October 29, 2010
We came at you pretty hard with last week's flickr Friday, so I thought I'd slow it down a bit while still acknowledging Halloween. This picture of some well-carved pumpkins was taken by LostMyHeadache with a Nikon D80.
October 28, 2010
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is the kind of camera that makes me drool, and it turns out I'm not the only one who thinks it's a pretty durned neat piece of electronics. Time Magazine recently picked their Top 100 Gadgets of All Time and this little baby made the cut. Here's a snippet from their write-up:
An innovation that changed an industry, the full-frame 21-megapixel 5D Mark II was the first DSLR to feature full HD (1080p) video recording. Filmmakers quickly adopted the cheaper alternative to conventional and expensive interchangeable-lens cameras that film studios use.
Was it the CMOS sensor? The Digic 4 processor? The ability to take HD video? The wireless file transmitter? Or was it the fact it was the first digital camera to take an official presidential portrait? You be the judge.
At Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera
October 27, 2010
Don't look now, but the third generation of Flip mobile video camera is out (and has been for a little while now) and it's all kinds of updated from the previous models. With 8 GB of memory it can record up to two hours of HD video.
The Flip has addressed a lot of the stability issues and records 720p video. No additional memory card slot and the HDMI cable is sold separately, but hey - it's under $200.
Shoot up to 2 hours of better-than-ever HD video on the easy-to-use, now even slimmer UltraHD
Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video (720p / 60fps) on the super-simple user interface
Keep your video steady with image stabilization, UltraHD's newest feature
Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare software
Organize, create and share your videos with FlipShare software
At Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB
October 25, 2010
No matter how many pictures you've snapped, there's always room to learn, whether it's technique, technical advice, or just a refresher. I've got this boxed set and have found it extremely helpful when I want to find something specific, and interesting enough I'll flip through the books for fun when I'm bored. This set would make a great gift for any digital photography enthusiast - I give it a definite thumbs up.
Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even how to build a studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today! Plus, he's got full chapters on his most requested topics, including loads of tips for landscape photographers, wedding photographers, and there's an entire chapter devoted to sharing some of the pro's secrets for making your photos look more professional, no matter what you're shooting.
At Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
October 22, 2010
Being the nerd I am, i just got my weekly b3ta newsletter (not for the faint of heart or the anti-British) in my inbox. They don't often include photo spreads, they featured a photo series by Monica Menez called Secretary Cat. Since it happened to come out on my inaugural Picture Snob photo Friday, I figured I should post it. No information on the camera used to take the pics, but I thought it was interesting enough to post.
At Monica Menez (some images NSFW in an arty way)
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I'd kick off flickr Friday with a bang - not that I don't like Mandarin Ducks. Anyway, this picture of zombie mother and baby is, in the words of a flickr commenter, "disturbingly awesome." I'd have to agree.
This photo is from the flickr set Toronto Zombie Walk 2008 by wvs, and was taken with a Canon EOS.
October 13, 2010
See it, shoot it, share it - capture life's unforgettable moments in high-definition clarity with Creative's Vado HD (2nd Gen) 4GB Pocket Video Cam. This thin, lightweight device is small enough to fit in a pocket, purse or the palm of your hand, and easily captures video in 720p high-definition quality with just the touch of a button. With the wide-angle glass lens you can also capture wider scenes and more action with sharper and clearer images, giving you professional-looking videos. Plus, the lens has 2x digital zoom and works great in dim environments. The large 4GB internal memory and three recording modes give you the freedom to choose the great video quality. You can simply plug in the device to flexible USB tab and post your videos directly onto YouTube™, Photobucket or Box.net with the built-in Vado Central software. Connect your camcorder to any HDTV with the included HDMI cable and enjoy your videos in 1080i HD quality. It provides unprecedented video quality at ultra-efficient file sizes for the great possible viewing experience using H.264 video compression technology. Accompanied with these features, the Vado HD Pocket Video Camcorder is here to help you capture all of those sweet moments with just a click!
At Vado HD 2nd Gen 4GB B-Stock Handheld Digital Video Camera