Dubai Tech Blogger – GH4 9 megapixel exported frames

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 →

High Fashion Harajuku

Another year has passed! 2011 has been a fruitful year for all of us and what a great way to start 2012 is by giving. As you can see the original image seems flat and needs tons of clearing. A lot of clutter which basically distracts the viewer to the subject. 1.     First we want to do is to clean up the image using the “patch tool-ticked to source”, by dragging the selected area to the cleaner part on the image these  instantly clones the texture of the selected part... Read The Rest →

GH4 v.1 Skin Test

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

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

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

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!   .

Amazon Queen

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 →

 
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