Friday, October 31, 2014

My Top 5 Tips On How To Get Super Sharp Photos | Tips & Techniques

   Are you having trouble getting sharp photos or just looking for advice on improving your image quality. Image sharpness can mean the difference between a masterpiece and disappointment. In this video I discuss my top 5 techniques I use to get super sharp photos.

About this topic:

   I see a lot of images on the internet photo sights and user shares that I feel could have been wonderful works of art, but were completely ruined by lack of sharpness. So I felt like I should make a video and at least give my advice and share my techniques I have been using for some years now. So if you looking to improve you photo sharpness, you dont want to miss this video. That said I would also like to know what everyone thinks about my tips and what are some tips others use to help improve their image sharpness in their photos.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whats In Your Software Bag - My Photography Apps | Photo Talk

   A question I often get asked is what software do I use to edit my photos in and with so many programs out there for both PC and Mac it can be overwhelming on what one should purchase. In this video I talk about the software I use, what I think is best and why I feel my choices are some of the best out there.

About this topic:

   This topic gets brought up a lot and is also one of those heavy debated subjects on many forums. So I thought I would make a video talking about the software I use. So if you looking to learn more about some of the software I myself and many others use to get professional and creative looking images from our photography, this video could just be what you have been waiting for. That said I would also like to know what programs you use so take the to leave your comments below. Cheers..

Monday, October 27, 2014

Creating, Using & Importing Presets In Photomatix Pro 5 | Video Tutorial

Creating, Using & Importing Presets In Photomatix Pro 5
   Whether your new or an seasoned user of HDR Soft's Photomatix Pro software, presets can be a easy way to speed up ones workflow, add a touch of consistency or just a great way to remember how you edited your latest HDR image creation. In this video I will show you how to create, use and import presets in Photomatix Pro 5.

About this tutorial:

   I have been using Photomatix for my past few tutorial videos and I thought I would dig a little deeper into it and show users not very familiar with this popular software title how to work inside it, but focus mostly on presets as they are a great way to learn the program and good way to help users keep up with their previous settings for future uses. I hope everyone enjoys this video tutorial and as always please take the time to leave your comments below on what you think of this video.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Understanding Aperture And Shutter Priority Modes On Your Canon DSLR | Tips & Techniques

Understanding Aperture And Shutter Priority Modes On Your Canon DSLR
   Do you fully understand how Aperture and Shutter priority modes work in a modern DSLR camera? Or do you just think you do? In this video tutorial I will show you how they work and when they are best used. So if you are sick and tired of every other so called pro photographer telling you that you should only shoot in manual mode, then this video is for you.

About this topic:

   Are you sick and tired of so many so called "pro photographers" telling you that you should only shoot in manual mode. I know I am tired of hearing this lame advice. The reason so many tell you that you should only shoot in manual mode is simply because they do not understand how Aperture[1] or Shutter[2] priority modes really work, yea they will claim they do. But most do not. In this video tutorial I will explain you in detail how they work, when you should use them and which is best at getting you the results you want. So while those other photographers are screwing with trying to get proper exposure settings, you can be out taking photos like a real photographer.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#GetToKnowMe | Joe's Videos

   Well this is a video I have been wanting to do for some time. So I finally got up the nerve to make one. In this video I talk about myself and what has led me to be a photographer. A shot out to Eric Rossi for doing one of these videos a few weeks ago, if he didn't do one then its likely this video would still be on my to-do list.

About this video:

   If you ever wanted to know more about me, then this video is it. I speak about my past military experience, college and my photography as a hobby as well as up to the present were I live in the Philippines and why I now push my photography forward from a hobby to more of a profession.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lightroom 5 Night Photography Workflow Basics | Video Tutorial

Lightroom 5 Night Photography Workflow Basics
   If you are stepping into the world of Night Photography then you may really want to watch my video tutorial on learning my workflow in Adobe Lightroom. In this video tutorial I will step you through how I edit many of my night photos and hopefully it will help you improve your Lightroom skills.

Lightroom 5 Night Photography Workflow Basics

About this tutorial:

   I love shooting at night or just after sunset.  I took this photo out on a walk with some friends and thought it would be great for my night photography workflow video The photo is of Butuan Bay here on the shore of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. The lights are of my local town I live in. The image was taken with my Canon EOS 70D and Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary lens. Camera settings used was ISO 100, f/6.3 and 10sec exposure. Focal range was about 24mm. I also used a tripod as it would be impossible for me to hold the camera for 10sec and I used the 2sec delay to prevent camera shake. I do believe I did have a CPL filter still on my lens. I wanted a 10sec or longer exposure to make the ocean water smooth as the waves were very busy. I wanted to stay at f/6.3 on this lens as IMHO from my experience its the sharpest aperture for this lens. Over all I think it turned out very nice. Hope everyone enjoys it. Also please leave your comments down below as I would love to hear from everyone.. Cheers..


Friday, October 17, 2014

What Are Picture Styles & How Do I Use Them? | Tips & Techniques

What Are Picture Styles & How Do I Use Them?
   Are you little confused about Picture Style settings on your camera? Learn how to setup picture styles on your Canon DSLR with my video tutorial. I cover how and when they are used, plus I will show you how to add your own custom settings or simply adjust one of the many factory presets that already come with your Canon camera.

About this topic:

   I have seen so many so called professionals that claim to use picture styles and then proclaim to only shoot RAW, so for you so called pros out there that really have no clue how to use your own gear. This video is for you. Now don not get me wrong, I made this video primarily to educate anyone wanting to learn about picture styles and how to set their own. But it bothers me when there are many so called professional photographers that make training videos and will one day proclaim to do one thing and then a few days later make statements that contradict one another. It makes me feel they really have no clue about what they are talking about. So if your looking to learn about picture styles and how & when they are used, do watch this video. This video is directed toward Canon users, but every bit of the information accurate for Nikon users as well. So I hope everyone enjoys this video and finds it useful.