Dubai Tech Blogger – GH4 9 megapixel exported frames

GH4 9 megapixel frame

Dubai tech blogger – GH4 9 megapixel exported frames made a quick selection of frames on the skin tone experiment video I will be posting later on the GH4, straight from the RAW files, heres some unedited 4k originals in TIFF image format. A single exported frame is 70mb. Click on image for 4k png images, or download the TIFF zip HERE. Dubai Tech Blogger tried shooting video with the intention of extracting stills opens up a very wide range of possibilities and benefits for certain types of photography. One of... Read The Rest →

GH4 v.1 Skin Test

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This is WYSIWYG experimental non-technical grading on how it handles skintone. I manage to gather a spectrum of individuals to see how it handles each. As observed the M31 LUT does not apply to every skintone from my observation it works best for the darker ones. But it all depends on personal taste and the look they want to achieve. Vimeo's downsampling will not give you the best look possible. You can download to preview the full 4k.

GH4 Focus Peaking and Zebra Test

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Focus peaking was one of the primary demands for the GH3 camera, unfortunately was not able to come into the firmware update. Alas! It finally arrived! GH4 has focus peaking and zebras to help with manual focusing and video recording by highlighting the areas of highest contrast. With the built-in Zebra patterns and peaks rest assured all our shots are tack sharp!

DIY Gorilla Skates

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DIY Gorilla Skates from Ben Carino on Vimeo. The Idea came from Kickstarter, the goal is to create an inexpensive DIY dolly that can somehow have the flexibility to create professional shots, rotate around objects, sliding, gliding and panning shots.

The Fighter

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My first attempt on 3 point lighting. I tried to deconstruct a lighting similar to Howard Schartz image on Manny Paquiao as shown here: So, Deconstructing the image it We Get: 1. A softbox Above the Subject. 2. A Strobe at the back 3. Another infront. Modifying mine with a red gel. Diagram Below: Diagram courtesy of  lightingdiagrams.com. Post process will be on my next entry. Thanks for Reading!   .

Moshi Ad and Product Shoot using Eye-fi

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Product Shoots can be costly it involves a  lot of time planning and manpower. But in these setup i was able to do the shoot in a frugal, least costly, guerilla-like way, maintaining the class and quality of the Advert! The project was done on a very tight deadline, no time to set-up lightboxes; manpower whatnots, a then and there situation where the client need to see the output within the day. The setup was quite easy just an iPhone for lighting a foamboard. Another great way to view images in realtime... Read The Rest →

Amazon Queen

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First Tuts on Photo manipulation, Ill try to make it step by step so please bear with me, with the A huge thank you to another lightbender Project Friend, Leon for sharing this great image.  This are the two images we are going to work with. Lets Manipulate the foreground to match exactly like the BG. 1. Drag the amazon lady image to the elephant.     2. Erase or make a garbage mask around the foreground; this is to eliminate excess “garbage” around the image, also to see the... Read The Rest →

DIY DOLLY

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When I was walking around the souq, saw these skates onsale, thought of making a slider with tracks; I end Up just removing the shoe and drilling a hole in the middle to fit the tripod head. Just  sprayed a few WD-40 and Tadaaaa! A semi smooth dolly! Wasn’t able to make the tracks though.  

Soo Gathercoool

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Another Personal Project Just Testing My Post-Processing Skills A Big THANKS to my dear Friend Belle Foronda for Sharing to me this Great Shot. After a ton of layering and Masking and dont forget Hundreds of Dodging; I was able to derived on a High-Key Look that I want.      

 
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