Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wasabi Power Battery & Charger Kit (Canon LP-E8) Unboxing & Review | Gear Review

Wasabi Power Battery & Charger Kit (Canon LP-E8) Unboxing & Review | Gear Review
   Looking for a replacement camera battery, or just need a few spares for a road trip. In this product review I unbox and review Wasabi Powers (Canon LP-E8) Battery & Charger Kit. See what you get in the box and I give a full review of my experience using these cells over the past few years.


Please help support my blog by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Linkhttp://goo.gl/SxApSX

Links:
https://youtu.be/37jZzbQ7A9s

Thursday, May 28, 2015

DSLR Tutorial: How To Use A Canon STM Lens & Manually Focus | Tips & Techniques

DSLR Tutorial: How To Use A Canon STM Lens & Manually Focus | Tips & Techniques
   Did you just get your first Canon DSLR and a new STM kit lens? Or are you upgrading your older lens to Canons newest EF and EF-S line os lenses, but not sure how they actually work? In this video I explain STM lenses and also show you tricks to manually focus them to help you take better photos.


Links:
https://youtu.be/2vSz8SzFzCE

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lightroom 6 Workflow: Natural Looking Wild Life Photos | Retouching Tutorial

Lightroom 6 Workflow: Natural Looking Wild Life Photos | Retouching Tutorial
   Do you enjoy taking photos of wild life? In this retouching tutorial, we use Adobe Lightroom CC "Lr 6" to retouch a photo of a crane taken in Singapore. We will go over the basics of cropping and how to make proper adjustments so your photos appear vibrant, yet natural looking.


© Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved


About This Photo:
   This photo was taken in Singapore at Bird Park bird sanctuary.  The exposure used was ISO1250, f/5.6 and 1/500sec @ 300mm. The camera and lens used was my Canon EOS 70D and Tamrom 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di SP USD Lens. The shutter speed of 1/50sec was used for two reasons, one of which was to prevent camera shake due to effective focal length of 480mm (300mm X 1.6 crop) and mostly to make sure the subject was frozen into frame and keep as sharp as possible. Since the faster aperture possible on this lens at the 300mm end is f/5.6, this forced the camera to use an ISO speed of 1250 to get a proper exposure.

Links:
https://youtu.be/knIROgKLOPg

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Announcement.

This Monday May 25th 2015.

I would like everyone to take a moment to honor all those who have served and died protecting our country.

While the holiday may date back to the end of the Civil War, Its important to remember the freedoms we enjoy today are continuously paid for time and time again by the men and woman of the US Armed Forces.

So I would like to ask all my readers to bow your heads and take a moment of silence for their sacrifice.

Thank You..

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review With Photo & Video Samples, The NEW Nifty Fifty | Gear Review

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review With Photo & Video Samples, The NEW Nifty Fifty | Gear Review
   Are you looking for a real and authentic review of the NEW Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens? Then look no further, I purchased this lens on my latest photography trip and was able to put this lens through it paces to see where it performs. In this product review I go over the pros and cons of this lens and even have some photo & video samples.


NOTE:
To everyone. This is a REAL and authentic review of the new Canon EF 50mm STM Lens. I have seen many claiming to review it on the internet and few actually have. Enjoy..

Please help support my blog by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Linkhttp://goo.gl/95tfS1

Links:
https://youtu.be/XI1jxHY9Eog
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_50mm_f_1_8_stm

Saturday, May 23, 2015

WD My Passport Ultra, 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, Unboxing & Benchmarks | Joe's Videos

WD My Passport Ultra, 1TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive, Unboxing & Benchmarks | Joe's Videos
   Does you Mac Book not have enough storage space for all your photos? Or do you just feel its time up upgrade that older USB 2.0 hard drive. In this video I unbox the new Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive. Give you my impressions of this drive and a quick benchmark so you can get an idea of the performance boost you will get over older USB 2.0 drives.


Links:
https://youtu.be/gPBtFp9gNvU

Thursday, May 21, 2015

How To Get The Best Video From Your DSLR, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques

How To Get The Best Video From Your DSLR, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques
   Are you looking to learn how to better results from shooting video with your DSLR. In this weeks Tips & Techniques video I go over how to use Manual Mode when shooting video and discuss some lens options to help you achieve better results from your Camera.


Links:
https://youtu.be/YVaHt8nB9CU

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Photography Gear, What I Am Traveling To Hong Kong With | Joe's Videos

Photography Gear, What I Am Traveling To Hong Kong With | Joe's Videos
   Traveling can be fun and all of us want to take great photos when we go, few of us though want to lug around to much heavy photography gear. On this video blog, I discuss what gear I am traveling to Hong Kong with this year and what made me come up with that decision.


Links:
https://youtu.be/BOeuU7AuI7w

Monday, May 18, 2015

How To Setup & Configure An External Photo Editor In Lightroom CC "Lr 6" | Retouching Tutorial

How To Setup & Configure An External Photo Editor In Lightroom CC "Lr 6" | Retouching Tutorial
   As wonderful as Adobe Lightroom is, many of us still find ourselves needing an additional photo editing app to add the final touches to our photos. In this video tutorial I will show you how to setup and configure Lightroom CC "Lr 6" to use Pixelmator, a popular Mac photography application.


Links:
https://youtu.be/48F6FeW0-0c

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Case Logic TBC-410 DSLR Sling Camera Backpack, Fun & Easy To Use | Gear Review

Case Logic TBC-410 DSLR Sling Camera Backpack, Fun & Easy To Use | Gear Review
   Looking for a fun and easy to use camera backpack to keep your DSLR in? Then take a look at the Case Logic TBC410 DSLR Sling.  In this product review I go over the build quality and features found in this camera bag and give you my thoughts on it. This could be a small travel friendly option for you!


Please help support my blog by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Linkhttp://goo.gl/mIIw2l

Links:
https://youtu.be/GU6FrT5RCoY

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How To Clean Up Noise & Sync Audio To Your Videos, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques

How To Clean Up Noise & Sync Audio To Your Videos, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques
   In this video I first start by discussing software that you can use on you computer and tablet devices to record external audio. Then I step you through cleaning up audio noise in Audacity & Final Cut Pro X. But were not done yet, then I show you how to manually sync you Audio & Video files together which is useful if you are using limited software like Apple's iMovie. Finally I show you how to use FCP X's automated tools to sync you files together.


Links:
https://youtu.be/4GJ6A6kiXXM

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Canon T6i (750D) & T6S (760D) Sensor Issues, What Should You Do | Joe's Videos

Canon T6i (750D) & T6S (760D) Sensor Issues, What Should You Do | Joe's Videos
   The Canon T6i and T6s where just released about a month ago and already there are reports coming in of sensor issues. So what is Canon's response and what should you do to see if you have any issues with your camera and how can you get it fixed if you do.


Links:
https://youtu.be/kUKZKlykl6g
http://www.canonrumors.com/2015/05/canon-responds-to-rebel-t6it6s-sensor-issue-with-service-advisory/

Monday, May 11, 2015

How To Create Your Own Adobe Lightroom CC "Lr 6" Presets, Plus 10 Free | Retouching Tutorial

How To Create Your Own Adobe Lightroom CC "Lr 6" Presets, Plus 10 Free | Retouching Tutorial
   In this retouching tutorial, I show you how to create your own presets to use in Adobe Lightroom CC "Lr 6". I first show you how to create brush presets, then I show you how to create quick develop presets. Then at the end of the video I show you how you can download 10 FREE presets from me and how to install them.


Links:
https://youtu.be/pDZ6mF23Vec

Download Your 10 FREE Presets For Lightroom 6/CC from this link: http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/486255/ExodistPhoto-Lightroom6-10FreePresets.zip 

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Preorder, Plus Mark II Quick Comparison | Joe's Videos

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Preorder, Plus Mark II Quick Comparison  | Joe's Videos
   Canon has just released its latest addition to its EF Lens line up. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens. This prime lens is set to replace the older and aging consumer grade 50mm lens from Canon. In this video we do  quick comparison of the new STM lens and the older f/1.8 mark II lens.


Links:
https://youtu.be/ExL5tkIKL2A
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_50mm_f_1_8_stm

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens Overview & First Impressions | Joe's Videos

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens Overview & First Impressions | Joe's Videos
   Samyang sell lenses under a few names, Rokinon and Bower are two others. In this video I give a look over of their 14mm UMC offering. A manual focus and aperture lens. I explain who and why someone would want a lens like this and give my first impressions of this piece of glass.


Links:
https://youtu.be/1Wk3fIyJ7Vg

Thursday, May 7, 2015

How To Get Great Audio On A Small Budget, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques

How To Get Great Audio On A Small Budget, YouTubers Secrets For Success | Tips & Techniques
   Audio is the most important part of video, very few people will even debate this. One of the biggest issues with many YouTubers is their audio. Most have great content, but poor audio. In this video I will discuss budget audio hardware that can have you sounding like a pro without breaking the bank.


Links:
https://youtu.be/bLKJCRpwNCc
http://www.rode.com/microphones/smartlav-plus
http://www.rode.com/microphones/videomicpro
http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/c75c5918ed57a8d0/
http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/meteormic/

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lightroom 6 Workflow: Using Photo Merge To Create Panorama Images | Retouching Tutorial

Lightroom 6 Workflow: Using Photo Merge To Create Panorama Images | Retouching Tutorial
   Panoramic Photography is a great way to combine multiple photos together to create a highly detailed image. Recently Photo Merge was just added to Adobe Lightroom and in this retouching tutorial we use Lightroom CC "Lr 6" to combine 4 photos to create a cityscape of Taipei Taiwan.


Taipei Taiwan Cityscape, By Joe Jackson, © Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved

About This Photo:

   This photo is a combination of 12 images (3 exposures each) to create 4 HDR images that I then used to create this panoramic cityscape, all done in Adobe Lightroom CC. The photos were taking on my Canon 70D and I used my Sigma 17-70mm Contemporary Lens. I used ISO100, ƒ/9 and 1/1000 sec at 17mm.

Links:
https://youtu.be/1VdJH886ZKQ

Saturday, May 2, 2015

BenQ BL3200PT CAD/CAM WQHD 32" LED Monitor Unboxing & First Impressions | Joe's Videos

BenQ BL3200PT CAD/CAM WQHD 32" LED Monitor Unboxing & First Impressions | Joe's Videos
   A color accurate display is essential for any serious photographer. In this video I unbox the BenQ BL3200 32" LED Monitor. This display can reproduce 100% of the sRGB color gamut and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Lets open this box up and see what we get for our money and I will then give you my first impression of this massive display.


Links:
https://youtu.be/Y8RZr_zlv6E
http://www2.benq.us/product/monitor/bl3200pt/