I have captured photos of stars above distant thunderstorms before, but I never imagined I would be able to capture the Milky Way above a nearby thunderstorm. While out storm chasing in Eastern Montana on June 4, 2018, that’s exactly what happened.
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Nobody can throw a spectacular light show like nature can. Timelapse photographer Ron Risman is well aware of this, so he chased a storm to create a magnificent timelapse of thunderstorm raging over a field in Kansas. He shot it in 4K and combined it with epic music (reminds me of music from Warcraft). As a result, he got spectacular thunderstorms striking at the beat of the song. It’s amazing for both watching and listening. Take your earphones, play the video, and enjoy!
The name Mike Olbinski has become fairly synonymous with with amazing weather timelapse films. And he’s kicked 2017 off to an amazing start with Pulse, a 4K black & white timelapses showing some absolutely incredible storms and tornadoes.
We’re so used to seeing these things full of vibrant colour, that black & white often looks quite dull by comparison. Pulse, however, is beautifully processed, adding nothing but drama and a heightened sense of nature’s overwhelming power.
G-technology is no stranger to mass storage. The company is leading the market when it come to high performance storage for creative people. The G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt is one of those storage devices. It’s has everything you’d expect from a device aimed at creative professionals and also those who see themselves as such; It’s extremely well built, looks “pro” and works as it should – fantastically. (I guess you can tell where this review is going to go… we love it!)[Read More…]
It looks like Fujifilm takes weather sealing of its lenses very seriously. Steve Boykin of 35mmc recently lost a Fuji XF 23mm f/2 lens during a hike in the wilderness, firmly believing that he’d never find it. However, he did find it four months later, which is pretty incredible on its own. But what’s even more unbelievable that the lens is almost intact and it still works perfectly fine!
I am quite fascinated by both thunderstorms and photos from an airplane. But what about taking a photo of a rare weather phenomenon straight from the cockpit? This is exactly what Swiss pilot and photographer Sales Wick did while en route to Brazil. He captured pretty rare St. Elmo’s fire and it looks like the airplane is engulfed in it. The photo is impressive and scary at the same time, and I just had to contact Sales and find out more about it! He kindly shared the photo with DIYP, as well as some details on how it was taken.
The demands placed on portable storage are higher now than they ever were, especially for creatives working in photo and video. We need larger capacities and faster speeds to be able to keep up with those huge raw files and 4K and larger footage. Glyph’s new Atom Pro SSD claims to be the fastest portable SSD out there, offering sustained read and write speeds of 2,800MB/sec and 2,600MB/sec respectively.
We caught up with Glyph at IBC 2019 to find out more about the Atom Pro, and some of the other storage products they were showing off.
With the many tradeshows we cover, a constant question that comes up is what gear we are using to cover each show and why. Some of the gear has been with us for a long time and some of it changes as we go. For now, though, this is the optimal setup we use to cover tradeshows.
Starting with probably what is our first decision when we plan our coverage is the camera. We have grown quite fond of the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (or BMPCC4K). The footage quality is great and the low light performance are fantastic, especially when it comes to shooting on the tradeshow floor were light can be pretty unpredictable.
I was hired for this project in November of 2018 by Dovetail to capture the St. Louis Gateway Arch with a drone. We started the paperwork in January of 2019. It began with getting approval from the Gateway Arch National Park. This wasn’t too difficult since they were the ones needing the photos and video, but they wouldn’t give the final paperwork until we got airspace approval from the FAA.