Super wide photos with a kit lens

Today I am going to show you how to shoot a super wide angle shot with a kit lens.   This is predominantly for still subjects, big landscapes and scenes without too much motion. If there’s enough light, you can shoot handheld, and if there’s not, get the camera on a tripod. You’ll need Lightroom for this. If you haven’t got it go get a trial version….link is in the description: I’m using the 24-70mm on the sony, If you shoot with a crop sensor, this is similar to the 18-55mm on an APS-C. Using Lightroom’s merge, panorama function, you can stick many images together and they don’t even have to be on the same plain…… to give you that super wide angle shot. I’ll assume you have basic knowledge of Lightroom, if not, do a search on youtube, there are lots of videos on the basics of Lightroom. So these are the steps; When you find a location that is too wide for your lens, take a photo in the normal mode that you use. Make sure it is exposed correctly….I’ll be doing a video on exposure in the new year…. Look at that image and make a note […]

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A Bag for the Zhiyun Crane
October 25, 2017 by Mike in Hints and tips, How to, Travel 0 Comments

This is a quick post to show you my camera bag and how I set it up to hold my Zhiyun Crane, fully assembled. If you don’t want to read about it, you can check out my youtube video about it below: Now the Zhiyun Crane is an awesome gimbal, but a pain to pack away. I used to take the handle off, but this meant from taking it out of the bag to being ready to film took a minute or two and to be honest was a bit of a hassle. Now with this bag and the way I’ve set it up, the zhiyun crane version 1 squeezes in fully assembled. It also holds a second camera and a whole load of other lenses and equipment I might need during the day. I can have a camera on the gimbal at all times now, if I want to film, I can whip this sucka out and if I need to photograph, I just undo the quick release and get it on the tripod. One of the other great things about this bag is that it has an opening hatch on the top; you can stand the bag up between […]

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