My first test with the Smooth 4 gimbal. It takes a bit of getting used too but as you can see it can create nice stabilized footage. The photos also came out very well using the built in camera button. This is one of the best things about the gimbal and Zhiyun app that you don't need to touch the phone screen at all.
This is available from Amazon if you want to read more about its features and reviews. Some people have had problems with Android phones so seems to work better with Apple. I can't say I've had any issues myself apart from some trouble with the Panoramic feature but managed to resolve that.
Link to the video footage on my YouTube channel David Thom Creations:
I took this today with my P20 Pro smartphone in RAW format and have created 3 versions using Luminar.
Enchanced colour, B+W and Ethereal preset, giving a different look to image.
I took these with my Huawei P20 Pro on Sunday at North Berwick. They were shot in Pro mode as RAW files and edited in Luminar. The quality of smartphone cameras these days is just amazing.
As you know I have been mainly using Adobe Lightroom to create my B+W and Colour images from RAW files. Unfortunately Adobe's cloud-based subscription service is becoming unaffordable for someone who is not a full time professional photographer.
I have been looking around and trying out the alternatives like Luminar, Capture One and ON1 Photo Raw.
I have decided that ON1 is the best alternative to Lightroom and gives the best set of features and user interface that also has a easy learning curve.
Some sample images below using ON1 Photo Raw.
After a long time considering the jump to full frame professional cameras I have eventually got myself a 5D mk ii with Canon EF 50mm lens. Not had much chance to get out around East Lothian yet but initial results are pretty good and its a lovely camera to use.
NB ARTISAN FAIRS
ABBEY CHURCH - NORTH BERWICK
David Thom Photography will be at the NB Artisan Fair
Saturday February 16th from 10am - 4pm
Selling a selection of 16x12 and 10x8 Colour and B+W Prints
I hope you can visit and help support local artists and crafters.
Thought I would try some 'illustration' style prints for the upcoming NB Fair.
They are in 10x8 mounts and printing on 260gsm Lustre paper. There are various styles from watercolour to pencil sketch and have a subtle textured paper effect.
These are priced at £10 and come with the same quality 1400 micron mounts as the 16x12 prints.
We were in Prague for Christmas and was a great test for new smartphone camera.
It was grey and over cast unfortunately so best shots were at dusk and night using amazing Night Mode.
These are all 'straight out of camera' with no retouching.
Skylum have finally launched the new version of Luminar with Digital Asset Management after a long wait.
You can buy or get a free trial of this amazing software that is available at only £64.
There is no subscription unlike Adobe Lightroom and updates have been free so far.
Click this link to get more info https://skylum.com/luminar
Here are a few samples using Luminar software.
Got myself a new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone that has one of the best camera set-ups available.
Can shoot up to 40 mp in RAW format, has a dedicated monochrome and zoom lens.
I have been taking some test shots when out with dogs and pretty impressed so far.
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