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Location Gadgets

Gadgets Gadgets Gadgets  Having the right tool at the right time doesn't always happen when on location.  There are the standard tools and then there are those hidden gems.  This is about the later. > Multi Tools - good to have anytime. > Small Dog Collars - I...

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Choices for Depth Of Field

Controlling Depth Of Field is a choice dictated by necessity for each situation. Some choices: 1. stop down aperture 2. shoot image smaller and later crop in 3. use Stack Focus technique - needs post processing 4. use a perspective control lens - expensive lens...

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Location Gadgets

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Gear, Location Solution | 0 comments

Location Gadgets

Gadgets Gadgets Gadgets  Having the right tool at the right time doesn’t always happen when on location.  There are the standard tools and then there are those hidden gems.  This is about the later. > Multi Tools – good to have anytime. > Small Dog Collars – I use them to hold electronics up off wet floors. > Multi Clamps – holds small reflectors on set; with a black card, becomes a barn door. > Fun Tac and Gaffer Tape – I keep some fun tac in the center of a small roll of gaffer tape.  You’ll...

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Choices for Depth Of Field

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Mentor Series, Technique | 0 comments

Choices for Depth Of Field

Controlling Depth Of Field is a choice dictated by necessity for each situation. Some choices: 1. stop down aperture 2. shoot image smaller and later crop in 3. use Stack Focus technique – needs post processing 4. use a perspective control lens – expensive lens Example 1 – a small product – macro range Here, stacked focus was employed.  Choices 1 and 2 were not best options.  With the camera locked down on a tripod, I used #3, successive exposures were taken with the focus on the front, the back and many steps in...

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