I needed some extra SD cards for my Nikon D7000 and I was wondering which class should I use – 4, 6 or 10?
Class means speed of data interchange. For photographer it means how fast your photo will be written into memory.
I already had SD cards for 4 and 6 class. When I use class 4 (Kingston) I feel considerable lags – maybe around a second between photos when my camera’s buffer is full (after 6 photos). And even during the first 6 photos it has unpleasant lags.
With class 6 there are no unpleasant lags at first and when the buffer is full, it takes half a second between shots. Which is OK, if you don’t do reporting or sport events.
So just to try I took class 10. Now I can make series of around 22 shots before it even starts thinking.
So my opinion – use class 10. The price difference is minor with some significant improvement.
Tags: buffer, flash, memory, sd, tutorial
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What is vision first of all? Obviously its what you see. But then why two photos taken at the same place by two people are completely different? One could say its just a matter of random. If you hear someone says something like that – be sure he knows nothing about photography. A photographer may wander around the place for hours looking for his particular perfect place. A place that corresponds his vision.
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Tags: article, idea, implementation, photography, skills, vision
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This is the second time I get this lesson.
For the first occasion it fell to the sea water rock pool. Dead in seconds.
Some days ago I was doing interior session and for some reason the tripod didn’t hold it tight and the camera fell on the bath tiles with a huge BAM. Visually nothing broke, but something went wrong inside of the lens – it started to make buzz noises during AF and couldn’t really AF normally.
So, always wear your camera on your neck unless it’s in a backpack.
Tags: accident prevention, broken, camera, lens
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I just finished reading “Martin Eden” by Jack London.
One of the most powerful book I read. It’s not very big, but the number of questions and issues it rises is beyond comparison.
It proves everyone can reach his dream, rise above the environment. It eventually leads to the frustration – when you are out of your class and not really in the new class.
It tells you about the Power of Spirit, about dedication and belief in yourself.
It’s not an easy lounge reading, it forces you to think and measure your own life.
Brissenden was right – art should be created for the sake of art, beauty and eternity, not for the sake of magazinedom.
What do you want in these sick and rotten cities of men? You are cutting your throat every day you waste in them trying to prostitute beauty to the needs of magazinedom.
The ending is questionable, but as for me Jack London wanted to show where wrong purposes and illusions lead to and how everything breaks upon frustration.
Tags: feedback, impression, jack london, martin eden, read
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First of all, what are filters and why would photographer need them? Our eye adjusts to the amount of light and this way we see both highlights and shadows as a whole picture. The camera is not that perfect and often we see either blown sky or black foreground. This is not really what we are after aren’t we?
Also, there are other sweet effects like making longer exposures or making water transparent etc.
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Tags: b+w, equipment, example, filter, hoya, landscape, marumi, polarizer, polarizing
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Here’s a brand new calendar. I’ve found out that vertical image works best for the cover. I’ve tried to include as many new images as possible with both landscapes and seascapes. For some reason almost all images contain water, but no one can live without water neither do I.
Feel free to comment.
Photos included are from Australia, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey.
You can edit starting month (set it to January 2013 for example) on check out.
Tags: buy, calendar, landscape, photo, seascape
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Capre Diem is a name of this boat. And as for me it gives one a correct advise. Be happy at this moment. Enjoy this moment. Who know how much time have we got? Who knows what they will be like? All we have is just this given moment.
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This panorama was created from 3 horizontal images. The hardest part was to make sailing boat more or less sharp.
Also, photoshop didn’t want to combine the photos into the pano, so I had to stitch them manually. Luckily, it wasn’t hard.
Tags: boat, mountain, panorama, seascape, turkey
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Mountain sunsets feel like sun bathing, the whole world is flooded with warm orange to red light. This is the time of organism harmonization. This is the best way to fine tune yourself, to heal up.
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Ode to the Sun
Tags: mountain, panorama, sunset, turkey
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People keep complaining about the amount of photos being posted in travel blog entries. They want more to imagine what I describe! Fair enough.
So I will probably keep writing blog posts in travels, but will publish them one by one after getting back home – because otherwise I will spend all the time processing the photos.
Tags: blogging, travel
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This is Kamelya Island in Aegean Sea.
There is an old ruined monastery on the island which could be easily reached. It still has some mosaic floor with a big Sun, where you may make your material wishes. There are also some island dwellers – a donkey and 3 goats. It is said there is another donkey somewhere around. They were meeting us when we arrived. The donkey can bite or kick so be careful. The water is extremely beautiful and clear – you can see up to 30 meters under water.
Tags: island, ruins, seascape, turkey
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