I am looking at continous lighting set ups (partly to use in tutorial videos, and partly for some upcoming video interviews) - spotted these on Adorama. They already seem like a bargain, now extra $20 off
Thanks to Sigma and Tamron for loaning me a copy of their lenses, which meant I could make a detailed head to head comparison of them and the Nikon 70-200mm VRII.
All three performed very well, and they essentially performed in order of their pricing. However the Sigma is very close to the Nikon (at a big saving) and the Tamron is a bargain given it’s performance.
Interested to get one of them? You can get 2% off at dirtcheapcameras in Australia using the code ’ ThatNikonGuy’
See the Nikon at Dirtcheapcameras: http://goo.gl/zyucy Adorama: http://goo.gl/AgpwX
Sigma here: http://goo.gl/MSSqa Adorama: http://goo.gl/sRVMy
Tamron HERE: http://goo.gl/1Ohef Adorama: http://goo.gl/xybgD
Lana is a great model I made contact with on Model Mayhem.
We got together for a full afternoon shoot, with the fabulous Sharon on board for make up, styling and hair.
You can find them at the links below:
Sharon: www.youtube.com/sharonmakeupartist & http://www.modelmayhem.com/2341403
We got a number of different shoots done, and made loads of videos. The day ended with an intimate couple shoot with Lana and her partner, and then a sports shoot with him - as he is a competitive cyclist.
So - I bite the bullet and have purchased this brilliant audio set up - with the help of viewers of the channel.
The build quality of these things is really impressive. I got a great deal from the US, couldn’t find a decent price locally. Check them out at Adorama, here: http://goo.gl/Ulllz
I made three videos to introduce these - an unboxing and audio test, a calibration video, and finally a range test.
Hong Kong is my favourite city, hands down. A great thing about travelling is witnessing the evolution of a city – when I was in Berlin I had a sense that there was so much going on that you could return to a suburb two weeks later and it would have transformed. Hong Kong is much the same – a mish mash of old and new, but the way it all cohabitates is something unique.
You have some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world – and it is certainly one of the densely populated places in the world – in fact I heard (and believe) that there are so many high rise buildings, and such a network of underground railways and commuter passages in Hong Kong – that there is not actually enough ground space for all the people. That is, if they all left the buildings and subways, there would not be enough space for them all to stand on ‘real earth’. Pretty crazy huh? Honkers is Bonkers – and I love it.
Anyway, back to the cohabitation of old and new – you can look at over Hong Kong harbor, at the 88 story IFC building, and the 108 level ICC complex, and on the water, mixing with the express ferries and super yachts, you’ll still see a handful of old junk ships, and decaying shipping vessels. You can wander through Mong Kong – one of the worlds amazing technology meccas, and find some of the biggest and best camera stores operating out of buildings, that if you squint to see past the bright downlights, are actually themselves in serious decay – remnants of the earlier colonial era.
Family, friends, technology, delicious and cheap food, and amazing built environment (as well as pockets of well maintained natural environment) make for an irresistible draw card for me. I visit Hong Kong once or twice per year, and I am always hungry for more!
My first video in Hong Kong is now up – a night shoot from Ocean Terminal in Tsim Tsa Tsui. I took along my D3s, D5100, Gitzo tripod and Tamron 10-24mm wide angle lens to capture the vista.
Check it out and stay tuned – there are loads of travel videos coming up over the next few weeks.
One thing I really love when travelling is trying new foods! There is nothing like going to local eateries, with local people, to taste local delicacies.
On this trip I brought along the 60mm Macro from Tamron - and in Singapore I kicked off a series of food photography. I fitted it to my Nikon D3s and headed out to get some ‘natural light macros’ - little did I know
They have warning signs for everything - including not to eat Durians in the trains…
I flew into Changi Airport around 6pm on Friday night, such a huge airport! I have only been to Singapore once before, and that was for less than 24 hours. I was really looking forward to getting out and seeing the sights.
I was lucky to be able to stay with local friends, so we headed into their place on Club Street Chinatown - a great and central location.
I had heard about the Singapore daily downpour of rain, but thought it may be a bit of an urban legend. This was proven true however, on the first day. And the second and the third! My one stopover previously was from around 4pm until midday the following day - just managed to miss the early afternoon storm.
I made a series of videos whilst in Singapore. Two are live now - one detailing what gear I have brought along for the trip, and another a walk through of the fabulous Red Dot Museum. Check them out, and see you again soon - I will be updating the blog regularly.
Hello and welcome to my new blog.
I am kicking this off primarily to document my overseas trip to Singapore and Hong Kong - but I may keep updating this in the future to give you some insight and extra images from shoots.
At this stage I am not sure that I will interact through this channel (2 websites, 2 facebook pages, youtube and flickr already keep me pretty busy) - probably best to post any questions or comments you have on youtube or the Facebook group.