You take amazing pictures, you must have a great camera!Can't you just edit that out?Hey, can you take a pic real quick?Those are great, now you can take all our event photos!I didn't bring a camera because I can get all your photos!My cell phone has more megapixels than yours!I'll give you free exposure (instead of payment)!When are these going to be on Facebook?Let me take … [Read more...] about Ten things you shouldn’t say to a photographer!
Panasonic Lumix GH5 Three years after starting my photography and videography journey, I bought a Panasonic Lumix GH5. I got a phenomenal bargain in near-perfect condition from a friend. He added extras that made the deal even sweeter. These days, there's many people that want to get into cinematic videos and GH5 happens to be one of those ideal cameras people lust over. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy a GH5 (get a G85 instead)
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly Background I've been shooting birds locally at the Colleyville Nature Center for the past year. I use my Canon 7D Mark II with Sigma 150-600. Sometimes I get there and there's hardly any birds around. So then I resort to shooting the next best thing… and that's dragonflies! So this recent obsession led me to attempt to capture the best dragonfly … [Read more...] about Dragonflies and Sensors: The Quest for Image Quality (Canon vs. Panasonic)
The problem DaVinci Resolve (free version) can't load 4:2:2 10-bit files. You'll need the Studio version if you want to skip this hassle. The search begins After searching both Google and YouTube, I came across this video from GuyWithCamera that converted the files into ProRes. He later modified the script to also creates proxies. For the full video, see … [Read more...] about How to load GH5 4:2:2 files into DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere
My photography and video journey started in 2017, with my first mirrorless camera, the Panasonic Lumix G7. I bought it with the intention of making short-films and other videos. Shortly after, I realized I'd much rather spend time with my kids so the filming took a back seat and OpenFilmmaker was created. With the current quarantine situation, what better to do than reflect … [Read more...] about Cameras on a Budget in 2020
Buying my first camera was such an excitement-filled event. The last thing on my mind was how I was actually going to learn to use it. I figured I'd wing it since I didn't have a mentor, adequate training or prior experience. I just knew photography was something I wanted to do.Fast-forward a few years and I've grown as a photographer. I won "Photographer of the Year" in a … [Read more...] about Ten Things I Learned About Photography