What camera to buy – this is one of the hardest questions there is. Mostly not that it is complicated, but because at the end that falls in matters of the taste. There are how ever some guidelines and some ideas that could help you or even confuse you. I’m not an authority in this, but I can elaborate why I have chosen 7D. Continue reading What camera to buy?
For some time I have been doing time lapses, and failed quite often – tough you learn from your mistakes. Sometimes pure chance can give nice results, but mostly it is your effort, and doing it again, and again till it’s perfect. Don’t drop the hope after first failures, sometimes result is so so rewarding at the end. Like getting two nice meteorite strikes I had captured – Lyrids continued. I would like to share some time lapse tips I have learned.
So here are some tips and / or typical errors to avoid. most of them are trivial and I hope you never do them, as I have 😉 Continue reading Time lapse tips
For quite some time there have been fuss about so called digital revolution, in terms of image acquisition. Film is dead, there is no more real cinema, anyone can make a movie and many other claims. Recently I stumbled on a Film vs. Digital – Side by Side documentary narrated by Keanu Reeves. A good one, it tries to show all sides, cost efficiency of digital, esthetic of film, freedom in digital and discipline of film, and much more, highly recommended! Continue reading Film vs. Digital – Side by Side documentary
So finally I have done what I should have for quite some time – join the Magic Lantern (ML) craze of turning your already complicated peace of gear in to more complicated one ;). For those who don’t know what it is – it is a hack for Canon DSLR’s involving a hack in firmware to make it try to load an application form memory card, witch in turn enables all the bells and whistles you can think of. Ok there are some limits, but those are by the hardware not software. Continue reading Magic Lantern on 7D
Still being cross of our failure to capture any decent Lyrids meteorite action (read it here: Lyrids), we went out again. This time not because of the meteorites, but because of a view I saw on the way back home – that was a windless night, so water in the river Daugava was still like mirror, and you could see stars reflecting, such a nice view. But I was cold, angry, tired so I could not make my self unpack and get the picture.
Last night with a friend of mine we went to catch some meteorites, namely – Lyrids, and in general – failed miserably. The peak for these – April 21st and 22nd promises about 20 meteorites per hour. either We are to close to the town or it was not the case this year for the night time of our choice.