digital Photography School has a cool article on how to use Slow Sync Flash to create cool photographs.
When shooting with a subject in low light situations you generally have two options; either to shoot with a flash or to shoot with a slow shutter speed.
Flash usually leaves you with a sharp, but brightly lit up subject while losing a lot of the background ambient (color and detail). A slow shutter speed requires the subject and photographer to make no movements, or the result will be a blurry image.
Slow Sync Flash image by smokingmonkey
Slow Sync Flash is a function found on many cameras that tells your camera to shoot with both a longer shutter speed as well as firing the flash. This means you get the best of both worlds above and can both get a relatively sharp shot of your main subject as well as get some ambient light from the background and foreground.
Read the Slow Sync Flash article @ dPS for more information, and check Flickr for more images.
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A few months ago FILE Magazine started a Toy Camera Contest in which both amateurs and professionals could enter photographs taken with, you guessed it, a toy camera.
The judges have decided and the winners have been announced. It’s nice to see an amateur win this contest.
Check this gallery to get an impression of the 635 images the judged has to pick from.
Don’t we all love those video recordings that look like the person filming has some type of perma tremor?
The Instructables site has a nice DIY solution!
For only 12 euro’s you can build a shoulder mount for your camcorder in 9 easy steps.