I came upon the Saramonic SmartMic (also called the i-Mic) by accident, while window shopping at FotoTrade. I mistakenly thought it was similar to the Rode SmartLav+ and was quite surprised to find a similar product at that price point. I was in for a surprise when I opened it up back home. It wasn’t like the SmartLav+.Read More »Review Saramonic SmartMic Mobile Condenser Microphone
Most first-time camera buyers ask around a lot and do a lot of research before making their first (or second) camera purchase. They’re justified in their concern. They should not end up buying something that is a bad choice.Read More »What Camera Should a Beginner Buy in 2022? – Tiny Tips 21
If you don’t do this one thing, you will lose all your edits when your Lightroom catalog file gets corrupted.
This is the one setting that I always turn on as soon as I install Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (LR) on any computer: Automatically Write Changes into XMP.
I suggest that you do it too, because it has saved me many times. I really don’t know why Adobe sets this to ‘off’ by default. It should always be turned on! Here’s how to turn on XMP sidecar files for Adobe Lightroom Classic.Read More »How-to Save RAW File Edits Without a Lightroom Catalogue file
Silica Gel is a desiccant. It absorbs moisture from the air around your camera equipment. Being a drying agent, Silica Gel ensures that the storage space is not fungus friendly. Silica Gel can be reactivated by heating in an oven and reused many times.Read More »How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals
Sometimes, when you mount a GoPro camera on the body of a moving vehicle, the camera vibrates so much that the resulting video is unusable. The video footage seems to warp, wobble, and it seems like you’re viewing the world through clear jelly. Clear, wobbling jelly. You may have seen videos like this before.Read More »GoPro Vibration Reduction Techniques – Tiny Tips No. 20
The name Hasselblad is synonymous with high quality medium format photography. Over the years hundreds and thousands of medium format 120 film Hasselblad cameras have been made and sold. They eventually became unsuitable for most commercial photography (except that Phase One have kept them alive for a while now) work with the change of technology from film to digital photography. Now, Hasselblad fans can reclaimed the use of their classic cameras and lenses within the Hasselblad ecosystem, with Hasselblad’s latest 50 Megapixel CMOS Digital Back for V System Cameras, the Hasselblad CFV-50c. Take a peek at it in the pics below.Read More »Hasselblad CFV-50c CMOS Sensor Digital Back for V-system
Have you ever wondered about the history of photography? About how today’s DSLRs evolved out of their analogue counterparts? Take a look at this interactive… Read More »A Brief, Interactive History of Photography
Sony has just announced something that is probably revolutionary to the compact camera market, but when you think about it, seems like an obvious step… Read More »Is this the future of the compact camera? Sony’s new Cybershot QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras
Everyone is talking about it … the imminent death of Google Reader on July 1st, 2013 … and a ton of you are still using it. It’s time you did something about it, or you’ll lose all the RSS feeds you’ve ever collected! Not a happy thought! Here’s what you can do to stay connected to Beyond Photo Tips.Read More »The Death of Google Reader & How To Stay Subscribed to Beyond Photo Tips
Science is amazing. Scientists look at the world around us, and try to understand it in increasing detail every time. Seeing Light Itself Who would… Read More »1 Trillion FPS. Photographing Light Itself
A friend writes to me:
I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special about that?
What’s special about those photographs? Why are they ascribed the words ‘awesome’, ‘memorable’, ‘special’? I have the answer for you. It’s all in the camera. Back in the day, they didn’t have cameras that counted megapixels. They had special films, and it’s the film and the cameras that make these photographs special. Also, the world was black & white. Really! Not kidding! That’s why I have the highest megapixel camera I can afford to buy today. And believe me… I’ve got some memorable photographs.
Ok, ok, so I really was kidding. I was trying to buy time, because the real answer isn’t as simple as that.Read More »Memorable Photographs – How They Got That Way
Shooting tethered for the first time can be tricky, and doing it for the first time in front of a client is definitely not recommended.… Read More »Tiny Tips 19: 5 Top Tips When Shooting Tethered
DSLR and Film cameras don’t just have one metering mode, they usually have three or four different modes. How does one know which mode is most appropriate for any given situation?
As with most things related to photography, the answer is to know what each of these modes does. We start by understanding what a light meter does. Let’s look at what 4 of the most well-known camera metering modes do, and how you can use them.Read More »Light Metering Modes, and When to Use Them
Deep down, no matter what anyone says, we don’t like to be told that our pictures are no good. We love the pictures we take – the ‘art’ we make – no matter how lame it may actually be. I’ve got nothing against that. But sometimes, we need to ask for our photos to be critiqued, so that we can get better.Read More »Photo Critique – A Short Guide to Giving and Taking it