Around the Adoramasphere
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Mark Wallace has some tips on using a DSLR in full manual mode; he talks with Patrick Ernzen about how he gets his unique style of digital car photography; he reviews the Tascam HD-P2, a portable, moderately priced pro 2-channel stereo field recorder; Carl Heilman II shows a cool technique using a reversal ring and a wide-angle lens to get super-close-up shots of snow flakes; and Mark reviews DipTic, an iPad app that lets you arrange your photos into attractive layouts.
At the Adorama News Desk, Mason wraps the week’s photography news, including surging interchangeable lens camera sales (thanks to new mirrorless offerings), and how Apple’s inclusion of the ultrafast Thunderbolt, Intel next-gen I/O technology, in it’s new Macbook Pros will effect future cameras.
On Tech Tock, Mason asked readers what one lens they would want with them if they were stranded on a desert island, and then posted the funny and surprising responses gathered from Facebook and Twitter; Leigh Caraccioli asks two contributors (Tracie VanWechel and Jennifer Wilcox) for their perspectives on the ground at WPPI 2011 in Las Vegas; and Mason, inspired by recent coverage of the nifty fifty on Adorama’s blog, gets back to his roots with his trusty 50mm lens on a Canon 7D.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, I wrote about how digital distribution on sites like YouTube and Vimeo is allowing filmmakers to join photographers in exploring a variety of aspect ratios that best suit their subject matter; and we shared the week’s photo and video events in NYC.
See you next week!