Michael Andrew Photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/ Michael Andrew Photography en-us Canon 7D Mark II Tutorial Training Video Lessons DVD Coming Soon http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3380&canon-7d-mark-ii-tutorial-training-video-lessons-dvd-coming-soon http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3380&canon-7d-mark-ii-tutorial-training-video-lessons-dvd-coming-soon Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:48:00 GMT Canon 7Dii see the earlier post today about what I think about the camera itself.

This post is to confirm that there is a very good chance there will be a Canon 7Dii Crash Course DVD for the camera and if so we would expect to have it ready 2-3 weeks after the camera ships.

My Crash Course on the Canon 7D Mark 2 would be designed primarily for beginning through intermediate users who are looking to get right into shooting and don't want to spend all the time and hassle learning a new complex system. Until I actually get the camera in my hands it will be hard for me to tell how good it is, but from what I have seen, it looks like a tough, machine gun of a camera. With every release however, Canon packs more features into the menu systems and operational controls, the 7Dii looks to be lush with focusing tools, I can't wait to get my hands on one.

Right now the production schedule is as follows:

- We are finishing up the Sony a7s Crash Course DVD Download, it should be available sometime this week for purchase.

- We will be Starting the Nikon D750 Crash Course as soon as we get it in our hands, Im guessing on the 24th or 25th of this month, and by the time we finish it, we should be starting up on the Canon 7Dii Course.

Thank you all for your continued support!



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Canon 7D Mark II Announcement http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3379&canon-7d-mark-ii-announcement http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3379&canon-7d-mark-ii-announcement Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:37:00 GMT Canon 7Dii, I hope to get my hands on one of the first copies available for sale.

A lot of people have been asking for my person thoughts on the 7Dii.

If you are primarily a sports photographer, I think we are in for one heck of a photography ride, this is just about the perfect upgrade to an already great system. The features I am most excited about:

- 10 FPS high speed burst mode
- 65 All Cross Type Squares (wow)
- Dual Digic 6 Processors (That means you will get 1000 continuous JPGS on a single burst!)
- Built in GPS
- All Metal Body
- Improved ISO clean up performance
- Built In Intravalometer (about time!)

Seriously, this is going to be a cutting edge photography camera for sports.

If you are primarily a videographer who does some shooting:

- Honestly, I wanted 4K Video recording. The 1080 @ 60 FPS is a welcome addition, but being that the new iPhone 6 will do 240FPS @ 720, this leaves me feeling as though I want more. I have been a very dedicated Canon customer for over 11 years now, I have over 20 different lenses for the EF mount, I am committed, just wanting them to play catch up now. 4k video recording is a must to hold the videographer market they have for the last 5 years.

Still it should be a very solid performer for video, but if you are for sure going for video with a DSLR camera, I would be more inclined to recommend the Canon 70D (Which is also a very good sports shooting camera).


CanonRumors.com has released a full outline of specs and features of the much anticipated Canon 7D Mark II. Check it out HERE.

You can also place your preorder from B...H Photo HERE.

Untitlted Film Works in Australia had an exclusive first look at the Canon 7D Mark II. Check it out below.



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Photographer Tamara Lackey Shares How To Capture An Authentic Smile http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3378&photographer-tamara-lackey-shares-how-to-capture-an-authentic-smile http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3378&photographer-tamara-lackey-shares-how-to-capture-an-authentic-smile Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:02:00 GMT

In this quick video photographer Tamara Lackey shares her tips on how to captures a genuine or natural smile.

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Beautiful Flower Time-lapse by David de los Santos Gil http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3377&beautiful-flower-time-lapse-by-david-de-los-santos-gil http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3377&beautiful-flower-time-lapse-by-david-de-los-santos-gil Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:26:00 GMT

Flowers opening timelapse from David de los Santos Gil on Vimeo.



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Dave Dugdale Compares Video Capabilities of the A7s and GH4 http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3376&dave-dugdale-compares-video-capabilities-of-the-a7s-and-gh4 http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3376&dave-dugdale-compares-video-capabilities-of-the-a7s-and-gh4 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:23:00 GMT Learning DSLR Video has finished his review of the Sony a7s as it compares with the Panasonic GH4. Dave's video focuses more on the aspects of video, and is a must watch if you are primarily a video shooter and considering either of these 2 cameras:




Make sure to check out Dave's site Learning DSLR Video HERE

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Engineers Volunteer to 3D Print Superhero Prosthetic Hands for Kids in Need http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3375&engineers-volunteer-to-3d-print-superhero-prosthetic-hands-for-kids-in-need http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3375&engineers-volunteer-to-3d-print-superhero-prosthetic-hands-for-kids-in-need Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:33:00 GMT




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Wedding Guest With A Camera Can Actually Help You http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3374&wedding-guest-with-a-camera-can-actually-help-you http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3374&wedding-guest-with-a-camera-can-actually-help-you Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:05:00 GMT
What if instead of being annoyed and distracted by this person you put them to work? What if they can actually help you? In this story professional wedding photographer JP Danko shares how "guest-with-camera" actually helped him achieve a shot that would not have been possible otherwise. It's a humorous and interesting read. Check it out HERE.


The beautiful shot JP Danko was able to get with extra flash thanks to a "guest-with-camera". :)

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First Look at the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3373&first-look-at-the-iphone-6-and-6-plus http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3373&first-look-at-the-iphone-6-and-6-plus Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:40:00 GMT HERE via PetaPixel.


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Fascinating Look at First Wildlife Images From National Geographic http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3372&fascinating-look-at-first-wildlife-images-from-national-geographic http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3372&fascinating-look-at-first-wildlife-images-from-national-geographic Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:44:00 GMT
Below you can see the first wildlife images that were ever published in the now famous magazine.





To learn more about these images and the photographer who took them check out the article on PetaPixel here.

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Popular Photography's 2014 Readers Mobile Photo Contest http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3371&popular-photographys-2014-readers-mobile-photo-contest http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3371&popular-photographys-2014-readers-mobile-photo-contest Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:13:00 GMT
To checkout all the rules and take a look at the current entries CLICK HERE.


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