This week on The Digital Story photography podcast: Pentax's crazy K-3 DSLR, The Nimble Photographer lives, Easy hair light for portraits - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
Story #1 - The Impressive Pentax K-3 DSLR ($1,295) brings new innovation to the DSLR world. At the top of the feature list is the anti-aliasing simulator that applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the subpixel level during image exposure, generating the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical anti-aliasing filter. And it's adjustable. Plus you get:
- Brand-new sensor with approximately 24 effective megapixels and a new imaging engine
- AF module with 27 auto focus points
- High-speed continuous shooting with a maximum speed of approximately 8.3 images per second
- In-body image stabilization
- 3.2-inch LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots
- Dustproof, weather-resistant body construction perfect for outdoor shooting
- Dual SD card slots for memory card flexibility
- USB 3.0 interface
What don't you get? There's no built-in WiFi and the LCD does not have touchscreen capability.
Story #2 - The Nimble Photographer Lives! What started as a fun idea into 2010 has now become a full-blown website and community. Today is the debut of thenimblephotographer.com.
The site features a Journal with comments, a store for Nimble photographer gear, Walkabout for photo sharing, Fit Kits to take you inside the nimble photographer camera bag configurations, and believe it or not, more. I tell you all about it in the second segment of today's show.
Story #3 - Easy Hair Light for Portraits - Adding a highlight to the hair gives that professional touch to portraits. But controlling the amount of light is not always easy. After lots of experimentation with just about every technique available, I have settled on a handy variable controlled LED light for hair lights. You can see an example of this technique here. I explain in the third segment of today's show.
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