Time lapse tips

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

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Film vs. Digital – Side by Side documentary

Side_by_side_2012[1]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

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Magic Lantern on 7D

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

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Lyrids continued

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.

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