You guys might find this funny and appreciate it. Both Lee and I are heavy Nikon Shooters (all fstoppers videos are shot on D300s cameras). But we wanted to make a point that it is not about the camera as much as the concept, execution, lighting, idea, etc. Hope you guys enjoy this fun little video we made
Nikon shooter changes to iPhone for fashion shoot(13 posts) (7 voices)
Sweet! Great Videos.
I hate going to your fstoppers website though. Everytime I am there I spend hours watching all the videos. I never get anything done damn it! It's too addicting lol.
Keep up the great job!!
In related news anybody wanna buy some great condition Nikon equipment?
Just be happy you aren't wasting even more hours filming, editing, and posting. These sites are tough to run sometimes
Yeah there are lots of commercials shot on iphone4's popping up on the internet.
Here's my favorite
And to keep this thread relevant to a Nikon forum - Why do people think Apple is brilliant for putting 720p in a mobile phone and are excited to shoot entire commercials with it. Yet all we hear here is the constant whining about Nikon not having "real" 1080 HD video and how 720 is totally useless for "real" "movie" making.
Well, I thing because it is the first smart phone that records 720p and it is a an IPhone, which at the moment it the most desired phone on the world and a lot of people want to have all their gadgets in one unit. It was expected that when is going to come out is going to spark a lot of people to shot video.
Remember Nike a lot of people a seeking attention so who is the first one to publish a video their going to get attention.
I remember when D90 came around it was revolution, a lot of people started posted videos showing the quality and image that produced the D90. Some people even posted workarounds regarding the ISO and SS.
But that was short lived because Canon emerged with the 5Dm2 new firmware, which fixed the auto exposure and promising that they are working on a new firmware for 24 and 25 fps.
In fairness if Nikon offered the manual firmware right at beginning when people asked for it Nikon would of been a big competitor even on the video mode despite that it lacked the 1080p. What people were pissed off, including me was the fact that Nikon ignored that the manual exposure for video was very important.
A lot of people couldn't afford the D3s which finally Nikon had fixed the manual exposure but buy that time Canon had introduced the 7D with all video goodies so people shifted toward Canon.
At the end I think the whole Iphone story is to show to us that it's not about the camera bout how you us it. Obviously with digital who ever offers better condition people are going to go with it.
very nice video, but i think he missed a very important part: lighting.
not everyone can afford the pro-level light equipment.
True Fedora, but still you don't need that much lighting to produce something interesting as that. A talented photographer or a camera operator can produce miricales only with
few invented lights.
I think the whole point of that video is to show us that you don't need to have a top of
the range camera to produce something interesting. It is the story that matters even if it a
model photo shoot.
What i really want is to learn how to edit fashion high profile shots that he did on the iphone 4.
We have not shot on the iPhone 4 yet. I got my new phone in just after we recorded this video.
As for lighting, I believe great lighting and interesting subject matter is ALL that matters when making a good photo. We used constant lights as opposed to strobes so all of this could have been done with bedsheets and lightbulbs. In fact, the two lights we bought from lowes were much much more powerful than the modeling lamp in the dynalite head. We didn't want to come off as complete novices since so many people would probably watch this but it could have been done with a budget of $700 which is nothing. The phone alone can cost that much.
Welcome Patrick! hope you guys drop in regularly. . Nice video. Learned some tips from it re lighting. I don't really do fashion/glamour. Had a go but I find it not compatible with what I enjoy most about photography.. Still had fun with models and MUAs and lights. Yes you dont really need lots of equipment. a nice big window and some reflectors (Styrofoam) can do wonders.
Hope to see some pictures in our PAD too.
yeah I try to drop in from time to time. I'm on the front page everyday haha. Can't wait for the next batch of cameras mainly for video. I'm pretty happy with where they are on the film side (although i would KILL for a nikon approved RAW plugin for lightroom).
We will have some more fun stuff coming up. On friday we are working with one of the biggest bands in the world; so that should be exciting.
What type of photography do you do?
My main interest in photography is as a hobby where I de stress. so I mostly enjoy macro and nature and scenery after a nice hike or drive. with photography I find that I am in an introspective mood and its a bit of a "surprise" when the subject needs to be directed and talked to :-) and showed the photos.. bugs or slugs don't usually want to see their photos.. LOL!
Still, lighting applies to many subjects.
and I do enjoy taking portraits and street which I found to be quite different from fashion/glamour. in that you are telling a story about the real person. while fashion/glamour is more about fantasy.
cool. We'll we need to do a macro shoot soon. I've learned a lot from the little bit of macro work I have to do at weddings.
And I always kind of look down on glamour photography. I am like you, I prefer having a real character in front of my camera not some hot girl who I try to make even hotter...although that isn't a bad situation but the photos are never as long lasting in the port.
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