How to Take a Great Supermoon Photo

How to Take a Great Supermoon Photo

The last supermoon of 2020 is on May 7, and it is a great chance to take an entrancing and unique image incorporating it into a landscape or cityscape of your choice. This excellent video will show you how to plan and take a supermoon photo worthy of framing and hanging on your wall.

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FieldMonitor now supports the S1H

I’ve updated FieldMonitor to support full-frame Panasonic Lumix cameras: the S1, S1R and S1H. FieldMonitor offers the same degree of control with these cameras as it does with Lumix MFT cams like the GH5.

FieldMonitor working with a DC-S1R camera

FieldMonitor is a wireless camera monitor/controller for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, and it talks to Panasonics, Sonys, and a couple of Fujifilms.

I’ve also added red and cyan digital peaking options to FieldMonitor’s Focus Assist:

Cyan digital peaking in FieldMonitor

Oh, and the Controls popup looks a lot better now in iOS 13. And I fixed a bug with some Panasonics in Creative Movie Mode not having exposure controls when recording in AF mode.  Ah, the things one can do when one suddenly has a lot more free time available, eh?

Next up:

Canon EOS RP

Stay tuned…


Disclosure: I wrote FieldMonitor and if you buy it, I make money.

KA-POW! Download 286 Gun Sound Effects Absolutely Free

Drop these gunshot sound effects into any action scene.

Whether you’re creating the next great action flick, a war film, or a PSA on violence, chances are you’re going to need a gunshot sound effect. That’s where Filmmakers Manual comes in.

In anticipation of their Valhalla Sound release on May 11th, Filmmakers Manual is offering No Film School readers 286 free gunshot sound effects for download.

All of the gun sounds were engineered with the highest possible quality, and are ready to drop into timelines with ease. This pack comes with sounds for sniper rifles, fully automatic machine guns, pistols, shotguns, and everything needed for shoot-out driven action sequences.

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The Atomos Ninja V Can Now Sync and Control Timecode With AtomX SYNC

AtomX SYNC is compatible with iOS apps, plus existing Timecode Systems devices.

Atomos has started shipping its AtomX SYNC module which adds wireless timecode, sync, and control to the Ninja V. The accessory is ideal for multi-cam productions, especially for cameras that don’t support timecode.

The AtomX SYNC module attaches in between the Ninja V and the battery acting as a transceiver. Meaning, it can send and receive a signal. It’s able to connect to multiple cameras and audio recorders through wireless tech designed by Timecode Systems.

For those unfamiliar with the Timecode Systems name, the company first jumped into the market with its Timecode Buddy system. It combined a master unit, transmitter, and receiver that could generate and sync timecode to devices that didn’t support timecode. It was great for those early DSLR days when you needed to add timecode to a setup. It was essentially a less expensive alternative to Ambient’s ACN and LockitNetwork.

What Atomos has basically done here is integrate that technology into the Ninja V, where the Ninja V acts as the master unit.

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Versatile and Useful: A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens

Versatile and Useful: A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens

A walkaround lens with a decent zoom range, reasonable aperture, good image quality, and an affordable price is something of a unicorn for a lot of photographers. The Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens seems to check all those boxes, making it one of the most intriguing lenses I have seen in a few years. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and what you can expect from it in practice.

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Lowing Products Production Guard

The new Production Guard is an on set sneeze guard that can be rigged quickly by one grip in any position like any flag. It’s clear, allowing everyone to see and yet stay isolated. This cleanable tool works between camera operator and director, people in video village, wherever crew members have to be in closer … Continued

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‘Tiny But Mighty’: A Review of the Samyang 75mm f/1.8 Lens

'Tiny But Mighty': A Review of the Samyang 75mm f/1.8 Lens

In the last few years, Samyang has added autofocus to their already affordable and sharp lenses, making them all the more useful for any photographer looking for good optical quality that will not break the bank. If you are looking for such a lens, check out this great review of the Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E mount cameras.

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Travel Blogger Hikes From Mexico to Canada and Films One Second Each Day

Travel Blogger Hikes From Mexico to Canada and Films One Second Each Day

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2653 mile foot path that connects Mexico and Canada via California, Oregon, and Washington. Travel blogger Mac, who runs the website HalfwayAnywhere, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and took one second of film each day to create a 3 minute video montage that shows some of the most incredible landscapes anywhere in the world.

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Are Photographers Taking the Biggest Economic Hit During the Global Pandemic?

Are Photographers Taking the Biggest Economic Hit During the Global Pandemic?

A survey of more than 600 people in the U.K. suggests that photographers have been among the hardest-hit workers in the creative industry. The income of 67% of photographers has dropped by 80% or more.

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