On the experience of using Canon C300 and C500 cameras when shooting documentaries
At the end of 2013, documentary director Vitaly Mansky and I began working on a picture of North Korea, “In the Sunshine.” Before that, we shot the film “The Trumpet” (2012) with him on the Canon 5D Mark II, and I also participated in the filming of his film “The Book” (2013), which used the Canon 5D Mark III camera.
When we started working on the film “In the Sunshine” it became clear that we had to look for a new camera. The fact is that in this picture Vitaly attached great importance to the expressiveness of the image and the general plans. Continue reading
For a professional who makes a living by taking pictures, a quality camera is all. However, for most people, it makes no sense to spend such an impressive amount. Therefore, even manufacturers from above have to compete in a very narrow niche of budget cameras. With the advent of smartphones, it has become even smaller, forcing them to go on tricks.
That is why today it is so easy to lure an inexperienced lover into traps set by market experts. In the end, few of them understand that buying a camera is the tip of the iceberg. Often a consumer who is lured by a low price buys only a “carcass” from a full-fledged camera. Only with time does it come to the realization that she still needs a full-fledged lens and flash. To avoid this, it is advisable to study the rating of budget cameras. Continue reading
Choosing the optimal system flash for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Fuji cameras.
Everyone who likes to take pictures faced with the situation that in the dark and in dark rooms you have to take pictures with a flash. At the same time, the flash built into the camera gives a flat picture with an overexposed foreground and hard shadows behind the subject.
If you decide to purchase a flash, you have three options for purchase:
No name flash with or without TTL mode
System flash units from well-established Chinese manufacturers.
Branded flash units are fully compatible with their respective cameras, and if you have sufficient means to purchase a branded flash unit, you can dwell on this option. Continue reading