Capture exploding balloons, lightning and animals in the wild with the Hahnel Captur Module Pro

If you ever wanted to shoot wildlife, lightning or fun stuff like drops bouncing off a surface, the Captur system from Hahnel, the Irish manufacturer of peripherals for photographers, fits your needs. With a Captur Remote Control set and the Captur Module Pro, you can remotely control your camera and speedlights, and trigger either using sound, light, infrared, laser beam or other sensors. It’s an incredibly fun way to be creative, and it allows you to take shots that would otherwise be impossible. More importantly, it has features you only expect in systems that are much more expensive.… Read More Capture exploding balloons, lightning and animals in the wild with the Hahnel Captur Module Pro

Hyperfocal Distance at close range

Do you know what hyperfocal distance is? It’s the distance that gets every object in a photographic scene sharp as a razor blade. Hyperfocal distance depends on your camera body, lens, zoom factor and aperture. Sometimes it won’t work, but there’s a workaround. You do need a copy of Helicon Focus for it to work. Here is a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to get the bokeh that is impossible using hyperfocal distance on close by objects.… Read More Hyperfocal Distance at close range

What can you do with a GoPro HERO3+ with firmware 2 installed and a Ninja Blade?

The HERO3+ Black Edition has new firmware since March 2014. Firmware v2 added new controls to GoPro’s flagship camera for setting colour, ISO limit, sharpness and exposure. Meanwhile, Atomos’ Ninja Blade added vectorscope and histogram overlays so you can evaluate the exposure settings of your camera. Atomos’ Blade series also supports colour calibration to ensure accurate colour. Use the two together and you get an ultra-cheap ultra-nice movie recording package.… Read More What can you do with a GoPro HERO3+ with firmware 2 installed and a Ninja Blade?

Ninja Blade comprehensive review

The Ninja Blade is Atomos’ newest available 10-bit HDMI recorder/monitor/player. The difference with its predecessor, the Ninja 2, is unbelievable. Everyone in the business already knows the screen isn’t just bigger but also has a higher resolution, but even if you know all that and have seen the images on the web, it still hits you in the face when you see it in real life. Other than that, the Ninja Blade has waveform monitors and a vectorscope, and a plethora of other features that make it a must-have and an upgrade to consider.… Read More Ninja Blade comprehensive review