Shooting in Low Light

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Jun 212013

Just a quick post here.  I’ve been getting a lot of questions noise in low light and I thought I would post up a link to a video I recently found from Fenchel & Janisch on YouTube.

Here is another person (whom I have no formal contact with) discussing the same basic points of dropping your camera’s contrast control, finding a low enough aperture and getting close to a decent shutter speed to get better results.

Watch, learn, enjoy!

Nov 072012
Nikon D5200 Cameras

I’ve noticed Nikon announced the Nikon D5200 and from one video on Youtube, it looks like it supports (amongst other things) manual mode for movies.

Personally, I can only hope they also update the D5100 firmware to do so as well.

What do you think of the new D5200?

If you already have a D5100, would you upgrade to a D5200 for Manual Mode or would you rather upgrade to a more significant camera? Comment below!

Jan 022012

So here’s the final chapter in the series. For a recap, part 1 covered the issues you’re likely to see, part 2 covered the configurations you should set up before you even start shooting.

Here’s a sample video I quickly whipped up to illustrate what you can get with this technique. (Ignore the editing and lack of completeness, it was a quick edit just for illustrative purposes)

Now it’s time to cover the settings for when you’re about to shoot your video and then start shooting! (okay, first finish reading this article, then use the tips to start shooting).

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Dec 212011

This is a three-part article, you can access part 1 here and part 3 here

In my previous post I explained the issues that commonly come up trying to record video on DSLRs, particularly on the Nikon D5100. You can read it here if you would like to catch up.

The next two posts are dedicated on how to avoid these issues to get better quality video footage. I’m covering the Nikon D5100 specifically in this series and the techniques might work for other cameras, but you’re on your own for finding the equivalent menu options to get the same results. I’ll be covering the “set and forget” options you’ll want to have for shooting video and why they’re important in this article. I’ll leave the ideal ranges and values for the next one.

So let’s get started! Let’s get that camera configured!

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Dec 012011

This is a three-part article, you can access part 2 here and part 3 here

Here you have it. You hold the Nikon D5100 in your hands, a great camera incredible for its price. You can take great still pictures and record HD video in 1920 by 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second! Just fantastic!
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