Posts tagged 85 L ii
3 Reasons Why Gear Means Nothing

Ever feel like us photographers talk too much about gear and too little about perfectionism,  how to use our creative resources like time, environment, consistency, patience, and critical thinking skills?

In this video I'll throw the nerdy "gear talk" out the window and discuss 3 reasons why gear means nothing.

Cameras

Canon 5D Mark 4: http://amzn.to/2BUf2Ph

Canon 5D Mark 3: http://amzn.to/2BXQGEl

Canon 7D: http://amzn.to/2BZrop4

Fujifilm XPro2: http://amzn.to/2iXtY7T

Fujifilm X100: http://amzn.to/2nTof8q

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90: http://amzn.to/2BWepEO

Sony A7r: http://amzn.to/2BaQ29e

Olympus PEN E-PL1: http://amzn.to/2iXIWum

Polaroid Land Camera: http://amzn.to/2z43k66

 

Lenses

Canon 35L ll: http://amzn.to/2z4quJt

Canon 50L: http://amzn.to/2l3mdl0

Canon 85L ll: http://amzn.to/2krY2cb

Canon 45 Tiltshift: http://amzn.to/2nTTjVh

Canon 24-105: http://amzn.to/2BFTMR0

Sigma 35 Art: http://amzn.to/2BbjVX1

Sigma Lens Adaptor for Sony: http://amzn.to/2l5cwm9

Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70: http://amzn.to/2BXmlG1

Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R: http://amzn.to/2ktM15E

Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R: http://amzn.to/2l8AGMI

Olympus M ED 9-18mm: http://amzn.to/2BdoTmD

 

Lighting

Manfrotto Manfrotto LED Panels: http://amzn.to/2AOfsan

Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash: http://amzn.to/2kr5TX8

ProMaster 3 in 1 Lighting System: http://amzn.to/2AOdp6w

 

Sound Recording

Rode RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker System: http://amzn.to/2kqKzRz

Rode Video Mic Pro: http://amzn.to/2AOe9Zm

Zoom H4n Zoom Recorder: http://amzn.to/2kr7QTs

 

Tripods & Stabilizers

Manfrotto Xpro Aluminum Video Monopod w/ 500 Series Video Head: http://amzn.to/2kqPrpP

Manfrotto BeFree Travel Tripod: http://amzn.to/2kqvv6I

DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer: http://amzn.to/2C9FpSn

Bescor Video Tripod w/ Fluid Head: http://amzn.to/2Bbv9uD

Glide Gear DEV 235 Video Camera Track Slider: http://amzn.to/2BHgo3N

Benro Adventure 3 Series Aluminum Monopod: http://amzn.to/2krzrUH

Before and After Edit with Lightroom and Alien Skin Exposure

I wanted to share this before and after edit from Lightroom and Alien Skin Exposure because sometimes we forget the powerful, efficient tools that we have when shooting in RAW.  

Here is the original photo before I began editing it.  This was shot with 1/640 shutter speed, ƒ stop 1.4, ISO 100 with the Canon 5D Mark lll using the Canon 85L II lens.

  I then applied some white balance and exposure adjustments followed by a custom preset of mine.   I made minor adjustments in the "tone curve" section of lightroom as well as "luminance".   You'll notice that I also did some cloning with the bolts and the wood peg in the chair.

Finally, I sent the photo over to Alien Skin Exposure and applied a very subtle, custom version of their Portra 160 plus their wonderful "grain" feature. 

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