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    the new D300o While still inheriting standard features from the D300s the D300o now brings a whole new revolutionary dimension to photographers of all kinds The D300o is essentially an open source modification of the original D300s with some additional compliments to the physical body itself It is designed to give photographers the ability to do anything the camera is capable of And yes the firmware can be completely modified But first lets look at the actual body itself 0 To start things off the camera s low quality monorail microphone has now been replaced with a new High Fidelity Stereo microphone Looking at the side of the body reveals several additional ports including Microphone Input Headphone Output A V Input A V Output 1 There is now a visible peak meter in live view mode that measures the dB of the microphone input in order to prevent clipping 2 Shutter speed Aperture and ISO are now fully adjustable in movie mode Each adjustment now effects footage accordingly 3 There is now a Live Histogram in live view mode 4 In addition to the new live view features there is now an option that allows the AF Assist lamp to always be on This is useful when working in dark situations A new advanced option allows all values in the Nikon D300o Shutter speed ISO Aperture frames per second self timer image size etc can be adjusted as user defined values The image on the left demonstrates the user setting the Aperture to 2 076 Of course adjusting the f stop is dependent on what lens you are using The camera s metering system is now enabled to take photographs beyond 30 seconds It s a value that can be adjusted inside the Exposure Limit feature in the menu For all you long exposure fans this is a must have In this example I ve set the shutter speed to 7 minutes and 45 seconds And last but not least OPEN SOURCE MODE This lets the user switch from the predefined factory settings to the fully customizable firmware If errors occur in the open source mode the mode can be easily reset modified or simply switched off The camera ships with the open source mode off by default Now that open source is finally here new programs and features can be created There are new applications being developed every week Users can download the applications for free or purchase them from the new Nikon App Store Some of applications I ve been enjoying are the following HDRaw This is an application that records 12 bit video of a single exposure being processed in real time Instead of bracketing images one at a time HDRaw simply takes one long exposure and compiles the frames together in a high definition video file The file can then be tone mapped and saved as a NEF or JPG later on the computer 3 D SLR This program enables the user to hook up two

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    your in a highschool photography class this will totally flip people out Most if not everyone will not know how you did it At least that s how it was when I did it in highschool The Maglight Solitaire Flashlight is a neat little light that enables the head to be taken off so it can be in candle mode This is great for physiograms and also any kind of light painting You will definitely have an advantage when using it You can easily change the colors later inside of Photoshop or some other picture editing program by adjusting the Hue Saturation and or by creating a new layer with the blend mode set to Color and then paint on that layer using a color brush Tweet Tagged as abstract bulb mode digital photography examples flashlight fun geometry glow guide light light painting long exposure maglight photography physiogram physiography spiral trick tutorial walkthrough 8 Comments 5 Sep 09 2 Photographing Long Exposures of Sparklers Tutorial Tweet Here is a how to tutorial on long exposure photography with sparklers I also show you how to make perfectly symmetrical psychedelic patterns just by using your DSLR Adobe Photoshop and sparks from your fireworks in part II of the tutorial Make sure to pick up your fireworks the day AFTER Independence Day because they are usually on sale Tweet Tagged as abstract colorful experimental fire fireworks flexify flexify 2 fun long exposure night photography photoshop pictures psychedelic rainbow sparklers sparks tut tutorial 2 Comments Recommendations Entries Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2013 Photography Masterclass is Now Online High Speed Powder Photography Tutorial Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial Open Source DSLR Announced D800o April Fools Multiple Exposure Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2012 Hybrid Image Optical Illusion Photoshop Tutorial Snow

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    at a mirror with the light source above the mirror This way you would capture the reflection and you would be able to see through your viewfinder I like using a wide angle lens and just putting my camera on the ground and taking the shot however If your in a highschool photography class this will totally flip people out Most if not everyone will not know how you did it At least that s how it was when I did it in highschool The Maglight Solitaire Flashlight is a neat little light that enables the head to be taken off so it can be in candle mode This is great for physiograms and also any kind of light painting You will definitely have an advantage when using it You can easily change the colors later inside of Photoshop or some other picture editing program by adjusting the Hue Saturation and or by creating a new layer with the blend mode set to Color and then paint on that layer using a color brush Tweet Tagged as abstract bulb mode digital photography examples flashlight fun geometry glow guide light light painting long exposure maglight photography physiogram physiography spiral trick tutorial walkthrough 8 Comments Recommendations Entries Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2013 Photography Masterclass is Now Online High Speed Powder Photography Tutorial Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial Open Source DSLR Announced D800o April Fools Multiple Exposure Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2012 Hybrid Image Optical Illusion Photoshop Tutorial Snow Photography and Special Effects DSLR Tutorial DSLR Basics Stops and Metering A Room Filled with an Obnoxious Amount of Money My Photography Best of 2011 Trick Photography and Special Effects 2 0 Now Online High Speed Photography with Splashes Flashes and a Fish Tank Photography Tutorial Photoshop CS5

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    special effects star filter trick photography tutorial video walkthrough xmas lights zoom 9 Comments 29 Jan 10 8 How To Create Physiogram Long Exposure Photographs Tweet A physiogram is a single long exposure of a flashlight spinning around on a string that is tied to a ceiling You heard me simply find a way to attach your flashlight to a string or shoelace or something then put your camera on the ground with the widest angle you can get after getting the light in focus then switching the focus off turn out the light turn on the flashlight give it a good push then take a long exposure of the physiogram You can also achieve different kinds of effects by zooming in and out or focusing in and out while the exposure is taking place You can also use different colored lights and blend them later in Photoshop When you take the photo I recommend using a 30 second the maximum shutter time on most DSLR cameras unfortunately exposure or if you have a BULB mode on your camera you can use that Examples of Physiography This last image was manipulated later on a computer You could theoretically create a physiogram with a sparkler too Yep a firework SPARKLER How awesome would that be I haven t done it before however the idea would be to put your camera on the ground facing upwards underneath some protective glass Tie the sparkler to a tree branch weight it down somehow and take the shot the same way you would take a regular physiogram You could also use a tripod pointing down at a mirror with the light source above the mirror This way you would capture the reflection and you would be able to see through your viewfinder I like using a wide angle lens and just putting my camera on the ground and taking the shot however If your in a highschool photography class this will totally flip people out Most if not everyone will not know how you did it At least that s how it was when I did it in highschool The Maglight Solitaire Flashlight is a neat little light that enables the head to be taken off so it can be in candle mode This is great for physiograms and also any kind of light painting You will definitely have an advantage when using it You can easily change the colors later inside of Photoshop or some other picture editing program by adjusting the Hue Saturation and or by creating a new layer with the blend mode set to Color and then paint on that layer using a color brush Tweet Tagged as abstract bulb mode digital photography examples flashlight fun geometry glow guide light light painting long exposure maglight photography physiogram physiography spiral trick tutorial walkthrough 8 Comments 5 Sep 09 2 Photographing Long Exposures of Sparklers Tutorial Tweet Here is a how to tutorial on long exposure photography with sparklers I also show you

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    article but it has more infrared photo examples that this article doesn t have Tweet Tagged as art blue complete examples experimental filter guide how to hoya r72 infra red infrared landscape nature photography red surreal tutorial video walk through walkthrough white 46 Comments 15 Sep 09 10 The Complete Guide to Creating 360 X 180 Planet Panoramas Tweet The following content is only an excerpt from my Trick Photography and Special Effects eBook If you want all the additional content that has now been reorganized updated and revised you can get the ebook here These are complete immersive panoramic images A complete spherical field of view It s like a 0mm lens You can use software like Hugin I now actually recommend PTGui instead of Hugin to stitch them and Flexify to manipulate them If you want to learn more about what a 360x180 panorama exactly IS head here and read the description If you want to get right into making these things keep reading This article is pretty long so if you want just the jist of things watch this video If you are serious and what to actually execute taking 360x180 panos then watch the video AND read the article By taking 360x180 panoramas and stitching them in certain ways the environments will look like little planets inverted planets or a number of other crazy things It does require some patience but it is definitely worth doing People will be asking you How did you do that every time you show them a 360 stereographic stitch You will need a digital SLR or even a point and shoot camera and a program called Hugin It is also recommended that you have a tripod with a panoramic tripod head and the Flexify Plug in for Photoshop but it isn t required I will talk about all of these in this article Taking hand held 360 panoramas First set your camera to take SMALL JEPGs You CAN take larger jpegs but I wouldn t recommend it until you are successful with your first completed panorama The resolution image size builds up fast when you are taking 360x180 panoramas Take your digital SLR and use the widest angle lens you have Mine is an 18 55mm kit lens set on 18mm Next point the camera to the ground and start taking pictures around you Shoot in vertical orientation Traditionally speaking it is best to use manual mode on your camera with manual focus and this is the method I recommend using but I ve discovered that using Aperture Priority mode or even full Auto mode with automatic focus works too If you are using Automatic Mode I would suggest your camera to be set on matrix metering Once you have the first row done move your camera up and take the next row of pictures making sure that the field of view will overlap by about 25 or more On my camera lens I have to take 4 or 5 rows of pictures with about 12 pictures in each row This comes out to be about 65 total pictures But that is on my specific lens and camera it might be different for yours If you re using a super wide angle fish eye lens you can get the job done by only taking 5 pictures The resolution won t be as large but hey it takes a heck of a lot less time Try to rotate your body around the camera rather than rotating the camera itself it s a good idea to keep the camera in the same spot Once your done taking those pictures you need to point the camera straight up at a 90 degree angle This is called the Zenith Then take another picture straight down at 90 degrees try to move your feet out of the way if possible This is called the Nadir I usually mess up on the zeniths and nadirs and that s fine but the image won t come out looking perfect There will be a little black spot where the zeniths and nadirs are supposed to be You will see what I mean if you didn t take these correctly it s not that big of a deal Now we are ready to stitch them all together on the computer Download a program called Hugin install it then boot that mother up Using Hugin to stitch 360 panoramas Load all of your images into the program Hugin will take a while to process all of your images depending on your computer speed and what size you took the JPEGs at this is why I recommended shooting small JPGs It takes about 10 minutes to process all of the images on my computer so be patient I would recommend closing all other applications you aren t using This will save memory usage which Hugin needs I ve found that if I had too many programs running Hugin would run out of memory and not do its job Once the images are done being processed one of two things will happen Either 1 A dialog box will appear saying that it couldn t stitch some images together and you need to manually fix them or 2 a preview window will pop up showing your panorama If the former happens you will need to add points on the images that are in the same spot on each photograph Hugin will tell you what images need this If it isn t possible to add points this usually happens with the zenith or nadir just delete the images and then re align the pano Now go to the top and click Preview Here is your image If you want it to look like a planet select stereographic from the drop down box Then when you are looking at the preview left click on the spot where you were standing to take the photograph This will morph the image into a sphere at that specific

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    place You will end up with really techy yet beautiful abstract photographs that you can use in backgrounds for Photoshop projects or the like Put your camera on a tripod and zoom in while the exposure is taking place If you have a higher end DSLR I m using a Nikon D300s there may be a Multiple Exposure function somewhere in the camera s menu I like to set it to ten and then take several exposures each shot at a different focal length Tweet Tagged as artistic photography ideas camera Christmas Christmas tree lights creative photography ideas cross filter dslr fun holiday instructional lights long exposure multiple exposures nikon photography photography effects photography tutorial psychedelic special effects star filter trick photography tutorial video walkthrough xmas lights zoom 9 Comments 29 Jan 10 8 How To Create Physiogram Long Exposure Photographs Tweet A physiogram is a single long exposure of a flashlight spinning around on a string that is tied to a ceiling You heard me simply find a way to attach your flashlight to a string or shoelace or something then put your camera on the ground with the widest angle you can get after getting the light in focus then switching the focus off turn out the light turn on the flashlight give it a good push then take a long exposure of the physiogram You can also achieve different kinds of effects by zooming in and out or focusing in and out while the exposure is taking place You can also use different colored lights and blend them later in Photoshop When you take the photo I recommend using a 30 second the maximum shutter time on most DSLR cameras unfortunately exposure or if you have a BULB mode on your camera you can use that Examples of Physiography This last image was manipulated later on a computer You could theoretically create a physiogram with a sparkler too Yep a firework SPARKLER How awesome would that be I haven t done it before however the idea would be to put your camera on the ground facing upwards underneath some protective glass Tie the sparkler to a tree branch weight it down somehow and take the shot the same way you would take a regular physiogram You could also use a tripod pointing down at a mirror with the light source above the mirror This way you would capture the reflection and you would be able to see through your viewfinder I like using a wide angle lens and just putting my camera on the ground and taking the shot however If your in a highschool photography class this will totally flip people out Most if not everyone will not know how you did it At least that s how it was when I did it in highschool The Maglight Solitaire Flashlight is a neat little light that enables the head to be taken off so it can be in candle mode This is great for physiograms and

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    Groups for your camera model join the group look around to see if your question already has been answered and if it hasn t ask Expect to get an answer within the first 10 120 minutes Camera Settings for Star Trails Photos Now that we have all the options out of the way let s just simply look at what settings we need to do when we are actually outside with our camera and tripod Depending on the weather your lens could possibly fog up completely In order to prevent this wrap some hand warmers around your lens with a rubber band or get a miniature fan to constantly blow wind onto your lens These things might not be necessary it all depends on how cold and humid it is Focusing Set your camera to manual focus and focus out into infinity Your camera won t be able to use Autofocus in these dark conditions Take a test shot to make sure your stars are sharp Exposure Time and ISO Now let s calculate the exposure If you are using one big long exposure and you re not combining a bunch of 30 second exposures take one 30 second exposure at ISO 1600 If it looks well exposed just take that 30 seconds and multiply it by 16 If you are using ISO 3200 multiply the shutter speed you used by 32 instead The number you get after multiplying the shutter speed you used for the test shot by the ISO you used for the test shot will tell you the shutter speed in seconds you will need to use when shooting at ISO 100 which is probably what you want to use when taking the actual shot Using ISO 200 should be fine when using that same exposure time too it will be a little brighter If you are taking a bunch of 30 second exposures and then combining them on the computer you don t need to do this because all of your frames are going to be 30 seconds Aperture What should the aperture be when shooting star trails It doesn t matter I usually use F3 5 on my 18 55mm lens White Balance Using anything other than AUTO WB will ensure a constant WB in each frame You ll need to do this if you are combining frames If you are doing one huge long exposure then it is okay to use Auto WB Using a Tungsten White Balance will make the sky a beautiful purple color Combining Multiple Star Trail Exposures Together If you ended up taking a bunch of exposures download the Startrails de program and run it it is pretty self explanatory so I won t go into detail here When you load your photos into that the Startrails de program will combine all of them nicely If you want to do this in Photoshop instead there is a special Photoshop Action available You can also do this in Photoshop by going

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    colorful rainbow effect After you see the rainbow effect appear on the CD in your viewfinder or in Live View mode get out of live view mode go back to smaller aperture you were using before and then take yo picture Video Tweet Tagged as artistic cd color colorful creative flickr instructional light painting long exposure maglite photo photography rainbow reflective surface tutorial video water water drops 17 Comments 2 Mar 11 7 Photoelasticity Birefringence Photography Tutorial Tweet Photoelasticity Birefringence is a visual phenomenon that occurs when placing transparent plastic between polarizing material The effect shows the stress contained in the plastic In order to take pictures like this you will need to place a hard transparent plastic object between two polarizers Make sure your object is backlit as well Fortunately LCD computer monitors are backlit AND have a linear polarizing material in front of the backlight so this takes care of everything If you go this route all you need to do is find some cool looking plastic and stick a polarizer filter on your lens and you are set to go If you don t want to use a laptop computer screen or just want to to get rid of the ugly RGB pixels use a light table with polarizing paper on top of it instead You ll also want a polarizing filter to place on your lens This can be circular or linear it doesn t matter Things that work well are cheap transparent plastic cups forks spoons and knifes Prisms plastic wrap and cheap packaging material work good as well Things that unfortunately don t work are water glass and anything that isn t a transparent plastic crystals might be the only exception although this is unconfirmed Water can sometimes look okay looking but not nearly as cool as plastic Additional Resources http en wikipedia org wiki Photoelasticity http en wikipedia org wiki Birefringence Tweet Tagged as Birefringence clear colorful filter how to Photoelasticity photography Polarizer polarizing psychedelic rainbow stressed plastic transparent tutorial 7 Comments 16 Dec 10 10 Bokeh Photography Tutorial Tweet In order to capture great bokeh shots you will need to set the aperture of your lens to as shallow as it can go Use a 50mm f1 8 a 70 200mm f2 8 or if you don t have those you can still probably use the 18 55mm kit lens that came with your camera just make sure to zoom in all the way and set the aperture to as low as it can go f5 6 in most cases Because we are working in low light situations it is a very good idea to have the camera on a tripod to rid camera shake You can light your subject up with a lamp In the video I used regular incandescent tungsten light bulbs in the background and lit my subject up with a near incandescent modeling lamp as well If you are a strobist you can use an external flash to

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