallion myth, I generally don't like photos of naked people, most of the times there is not art or photography on it, it's just an excuse to show a naked body and nothing else. But sometimes, if it's well done, and not just someone with no clothes, it can be a great photo. Because it's not anymore a naked woman, but it's all about shapes and lights, and here Aaron Nace of Phlearn.com shows us a good example of a body shoot. Down here you can see the lighting diagram.
This is the tutorial for one picture, but if you want more, you can consider to buy their Pro Tutorials.
At this stage you probably know that I'm quite fascinated by timelapses, and this one is pretty interesting, but I'll just quote the author of the video, which is Michael Shainblum:
"Ever since I was a kid, I have always been mesmerized by extraordinary beauty of my hometown, San Diego. The city has many hidden treasures that have always captivated me, and they continue to do so. Most people only get to experience the tourism side San Diego, but I wanted to show the city through my own eyes and artistic vision. I wanted to showcase San Diego from the eyes of somebody who has lived there their entire life. I have been working on this piece for about four months to really harness the details and create a visually striking Timelapse film. I wanted to make something that was unique to my own perspective of filmmaking. I also wanted to create this video to encourage people to go out and witness how beautiful San Diego really is."
Every single tutorial from Joe McNally is pure gold, he is just a great photographer and the fact that he shares his secrets to us it makes him even greater. So here we are with another video where he shows how he photographed the X-47A Pegasus, a drone, for the National Geographic.
You probably noticed that I like timelapses, isn't it? Anyway, today I want to present you this amazing timelapse shot over six months in New Zealand's north island by Bevan Percival, using a Canon 5D Mk II, various Canon lenses and a Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly.