Version 1.2.0 of the Studio JPIC Camera Calculators is now available!
Version 1.2.0 introduces 4 Flash calculators and adds quite a few cameras to the Depth of Field calculator and Hyperfocal Distance calculator.
• Flash Calculator – Aperture – Helps you calculate the aperture needed to achieve a correct exposure using a flash.
• Flash Calculator – Distance – Helps you calculate the distance needed to achieve a correct exposure using a flash.
• Flash Calculator – Guide Number – Helps you calculate the guide number needed to achieve a correct exposure using a flash.
• Flash Calculator – ISO – Helps you calculate the ISO needed to achieve a correct exposure using a flash.
My good friend Sami from BangGood sent me this light bulb to review. Cree LEDs such as this ThorFire C1 E27 12W are really amazing. In this case, it offers about 75W equivalent power at only 12W. This is a 5000K white balance bulb which is very similar to daylight.
I would not necessarily use this for my photography and videography, but I would certainly use it to light up the studio to save on electricity costs, provide nice lighting, and not have to climb up ladders to change lights every couple of months.
For those more concerned about the environment, these bulbs do not contain Lead nor mercury, and do not produce any UV or IR radiation which is great for everyone and for the environment.
In this video, I unbox a Meike Battery Grip I purchased from Neewer in eBay. This allows you to have access to all your controls in portrait mode, add a second battery, increase stability, and have access to some advanced shooting functions, such as an intervalometer, long exposures, and delayed shooting.
Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) allow you preserve your equipment, and prevent data loss when the electricity goes out. Acting as a fancy power bar, it has a built-in rechargeable battery that can give you some 10-15 minutes of power in case of a power failure, enough to save your files safely, and shut down your computer.
I own two APC Back-UPS. The first one has a LCD screen and plugs in the computer via USB to provide better control and cooperation between the two. I plug in my desktop computer, USB drive, and anything valuable on this one. The second is smaller and I use it more for laptops and smaller peripherals.