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This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

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Chris & Jordan's first impressions of the Fujifilm X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3's video specs are so impressive that the camera it most makes sense to compare its output to is Panasonic's GH5. With a little help from the DPReviewTV crew in Calgary, we've shot some side-by-side comparisons between these two video powerhouses. We've shot them both at matched exposure settings and approximately matched depth-of-field setting.

How to Create a Slideshow with Photoshop CC

Gary Detonnancourt

Slideshows can easily be created with Adobe Lightroom, however, you can have more options and media choices if you make your slideshows with Photoshop.  I made this set of tutorials to show you how you can use Adobe Photoshop CC to make simple slideshows with just still images or mixed media slideshows that can include animation, video and text.

How to Make a Slideshow in Photoshop CC

Here are some of the important steps in the process along with screenshots.

  • Export Images from Lightroom at 1920 x 1080
  • Photoshop:  Click File>Open
  • Open one image
  • Click Window>Timeline
  • Click create video timeline
  • Click add Media to add more images
  • Drag images around to re-order them
  • Drag the edge of images to change the length of time they will be displayed
  • Add transitions between images
  • Add animations to individual images
  • Add a black background for images that may not be 1920 x 1080
  • Add Sound and adjust sound options
  • Click the hamburger menu on the right side of the timeline > Render video (see video #2 for more information.)

Basic Slideshow with still images only.  Music from Bensound

Enhancing a slideshow with video and text.

Adirondacks slideshow with Text and Video.  Music from Bensound


Brown’s Tract Inlet Sunrise Time-lapse

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On Day 3 of my Adirondack trip I photographed this sunrise time-lapse.  This is also where I learned that I should bring a second camera and tripod when shooting time-lapses because there were a lot of great shots happening behind me that I couldn't shoot because my camera was busy shooting this time-lapse.

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Canon 5D Mark IV Still Images from Video

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In this post, I want to show some still images I've taken from 4K video shot on the Canon 5D Mark IV.  These images are 8.8 megapixel captures and I think they look just as good as still images from the same camera.  I've done this sort of thing with the GH4 and the images look good but I think they are even better from the 5D Mark IV.  These images were captured with Adobe Premiere Pro and no image processing was applied.  Check them out and let me know what you think.

Wildlife Video

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Trustom Pond Wildlife Refuge, RI  You can view this video in HD or 4k.

I've been experimenting with a new lens for my Panasonic GH4, it's the Panasonic 14-140 F/3.5-5.6, and so far I think the lens is a great all-around lens.  It's small, lightweight and sharp, perfect for traveling.  I shot these videos with autofocus which is kind of a no-no in videography but I thought the lens did pretty well with these fast moving ird.  

I've been thinking about doing more wildlife videography and this is like a test video.


Nikon Releases a 360 VR Action Camera

Gary Detonnancourt

This camera looks really cool.  It's an action camera that can show you a 350 field of view.  Watch some of the sample videos and make sure you use the arrows in the upper left hand corner to look around during the video.  I'm not all that active but even I want one.

This movie was recorded and edited using a Nikon action camera KeyMission 360, which is currently under development for pre-announcement at CES in 2016.

This movie was recorded and edited using a Nikon action camera KeyMission 360, which is currently under development for pre-announcement at CES in 2016.

Geoff Tompkinson invented this really cool hyperzooming time lapse effect.

Gary Detonnancourt

Geoff Tompkinson invented this really cool hyperzooming timelapse effect.

HYPERZOOM COMES OF AGE. The beautiful historic town of Hallstatt is a Unesco World Heritage site in Upper Austria. It is visited by many thousands of tourists each year but perhaps none of them get to see it quite like this. As if on the back of an invisible insect we fly around the sites of this wonderful town in one continuous journey passing through buildings to emerge in different parts of the town, finally ending up on the new viewpoint from Rudolfsturm perched high above the ancient town square. Those of you who know Hallstatt, as well as anyone who watches the video carefully, will appreciate that I have applied a little artistic licence to the geometry of the town in order to seamlessly link the locations. The footage was shot over a two day period but the post production, of course, took considerably longer. SEE MORE HYPERZOOM EXAMPLES Sound Design: Slava Pogorelsky Website: Facebook: