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.

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.

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.

Breath Control

One of the things that makes macro shots so beautiful are their shallow depth of field (DOF). There’s just something about that island of sharpness within a a sea of soft focus. But when that focus is on the wrong part of the subject, a great shot turns mediocre at best. And unfortunately, with such…

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.

Vacation Rental Shots Made Easy(er)

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot and when I travel, I stay in a hotel or some sort of vacation rental. Often times, I’d like to document these places but I always have trouble translating what I see to the camera. I even have a relatively wide angle lens (18mm) but it still…

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.

Magic Panoramas

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about a really cool feature of panorama shots on cell phones. The only thing stopping me was my procrastinating to ask someone to pose for me. Well, I finally got off my butt and asked someone. And the results are pretty cool. So what is this…

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.

Cropping (Less is Sometimes More)

Hi again. In this article, I’d like to discuss cropping. When I first started getting serious about photography, I didn’t really think much about cropping. I always figured that what I had shot is what would get printed out. But why does it have to be that way? If we can remove some things from an…

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.

Sharpening – A Double Edged Sword

One of the things I always struggle with in my photos is sharpness. I don’t know if it’s because I wear glasses and haven’t figured out the whole diopter settings thing or maybe I just don’t have steady hands. Either way, I seem to find my images to be less precise than I would like…

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.