MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios

Q&A: When Is Enough, Enough?

Written by: Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt Question: One of our followers asks, “When shooting long exposure images of waterfalls, how do I know when the exposure time is just right?” Introduction: This question could be interpreted more than one way. Are we thinking about “exposure time as the right amount of light?”, or are […]

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MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios, The Daily Photo- Tim Neumann

Tim’s Daily Photo #142- River Bend

Tim’s Daily Photo #142 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios River Bend The new riverfront greenway project is finally showing some signs of grass growth and overall Spring colors. Not the ideal night for taking pictures, as the clouds were a little flat, got this image on a recent Central Ohio Photographic Society outing. ISO 400 ­ 480” […]

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MPEX Experience, The Daily Photo- Tim Neumann

Tim’s Daily Photo #138- Channeled

Tim’s Daily Photo #138 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios Channeled I was really drawn to the channel that this water was going through and tried to capture its lines and confines. ISO 200 ­ 180” @ f/16 ­at 61mm For me this image was about two things; One, getting the frame to reflect the channel that I […]

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MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios, The Daily Photo- Tim Neumann

Tim’s Daily Photo #137- Layer Cake

The Daily Photo #137by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Layer Cake Once you begin to really think about it, there are literally limitless numbers of perspectives available on shooting a single waterfall. Another image from the Ricketts Glenn Long Exposure Waterfall Workshop. ISO 250 ­ 180” @ f/16 ­at 70mm In taking this image I was thinking about a few things… […]

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MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios, The Daily Photo- Tim Neumann

Tim’s Daily Photo #89- Bend

The Daily Photo #89 by Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com Bend Waterfalls are always fascinating to me and Great Falls National Park is no exception. Isolated this view on my last visit. ISO 200 ­ 120” (2 min) @ f/16 ­ 125mm In this image, I have really just isolated a section of the waterfall that I found visually compelling. In […]

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MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

TJ’s Daily Photo #24- Powerline

The Daily Photo #24-January 24th, 2016 Powerline Photography can be pretty good at showing you the way something looked at a certain time. Not perfect, but pretty good. Photography can also show the way we felt about a subject at a particular time or how how we thought something should look. For these, and other reasons, most photographs […]

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MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

TJ’s Daily Photo #22- The Empire Hotel

The Daily Photo #22- January 2nd, 2016 The Empire Hotel This shot is from a series of photos taken  in Secauacus, New Jersey. On the road at a trade show, we stayed in a hotel that had a large amount of halogen bulbs reflecting light off of its own off-white facade. It was amazing how the hotel was essentially […]

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MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

The Daily Photo #4- 34 Years

  TDP #4, January 4th, 2016. 34 Years. We were doing some test shots around midnight, as it turned to my birthday, January 4th. This sort of represented to me the shedding the last year, both 2015 and my own 33rd year. It was achieved by using a long exposure of 3.2 seconds, and using a […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

The Magically Awesome Canon 7D Mark II

The Canon 7D Mark II is the optimal APS-C DSLR on the market. It’s 65 all cross-type autofocus sensor makes the camera perfect for shooting video. Not only does it have the autofocus technology, it also boasts a frame rate of up to 60 fps shooting 1080p video in either MP4 or MOV. With the […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

Forget All That Noise! Shooting Stills with the Sony A7s

  The first mirrorless cameras had a tough time competing. It was the birth of EVF’s (electronic viewfinders), the cameras had small-ish sensors, most had slower autofocus performance and of course, they were smaller. Some scoffed at the idea of carrying around a  “toy” instead of their “Pro DSLR”. Fast forward to today, and Panasonic, Olympus, and Fuji are […]

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