Taking Audio Gear Pictures - Cameras, Tricks & Techniques


Oh, don’t think I’m jumping on this :wink: my next camera will be a FF…looking at the Nikon Z6 or the Sony A7III…but both of those are a ways off lol…I still need to get better at taking photos…but someone jumping in initially, this is a decent deal for some good tech. I actually really like the Lumix GX85 and agree with your recommendation on it…probably one of the better deals for an intro camera.

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Unless you’re perpetually shooting in low, natural light, or need more control over depth of field (which is only going to be a 1-stop difference anyway) I’d agree.

While initially (and I mean right at it’s introduction) M43 was a bit limiting for wide-angle, once the native wide lenses started showing up (which are now covered extremely well), it is much easier to get proper, quality, coverage in both prime and zoom lenses for M43 than it is with APS-C.

In the end, the types of recreational photography I do pushed me more towards full-frame for my ILC stuff (a combination of Leica-M and Sony FE) - which means I’m doing “intentional photography”. And for everything else it’s a combination of the latest Sony RX-100 and a Leica V-Lux Typ 114 (which I will swap for an RX-10 when the MkV drops).



I’m still using a 2008 Canon Power Shot stupid camera for digital. And I have some nice even older cameras I picked up on some sale, that feel great using them but in digital terms, they’re primitive. (They were give-aways to people who where working to test a plastic surgery store and forward consultative system when I was in a medical start-up).

Someday I might actually get a newer mid range camera. Also some day I might wind up the half-used roll of Tri-X that’s in my Olympus OM-G and develop what I had on the roll when I put that camera away back in the late paleolithic.



This isn’t my site, obviously, but it’s knifetography’s site. He’s a user on reddit and I’ve always been deeply envious of his photography and his collection: https://den-fi.com/



He has been at the headphone game even shorter than me lol…he does take some dope pictures though!

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I meant to post this here earlier (I think I have it in the Stellia or “Gear Pics” threads), but I’m sure I can come up with an audio-related “prize” for the first person that can say how this shot was done:

As “clues”, I’ll say that the only post-processing done was for levels and curves, it is not a simple wide-aperture/shallow-DOF shot and it’s remotely possible that the filename also contains a clue …



Looks like tilt-shift to me. Nice effect!



Yep, that’s exactly what it is (which is a little tricky with my Sony FE system) …

That was quick … and now I have to come up with a prize (I figured I had a day or so)! :wink:



I’m a fan of the Sherlock TV series, which uses tilt-shift for some of its shots, to good effect IMHO.



Could I use the miniature setting to get a similar effect? I still have soo much to learn about my camera lol

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If the lens you’re using allows you to get close enough, and you can get enough vertical angle, possibly …

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And here I thought it was merely the effect of background Dalwhinnie and Balvenie.

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Both delicious whiskey!!

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Did you use a Lensbaby?



I did, indeed!

Sweet 50 on a Composer II.

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