Friday, June 19, 2015

Picture of the Day : Moving To the Country

A Photo of the Galactic Center of the Milky Way captured in the darkness of the New Moon on June 16, 2015 by Chris Gardiner Photography
The Galactic Center of the Milky Way in the Night Sky on June 16th's New Moon
Moving to the country came with a whole lot of changes.  One of the most welcomed ones has been the ability to see the stars at night, and not just the stars, but the ability to see the Milky Way with my naked eye.  Something that was normally reserved for well-timed camping trips in the backcountry under a
new moon - is now a reality once a month as long as the cloud cover co-operates.

Interested in the camera settings for this shot? Read on;

Behind the Scenes : Where it All Happens

You often get to see where the camera brings me, but how about where the rest of it all comes together? Take a look at two spherical panoramas I made showing my studio and office in the hundred year old farm house I now live in.

In case you're wondering, no, it was not my intention to show everyone what my messy office and my messy studio look like.   I was testing out new methodical approaches to shooting spherical panoramas for the real estate I've been doing and decided to practice / test it out with my own real estate. haha.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

How to Make "Tiny Worlds" and Spherical Panoramas

Another spherical panorama from the Grotto Area on Georgian Bay
So I had just shared a couple of these 'tiny world' photographs the other day when I thought I would share exactly what goes into the process of making these.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Picture of the Day : Tiny Worlds

I had a little fun with some spherical panoramas this weekend when I made a little visit to Cyprus Lake Campground on the Bruce Peninsula near Tobermory, Ontario.

Cyprus Lake Campground, Birches Site 108
Near the Grotto on Georgian Bay by Chris Gardiner Photography

Monday, June 1, 2015

Time-Lapse with your DSLR : The Easy Way

What is the easiest way to put together a time-lapse video? It's best to focus on the instructions you need to give your camera first, and then when you know those in and out, start figuring out how to move your camera in the process. There are a few important pieces to making a time-lapse, and most are fairly inexpensive so you can start in no time.
Read on for more information.