Using Shot & More on Samsung S5

I’ve been playing around with the camera on the Samsung S5 and it’s been producing some pretty nice shots. But one of the features I was most interested in was the Shot & More Mode. This mode allows you to apply several effects to a shot, such as Drama Shot, Panning, Eraser, Best Face and…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Phone Backgrounds Are Here

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to announce that we’ve just launched a new feature at Beyond Your Bag. And that is an image gallery that can be used for backgrounds for your phone’s lock screen or home screen. Feel free to take a look, download or even add some of your own to the mix (at…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Walking the Dog

A little while back, in mid-January, we had several days of some incredible fog in NYC. It was so thick I couldn’t even see across the Hudson river to Jersey City let alone the buildings a block away. So it seemed like a good opportunity to go out and take some cool atmospheric shots. It…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

What is it?

As you probably know by now, I like to shoot flowers. They’re beautiful and, as long as no wind is blowing, very willing subjects. So as with any subject, it’s only proper etiquette to know their name. I am, however, embarrassed to say, that I actually know very little about flowers and especially what types…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Sunrise in the Grass

This shot was taken in Hyde Park in London. I left the house relatively early in the morning and this particular morning was quite chilly. As I walked along the paths my breath was visible in the air and the layer of frost on the ground hadn’t started to melt just yet. The park is…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger – Conclusion

The CamRanger has been a lot of fun to test out over the last couple of weeks. As far as tethering goes, I think it does a good job. It’s portable, lightweight, creates its own wi-fi network and most importanly, it’s easy to use. All of which are key to ensuring continued usage. You can…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Give Me Some Sugar

This shot is from my early days with my macro lens. I thinks it’s because of shots like this that I really love macro. The detail that is invisible to the naked eye but captured by the camera is actually almost addictive. You want to keep taking more of these types of shots to see…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Reflections

One of my favorite images came from a bit of luck with the weather and taking an old idea and quite literally flipping it on its head. When I go out to shoot, I often try to think of different ways to capture ordinary scenes. For this shot, there had just been a flash rain…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Nantucket Summer

I was going back through my shots from my trip to Nantucket this summer. With the weather being so dreary and cold, it was incredibly warming and cheering to come across this one. This is taken at Madaket Beach. My wife and I had ridden our bikes to this beach from the main town on…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Moving Subjects

For this installment, I wanted to try the CamRanger out on moving subjects. It’s all well and good when things are stationary in front of the camera but what happens when there’s motion? I tried it out for 3 different scenarios: My cat lying on my bed, a ladybug in a couple of locations and…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.