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…

A Foray into Street Photography

As I’ve stated in previous posts, I mainly focus on macro, nature and some travel photography. One of the reasons for this is that I find it uncomfortable to take pictures of people. Making someone the center of attention and then recording that experience through my pictures hasn’t been the most appealing of prospects. With…

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…

Taj Mahal secret stairs

This was one more of those things that we wouldn’t have seen if we didn’t have our guide, Saeed. As we were getting ready to leave the Taj Mahal, he took us over to this little side area. It was within sight of the exit and left to our own devices we would have made…

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…

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…

Columbine Flower

I took this picture in Battery Park City. I take a lot of my flower shots there mostly because I live there and also because they plant such a wide variety of flowers around the parks. But this trip wasn’t really about capturing specific flowers, it was about testing out a new piece of kit…

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…

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…

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…