Here is the third field test of my time lapse dolly. I am finally getting a grip with this machine. This short video is not perfect yet, but I am close. I unfortunately made some miscalculations while setting up my rig. That resulted in an 8 seconds sequences which was a bit short for this test. This is the first test where I put a subject really close to my camera. I used a 14mm lens for this sequence. The movement of the dolly is smooth, but will be better next time.
Digital photography has brought us many multi shot techniques like focus stacking and HDRI. This story is about Focus Stacking, this is a technique that we can use to get a much larger depth of field than we normally get with digital camera's. The most well known is HDRI or High Dynamic Range Imaging. That is a technique that we can use to greatly enlarge the dynamic range of a digital camera. That is necessary because digital camera's do not offer us enough dynamic range in many natural conditions.
Volg nu een cursus onderwaterfotografie of een workshop onderwaterfotografie bij André Crone. André kan vanuit zijn ruime ervaring als internationaal publicerend onderwaterfotograaf jou verder helpen om betere onderwaterfoto's te maken. Ben je teleurgesteld door de foto's die je de laatste vakantie hebt gemaakt? Wil je meer leren over onderwaterfotorafie? Dan is deze cursus voor jouw! De cursus onderwaterfotografie, welke is gebaseerd op de NOB specialty die voor een groot deel is geschreven door André Crone, gaat vooral over de basis van de onderwaterfotografie.
I am planning to take a lot of stuff underwater for my upcoming photo expedition. One of the items is a small Go Pro Hero action camera. These cameras are capable of filming in full HD resolution. I hope to film some of the making-of and behind-the-scenes stuff with this camera. I will post these videos here on my blog. Taking video is will become inevitable for underwater photographers since media are changing continiously. An example of this are the many iPad magazines that are coming out at the moment. Luckily most modern dSLR camera are capable of filming in HD resolution too.
I received a stack of the newest issue of Duikmagazine today. That issue holds four articles by me and my wife. I personally like how they have published our biological story about Dolphins. Our other biological story in this issue is about Caribean Reef Sharks. Both the Dolphins and Shark article were shot in the Bahamas last year. Snorkeling with these magnificent animals is always a treat.
I just returned from my very first field test of my OpenMoco based time-lapse dolly. The dolly worked great and gave me no big issues at all. I might have to change the points where the rail is put on the two tripods, but that is only 10 minutes of work. Just more holes to drill and more wire to tap. This sequence was shot in RAW with a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 14-24 lens. I have used this combination before for time-lapse photography. I find it really annoying that I see a lot of flicker in the beginning of the sequence. I normally don't have that with this lens.
I just spent three weeks in South Africa where I just started to cooperate with DiveStyle magazine. I knew they were planning my Tasmania article somewhere during this summer. But I was still surprised to see that my article came out almost on the same day that we landed in South Africa. I walked into a dive shop and there I found out that they even used one of my images as the cover image for DiveStyle magazine.
We just returned from South Africa today. We visited one of my favorite diving countries for three weeks. Our first stop was at Umkomaas where we stayed for over a week. Umkomaas offers great diving and lots, lots of Sharks! We had great luck with the visibility at the wrecks of Umkomaas, really Red Sea visibility. More about Umkomaas and our South Africa trip later on this blog and "Duikmagazine". We are organizing a fantastic South Africa expedition for next year for which we will have six places available.
I have been playing with time lapse photography lately. This has resulted in my MicroEngine for studio time lapse photography that I have published earlier on my site. There will be some more hardware related posts about time lapse photography in a month or two.
Volg nu een cursus onderwaterfotografie of een workshop onderwaterfotografie bij André Crone. André kan vanuit zijn ruime ervaring als internationaal publicerend onderwaterfotograaf jou verder helpen om betere onderwaterfoto's te maken. Deze pagina bevat meer informatie over de cursussen en workshops van André Crone. De cursus onderwaterfotografie, welke is gebaseerd op de NOB specialty die voor een groot deel is geschreven door André Crone, gaat vooral over de basis van de onderwaterfotografie.
Our old website was, just old. It was meant as a temporary site, but we didn’t have the time to replace it. That time has come now. Welcome to the third version of www.elysia.nl, the website of photojournalist André Crone and his wife and text writer Eveline Crone de Brabander. You cannot imagine how much time it costs to create a new website, but we are happy with the result. We do appreciate feedback from you about our site.
We do have an annual dive show here in the Netherlands. The edition of the diving magazines that is running during that show is the most important one of the year because of the extra exposure that it is getting. I am having, to my surprise, the cover of of the dive show issue of "Duikmagazine" this year. "Duikmagazine" is the best diving magazine here in the Netherlands. The content is entirely created by Dutch and Belgian photographers and writers. The nice thing is that this is my sixth dive show cover of "Duikmagazine" in a row and my 35th cover in total.