Ballooning Time-Lapse tutorial by Canon

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted an article about how to realise a ballooning time-lapse, i.e. how to capture a ballooning event (Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta) and produce a time-lapse video.

Time-lapse is the recording of multiple still images taken over a period of time to demonstrate the compression of time. How we do this is by taking still images at specific intervals, without moving the camera. By assembling this series of images into a video clip, it appears to show the passage of time. For a unique story-telling approach, you may want to shoot a few different angles of the same event (“b-roll,” which is the term for creating more than one angle as supplemental footage to be inserted in a clip in order to keep your viewer’s interest) to create different perspectives. Read the article…

Canon also posted an article with safety tips for those who want to make such a time-lapse video, and hence have to go close to the balloons for pictures.

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Cyber Monday in November by Canon, take 2 (Rebel T5 & 18-55mm IS at $209, more)

Cyber Monday In November By Canon, Take 2 (Rebel T5 & 18-55mm IS At $209, More)

Here is the second “Cyber Monday in November“, courtesy of Canon. This time we have heavily discounted refurbished Rebel T5 kits (starting at $209 with the 18-55mm IS II!), refurbished Canon Speedlites (starting at $159), and a lot of non refurbished Canon photo printers. Click here to see all discounted items on offer.

Additional discounts may be available by using code HUSH2-202FV4P at checkout. It’s also always a good idea to check out Canon’s refurbished gear listings. Some of the best deals are hidden there, and will end soon.

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What makes a portrait? Portrait sessions with a twist

What Makes A Portrait? Portrait Sessions With A Twist

Interesting video by Canon Australia on YouTube. What gives a portrait its distinctive note? How does the photographer shape the final outcome of a portrait? Six photographers portrait the same man, making six distinctive portraits.  Have a look at the video below, it’s pretty interesting and won’t take too much of your time (it’s just 3:16 minutes)

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what’s in front of it.
To prove this we invited six photographers to a portrait session with a twist. ‘Decoy’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. Want to be part of future The Lab experiments? Register your interest here.

Canon Germany promotion “10 wins”, every 10 applications one winner

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Canon Germany has an interesting Winter cash-back promotion, “10 gewinnt” (10 wins). Customers can apply to get back the entire price they paid for their Canon product. Canon states that one out of 10 applications will be a winner, so the chances are pretty high. You can also apply more than one time if you buy more than one Canon product.

Click here to check the offer. Many recent Canon products are eligible, click here to see them all. To see the original Canon Germany press text click here. Among the eligible products are the EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 750D/760D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS M3, and more.

The offer expires 31/01/2016. Thanks Cheryll for the tip.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM deal – $1,199.95 (Regular $1,699)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM Deal – $1,199.95 (Regular $1,699)

Adorama has the regarded workhorse lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM on sale at $1,199.95, compare at $1,699. Pretty good price for this “L”-graded lens. You will also get back $28 in Adorama rewards. Free shipping.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM key features after the break.

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