July/August 2010

Click on the pictures for larger view..... the color of the border lets you know which ones you have already seen:

TO SEE ALL PREVIOUS "photo additions" to the gallery.... please go HERE


I am now shooting VIDEO with a Canon VIXIA HF S20 HD Camcorder..... and you may see some of my work on YouTube (https://youtube.com/stephenmendes1)
In the past, extracting frames from video resulted in very poor quality stills (and even now, they cannot compare with photos taken with a professional SLR camera)...
but I wonder if you realize just how good they have become.... in this next section, I show you frames extracted from my video
This camera allows full manual control.... duplicating my results requires a steady hand (inspite of powered Image Stabiliser on telephoto)...
... and some knowledge of photography (manual focusing for the spider web, etc.).... my point is, incredibly good quality is possible at reasonable cost...
.... if you are thinking of buying this camera and have further questions, I would be glad to help... just email me

I took the photos below during my class on "Table Top Macro Photography and Special Effects"... I was demonstrating to my students how effects can be obtained with inexpensive materials.... the colors are reflection from a silvered mylar surface... the color itself emanating from florescent paper positioned near the work surface and outside of the field-of-view of the camera.

Homepage. Update Index.

copyright 2010 Stephen E. Mendes, Barbados.