a2 January 2015

Most Interesting Posts of 2014!

List of best posts in 2014

Time for another summary :) This time regarding blog content in 2014.

Below you will find a list of 10 most popular posts on my blog written in 2014. There are two interesting & a bit surprising things about it - the list is hugely dominated by reviews (4 posts) and posts about Magic Lantern firmware (also 4 posts). There are also 2 tutorials on the list. It gives me better idea on what type of content I should focus in the future ;) Ok, so here's the list:

  1. HDR tutorial - it was clear winner with more than 10% of all views in 2014! Despite the fact the tutorial wasn't written in 2014, I still decided to list it here as I make constant changes to it and it evolves slowly over time,
  2. Magic Lantern, 5D MK III and Firmware 1.2.3 - in this post I shared some news about update to Magic Lantern which provided support for firmware 1.2.3 in Canon 5D MK III. I never expected this post to be really popular so I'm quite surprised to see it so high.
  3. Turn your DSLR into a beast with Magic Lantern - another post about Magic Lantern - this one was about reasons why you should give Magic Lantern a try if you use Canon cameras.
  4. Why I love Magic Lantern - several years later - in this post I listed my favourite features of current version of Magic Lantern
  5. Magic Lanter Dual-ISO - First Impressions - and the last Magic Lantern-related post on the list was about my initial impressions from using Dual-ISO feature.
  6. Wacom Intuos Pro M Tablet Review - in January 2014 I wrote a review about Wacom Intuos Tablet. Starting to use tablet was one of the biggest changes to my workflow I did in 2014 and I think that it gave me much more freedom and control than mouse.
  7. Tack Sharp Photos in 10 Easy Steps - most popular tutorial written entirely in 2014 was about tips for getting razor sharp photos. 10 easy tips everyone can follow to improve sharpness of their images.
  8. Sony NEX-6 Review - another review - this one was about Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera. I loved this camera at the time of writing that review and I still do! Why? Make sure to read this review ;)
  9. SmugMug Review - in January 2014 I set up account on SmugMug - one of the most popular photography hosting services. I still use it. Do I like it? You can find out in this review.
  10. Benro Travel Angel Tripod Review - I was searching for light and steady tripod for ages. At the end of 2013 I came across Benro Travel Angel carbon-fibre tripod and bought it. It isn't ideal but is one of the best tripods I have ever used. Why? Again - make sure to read this review.

Daily photo - Last Light

Last Light

Today I would like to share another photo from Tatra mountains. This one was taken during late sunset when most of the mountains and valley was already covered in darkness.

Camera Info

Finally some EXIF info:
Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review here)
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure time: 1/160 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 640
Number of exposures: 3
E.V. Step: 2.0 EV
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: no
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.4, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Detail

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