Michael Andrew Photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/ Michael Andrew Photography en-us Martha Stewart Writes About Loving Her Drone http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3325&martha-stewart-writes-about-loving-her-drone http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3325&martha-stewart-writes-about-loving-her-drone Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:00 GMT
You can read her entire opinion piece at TIME here.


View of Martha's farm taken from her DJI Phantom

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How To Capture Milky Way Images Even if You Don't Have Ideal Conditions http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3324&how-to-capture-milky-way-images-even-if-you-dont-have-ideal-conditions http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3324&how-to-capture-milky-way-images-even-if-you-dont-have-ideal-conditions Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:27:00 GMT Justin Ng lives in one of the most light polluted cities in the world; Singapore. So how does he get such awesome images of the Milky Way? Well he shares just how he does it in a in a very cool tutorial. If you're like me and have always dreamed of photographing the beautiful night sky but maybe live in a busy city this tutorial is wonderful. He also included links to a simple app he made to locate the Milky Way if you can't see it with the naked eye.

Follow this link to check it out.


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Florida Woman Might Be Forced to Buy Back Her Stolen Camera From Pawn Shop http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3312&florida-woman-might-be-forced-to-buy-back-her-stolen-camera-from-pawn-shop http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3312&florida-woman-might-be-forced-to-buy-back-her-stolen-camera-from-pawn-shop Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:00 GMT
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How to Record 4K HDMI Footage on the Sony A7s http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3323&how-to-record-4k-hdmi-footage-on-the-sony-a7s http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3323&how-to-record-4k-hdmi-footage-on-the-sony-a7s Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:52:00 GMT

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How to Shoot 4K 10-Bit on Panasonic GH4 Tutorial Video http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3322&how-to-shoot-4k-10-bit-on-panasonic-gh4-tutorial-video http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3322&how-to-shoot-4k-10-bit-on-panasonic-gh4-tutorial-video Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:49:00 GMT

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Digital Rev Makes Hilarious Video About Annoying Things Non-Photo Enthusiasts Say http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3316&digital-rev-makes-hilarious-video-about-annoying-things-non-photo-enthusiasts-say http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3316&digital-rev-makes-hilarious-video-about-annoying-things-non-photo-enthusiasts-say Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:58:00 GMT
Check it out below for a good laugh.



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Sony A7s - 4K HDMI Recording Set up, Until Shogun Atomos http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3321&sony-a7s-4k-hdmi-recording-set-up-until-shogun-atomos http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3321&sony-a7s-4k-hdmi-recording-set-up-until-shogun-atomos Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT Sony a7s. A few viewers even suggested it was not possible.

Well, here it is:



The Aja Ki Po Quad is impressive for what it does, but it is a little expensive and will be obsolete in about 2 months with the Atomos Shogun being released.

Thank you to Bhphoto.com for sponsoring this test, and for the engineers at Black Magic and Aja Ki to help me figure this out!

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Defender: Personal Defense Pepper Spray w/Camera http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3315&defender-personal-defense-pepper-spray-w-camera http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3315&defender-personal-defense-pepper-spray-w-camera Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:55:00 GMT
The Defender is not only a pepper spray can it's also a camera. You can defend yourself against an attacker, snap a picture, and send to authorities all in one small device. Check out their promo below.

The Defender - The First Smart Personal Protection System from The Defender on Vimeo.



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Sony A7s vs Panasonic GH4 Moire Test at 4K http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3320&sony-a7s-vs-panasonic-gh4-moire-test-at-4k http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3320&sony-a7s-vs-panasonic-gh4-moire-test-at-4k Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:52:00 GMT Sony a7s I have been getting a lot of questions about how it performs in certain ways. One of those questions was in regards to moire, so we decided to record 4K out of both the A7s and the Panasonic GH4 and compare the two.



In a very interesting result, it appears that the GH4 is strong incredible moire performance (trust me, it is much better coming out of the camera) at 4k and very poor performance at 1080.

The Sony is the opposite, showing excellent performance at 1080, and not-as-good performance at 4K.

The take home message here is that you could shoot at 4K on the GH4 and down sample in post and you will probably be ok. If you have a Sony and are shooting for a 1080 final product, it would make more sense to shoot at that resolution.

A huge thank you to Bhphoto.com that made this test possible!

My GH4 Crash Course Tutorial Training Video is already available, and the Sony A7s Crash Course is now under production, it should be ready in about 2-3 weeks.



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Sony A7s Tutorial Training Video Crash Course DVD Production Underway http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3319&sony-a7s-tutorial-training-video-crash-course-dvd-production-underway http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3319&sony-a7s-tutorial-training-video-crash-course-dvd-production-underway Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:57:00 GMT Sony a7s Tutorial Training Video is well into production and we are expecting a mid to late August 2014 release for the download with the DVD coming about 2 weeks later. The video will be primarily aimed at new and intermediate photographers who might struggle with the Sony mirrorless camera.

I have been shooting with the Sony A7s since it's release and want to tell you: it can do things with an image that I have never seen before , really truly astonishing ISO and low light performance. It can expose images at least 3-4 stops beyond what a human can see with the naked eye.

Here is the cover we have selected for now (its possible it can change right before the release date):


We will be posting updates on the blog as well as my Instagram and FB pages about how the production is going and will update this page as soon as it is finished.

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