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Sensor Plane Podcast #14: Choosing the best lens

As mentioned in my earlier article, the best lens is the one that fits your needs. Sometimes that means having the best optics and fastest aperture, but other times other factors can trump pure optical quality. In today’s episode I take a look at some of the Nikon lenses in my kit and discuss how often I use them.

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Rotorpixel Gimbal on the DJI Phantom 2 Vision

I just received and installed the Rotorpixel 2-axis gimbal for my DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It was fairly straightforward to install, and it really smooths out the video. Unfortunately, I’m stuck inside today with 30 mph wind gusts, so no flying yet. I’ll have a follow-up report once I can test it all out in flight. In the meantime, I did put some video in the clip above from the Phantom 2 Vision with the gimbal installed.

The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast #6

Episode #6: What to do when the light ain’t right

As photographers, we quickly learn to recognize the differences in lighting conditions. We all seek to shoot things in what we call “good light.” But what is good light, anyway? We’ve certainly heard of golden hour and blue hour, and you probably know that overcast skies and midday light aren’t always ideal. In today’s segment of The Sensor Plane, I’ll discuss some common lighting challenges and how to deal with them in the field.

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The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast: Episode #2

Use creative white balance to set the mood in your images.
Use white balance to set the mood in your images.

Today on the Sensor Plane I want to talk a little about an oft-overlooked creative tool: white balance. You can use the camera white balance setting to change the mood and feel of your images both directly in camera or in post. While it’s important to get proper white balance in your shots, remember that if you shoot in RAW it’s very easy to adjust after the fact.

The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast with Jason Odell

Episode 2: Creative White Balance

Download an audio-only version of The Sensor Plane Episode #2 here.

The Sensor Plane Photography Podcast: Episode #1

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Welcome to my latest project, a video blog called The Sensor Plane. In digital photography, the sensor plane is where light rays interact with technology. Starting today, I’ll be hosting a regular segment where I’ll talk about the technical and creative sides of digital photography.

In today’s episode, I’ll start off with a review of the two Nikon 70-200mm zoom lenses:

Here my thoughts on the practical aspects of these lenses in the video episode below. If you have suggestions for future topics, please feel free to leave a comment!

Update Jan. 7, 2014

Some viewers have requested an audio-only version of the episode. I’ve posted a MP3 version here: Sensor Plane #1 (Audio Only)