12 Oct 2010 at 4:38pm
Make sure you get your entries in before the end of the month to be in the running. So far the odds are even better to win a prize as only 120 or so people have entered. The prizes are awesome so don’t miss out. Enter here The Landscape 500
This is a compilation of images from James Price Point. Have to love the colours. So remarkable!
9 Aug 2010 at 11:31am
It’s now open and only 500 entries left!! Get in quick to win one of these awesome prizes. Go to the Landscape 500 website to enter and bask in the glory of being the best landscape shooter in Australia, well after me that is!!!
9 Aug 2010 at 9:45am
Now at first glance this might seem like a really great prize and you would probably prefer to come fourth just so you can listen to me bang on about photography for a day, but I’ll let you in on a little secret………………. ok it is the best prize! Imagine getting to suck my brain dry for the day, ok that might only take a couple of hours and it will be more baron than the governments view of James Price Point. Still that will be a cool couple of hours. I then turn into a blibbering idiot. Hang on, I’m that anyway, maybe I get worse?
Anyway what you will get is a morning and arvo shoot and the rest of the time we will go through my workflow and techniques one on one. We will have lots of computer time and if you don’t come away full of enthusiasm and knowledge then I have failed the mission. Wow I’m even getting myself excited.
Maybe we should call this the MEGA PRIZE!!!
Thanks to Markie Mark Stothard for the pick of some great big wonderful guy!
9 Aug 2010 at 9:24am
I have tried this baby out myself and for complicated stitches it is a must. Here is the scenario, you have just arrived at the Bungle Bungles and want a shot of Cathedral Gorge. When you get there you realise you are surrounded by this enormous cavern. Even with a super wide angle lens you just wont get it all in. Not only that, it is high as well as wide. Try stacking 3 rows of 12 images manually and even worse with a standard 3 way head. Enter the gigapan. Enter where you want it to start at the top then where you want it to finnish at the bottom and press play. Perfect every time. Save this panorama on the gigapan easily move to the other side of the gorge and press play again. Done, no worry that you have missed a vital shot.
Now thats worth its weight in gold if you are a commercial shooter and can’t afford to mess up.
|Epic Pro Highlights
- DSLR Compatible EPIC Pro works with almost all DSLR cameras.
- Large lenses are supportedCamera and lens combinations of up to 10 lbs can be used with the EPIC Pro.
- Precision accuracy Powered camera movement and simple fore/aft up/down adjustment for optimal positioning of the nodal point and varied camera/lens combinations.
- Quick set up Easy to secure EPIC Pro to tripod. Fits standard tripods with 1/4″ thread.
- Onboard bubble level for horizontal alignment.
- Clear and simple to navigate menu Access frequently-used functions with the touch of a button, such as to move the camera or set the shutter delay.
- Screen is highly visible with back lit display.
- Strong and durable yet lightweight Excellent design with magnesium chassis and aluminum arm, the EPIC Pro weighs less than 8 lbs.
- Rechargeable battery pack (7.2V, 4300mAH) Charge the battery on its own or while inserted in the EPIC Pro, convenient for charging while shooting. Battery pack and charger included.
- Multiple Triggering Option Allows the EPIC Pro to take multiple pictures at each image location up to 20 times per position for exposure bracketing or multiple image enhancement.
- Optimized range of motion 360 panoramic and -65/+90 tilt range of motion with precision incremental movement.
- Remote trigger port Enables you to start taking a panorama from a different location using a remote trigger switch (not included).
- Settings include: Option to repeat last panorama, pause and scroll, and order pictures as rows or columns.
- Adjustable features include: Time between exposures, motor speed, aspect ratio, and picture overlap.
- Precision movement The pan-tilt precision for the EPIC Pro is 0.04 degrees/step for tilt and 0.12 degrees/step for pan.
- Electronic Trigger Cable Seven cables are provided when you purchase the EPIC Pro. Please see ‘Compatible Cameras’ to find out which cable is compatible with your camera.