Saturday, January 30, 2016

Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controller | Gear Review

Yongnuo YN560-TX Manual Flash Controller | Gear Review
   Yongnuo Digital has made a name for its self as a manufacture of quality budget speedlites. In this video we cover the their YN560-TX manual flash controller that is used with their YN560 III and IV speedlites. So how does it perform? What would I like to see improved. All this and more in this gear review.


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

Yongnuo YN560-TX Flash Controller: http://amzn.to/1P3vL29
Yongnuo YN560 IV Manual Speedlite (with batteries): http://amzn.to/1nuoDoh
** Make sure you choose the correct Flash Controller for your camera type. Speedlites are universal for any standard hot shoe.**


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/2sWY0k14TNc

Thursday, January 28, 2016

How To Set Up A Reflector Arm And Stand | Photography Tips

How To Set Up A Reflector Arm And Stand | Photography Tips
   Is your new reflector arm and stand not living up to your expectations or is it just not working as advertised? Perhaps I may have a better solution for setting up your arm and stand to more effectively hold your 5-in1 reflector and save you a lot of unwanted stress.


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

Neewer 6ft Stand With Reflector Arm: http://amzn.to/1nQDzxz
Neewer 43" 5-in-1 Reflector: http://amzn.to/1nQDzgX
Neewer 24x36" 5-in-1 Reflector: http://amzn.to/1KGJuKj


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/mhcKC5YIZBM

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sigma WR Ceramic Protection Filters | Preview

Sigma WR Ceramic Protection Filters | Preview
   So Sigma corporation, a leading manufacture of many quality photography products has announced a all new camera lens filter made of ceramic material that is supposed to be stronger and more scratch resistant then anything else on this market. In this preview video we take a look at the all new WR Ceramic Protector Filter.


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

Sigma WR Ceramic Protector Filter (**72mm): http://amzn.to/1VqO70W
**Other sizes available**

Steel Ball Drop Test Video: https://youtu.be/ax9NU8lbvYQ
Sigma Product Announcement: http://goo.gl/y6ookO


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/zD4Ay-akx8Q

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Best Budget Canon DSLR Camera On The Market For 2016 | Vlog

Best Budget Canon DSLR Camera On The Market For 2016 | Vlog
   Are you looking to buy your first DSLR, perhaps you are considering a Canon camera? In this video I discuss what I honestly feel is the best budget Canon DSLR camera on the market at this time. The Canon Rebel T5 is an amazing camera and in this video I explain why.


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

Canon Rebel T5 DSLR w/ 18-55mm Kit Lens (1200D): http://amzn.to/1JAI752


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/mB2fuhhnmzM

Monday, January 25, 2016

Basic Retouching - Night Cityscape | Aurora HDR Tutorial

Basic Retouching - Night Cityscape | Aurora HDR Tutorial
   In this weeks retouching tutorial we take a go with Macphun software's latest photography application, Aurora HDR. For this tutorial I will take 3 bracketed photos I took in Singapore and combine them to create an amazing night cityscape.


   Find out more information or purchase Aurora HDR from here: http://www.aurorahdr.com


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/uNy5NTRPUbI

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sony HDR-PJ440 Handycam HD Video Camera | Gear Review

Sony HDR-PJ440 Handycam HD Video Camera | Gear Review
   Are you looking for a portable and affordable video camera that offers more then a GoPro but smaller then a DSLR. Perhaps a Sony Handycam may just be what your looking for. Today we review the HDR-PJ440 from Sony, let you know what my experience is with this camera, what I like about it and what I do not.



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

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ440: http://amzn.to/1WDjp5S


Don't miss my video test of this camera using AVCHD:




Video Link:
https://youtu.be/CDxbNGXf7gE

Thursday, January 21, 2016

What Is Bokeh? - How To Blur The Background In Your Photos | Photography Tips

What Is Bokeh? - How To Blur The Background In Your Photos | Photography Tips
   Today I tackle a question many photographers get asked a lot. What is bokeh and how do your blur the background when you take photos. So in this video I answer those questions and also show examples using photos I have taken myself.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
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/KCwvZq00tOQ

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Photo Printer - Quick Look | Overview

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Photo Printer - Quick Look | Overview
   Canon has released a new large format printer. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 inkjet professional printer that can print photos up to 22 x 17 inches just under six and a half minutes each. So in this video we take a quick look of this new printer and go over some of the new features.


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

Amazon - Canon PRO-1000 Printer: http://amzn.to/1PnKeVV
Canon - Canon PRO-1000 Printer: https://goo.gl/7wSo9C


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/5L7fkh0dO8s

Monday, January 18, 2016

Basic Portrait Facial Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Basic Portrait Facial Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   For the majority of photographers out there, just knowing how to take amazing photos is not enough. You must also need to know portrait retouching skills to really make your photos stand out. In this tutorial I will show you basic facial "headshot" retouching techniques that the pros use.


Basic Portrait Facial Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial - Before & After

   If you want to see how this photo was taken, check out my video below on 'How Camera Angle Effects The Mood In Your Photos'.



Video Links:
https://youtu.be/lQwk7OVGChk
https://youtu.be/3vuv_8S55Qc

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Yongnuo YN560 IV 2.4GHz Speedlite | Gear Review

Yongnuo YN560 IV 2.4GHz Speedlite | Gear Review
   One of the best budget speedlites on the market, the Yongnuo YN560 series has become hugely popular with many photographers looking for a solid performing manual flash. In this video we review the latest model, the YN560 IV. Go over some of the improvements, its build quality and what could still be improved upon.


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

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite (w/ rechargeable batteries): http://amzn.to/1PhLdH2


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/dol1DZD3vmw

Thursday, January 14, 2016

How Camera Angle Effects The Mood Of Your Photos | Photography Tips

How Camera Angle Effects The Mood Of Your Photos | Photography Tips
   Looking to learn portrait photography? Or just want to know how to get your photos to speak better to your audience. In this video I go over how changing the angle of your camera when taking a photo can dramatically effect the mood or tone in your photos.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
Adobe CC Photography Package (Lr & Ps): http://amzn.to/1jYTgAn
Adobe Lightroom 6 (Stand Alone PC & Mac): http://amzn.to/1jYToQw


Lighting equipment I used in this tutorial:

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlites & Controller (canon): http://amzn.to/1PpxGOb
Neewer 32inch Umbrella Softbox: http://amzn.to/1PpxTAT
Neewer Pro 9foot Lighting Stands: http://amzn.to/1PpxVsv
Neewer 5foot Boom Arm: http://amzn.to/1mSWIOH
Neewer Pro Flash Brackets: http://amzn.to/1mSWZRz
Opteka Speedlite 1/8th Inch Grid: http://amzn.to/1PpyliB
StudioFX Sandbags: http://amzn.to/1PpypyW


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/3vuv_8S55Qc

Nikon D500, D7200 & D300s - Camera Comparison | Vlog

Nikon D500, D7200 & D300s - Camera Comparison | Vlog
   So the long awaited update to Nikon D300s has finally arrived. So the big question is how does the D500 technically compare to the D7200 and the aging D300s. In this video I list a number of specifications that most users are concerned about and compare all three cameras side-by-side.


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

Nikon D500: http://amzn.to/1RLa0Z0
Nikon D7200: http://amzn.to/1RLa3Ea
Nikon D300s: http://amzn.to/1N6xOAo


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Rvm1EpVIUaw

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Godox Witstro AD360II - Powerful Portable Flash | Overview

Godox Wistro AD360II - Powerful Portable Flash | Overview
   Are you looking for studio power lighting in a speedlite style packaging? Perhaps the Godox AD360II is just what you have been wanting, this powerful 360w/s flash can do TTL, HSS, MultiFlash and everything else your standard flash can do. So in this video I give you a complete overview of the Godox Witstro AD360II.


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

Godox Witstro AD360II TTL Flash: http://amzn.to/1MZfbOJ


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ECjD4jFk8Yg

Monday, January 11, 2016

Reducing High ISO Noise | Noiseless Tutorial

Reducing High ISO Noise | Noiseless Tutorial
   In this retouching tutorial we take a photo with high ISO noise and export it out of Lightroom into Noiseless by Macphun software for some heavy noise reduction without sacrificing image detail. Just before bringing the photo back into Lightroom for a few minor adjustments.


Reducing High ISO Noise | Noiseless Tutorial - Before & After

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

Noiseless Pro (Mac only): http://amzn.to/1PONvjY


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Lb8c4yYR2A8

Saturday, January 9, 2016

BenQ BL3200PT WQHD 32" LED Monitor | Gear Review

BenQ BL3200PT WQHD 32" LED Monitor | Gear Review
   Looking to upgrade your display to something a little larger? Maybe perhaps you just need a display that a little more color accurate. In this video I review the BenQ BL3200PT a 32 inch LED monitor and give you color test results taking using the Spyder 5 PRO by Datacolor.


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

BenQ BL3200PT 32 Inch LED WQHD Monitor: http://amzn.to/1VQtiN6


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/WCkDFDr0XTI

Friday, January 8, 2016

Nikon D500 Announced - Finally A D300s Replacement | Preview

Nikon D500 Announced - Finally A D300s Replacement | Preview
   Finally after many long years, Nikon has released a true D300s replacement. This will indeed make many Nikon D300s owners happy. So in this video we take a quick preview of the Nikon D500 and go over some of the updated specifications in this professional grade APS-C digital SLR camera.


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

Nikon D500 Digital SLR Camera: http://amzn.to/22OP4FX


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/yucy7fRmDDg

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Understanding Flash Exposure | Photography Tips

Understanding Flash Exposure | Photography Tips
  Are you thinking about diving into the wonderful world of flash photography? Perhaps you just purchased you first speedlite and are looking detailed, yet easy to understand tutorial explaining flash exposure. In this video I explain the flash exposure, ambient light exposure, flash power & duration and the inverse square law.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
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/pAOMzb4XkMA

Canon Powershot SX 420IS & SX 540HS Just Announced | Preview

Canon Powershot SX420 & SX540 Just Announced | Preview
   Canon has just announced 2 new Powershot SX digital cameras. A all new SX 420IS and SX 320HS. These cameras sport a 20MP sensor and are available for pre order at the time of this post. In this video we take a quick look at these new cameras and compare features in each.


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

Canon SX 420IS: http://amzn.to/1Z6dvdf
Canon SX 540HS: http://amzn.to/1JuHycF


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/AUMx0pMTMAU

Canon Powershot ELPH 180,190IS & 360HS Just Announced | Preview

Canon Powershot ELPH 180,190IS & 360HS Just Announced | Preview
   Canon has just announced 3 new Powershot ELPH digital cameras. A all new ELPH 180, 190IS and 320HS. These cameras sport a 20MP sensor and are available for pre order at the time of this post. In this video we take a quick look at these new cameras and compare features in each.


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

Canon ELPH 180: http://amzn.to/1Z6aJVi
Canon ELPH 190IS: http://amzn.to/1JuFilM
Canon ELPH 360HS: http://amzn.to/1Z6aVny


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/l1_vBoFFApA

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Getting Your Shot, By National Geographic | Book Of The Month

Getting Your Shot, By National Geographic | Book Of The Month
   This months book review is Getting Your Shot, by National Geographic. Take a look at many stunning photos presented by National Geographic and learn photography at the same time a long with many how-to tips.



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

Getting Your Shot, by National Geographic: http://amzn.to/1IM3oIA


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/J79kskgYNpw

Monday, January 4, 2016

Soft Proofing & Printer Adjustments | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Soft Proofing & Printer Adjustments | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   In this weeks Adobe Lightroom tutorial, we take a close look at the soft proofing feature in Lightroom and how you can use it to see how your printer may want to print your photos based on its ICC profile. We then take a look at some printer adjustments that you may have overlooked in Lightroom's print module.


   Do you want to get started in photography? Check out the links below to everything you need to get started. While your at it, don't forget to pick up Adobe Lightroom. Purchasing through my provided Amazon affiliate links is a great way to help support my channel.

Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Starter Gear: http://amzn.to/1RKMhqa
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/MgYscpE4AkQ