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Lots of folks when they’re first starting out (and even when they’re more experienced) bring their camera up to their eye and have their elbows and arms out and about. Even when combined with proper breathing control, you can still get blurry photos as a result of camera shake. The reason for this is because you’re not stabilizing yourself and instead your making your body more prone to shaking. The way to eliminate this problem is by streamlining your body and straightening up.
By this, we specifically mean by tucking your elbows into your body. The logic for this works similarly to taking photos otherwise–the close the camera is to your body, the more stable the photo will be. The further outstretched your arms are, the more shaky the image will be.
So what you’ll need to do is tuck your elbows into your body or as close as you can to prevent shaking.
Pass this onto to anyone who always has blurry images.
Sony announced its 16-70mm f4 lens for E Mount a while back. The lens is co-branded with Zeiss and is one of the company’s first zoom lenses for the E mount to have the moniker attached. And with a name like that, one can only expect the absolute best. With 12 lens groups and 16 elements inside, the optic has what seems like a metal construction on the outside. Overall, it also somehow or another ends up staying quite compact–which complements the E mount bodies very well. Designed for APS-C sensors, it also makes us wonder why the company only went with an f4 aperture and why not go any faster.
Before you go on: note that we only recommend that you do this with specific pieces of film that you don’t care about.
If you’ve got rolls of film scanned already, found a bit of it at a thrift/vintage store, or just have a bit of it that you don’t particularly care for anymore, then why not recycle it? Besides using them for possible window decorations, another option for you would be to cut up a strip of it and make it into bookmark. Simply take the film, surround the edges and back in paper, and then give it a bit of clear tape.
Just like that, you’ve got a brand new bookmark for your weekend reading material.
Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.
Shortly after the highest court in Massachusetts declared upskirt photos fair game, smartphone companies responded by releasing a firmware update that would brick devices that took such photographs. There was a sharp uptick in upskirt images uploaded to the likes of Facebook and Instagram, but there was just as steep a falloff the firmware updates were pushed out. [click to continue…]
One of our most popular posts is our best budget lens guide. And it’s received not only an overhaul but updates. Additionally, we’ve added Fujifilm into the mix besides also including Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax and Sony.
Today, we’d like to reintroduce you to the power of high-speed cameras with a cool video.
Earth Unplugged, a YouTube channel created by BBC Worldwide, recently released a short video of a Goshawk catching its prey midflight. Goshawks are supposedly “aerial cheetahs” so not only are they expert hunters, they also catch their prey at such unbelievable speeds it’s hard to capture their attacks with just a simple video camera.
This high definition footage shows the hawk attacking a yellow water balloon with a piece of bait attached to it in slow motion. It even shows some up-close-and-personal shots of the bird’s long sharp talons tearing through that balloon as if it were a piece of paper. The incredible details they captured of the hunt has made the Gohawk look every inch the menacing hunter that it is – it barely even flinched when the balloon popped!
There’s not a lot of information on how the Earth Unplugged team captured this awesome sequence but PetaPixel thinks they were using a Photron FASTCAM. The sequence itself, which you can watch after the jump, is a snippet from a 6-minute episode they channel released about a year ago entitled “Goshawk Hunts in Slow Motion.”