Thursday, 23 December 2010

Japan By Dom Bower

I lived in Japan for a year and had a great time, Would recommend it to anyone and everyone, but not so great for a short holiday.  In 2010 Kim and I went back for a 3 week holiday to see all our friends back there.  Here are all the videos from the trip, some music ones as well.

I have also added all the videos made from the first year that we were there.









more after the break

Xmas film riot

I totally love these guys. great info, fantastic advertising, and funny as you like.

here is there christmas special for 2010

Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Flash photography tips (all the basics)

Lots of videos here and after the break  (flash and Shutterspeed, Aperture, Iso and White balance)













Circular Polarisers (and quantum physics!)

Circular Polarisers (or polarizers if your American) are great for getting more saturation in your sky and taking some reflections off of things such as puddles, and cars and wet roads.

They do also take out a stop or 2 of light entering the camera.

But here is a good way to show how you can test your CirPol to see if it is good!.




After the break here is a video that kinda explains how it works







































My new photography book. click below

All cameras are racist!




Digital cameras and their metering modes are always looking for  a gray area, they dont want things to be too bright or too dark.  that is why when shooting in snow you have to give positive compensation as it is trying to make all the beautiful white snow … Gray!

The same is true for skin tones as well.


  • When shooting people with very Fair skin you will likely have to give a bit of Positive Exposure or flash Compensation 



  • whens shooting people with very Dark skin you will likely have to give a bit of Negative Exposure or Flash Compensation




Monday, 20 December 2010

Sumo



Its an old video of mine but you got to love the intro!




Thursday, 16 December 2010

Point and Destroy (photography related clothing)



Do not look at the site or tshirts if you are under 18 years old
you have been warned

The link for UK photographers check out

http://www.zazzle.co.uk/sportinwaves
Point and destroy


For the US buyers click below
http://www.zazzle.com/sportinwaves



See more personalized gifts from Zazzle.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Hague Steady Cam, motion-cam stabilizer

Steadicams are expensive as chuff!



Here was my attempt of a free steadycam, way back when I was living in japan



a steadicam is not all gyroscopes and magic but acutally just good counter balance.  you can make a free version just buy attaching your camera to your tripod and holding it in the correct location

More details after the break

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

OMG! EXTREME MACRO



Ok what happens when you put a nikon 105mm f2.8 macro lens on a canon 550d which has a cropped sensor of 1.6, You get a very interesting close up video.

But what happens when you then go for the MOVIE CROPPED MODE where it uses only the central 640 x 480 pixels? you get an extra 7 times zoom.

check this video.
no in camera cropping or moving of the lens and this is how close you can get with this combo!

When you add up all the cropping you get an equivalant focal length of 1176mm!  eye ball photography here I come!



    






Sunday, 12 December 2010

Canon 70-200mm lens options

All you lucky Canon shooters have a choice of 4 different 70-200mm professional lenses



links after the break


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Nikon SB-800 review (everything you will want to know)

The Nikon sb-800 used to be the top flash from Nikon (now over taken by the sb-900)




Lots more after the jump

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Orbis ring flash Model shoot with Gamma Ray Dali



This shoot was for the Modelling Portfolio for the Model Gamma Ray Dali, Needing 7 different looking shots, with different outfits, positions and locations and also styles of photography.



Examples of the 7 photos used after the break


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cancer Project (warning you will cry)

Hello Everyone, I am working on a book about people's experiences with Cancer 

The Initial request came from the fact that I had a lot of subscribers on youtube and I wanted to use this for a good cause.




 I have now set myself a challenge and a donation page for my charity trek I am going to set out on.
pelease visit
https://www.justgiving.com/DomBower




Here is the latest stories I have recieved