photography

Chris Marquardt ... Traveling with your Cameras

Episode 1433

Chris is about to go on a photography trip and he wanted to talk about packing for a photo trip. Chris says there's your checked baggage and your carryon baggage. Never pack your camera into checked luggage. Always just bring your camera with you. And don't pack your film either. It won't survive the security X-Ray scan. Batteries also need to be in your carry on luggage. But you can check your tripod in your luggage. What to bring? Chris brings several cameras. A full frame and a smaller sensor camera. But a single camera is fine. Bring a normal focal length lens like a 50mm f1.8.

What camera should I buy my daughter?

Episode 1430

George from Hollywood, CA
Nikon D3400 DSLR

George has a teenage daughter who wants a camera to take pictures with. He doesn't really want to give her a DSLR yet, but he doesn't want to get a cheap point and shoot either. He wants something she can use, grow with, and enjoy with him since he shoots with a Nikon. Leo says that the Nikon D3400 is a great option because it's only $500 and it would use the same lenses as his.

How can I transfer photos from my camera to my iPad?

Episode 1429

Tim from Long Beach, CA
Apple Camera Connection Kit

Rob is a professional photographer and he wants to use an iPad Pro to capture his images from his camera. Leo says that there are shortcomings here, because the camera connection kit by Apple doesn't really work well, and the iPad can't read RAW files. So he'll have to look at JPEG images. That's why Leo gave up on it. Canon has an iOS app that would enable him to wirelessly transmit photos to his iPad if his camera has wireless capability. It works quite well. The only other option would be to use his Mac and then copy the photos over from there.

Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1427

Chris Marquardt

Today's topic is the cinematic look of split focus. The Hateful Eight was shot on old 70mm Panavision film cameras with anamorphic lenses and it shows something really close and really far in the same shot, with both in focus. That's not easy to pull off. You need something called a Split Diopter on your lens. It splits the lens in half and shows both in focus. Citizen Kane and The Andromeda Strain used it as well. Strain has over 200 scenes filmed with it.

Chris Marquardt on Photography

Episode 1423

Chris Marquardt

Chris wants to talk about the technology of a digital camera. Every DSLR camera has a bump on it and that houses the penta-prism or penta-mirror. The electronic viewfinder is also in there. Why does an electronic camera still have a mirror? Well, mirrorless cameras don't have the mirror array, but they do have a viewfinder. A DSLR needs one to bounce the image in order for you to see the image, and the prism makes sure it shows up right side up. When it's mirrorless, then the camera doesn't need to reflect any image, it just broadcasts it to an electronic viewfinder.

What camera should I get my granddaughter within a $500 price range?

Episode 1421

Chris from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d3400.html

Chris has a granddaughter that wants to take professional pictures, but Chris doesn't want to spend much more than $500. For $600, Leo recommends the Sony Alpha a6000Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, which is an affordable body that leaves room for more lenses if the photography hobby gets serious. Leo also recommends the Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera 2 Lens Bundle, which comes with a broad range of lenses and a memory card.