The final part (part 5) of a multi-part guide to technical outdoor clothing and clothing systems for photographing in the great outdoors! Make sure to read and refer to Part 1, Guide to Outdoor Seasonal Photo Wardrobe (Summer). I’m going to go in to less detail on things already covered and part one also has a key for common abbreviations. Time for the cold snowy winter! (or just about)
Check out this video tutorial at Lightroom Killer Tips! Basically, you can export your set of exposures to Photoshop HDR (like you would if you use the Photoshop HDR feature) but instead of tone mapping it, you just save it as a tif so it re-imports back into Lightroom. From there you can adjust it like a normal image, but it has 10 stops of exposure compensation instead of 4! I haven’t tried it, but this could be my new HDR workflow! (though unless I want a more surreal HDR look)
Part 2 is here! Best bang for the buck Flashs and flash related gear! (again, this is kind of Canon-centric but some of it is cross brand too)
Canon Speedlite 550EX TTL (~$210 from ebay)
You get slave and master functionality (with other Canon flashes that support it) just like the $400 580EX/EXii model and the same flash power. You don’t get weather proofing, camera adjustable settings, better build quality (it’s got a plastic hot foot).
This is the first of a series of posts I’m going to do on the best bang for the buck camera/photo gear. (according to what I’ve used and researched) This will be mostly Canon based stuff, but some accessories like stands, tripods, fliters, etc. can be interchangeable.
Lets start out with Lenses! Continue reading Photography Equipment on the Cheap (but good) Part 1