review: Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite

review: Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites

In my review of the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, I've already raved about the ease of use of the new speedlite - thanks to a menu system that you can follow without having to decipher it via a manual), but mostly because of the built-in radio control of the flash. This elevates the Canon 600EX-RT  Read more inside...

Alli & Scott – their wedding day – fusion clip

Alli & Scott - their wedding day - fusion clip

The latest Fusion clip where we blend video and stills to give a short form overview of the wedding day, is of Alli & Scott – their wedding day – Temple Israel of Lawrence, NY . They were also the couple in the recent article on photographing the bride & groom's portraits with video light. The Fusion clip  Read more inside...

Lea – moving portrait (short video clip)

Lea - moving portrait - Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II

Canon just released the Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II (vendor), an update to an already highly-regarded lens. I tried this lens out during a photo session with a model, Lea Liu. Instead of just photographs, I decided to shoot video and create a "moving portrait" of her.  Read more inside...

Sydney & Paul – their wedding day – fusion clip

Sydney & Paul - their wedding day - photo & video fusion clip

This idea of blending photographs and video snippets from a wedding, into a fusion clip, still fascinates me. In a 5 to 6 minute clip you're able to give a nicely condensed view of the wedding day. Combining the photos and video in a sensible way that visually makes sense, takes time however.  And  Read more inside...

One Perfect Moment – wedding photography

 

NJ wedding photography

Video & photo fusion is something I've started working with recently. The idea with fusion is to create a vibrant blend of selected photographs with short video sections, to give a 5 or 6 minute overview of the wedding day. As with the previous fusion clips, the HD video sections were shot with the Canon 5D mk II (B&H). It's a  Read more inside...

video tutorial – using LED video light for photography

video tutorial - using LED video light for photography

Regular visitors to the this website will know that I favor video lights for dramatic portraits. The what-you-see-is-what-you-get nature of it, makes it really easy to get interesting light on your subjects. But it does need some finessing in how you position it for portraits. Meeting up with Anelisa, one of my  Read more inside...

my video clip with PocketWizard

using the PocketWizard MiniTT1, FlexTT5 and AC3 during photo sessions

While in Vegas earlier this year during WPPI 2011, PocketWizard recorded a video clip of me while photographing two photo sessions. The first part of the clip shows the sequence while I work with my friends, Natalie and Chris. The final image was a dramatic B&W portrait of the couple, in the  Read more inside...

using the new Nikon D3100 for its video capability

Melissa & Dennis - their wedding day from Neil van Niekerk on Vimeo.

review of the Nikon D3100 video capability

Nikon recently released two very interesting D-SLRs - the Nikon D3100 (B&H) and the Nikon D7000 (B&H). Improving on several of the entry-level Nikon D-SLRs, they also offer HD video capability (1080p at 24 fps), and even does so with  Read more inside...