26 August 2014

Long Exposure Photography: Why You Need a Tripod - Manfrotto Video

Long Exposure Photography - Why You Need a [Manfrotto] Tripod

18 August 2014

Freezing Motion - Canon EOS 700D with EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens

Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/2000s
Fast Shutter Speeds with Canon EOS 700D
Objective: Demonstrating application of the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR camera with EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens with fast moving subjects to freeze the motion (helicopter rotor blades / Bird wings)

Mlnerton Beach Milnerton Cape Town. 
Note: All photos handheld (Tv Mode: Shutter Priority). Images captured in JPG / RAW (conversion via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4).
 Canon Camera Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens

Tv Mode - Shutter Priority Settings
  • Shutter Speeds between 1/750 - 1/2000
  • f/5.6
  • ISO 100
  • Auto-Focus
(Click To Enlarge / Slideshow)
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/1000s
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/1000s 
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/1000
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/1000s
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens 1/750s

Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 DSLR Camera Sample Images

Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 Sample JPEG Images

Click below image to visit official Canon EOS 1200D Images / Movies


Comprehensive / Professional Reviews - Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 - View


Image Source: Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 Images : Canon Japan

06 August 2014

Arum Lilies Cape Town - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens

All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Arum Lilies Milnerton Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating Depth of Field application with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS IS II lens paired with the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i DSLR camera body. 
Note: Overcast / windy conditions. Handheld.No post-processing - just crops where applicable. Fast changing lighting conditions

 
Equipment (Landscape Photography)
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • Aperture: f/4.5
  • ISO 200
  • Shutter speed: various
  • Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus (lens)
  • Zero post-processing (just crops) JPG / RAW conversion
  • Lens Profile correction (Lightroom 5.4)
 (Click to enlarge / slide show)
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm Lens Av Mode 
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm Lens Av Mode
Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm Lens Av Mode

05 August 2014

Photography Exposed: Riebeek Kasteel Photography Weekend

Photography Exposed: Riebeek Kasteel Photography Weekend

Creating Images With A Purpose : Riebeek Kasteel Photography Weekend
A group of photographic enthusiasts are putting together an amazing weekend of photography talks and activity. All interested persons are invited to join them to learn more and become inspired. Booking is restricted to 45 people on a first-come-first-served basis … So register soon to avoid disappointment.

Guest lecturers include some well known photography personalities including George Hallett, Emma Willemse and Nico Degenaar. A programme registration form is available – please email joseph@artbiz.co.za.

"As we have presented similar events in the past and have had requests for more, we’ve decided to put this weekend together" - Joseph Inns.

Provisional photography topics:

  • Shoot-Prepare-Select for Exhibition 
  • From History to Concept to Image to Gallery 
  • Landscape photography 
  • Creative photography & star trails lecture / workshop 
  • Social documentary 
  • Concept & composition 

Photography weekend information:

  • The venue is at “Shiraz Estate” in Riebeek Kasteel. 
  • 6 & 7 September 2014 
  • The cost is R995 per person. 
  • Meals included are lunch and supper on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and tea / coffee throughout the day. 
  • Accommodation is not included. Accommodation info is available at - www.riebeekvalley.info
  • The venue is an hour from Cape Town for anyone wishing to commute 

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate in contacting Joseph Inns or one of the following people:

  • Antenie Carstens – 073 303 7125 
  • Alicia Greyling – 082 953 4450 
  • Deon Kuhn – 082 873 8342 
  • Izak van Niekerk – 082 883 7350 
  • Johan Strydom – 083 632 6934 

Information supplied by Joseph Inns



Shiraz Estate Riebeek Kasteel

03 August 2014

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Press Release

Remarkable Zoom. Amazing Power
Imagine capturing beautiful scenic panoramas, elusive wildlife, an athlete's intensity, or a child's wonder...all from a distance that won't interrupt the action. The PowerShot SX520 HS makes this kind of versatility easy with an incredible 42x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens. This camera was born to zoom, with features and systems designed to make high-magnification shooting with advanced Canon optics simple and spectacular. The Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS keep images clear and steady, while Zoom Framing Assist and a new Advanced Zoom Framing Assist function help you track and capture subjects, follow their movement and keep them in focus - whether you're shooting stills or super-lifelike 1080p Full HD video. And High Speed AF means reduced lag time. Truly impressive quality is yours with every shot - even in low light - thanks to a 16.0 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM. Use this sophisticated point-and-shoot wherever you go to capture memories with the quality and versatility they deserve. Source More Information: Canon USA


Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Specifications
  • 42x Optical Zoom (24-1008mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 16.0 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor / HS SYSTEM
  • 1080p Full HD video
  • Intelligent IS
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • High Speed AF
  • Creative Shot mode
  • Hybrid Auto
  • Smart AUTO

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Press Release

Power Zooming. Easy Shooting
It's time to give yourself the power to zoom - really zoom - quickly and easily. The advanced yet simple-to-use PowerShot SX400 IS gets you up close from virtually anywhere with a 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer for beautiful clarity. Give your images and video what they've been missing: zoom in on your child's face in a crowd, capture action from up in the stands, or a pet's most playful moments. In addition to this impressive versatility, PowerShot SX400 IS offers incredible Canon image quality, with a 16.0 Megapixel* sensor and the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for richly detailed, brilliant images and true-to-life 720p HD video. The camera makes it easy to get your best shot every time, with Intelligent IS for shake-free images, High Speed AF for effortless shooting, and Smart AUTO that automatically chooses the proper camera settings for the shooting situation. Smart, easy, incredibly versatile: PowerShot SX400 IS gives you it all. Source / More infornation: Canon USA


Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Specifications
  • 30x Optical Zoom (24-720mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor
  • Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 720p HD video
  • Intelligent IS
  • High Speed AF
  • Smart AUTO

01 August 2014

Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Review - YouTube Video

The Canon EX range of Speedlite flashes are compatible with Canon EOS / EOS-M DSLR / PowerShot GX1 / G15 / G15 / G7 X and SX60 HS / SX50 HS / SX40 HS digital cameras.