A cool Death Bear from Ryan Button Illustrations!

A cool Death Bear from Ryan Button Illustrations!

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Gear-heads Assemble! The Olloclip 3-in-1 iPhone Lens!

So over on Kickstarter you’ll find a whole bunch of fun, interesting and darn right ingenious gadgets. Here’s a little gadget most of you will love…the Olloclip 3-in-1 iPhone lens. I picked one of these guys up a few weeks back and thought I’d share the love and let you see what all the fuss is about.

Here’s a macro shot of a tiny spider I found on a recent trip to Scotland. Normally you’d need to whip out your dSLR, macro lens and tripod/steady hand to shoot this. Thankfully it’s now possible with a simple little attachment for the iPhone…thank you Olloclip! Good work Patrick O’Neill and Chong Pak – keep it up.

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Olloclip macro lens - Gary Ruddell Photography

Check out the hairy legs on this guy!

Low Light Photography Tutorial: Grab Your Gear!

Hey, I’m Gary.

I’m a photographer and an Apple geek. In this little nighttime photography tutorial I took the bull by the horns and jumped out on the balcony to grab a rare shot of Swindon – the moon & sun setting at the same time behind the skyline.

Here’s the setup:
Camera: Nikon D3s (in aperture priority)
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 G
ISO: 200 (to aid the long exposure time and keep maximum quality)
Aperture: ƒ22 (for those epic blue skies!)
Shutter speed: (Variable – mine was at 15 seconds)

I know that’s all pretty high end gear, but the settings are the same for lower end kits. Keep the tripod still and if you’re really worried about camera shake when you press the shoot button then use the countdown timer.

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