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Welcome to Michael's blog. Michael Andrew, (aka Michael The Maven) is a freelance producer, photography instructor, tech innovator, and when needed, disaster aid specialist. Disclaimer: Michael is a participant in Bhphoto & Amazon affiliate programs that provides an advertising commission if you purchase through links on this website.


 

10.11.18         the maven nation - efficiency podcast  

Why Do New Cameras Fail? (Like the EOS R Might?) | Episode 60 | Maven Nation



10.11.18         photography  

Michaels 2018 Great Gear Giveaway! Sony A7iii or Fuji XT3!



10.10.18         instagram  

Problem solving is a great skill set to develop,...


Problem solving is a great skill set to develop, and problems are opportunities for that muscle. Example: I’ve been using the G3 microphones for my whole videography career. They are great value, but they seem to always break eventually, like it did this morning. The sets are $600 each to replace. This little button wouldn’t pop up anymore (this is very common with these mic packs). I felt like I had nothing to lose. Replacement buttons are $2, or can by pulled from other sets in a pinch. It took about 4 minutes to fix, and a bunch of money saved :). #problemsolving #good #sennheiserg3 #videography

10.08.18         video  

Zhiyun Crane V2 On Sale at BHphoto!


This is a SMOKING good deal. $250 off the Zhiyun Crane V2 gimbal. This is what I am using these days for my video work!

CLICK HERE FOR THE CRANE 2

10.08.18         instagram  

Was a good time last night. The XT3 was wonderful!...


Was a good time last night. The XT3 was wonderful! #fuji #xt3 #mauifair #fujixt3

10.06.18         instagram  

Post workout goals - have a great Saturday...


Post workout goals - have a great Saturday everyone#crossfit @makenacrossfit #brekkiebowls @brekkiebowlsmaui

10.06.18         movie reviews  

Venom


I grew up a huge comic book fan. There were some things about the movie Venom that were done really well, and other parts that were done really bad. Unfortunately, the bad stuff was where it mattered, in the story itself. There was/is (still) a lot of potential, but this one fell a little short. Strong rental. Not that great in theaters (I fell asleep as I often do when bored) during the first part.

10.05.18         instagram  

What are you shooting this weekend? ☺️- great...


What are you shooting this weekend? ☺️- great tests today with the new Fuji XT3 vs A7iii. The updated firmware on the Sony 70-200 2.8 GM has fixed a major bug, and I started new sports test. The results were mind-blowing - which I’ll publish on my YouTube channel soon. #fujixt3 #xt3 #fuji #sony #sony #A7iii photo by @ashleypeitscher

10.01.18         instagram  

I swear I am happy! ☺️Im about to shave my head...


I swear I am happy! ☺️Im about to shave my head bald again...any objections?? Have a great week everyone!

09.29.18         tutorial & training videos  

Fujifilm X-T3 Free Tutorial Camera Operation


Here is a free 2 hour tutorial on the Fuji XT-3. This has to do with the operation of the camera only, the rest of the information will be covered on my Fuji XT3 Crash Course, updates for that course can be followed here:

Fuji XT3 Crash Course

Enjoy!



Chapter Markers:

4:39 - External Buttons
11:20 - Shooting Modes
12:40 - Program Mode Set Up
12:53- Aperture Priority Set Up
13:34- Manual Mode Set Up
13:52 - Shutter Priority Set Up
14:41 - Bulb Mode
15:03 - Mode Display
15:30 - Exposure Control
15:42 - Live View Set Up
17:15 - Exposure Compensation
25:31 - Performance Boost
26:50 - Why Touch Screen Not Working?
27:34 - Screen Info
28:35 - Touchscreen Controls
30:25 - Swipe Controls
31:45 - Focusing - How When Where
32:53 - Focusing Modes - AF - S
34: 07 - Focusing Squares / Clusters
35:26 - AF - C
36:20 - Manual Focus
37:55 - Zone Focusing Square
38:10 - Wide / Tracking Focusing Square
39:03 - All Focusing Square
39:36 - Back Button Focusing
42:32 - Swipe Controls
43:00 - Face Detection Settings
43:51 - Eye Detections
44:44 - Quality & Video Crop
45:36 - AF+MF
46:22 - MF Assist
46:44 - Peaking Assist
47:38 - Digital Split Image
48:34 - Digital Microprism
49:05 - Focus Check
50:55 - Video Focusing
54:10 - AF-C Custom Settings
56:10 - White Balance
1:01:55 - White Balance Shift
1:02:16 - Custom White Balance
1:04:22 - Touchscreen Features
1:05:11 - Eye AF Sensor
1:05:33 - Metering modes - Spot & Multi
1:09:42 - Drive Modes
1:10:00 - Panorama
1:10:57 - Bracketing Mode
1:13:58 - Continuous FPS High Settings
1:15:20 - Continuous FPS Low
1:15:32 - Single Shot
1:15:38 - Multiple Exposure Mode
1:16:11- Advanced Filter
1:16:40 - Timer
1:16:54 - Sports Finder Mode
1:17:22 - Electronic Shutter Mode
1:18:07 - Preshot Electronic Shutter
1:18:36 - Interval Timer / Intervalometer
1:19:24 - Pixel Mapping
1:20:00 - Menu Navigation
1:21:38 - User Settings
1:21:54 - Format Memory Card
1:22:01 - Set Time & Date
1:22:12 - Language
1:22:18 - My Menu Settings
1:23:24 - Sensor Cleaning
1:23:34 - Sounds / Beep / Audio Set up
1:24:21 - Button Customization
1:24:34 - Memory Card Set Up
1:25:51 - Image Quality
1:29:40 - Dynamic Range
1:30:18 - Lens Modulation Optimizer
1:30:30 - Flash
1:31:28 - Movie Settings
1:37:07 - Long GOP
1:39:01 - F-Log
1:41:05 - Start / Stop Video Recording
1:41:38 - Audio Levels
1:42:05 - Front Command Customization
1:44:40 - Custom Display Settings
1:44:45 - Quick Menu
1:49:30 - WiFi & App
1:55:35 - Beginning Lenses

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