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Leslie Backus
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Thanks for all of the photography blogs. I recently purchased a Nikon 7100 with video capabilities. Although stills are my favorite format, I would love some video tips as well. Especially regarding using one while in a Landrover in the bright sun! Since the mirror is locked up for movies you cannot use the eyepiece and cannot help steady the camera with your face. Is a monopod much help? I really enjoy making movies with photos inserted when I return home.

Kate Neill
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Hi Leslie,

I am glad you are enjoying the photography blogs! The Nikon D7100 is a great camera and I am sure you are really going to enjoy using it, in both modes! I have not done much filming myself but I will work on Rich, our film expert to put together a blog ;), thank you for the request! A monopod, tripod or wimberly arm are all great stabilising tools when photography or filming and always help.

Good luck with the movie making and keep an eye on the blog for some more tips!

Regards,
Kate

mark r
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Hi Kate,

Fantastic! Thank you for such clear, understandable explanations on a tricky topic. Going to play around with all recommendations!

cheers,
Mark

Kate Neill
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Glad I could help. Good luck with testing it all out, let me know how it goes!

Rae
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I so appreciate these photography tips. I bought a “real” camera last fall and have been learning how to use it and your blog posts have helped me tremendously. Just last week I flew up to Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis and went out with a photographer guide and learned how to shoot them and learned about what metering mode to select for nighttime shots and Auroras, and now, with this blog post, I understand what to use when I’m in Africa! 😉

Kate Neill
Guest contributor

Dont forget to bring some of those Aurora pics when you next visit us, it is on the top of my bucket list to see the lights! Hopefully see you soon! Kate

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Great information Kate, appreciate the detailed descriptions. rich

Tony Goldman
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Great stuff ,Kate will try it out with you all in 4 weeks!!

Kate Neill
Guest contributor

Look forward to having you with us again Tony and cant wait for another of your fantastic blogs!

Regards,
Kate

Irene Nathanson
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Thank you for putting this together. i will practice before I return to Londolozi for the 4th time 🙂

TED SWINDON
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HI KATE,
THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE SHARED WITH US. THE BLOG IS REALLY GREAT AND YOUR AND YOUR COLLEAGUES’ INFORMATION IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED BY ALL OF US AMATEURS!
KIND REGARDS,
TED.

Matt Masha
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Thanks for the useful information. I always get confused by the icons when choosing the metering mode.

mattmasha.com

Edwin Barreto
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In a nutshell – Absolutely Brilliant!! You have taken a rather difficult topic and truly made it simple and practical to understand and apply!
Thank you.

Manuel Castro
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Hi
May you PLEASE explain to me the software or else you use on your images to have that effect of change light when we pass over the mouse
Thank you

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Hi Manuel. This is functionality from the google web masters library released in 2016, which our web development company was kind enough to integrate for us. I’m not sure what the exact name of the software is as its actually a snippet of code but i would recommend doing a google search on the user interface libraries. Hope this helps.

omojuwa curtis
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how can i get a shot that will be sharp in a low light condition without an external flash but with inbuilt flash ? and i don’t have a tripod?

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