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.

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.

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.

CamRanger Review – Night Shots

In this fifth installment of my CamRanger review, I’ll be discussing its use for night photography. The setup for this is the same as for everything else, tripod, iPad and camera. After my experience with this device for other types of shots, I had high hopes going into this. I was really looking forward to…

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 – Focus Stacks

The next topic I wanted to cover is something that I think a tethering product like the CamRanger should really be able to help with and that topic is Focus Stacks. Just as a brief description, these stacks essentially take many images (2 -over one hundred) with a shallow DOF and treats them as cross…

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 – Focus/DOF/HDR

In this part, let’s go a little deeper into a few areas. Focus Control – When it came to using the app to set the focal point, I had mixed results. To use this function, you will need to leave your lens on autofocus but switch to manual focus within the CamRanger app. There were…

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 – Liveview

With this part, I want to touch on how I use the Liveview function with the app. Ultimately, it has the same functionality as using it directly on your camera but because it’s on your device it’s so much easier to use. Why is this? Because of 3 key factors. First, you can sit, or…

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 – Introduction

A week ago, I was lent a CamRanger. This is a cool little device that you attach to your camera and it allows you to control the camera through your cell phone or tablet. You can actually adjust most of the functions which is pretty awesome. But even better, you can download and review each…

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.