Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens (On APS-C) | Gear Review

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens (On APS-C) | Gear Review
   Looking for an affordable macro lens that also has a practical focal range for portraits as well? Perhaps the Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro lens is for you. With a 1:1 macro and edge to edge sharpness. This lens is sure to please. But you better hurry before they are all gone.


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

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens: http://amzn.to/1LiyxV5


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Zk2FRyCeZV0

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How To Setup & Use A Neewer Round Ring Light Softbox | Photography Tips

How To Setup & Use A Neewer Round Ring Light Softbox | Photography Tips
   In this photography tutorial I will show you how to setup the Neewer Round Ring Light Softbox. Then dive into a small photo shoot I did using this softbox so you can see the possibilities it officers. I also go over the camera gear I used with this softbox, plus the camera settings I used and why.


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

Neewer Round Ring Softbox: http://amzn.to/21sYWDq
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1WfRBUt
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens: http://amzn.to/1PEGQXN
Dolica Proline 62in Tripod: http://amzn.to/1QacIZN
Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite: http://amzn.to/1PEGTTp
Backdrop Alley ‘Blue Lake/ Nickel’ Muslin Backdrop:  N/A


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/xxbehvgV9rU

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Announcement | Preview

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Announcement | Preview
   Mirrorless camera owners should be a little more happy. Sigma has released a 30mm f/1.4 Contemporary Lens aimed at owners of Sony E mount systems and other mirrorless bodies. This lens offers a fast f/1.4 aperture and comes in at a very reasonable price.


Sigma 30mm DC DN Lens Announcement: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/30mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c?link=Feb-m-AheadCurve


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Vv79oW8dOyI

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Announcement | Preview

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Announcement | Preview
   Sigma has officially announced the 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens everyone has been talking about. Pricing on this lens seem very competitive and a bargain if you plan on purchasing multiple prime lenses that this zoom focal range covers.


Official Announcement: http://www.sigmaphoto.com/50-100mm-f1-8-dc-hsm-art?link=Feb-m-AheadCurve


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

Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM Art Lens (Canon): http://amzn.to/1q64aHS
Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM Art Lens (Nikon): http://amzn.to/22Ad2XC


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/uyec04yvtsE

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC & 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses Announced | Preview

Tamron 85 f/1.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 Macro Lenses Announced | Preview
   Tamron has officially announced two more lens featuring their new look and improved build quality. A 85mm f/1.8 with Vibration Control which is a worlds first 85mm at that fast of an aperture to have image stabilization and a 90mm f/2.8 macro with VC as well. In this video we preview of these two new lens.


Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Announcement: https://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/f016/index.html
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro Announcement: https://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/f017/index.html


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/JzbvXuJb6OI

High Key Black & White Panorama - Learn Boundary Warp | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

High Key Black & White Panorama - Learn Boundary Warp | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Adobe recently added a new features to Lightroom 6 & CC called Boundary Warp. This amazing new tool is available in Photo Merge to help get the most from your panoramic photos. In this tutorial I will show you how to use boundary warp and while we are at it we will create a high key B&W panoramic photo.


   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/YsRiYak5gPs

Saturday, February 20, 2016

MeFOTO Backpacker Aluminum Photography Travel Tripod | Gear Review

MeFOTO Backpacker Aluminum Photography Travel Tripod | Gear Review
   Looking for a compaq tripod for traveling? Perhaps the MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod is the solution. At only 12.6 inches and 2.6 pounds this tripod could be a great investment. In this video I will discuss the pro's & cons I found and some things you may want to consider before making your purchase.


   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/1L0I5Uz


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/8CgIzrSbkEY

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC Art Lens - Leaked Info | Vlog

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC Art Lens - Leaked Info | Vlog
   Well looks like we got the scoop on Sigma's new telephoto art lens before Feb 23rd! The new telephoto zoom is a 50-100mm f/1.8 art lens for APS-C cameras. This is a fantastic portrait focal range for crop camera bodies and I am very excited about this lens.


Source Link: http://digicame-info.com/2016/02/50-100mm-f18-dc-hsm-art.html


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/615ERJ_1QfA

Friday, February 19, 2016

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera - Plus 70D Comparison | Preview

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera - Plus 70D Comparison | Preview
   Well Canon house officially announced the EOS 80D so we can now have full confirmation on the new specifications of this enthusiast level DSLR. In this video we will take a close look at this camera and also compare it to the Canon EOS 70D to see if its an upgrade for you.


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

Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1Vr4bA5


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/3MWHJ9eTm0M

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite Quick Start Guide | Photography Tips

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite Quick Start Guide | Photography Tips
   Did you just purchase your first Yongnuo YN560 IV speedlite and are looking for a quick start guide to help you get to using your new purchase? In this video tutorial I will step you through the basics of this powerful manual flash so you can get started with flash photography.


Yongnuo YN560 IV Gear Review: https://youtu.be/dol1DZD3vmw
Understanding Flash Exposure: https://youtu.be/pAOMzb4XkMA


   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/1QKVqgo


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/Tgm9h155hS4

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM Power Zoom Leaked Info | Vlog

Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS USM Power Zoom Leaked Info | Vlog
   Well looks like Canon wants to create a new line of power zoom lenses, but require an additional component to actually be a power zoom. In this video we take a look at some leaked information and photos of this new lens and its power zoom adapter? I would like to know everyone else's thoughts on this.


Source Link: http://goo.gl/M1Pebp


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/ok2nB8qJwuc

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Canon 80D Spec's Leaked - Unofficial Info | Vlog

Canon 80D Spec's Leaked - Unofficial Info | Vlog
   Well seems we got some leaked information and images of the new Canon EOS 80D.  This could mean we may actually have something official from Canon in the next few days. Until then I have some specifications I would like to share on the camera thats to replace the Canon EOS 70D.


Source Link: http://digicame-info.com/2016/02/eos-80d-2.html


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/E2WoJK42U8E

Sigma To Announce Two New Lenses On Feb 23, 2016 - But What Are They? | Vlog

Sigma To Announce Two New Lenses On Feb 23, 2016 - But What Are They? | Vlog
   Sigma has hinted at two new lenses about to be announced. The information was posted from Sigma Hungary & Austria Facebook pages and the photos shows the silhouette of two lenses. One is surely a telephoto and the other looks to be a small prime. In this video I discuss what I think they could be.


Sigma Austria FB Page: https://goo.gl/rW1OM3


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/i1ppvJ5iD4Q

Monday, February 15, 2016

Short Lighting Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Short Lighting Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   Retouching is just as much part of a photographers workflow as setting up the rest of his photography gear. In this tutorial I cover my workflow I used in Adobe Lightroom CC to retouch the photos from my Short & Broad Portrait Lighting tutorial.


Short Lighting Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial - Before & After © Exodist Photography

   If you want to learn more about how I took these photos or just want to know more about broad and short lighting styles. Then check out MY VIDEO HERE on YouTube.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/UQCN8Qt_nno

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens | Gear Review

Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM Lens | Gear Review
   Looking for a good ultra wide angle lens for you Canon APS-C or Rebel DSLR? In this gear review we review the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens. This UWA lens was released in 2004 and features aspherical elements and Ultra-Low Dispersion glass making it a very popular lens with many photographers.


   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-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens: http://amzn.to/1KMACs5
K&F EW-83E Lens Hood (fits EF-S 10-22mm): http://amzn.to/1KMAWXM


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/dY1JBDy2To8

Friday, February 12, 2016

Canon 80D Rumors - My Thoughts | Vlog

Canon 80D Rumors - My Thoughts | Vlog
   The word is that by the end of this month we 'should' be hearing about the successor of the Canon 70D. The new camera will likely be called the 80D to keep with current naming scheme. There are many rumors of the new cameras specifications so I thought I would share my thoughts and expectations as well.



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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What Is Short & Broad Portrait Lighting | Photography Tips

What Is Short & Broad Portrait Lighting | Photography Tips
   Are you stepping into the exciting world of portrait photography and wanting to learn lighting skills and techniques used by the pro's? In this video tutorial I show you the basics of short and broad portrait lighting and explain why one may be preferred over the other.


   All the gear used in this photography session *:

Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera: http://amzn.to/1WfRBUt
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens: http://amzn.to/1PEGQXN
Dolica Proline 62in Tripod: http://amzn.to/1QacIZN
Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite (4x): http://amzn.to/1PEGTTp
Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Controller: http://amzn.to/20NvmMa
Neewer Pro 9ft Lighting Stand 2pc Kit (2x): http://amzn.to/1WfRLLp
Neewer Mini Backlight Stand: http://amzn.to/1WfRNTy
Neewer Lighting Boom Arm Kit: http://amzn.to/20NvQSB
Neewer S-Type Bracket 'Bowens Mount' (3x): http://amzn.to/1Qadp5l
Neewer E-Type Bracket 'metal': http://amzn.to/1PEHHb1
Neewer 6ft Reflector Stand Kit: http://amzn.to/1WfShsI
Neewer 43in 5-in-1 Reflector: http://amzn.to/1PEHULh
Neewer Light Bender/Snoot: http://amzn.to/1WfSjkt
StudioFX Sand Bags: http://amzn.to/1QacPET
Fotodiox 18in Beauty Dish w/ Grid 'Bowens mount': http://amzn.to/1QadSEH
Fotodiox 12x52in Strip Softbox w/ Grid (2x) 'Bowens mount': http://amzn.to/1PEI6dm

* Remember purchasing any of these items through my Amazon Affiliate Links help support this channel.


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

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits With Portable Flash | Book Of The Month

The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits With Portable Flash | Book Of The Month
   I have another book review this month that I think anyone getting into photography will enjoy. This month book is 'The Speedlight Studio: Professional Portraits With Portable Flash, by Micheal Mowbray'. In this video I cover what I like about this book and why you may enjoy it as well.


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

The Speedlight Studio, Mowbray: http://amzn.to/1Q4N3eO


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/-T5cBhHGfQg

Monday, February 8, 2016

Creative Low Key Color Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial

Creative Low Key Color Portrait Retouching | Lightroom 6 & CC Tutorial
   In this Lightroom retouching tutorial, I take you through my some of my techniques I use to editing low key color portraits. In this photo used in this tutorial I had my daughter come and do a creative shoot with some white flowers. This tutorial covers both global and local adjustments to make the photo really pop!


Creative Low Key Color Portrait Retouching - Before & After © Exodist Photography, All Rights Reserved

   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/a8HbWj9Qp0k

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Neewer 43 Inch 5-In-1 Photography Lighting Reflector | Gear Review

Neewer 43 Inch 5-In-1 Photography Lighting Reflector | Gear Review
   No portrait photographer should ever be without a reflector solution indoors and out. In this gear review we cover a wildly popular budget reflector from Neewer. The round 43" 5-in-1 collapsable reflector also comes with a nice carrying case. In this video I go over the build quality and its many uses.


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

Neewer 43 Inch 5-in-1 Photography Lighting Reflector: http://amzn.to/1Qjpnnk
Neewer 24x36 Inch 5-in-1 Reflector (plus other sizes): http://amzn.to/1VXIveH


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/vQWawUR2UBc

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Speedlite Umbrella Softboxes - Setup & More | Photography Tips

Speedlite Umbrella Softboxes - Setup & More | Photography Tips
   Did you just purchase your first speedlite softbox, or are you considering getting one soon? In this tutorial I will not only show you how to set one up, but also the bracket options available to hold your speedlites and the best method for mounting your flash to get the best light from them.


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

Neewer Pro 9ft Aluminum Lighting Stand: http://amzn.to/1QHqU9t
Neewer S-Type Bracket: http://amzn.to/1SuCetg
Neewer Pro 'Standard' E-Type Flash Bracket: http://amzn.to/1QHqPTl
AW Tri Flash Speedlite Bracket: http://amzn.to/1SJxGO5
Neewer 32 Inch Octo Speedlite Softbox: http://amzn.to/1PjrPdG
Yongnuo YN560 IV 2x Speedlite & Controller Kit: http://amzn.to/1PjrVCj


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/IbOGeYZjL4E

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Canon EOS 1D-X mark II Digital SLR Camera | Preview

Canon EOS 1D-X mark II Digital SLR Camera | Preview
   Well its finally here, the Canon EOS 1D-X mark II. Rumors and speculation have been flying around the past few weeks about this camera. In this preview video we can toss those rumors to the side and take a close look at the specifications of Canons flag ship DSLR.


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

Canon EOS 1D-X mark II DSLR (Amazon): http://amzn.to/1KnHITL

Canon EOS 1D-X mark II DSLR (Canon USA): https://goo.gl/X5nRsa


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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Return Of My Canon 70D - Why I Don't Own A Full Frame DSLR Yet | Vlog

The Return Of My Canon 70D - Why I Don't Own A Full Frame DSLR Yet | Vlog
   So after waiting patiently for months it seem. I have finally got my Canon 70D back from my local Canon service center here in the Philippines. In this vlog I talk about what was wrong with my camera and why I have not bothered to get a full frame DSLR yet.



Video Link:
https://youtu.be/SQwSkJ3pG3g

Monday, February 1, 2016

Three's A Charm - How To Use Layer Masking | Photoshop CC Tutorial

Three's A Charm - How To Use Layer Masking | Photoshop CC Tutorial
   Looking for a creative rainy day project? In this Photoshop CC tutorial we have a little fun and use layer masking to combine three photos into one. Then add some final touches back in Adobe Lightroom.


   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: