Sunday, November 26, 2017

Alpine Labs Pulse Review: The Best Camera Controller For Canon and Nikon Cameras

So I've had my Alpine Labs Pulse for about 9 months now, and after using it with 4 different cameras, and in just about every timelapse and adventure photo shoot I've done in that time, I have enough confidence to say that this is the Best camera controller I've ever seen. 

I think most people will think of this as mainly an intervalometer, which it is, but it also does a lot more than that. The Pulse has some other great features that I've really enjoyed using, such as the HDR mode, self-trigger, and especially the long exposure mode. So I finally went out and did a proper review of it, where I go over all of its main features, a couple of very small downsides, and show you how I use it to up my creativity.  Check out the video here, and don't forget to like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel for more reviews like this, tutorials, adventure vlogs, and more!

Monday, November 13, 2017

3 Fundamental Tips To Improve Your Smartphone Photography

The most common mistake I see people make concerning photography these days is not treating their smartphone cameras like an ACTUAL camera.  They do this because it's built into a phone, and it's easy to forget that it is a real camera, and now days you can do much more with it than just take snapshots and selfies.  Remember, the best camera is the one you have on you, and lets be real, we all have phones on us pretty much ALL the time.  So best thing you can do is to remember that you probably have a decent camera in your pocket, and treat it like a real camera.  That means think about things for a second.  Just take a little extra time to make an image and not just take a picture.

 Here are the 3 super, ultra, most fundamental tips to help you get better images from your smartphone!  These tips/rules definitely apply to more than just that though, they are the basics for any kind of visual art, be it photography, videography, painting, drawing, etc. These will help you improve no matter what visual art you're creating, but smartphone photography is a great place to start!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Shooting Lightning With a Smartphone! Plus I compare the Galaxy Note 8 to my Canon 1D X mk II

I am really enjoying the advancements of the smartphones and their camera capabilities lately, especially since getting my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.  While it's not going to replace my DSLRs any time soon, it is impressive what this thing is capable of, especially now that you can shoot in RAW and have full manual controls over the camera.  My favorite being the ability to do long exposures.  So decided to test it out, and to compare it to my best dslr, just for fun.  To do that I happened upon a conveniently located thunderstorm near my house and went out to try to capture some lightning.  Here's the video, and the results, which I will say was not quite what I expected, and in some ways, exactly as I expected.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Shooting Waterfalls With a Smartphone!

Yes, you CAN get those beautifully smooth long exposure waterfall images with a smartphone!

The tools we have these days are getting better and better.  One such tool that's often overlooked is the smartphone.  They say the best camera is the one you have on you, and I couldn't agree more.  For a long time it wasn't even possible to get shots like this with a phone, but now it's finally becoming the norm to have phone cameras with manual controls, and with that comes a whole new world of possibilities.  In this video I show you how to get the most out of those manual controls and how to get awesome, silky smooth waterfall images, with just a little bit of thought, a small tripod, and some very inexpensive filters.  

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