Winner Announced For the Variable ND Filter Giveaway

Congratulations to Brianna, as she’s been selected as the winner of the variable ND filter from the July giveaway contest.  I’ve emailed her, but if I don’t hear back by Wednesday, August 6th, I’ll select someone else.  Thanks for replying back, you should have your filter Tuesday!

If you didn’t win, you can always buy one from Amazon, as they’re well under $20 there depending on the size you want. (As of this writing).

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Not the filter from this contest, but should produce a similar effect (image)

Thanks to everyone that subscribed via email or on Twitter.  July was a great month, with just under seven thousand views.  There’s some more great content coming up (and maybe some more contests), so I really hope you’ll stick around!  Also, let me know if you have a camera mount or technique you’d like to see featured here.

Thanks for reading!

Variable Neutral Density Filter Giveaway

This July, I’m giving away something that I’ve had my eye on, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger, a variable neutral density filter from Amazon.  Go to the contest page to enter and for full details!

If you’re wondering what a “neutral density filter” is, it’s something that you put over your lens to block out a lot of the incoming light.  Here’s a picture of the effect for the Wikipedia page on it.

neutral-density-demonstrationSo imagine that thing in the middle, but you can adjust how dark the picture is.  At least that’s how I picture it; if you win be sure to let me know!  I’ve taken some photos myself using an ND filter, as shown in this post.  As illustrated there, one cool thing about this type of filter is the ability to open up your shutter for a longer period of time , without saturating the image.  This lets water in motion look more like a sheet than individual drops.

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ND8 filter used here, the variable filter in question can go from 2 to 400!

It’s also probably good in an extremely sunny environment, like the beach, but some of this adjustment can also be done on a DSLR’s ISO setting.  I don’t claim to be a good photographer though, so I’m sure there are other interesting uses.

Canon Macro/Fisheye Lens Adapter Winner Announced!

macro lens adapterCongratulations to Nicho on winning the Macro/fisheye adapter contest.  Tanks for following via Twitter!  Please be sure to claim your prize by the end of the day on June 4th (EST), or I’ll select someone else.

If you didn’t end up being the winner, you can always buy one from Amazon.  Considering the options that this adapter will open up for your Canon 58 mm lens, it’s a really great value at under $10 (as of this writing).

I’ve taken some great shots with this adapter, so maybe I’ll do another “Jeremy’s Photography” post featuring some of the cool stuff you can do with it.  I wasn’t expecting to, but I’ve found it much more interesting to use in macro mode than as a fisheye adapter.