Saturday, October 31, 2015

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite & YN560-TX Controller Unboxing | Joe's Video Blog

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite & YN560-TX Controller Unboxing | Joe's Video Blog
   Yongnuo has become a popular flash among budget photographers and recommended for their good build quality at such a low price. In todays video we do a product unboxing of the YN560 IV speedlite, plus the YN560-TX wireless controller and I give you my first impressions of these products.


If you are interested in these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Controller: http://amzn.to/1HiphJf
Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite: http://amzn.to/1P2Bd9P

Budget Portrait Studio Stater Set: http://amzn.to/1WmTyTg


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Pr4bjAl86R8

Friday, October 30, 2015

MeFOTO Aluminum Backpacker Travel Tripod (A0350Q0B BLUE) Unboxing | Joe's Video Blog

MeFOTO Aluminum Backpacker Travel Tripod (A0350Q0B BLUE) Unboxing | Joe's Video Blog
   On todays video blog we unbox a new tripod I just got in. The MeFOTO Backpacker is a aluminum tripod made for those who like to travel and are looking for a ultra light alternative to their heavy day to day tripods for traveling. In this video I give you my first impressions of this product and we see what comes with it.


If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod: http://amzn.to/1HdWDJh


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/TUtLlFob5rw

Thursday, October 29, 2015

How To Attach EF & EF-S Lenses To A Canon DSLR | Photography Tips & Techniques

How To Attach EF & EF-S Lenses To A Canon DSLR | Photography Tips & Techniques
   Are you a new Canon DSLR owner and not sure how to change your lenses or sure which ones will fit your camera. In this video tutorial I will explain Canon's EF and EF-S mount system, which cameras they will fit and how to attach them to the camera body.


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Video Link:
https://youtu.be/PxDOa7c0d40

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hands On Look At Neewer Speedlite Flash Reflector And Bender Snoot | Joe's Video Blog

Hands On Look At Neewer Speedlite Flash Reflector And Bender Snoot | Joe's Video Blog
   There are a lot of expensive light modifiers on the mark. In this video we take a look at two budget alternatives from Neewer. A simple flash bounce card and a light bender that also doubles as a snoot for your speedlite.


If you are interested in these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Neewer Flash Diffuser Silver/White Reflector: http://amzn.to/1RBpgpf
Neewer Flash Bender / Snoot: http://amzn.to/1GJ6USH


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/PgVtsPjZ4pY

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kate Winslet & Zendaya Take A Stand Against Photoshopping | Joe's Video Blog

Kate Winslet & Zendaya Take A Stand Against Photoshopping | Joe's Video Blog
   Earlier this week, singer, model & actress Zendaya jumped to Instagram to criticize a magazine of some photoshop work they had done to one of her photos, in which they appeared to try to slim down her down. Few days later an article appears on PetaPixel in which states that Kat Winslet does in fact also have a no photoshop clause in her contract with L'Oreal. So it appears more and more models are taking a stand against excessive photoshopping. In this video blog, we talk about that and dare to ask how much photoshopping is to much?


PetaPixel Links:
Kate Winslet's Modeling Contract: http://goo.gl/zJ7ovi
Zendaya Slams Magazine: http://goo.gl/nG1Kt4


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/_d0XuzL0g8s

Monday, October 26, 2015

How To Setup & Customize The Identity Plate | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

How To Setup & Customize The Identity Plate | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Did you know you can personalize Adobe Lightroom to show off your business name, web address or even your own name. In this Lightroom 6 & CC tutorial I will show you how to setup & customize the identity plate in Lightroom.


   Wan’t to get started with photography? Check out the links below to one of my Amazon wish list with everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided amazon affiliate link below is also a great way to support my channel.

Canon Rebel T6s - Photo Starter Set: http://amzn.to/1GvDFCR
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/kTsjcPX6qZM

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Obama Administration Will Make Photographers Register Their UAV | Joe's Video Blog

Obama Administration Will Make Photographers Register Their UAV | Joe's Video Blog
   Many photographers are taking to the skies with quad copters and other various unmanned aircraft to get amazing views for both video and still photos. But looks like this could come to an end as the US pushes to put strict limits and force registration of these air craft.


Reuters Link: http://goo.gl/3wOLhe


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/A9TUIUlzIz4

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Recommended Travel Lenses For Canon APS-C Cameras | Photography Tips & Techniques

Recommended Travel Lenses For Canon APS-C Cameras | Photography Tips & Techniques
   Are you looking for some suggestions on some travel lenses for your Canon APS-C camera like the Canon Rebel series, 70D and the all new 7D mark II. In this video I share with you my recommendations on just 3 lenses that are both affordable, travel friendly and offer very excellent optical sharpness for the price.


If you are interested in these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Sigma 18-250mm DC Macro OS HSM Lens: http://amzn.to/1PCxbF8
Sigma 18-200mm DC Macro OS HSM C Lens: http://amzn.to/1PCxpMy
Canon EF-S 24mm STM Lens: http://amzn.to/1PCxy2o
Canon EF 50mm STM Lens: http://amzn.to/1GWjau2

Canon Rebel SL1 Travel Photography Gear List: http://amzn.to/1MbjwEL

Video Link:
https://youtu.be/TgLXRBLbT_E

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Adobe Will Restore Lightroom's Previous Import System | Joe's Video Blog

Adobe Will Restore Lightroom's Previous Import System | Joe's Video Blog
   Lightroom 6 & CC users, it seems Adobe has heard your feedback on the recent change to the import module inside of Lightroom and will be reverting it back to it previous design.


Adobe Lightroom Blog Link: http://goo.gl/BWCHLg


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/gwKf3nx5Fao

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Canon EOS M3 & M10 Mirrorless Camera Comparison | Joe's Video Blog

Canon EOS M3 & M10 Mirrorless Camera Comparison | Joe's Video Blog
   So with Canon releasing a more budget oriented mirrorless camera, the EOS M10. It could leave some wondering which body is right for them, the EOS M3 or the EOS M10. In this video I will compare the specifications on both camera bodies to help you decide which is right for you.


           
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purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links above.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/vNU_24we0mk

Monday, October 19, 2015

Creating Amazing Sunsets By Changing White Balance | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Creating Amazing Sunsets By Changing White Balance | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Learn how to create amazing sunsets in this Lightroom tutorial by changing the white balance of you image. Adjusting the white balance of any photo can be key to convincing viewers of the photo of the time the photo was taken, plus creating a whole different mood.


Creating Amazing Sunsets By Changing White Balance © Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved

About This Photo:

   This photo was taken in the Philippines from the Island of Mindanao. Location was on the shore of Butuan Bay just a few miles west of Butuan City. The island of Camigiun (3 humps) can be seen in the back of the image just to the right of the setting sun. The camera used to take this was a Canon EOS 70D and a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Contemporary lens. The exposure used was ISO100, f/6.3, 1/50sec @ 17mm (27mm full frame equivalent).

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Video Link:
https://youtu.be/9JidtS4SwEk

Saturday, October 17, 2015

BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap | Gear Review

BlackRapid RS-7 Curve Camera Strap | Gear Review
   Camera straps are not just important for protecting your camera from drops, but also paramount for enabling the photographer to carry their gear all day long without putting stress on their body. In this video I review the BlackRapid RS-7 Curve "sling style" camera strap and why I think its one of the best on the market.


   If you are interested in these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

BlackRapid RS-7 (Black): http://goo.gl/lC1kcI
BlackRapid RS-7 (Orange): http://goo.gl/qEFkSN
BlackRapid RS-7 (Grey): http://goo.gl/e2y9UA
BlackRapid RS-7 (Cobalt): http://goo.gl/G5LcFs
BlackRapid RS-7 (Moss): http://goo.gl/JpnWgv


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/5Pd4aosCUUI

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art UWA Lens Preview & Opinion | Joe's Video Blog

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art UWA Lens Preview & Opinion | Joe's Video Blog
   Sigma has just announced worlds first 20mm ultra wide angle lens for full frame cameras with a super fast aperture of f/1.4. This new lens fall into Sigma's global vision Art series lens. In this video I go over the specifications of this lens and why I think it will be a big hit among photographers.


Visit Sigma for more information on the 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens:
http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_20_14/


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ETSTDDjA1C4

Friday, October 16, 2015

Canon Powershot G5 X & G9 X Camera Comparison | Joe's Video Blog

Canon Powershot G5 X & G9 X Camera Comparison | Joe's Video Blog
   So now that the G9 X and G5 X have been officially released by Canon. Many may be asking what is the biggest difference between them. In this video I compare the specifications of these two cameras side by side to help you decide which one is right for you.


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Improving Audio, Adjusting Levels & Removing Noise | Final Cut Tips & Techniques

Improving Audio, Adjusting Levels & Removing Noise | Final Cut Tips & Techniques
   Audio quality in your videos can be more important then your video quality. In this Final Cut Pro X tutorial I will show you how I improve the audio in my videos by covering the basics of an audio compressor, removing noise and using the EQ.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/hdobHvQgszM

Deactivated My DeviantArt Account & Gallery Link Removed

Deactivated My DeviantArt Account & Gallery Link Removed
   Hey Everyone! If anyone here has or did visit my Deviant Art page, you will now notice that it has been removed and that account has been deactivated. I have done this due to lack of any sales for any of the artwork that I have uploaded over the past couple of years. Despite pricing photos dirt cheap, I have not made a single sale. I feel DA has become a host of all types of art and that my work would get more visibility on a site better devoted to photography only. So for this reason I have strong plans to move over to using 500px. I have had an account there for a while but never had the change to really develop it upload photos. So expect a new link to my photo gallery to be added back later on this week and if everything goes right, I will be making 500px my the home to show off all my photos.

V/R, Joe

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

3 Amazing Lightroom 5 Tutorials You May Have Missed

3 Amazing Lightroom 5 Tutorials You May Have Missed!
   Don't miss these three amazing Lightroom 5 retouching tutorials! Lr 6 may already be out, but these tutorials are still relevant and done the same way in the latest version of Lightroom. Learn cinematic color toning to give your photos the 'Hollywood' look. Learn how to give your photos a vintage 70's look and create your own preset for it. Also do not miss my tutorial on using Dodge & Burn to make objects in your photos stand out.





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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Canon EOS M10 Now Ready For Preorder on Amazon

   Well looks like Canon has also released the all new EOS M10. A budget oriented mirror-less camera that is sure to please. Amazon has two kits available. A kit with the 15-45mm STM lens for $599 and a kit with the 18-55mm & 55-200mm STM lenses for $849. And yes they come in white also. A silver version is to be expected but I did not see it at this time. If you are interested in this camera or one of these kits please use the provided Amazon links below. Purchasing through my Amazon affiliate links help support this channel and website, best of all it does not cost you any extra.

               

Canon EOS M10 & EF-M 15-45mm STM Lens Coming Soon | Joe's Video Blog

Canon EOS M10 & EF-M 15-45mm STM Lens Coming Soon | Joe's Video Blog
   As Photo Plus approaches, we are starting to see previews of new products leaking onto the web. Like the new Canon EOS M10 and the new EF-M 15-45mm STM Lens. In this video I cover a few of the new features about this budget oriented mirror-less camera that may appeal to many users.



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Video Link:
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Canon Announces Preorder For The Powershot G5 X & G9 X Cameras.

Canon Announces Preorder For The Powershot G5 X & G9 X Cameras.
   Canon has just announced preorders for the all new Powershot G5 X and G9 X digital cameras. These camera are amazing looking and should perform extremely well. So for anyone interested in these you can preorder yours through my Amazon links listed below. Both will be released on October 23rd.

   

Monday, October 12, 2015

How To Import Photos In Lr 6.2 & CC 2015.2 | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

How To Import Photos In Lr 6.2 & CC 2015.2 | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   With the update to Lightroom 6.2 and CC 2015.2. Adobe has changed the look and feel of the import dialog screen. So in this tutorial I will be going over how to import photos and try to explain the new layout to better help everyone feel more comfortable with the changes.



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Video Link:
https://youtu.be/gbK7UkFGx1A

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Case Logic SLRC-202 Medium SLR Camera Bag | Gear Review

Case Logic SLRC-202 Medium SLR Camera Bag | Gear Review
   Protect your DSLR in style with the SLRC-202 from Case Logic. This camera bag offers a hard rubberized bottom and a suspension system to hold your camera safely. In this review I go over many features that may make you consider this product as your next camera bag.


If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Case Logic SLRC-202 Camera Bag: http://goo.gl/9rxC0U


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/oLR6JWxyB-0

Friday, October 9, 2015

New Canon Powershot G5 X & G9 X Images Leaked | Joe's Video Blog

New Canon Powershot G5 X & G9 X Images Leaked | Joe's Video Blog
   To all those Canon fans out there, new images have leaked onto the internet of the Powershot G5 X and G9 X. Two very elegantly designed camera coming from Canon in the near future. While many of the features on these cameras are not fully known yet, there are a few specifications to announce.


Digital Camera Info website: http://digicame-info.com/2015/10/g5-x-g9-x.html


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/BU4o8mHM8Pg

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How To Attach A Battery Grip To A Canon DSLR | Photography Tips & Techniques

How To Attach A Battery Grip To A Canon DSLR | Photography Tips & Techniques
   So you have purchased a battery grip for your Canon DSLR and now you need to attach it. In this tips & techniques video I will show you how to connect your battery grip and how to install the batteries so you can enjoy all day photoing.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/q8u1BnHRtyM

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BOTM: The Complete Guide To Night & Lowlight Digital Photography | Joe's Video Blog

BOTM: The Complete Guide To Night & Lowlight Digital Photography | Joe's Video Blog
   This months book of the month is 'The Complete Guide To Night & Lowlight Digital Photography, by Michael Freeman'. This is a wonderful book that digs deep into night and low light photography, covering sensor noise, averaging, HDR and so much more.


If you are interested in this book, please help support my channel by purchasing it through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Freeman, The Complete Guide To Night & Lowlight Digital Photography: http://goo.gl/WHrudx

Video Link:
https://youtu.be/w4WazzztPNg

Monday, October 5, 2015

Improving Landscape Photos With Dodge & Burn | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Improving Landscape Photos With Dodge & Burn | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Adobe Lightroom 6 & CC users, are you looking to spice up your landscape photos? In this retouching tutorial I show you how you can use something as simple as dodge & burn to enhance the lighting in your image to create dramatic and eye catching effects.


Improving Landscape Photos With Dodge & Burn © Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved

About This Photo:

   This photo is of a rice field in southern Philippines. The camera and lens used was a Canon EOS 70D and a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Contemporary lens. The image was taken using a single exposure at ISO250, f/7.1, 1/400sec at 70mm. ISO250 was used so I could use a fast shutter speed of 1/400sec. I felt that was important for two reasons. One I wanted to use aperture of f/7.1 for the depth of field and that its also a sweet spot for sharpness with this lens at that focal length. Plus the wind was blowing quiet a bit that day and I did not want any leaves or tree tops to get blurred.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/lnHTSnFUru8

Sunday, October 4, 2015

4 NEW Canon Lenses On Oct 4th 2015 | Joe's Video Blog

4 NEW Canon Lenses On Oct 4th 2015 | Joe's Video Blog
   Are you in the market for more lenses? So it looks like on October 4th we will see 4 new lenses from Canon for sale. But are all these lenses actually new, where can be get them and what will they cost. All that and more in this quick vlog!


If you are interested in any of these items, please help support my channel by purchasing these products through my Amazon Affiliate Links:

Canon EF-M 22mm IS STM Lens: http://goo.gl/UFzrVC
Canon EF-M 55-200mm IS STM Lens: http://goo.gl/hIHJvN
Canon EF-M 11-22mm STM Lens: http://goo.gl/NyAvY4
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens: http://goo.gl/olsVsq


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/nN-zP23eZfM

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Case Logic DCB-304 Compact Camera Bag | Gear Review

Case Logic DCB-304 Compact Camera Bag | Gear Review
   Are you in the market for a small, compact, travel friendly camera bag for your mirror-less or high-end point n' shoot camera? The Case Logic DCB-304 may be just what you need. In this product review I go over the build quality and features found on this bag and what you should expect.


If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

Case Logic DCB-304 Camera Bag: http://goo.gl/GdhkQ0


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Photo & Video Deals on Amazon

© Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved
   Hey Everyone! I am not big on posting Ads, but I would be selfish if I didn't share some links to save you money. I was looking over my account and looks like Amazon has some really good discounts on some select photo gear. Like $120 off the new Canon EOS M3 and $50 credit on some select photo gear. So if you are interested, see below links. If not please over look this post.  BTW, I have tried to reword this post a number of times, each time it looks like cheesy advert you find in the spam folder of  your email.. LOL.. Anyway with the holidays coming up in a few months, if I see any more deals I will post links like this. Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend!


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Why Is Mirror Lock-Up Important For Macro Photos? | Photography Tips & Techniques

Why Is Mirror Lock-Up Important For Macro Photos? | Photography Tips & Techniques
   Are you getting frustrated and can not figure out why your macro photos are not as sharp as you think they should be? Its likely your not using mirror lock-up on your DSLR. In this tips & techniques video I will show you why mirror lock-up is so important and how to use it on your DSLR.



View my Macro Photography Starter Set on Amazon: http://goo.gl/GxV3Gr


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/TjINOJGZoec