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Firmware Updates for the D850, D7500 and D5600

09 May 2019 - 12:38 PM

Nikon Rumours has a link.



Thom Hogan - Weekend Posts

28 April 2019 - 12:53 PM

Mr Hogan is surprisingly busy, for a weekend:





Thom Hogan - How Many Photos Did It Take?

23 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

I like it when people write about something other than what gear to use:



Nikon Rumours - Fall of a Giant

22 April 2019 - 12:43 PM

A sad reminder that these cameras are advertised as weather resistant; not waterproof:



Red Balloon

17 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Our assignment was simple.  One.  Red.  Balloon.  We could be as creative as we liked.  Our instructor described this as a "concept" shot.  The only was that the balloon had to feature prominently in the shot.


Sounds simple, right?  Guess again!  More than one of my original ideas was scuppered by lens and backdrop limitations.  Happily, my decision to rigorously apply the KISS principle coincided with Angela's decision to bake some cupcakes.  Voila!




I shot this with:

  • 2 Godox Sk-300 strobes and soft-boxes
  • 2 scrims
  • 1 small black card, to reduce brightness on lower camera right.

Camera settings:

  • ISO 64
  • 24-70 @ 38mm
  • 1/80 sec
  • f 16

My instructor loved it, especially the rich colours and contrast  He pointed out how I had managed to light the stem in between the 2 levels.


One nice side benefit:  a VERY yummy aftermath!  Thanks for looking everyone.  :)