Watch Thomas Heaton Pick His Shots in Iceland with a Midnight Sun

In this video, photographer Thomas Heaton travels around Iceland looking for just the right shot at a variety of locations. One of the unique aspects of Heaton’s video is that you feel like you are walking through the process with him as he tries to find just the right shot in just the right location.

You hear him say throughout the video that it’s worth the time to walk around and see what is there rather than just arrive and start shooting. Of course, the slow fading light in Iceland helps with that process too. As he points out, you might have 10 minutes to set up and get a sunset show in England (or the US) but Iceland gives you three hours of similar sunset light so you can wait for just the right moment.

Clocking in at over 16 minutes, it is longer than most YouTube tutorial videos; however, it is well shot and edited for those interested in the photographic process.

[via Reddit]

 

Samung NX1 Firmware Update ver. 1.20 Released

Samsung NX1

Samsung has released a major firmware update for the new NX1 mirrorless camera. Firmware version 1.20 adds a ton of features and capabilities for shooting video.

Before we get to the update though, here’s a little bit of eye-candy of the Samsung NX1 on a Redrock Micro rig with the Atomos Shogun for 4K capture via the camera’s HDMI output. [Read more…]