DSLR Video Shooting in Low Light & Nighttime Conditions

first_imgNighttime Shooting with a DSLRDirector of photography and popular online educator Philip Bloom shares his tips for Vimeo’s Video School. For nighttime DSLR shooting he uses lenses with low F stops and raises his ISO. A few good takeaways here:DSLR: Low Light Shooting StrategiesRich Harrington and Robbie Carmen team up for CreativeCow.net to share their thoughts on low light DSLR shooting. Good info on camera/lens settings and lighting: DSLR cameras shoot better in low light than traditional video cameras. So, how can you get the best nighttime shots from your DSLR?Having the right equipment, and most importantly knowing the right camera settings and shooting techniques, is key to getting high quality night time and low light video footage with your DSLR.In the following video tutorials, 3 industry pros explain their process and optimal settings for getting the best DSLR low light shots.Low Light: DSLR Filmmaking TutorialIn this video tutorial by Moritz Janisch, he shares his top rules for getting noise-free nighttime shots. His guide for shooting in low light:To avoid noise never go higher than ISO 1600Keep your shutter speed between 1/30s and 1/50sAperture should be between F/1.2 and F/5.6Use your camera’s native picture style and turn contrast downlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea defender Azpilicueta buzzing after Man City win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Azpilicueta buzzing after Man City winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta was delighted with the manner of their victory over Manchester City.The Blues are buzzing after ending City’s unbeaten run.”Every team is different. Every team have different players. We beat City in our own way. Other teams must do it their own way,” said Azpilicueta.”City are so good that you cannot let them dictate the game. After three defeats in two games, people were starting to talk about us (negatively) so to beat City was a big moment for us.”Now people are talking about us beating City but it’s only three points.”Three points against City is the same three points if we beat Brighton on Sunday.”The Spaniard also told the Daily Mail: “Was it my best performance in a Chelsea shirt? I’ve been here for a long time, so it’s hard to say. I’d prefer to focus on the team.” last_img read more

9 months agoEverton boss Marco Silva: A really important win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva: A really important winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva was pleased with their 2-0 win over Bournemouth.Kurt Zouma powerfully headed in his first goal for the club from Lucas Digne’s cross following a corner in the 61st minute, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin added the second in the fifth minute of stoppage time.”It is a really important win,” Silva said. “I understand why you are asking me. We didn’t achieve the last results we wanted.”It was tough so we deserved the three points. We didn’t start the match well in the first 20-25 minutes. It was different the last 15 minutes, we controlled the game a bit better and started to create some chances.”But in that moment, they only had one clear chance and it was a foul on Zouma, I don’t understand how the referee didn’t see that foul. All the people in the stadium can see but that the referee and his assistants didn’t see that is strange.”In the second-half we started better and faster and breaking that pressure in a different way.” last_img read more

a month agoDawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Flores

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Floresby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCraig Dawson believes Watford are revitalised under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Hornets came from two goals behind to draw with Arsenal in Sanchez Flores’ first game in charge last Sunday.”It’s obviously difficult when the manager departs,” Dawson said.”But the new manager’s come in now and had a great week on the training pitch and everybody’s working really hard – I think you could see that today, the fight, the belief, the passion was all there and hopefully we can just improve on today’s performance.”That’s modern football at the minute – as players you’ve just got to work as hard as you can for each manager. It’s a tough game coming up, but hopefully we can do well.”The manager believes we can win every single game and that’s the attitude we take into every game. It’s going to be a tough game, we know that – we’ll have to be at our best and hopefully we can be.” last_img read more

Canadas hostile regulatory environment costing energy investments report

first_imgOTTAWA – Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal cabinet was never going to include downstream emissions as a factor when it reviewed the application for the now defunct Energy East pipeline.In a bid to stem political fallout from Energy East’s demise, Carr is on a mission to convince Canadians his government’s policies are not to blame for it.But a new research report suggests the project is just part of a trend of energy investment going elsewhere because of the high cost of additional government regulation in Canada.TransCanada cancelled the Energy East project last week citing “changed circumstances.”In response to a barrage of questions lobbed at him in the Senate on Tuesday, Carr repeatedly asserted those circumstances were not government policies.“The situation had changed dramatically,” he said, pointing to oil prices less than half what they were when the project was first proposed, and the recent U.S. decision to go forward with another TransCanada project, the Keystone XL pipeline.Opponents blame Carr’s government for changing the review process and including things like upstream and downstream emissions — that is, greenhouse gas emissions created by extracting the oil before it flows through the pipeline and those create by refining and burning it after it leaves the pipeline — as part of the evaluations of proposed projects.While the National Energy Board panel decided to look at both upstream and downstream emissions, Carr said the government had only asked that upstream ones be looked at. He said that was done in 2016 when the government approved both the Enbridge Line 3 and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline projects and it would have been the same for Energy East had it ever made it to cabinet for consideration.If upstream emissions didn’t stop approval of the other pipelines, Carr said TransCanada had no reason to believe it would stop approval of Energy East.But a new research report by the Montreal Economic Institute suggests Energy East’s demise is a growing and worrisome pattern.“People are giving up on Canada as a safe place to invest in natural resources,” said economist Germain Belzile, a senior researcher at the institute.“It’s seen as a very hostile environment now. You have a lot less certainty if you invest here (than) if you invest in many other countries where the regulatory environment isn’t changing as you’re doing things.”Four major projects have now been cancelled in the last two years, including Energy East, the Northern Gateway pipeline, and two liquid natural gas plant proposals, he noted. Together they amounted to $84 billion in investment.Belzile said new regulations in Canada, including things like the carbon price, coupled with a reduction in regulation under President Trump in the U.S. has seen investments leaving Canada and flowing to the U.S. instead.His report shows capital investments in resource projects in Canada and the U.S. rebounded this year but are expected to grow 38 per cent in the U.S. and just 19 per cent in Canada.The Liberals could face political fallout if Canadians think their policies are hurting the investments and job creation that come with them.Pollster David Coletto said Energy East alone is not likely to be the only reason the Liberals lose seats in 2019 but it could be a contributing factor, particularly in New Brunswick, which stood to gain refinery jobs had the pipeline gone ahead.“This fits with a broader narrative that is starting to develop about the government’s position on business development and business friendly policies,” the Abacus Data CEO said.However, he added Energy East could have been a political liability for the Liberals in Quebec, where opposition to it was strong.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Decathlon to replace Saks Off Fifth store at Montreal Eaton Centre

first_imgTORONTO – European sports chain Decathlon is replacing Saks Off Fifth in a spot over two floors at the Montreal Eaton Centre.Hudson’s Bay Company says it and mall developer Ivanhoe Cambridge have mutually agreed to no longer open a Saks Off Fifth location.The Toronto-based department store chain owner tells The Canadian Press that plans for the location have been abandoned “due to a number of factors,” but refused to reveal what those factors are.A spokesman for the Montreal Eaton Centre owner confirmed that the store would not be opening, but also did not provide a reason why.France-based sporting goods store Decathlon will open in the Saks space next fall, the first for a downtown location in Canada.“This location in the downtown core, which is a relatively new approach for us, will enable us to deliver even more effectively on our brand promise, which is to make sport accessible to as many people as we can,” Tristan Vende of Decathlon Canada said in news release.Ivanhoe Cambridge leasing vice-president Jean Landry said the opening of Decathlon is one of the highlights of its $200-million revitalization project for a property that once housed the Eaton’s department store and adjacent mall.Decathlon operates more than 1,400 stores in 42 countries and generates almost $13 billion in annual sales.In addition, European-based Time Out Market will open in Canada for the first time in the mall. It will offer 16 food options, two bars, a demo kitchen, cooking academy and retail shop.HBC announced in late 2015 that the purveyor of discount designer clothing and other goods would open at the centre in 2018, as part of the brand’s Canadian expansion.The company said that the store would take over about 4,165 square meters (44,850 square feet) in the Montreal Eaton Centre and Complexe Les Ailes spaces that merged in 2016.HBC says it operates 18 Saks Off Fifth locations in Canada in cities including Ottawa, Winnipeg and Niagara-on-the-lake, Vaughan and Pickering, Ont.Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC)last_img read more

Food safety training program on March 9

first_imgFoodborne illnessReceiving and storing foodPreparing foodServing foodCleaning and sanitizingThe cost of registration is $148.50, plus tax, per person.The food safety training program is taking place this Saturday, March 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the first-floor meeting room at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.To register, you can call 250-787-8178 or online at fortstjohn.ca/activenet. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding a food safety training program on March 9.This is a food handling, sanitation, and work safety course designed for food service establishment operators and front line food service workers.According to the City, this course will cover important food safety and worker safety information including:last_img

Be brave and shave Bluey Day

first_imgDonations from this event will be allocated to the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Donations to this fund are used to purchase equipment that helps to enhance comfort, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.Monies the Foundation receives also ensures that both long term and emergent needs of the hospital are met as medical staff work on early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer at the hospital.The foundation’s desire is to have a complete set of equipment here in FSJ, so patients do not have to endure the extra stress of travel and allowing patients to stay close to home where they can receive the support of their friends and family.To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Hospital Foundation is hosting the Bluey Day Fundraiser where participants collect pledges from the community and then shave their heads.People wanting to show their support for cancer patients, survivors, or remember those lost to cancer can participate by visiting the FSJ Hospital Foundation or registering HERE Saturday, May 25th from 10 am to 2 pm, the FSJ Hospital Foundation welcomes the community to come and watch the family-friendly event as there will be henna and prizes.last_img read more

Province to boost Climate action tax credit to help BC families

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Starting July 5, the Government of B.C. will be giving a boost to the Climate action tax credit in order to help families across the province.According to the Government, nearly 50 percent of B.C. families will receive more for their climate action tax credit this week, putting money back in their pockets and helping make life more affordable.The Province says, on July 5, eligible families will see the first of four instalments of the newly expanded credit. Families of four will receive up to $400 over the next year and up to $500 starting in July 2021 when the credit will be nearly 70 percent higher than it was in 2017.This is the second increase to the climate action tax credit since it was last expanded in September 2017.$223 million was invested in the tax credit as part of Budget 2019.For more information on the CleanBC plan, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

BC Hydros generating stations receive upgrades

first_imgAdditionally, we’ll update controls for intake systems; controls for plant auxiliary systems; GMS plant central control room; and remote operation controls for GMS and PCN generating stations. When completed in 2024, Site C Generating Station will also be controlled from GMS as part of this upgrade. Upgrade work has been completed for generating units 1 to 5 and generating units 9 and 10. The unit controls upgrade and governor retrofit work for generating unit 6 is scheduled to be completed in October 2019. All upgrade work for this project is expected to be completed by mid-2023. GMS HVAC System Upgrade At GMS, we’ll be upgrading the 50-year old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The HVAC system provides conditioned air to building occupants and temperature regulation for generating equipment.  To ensure increased reliability and system stability, we’ll be upgrading the protection and control equipment for PCN generating units 1 to 4. The current electromechanical systems, which were installed in the 1980s, are past their useful life and will be replaced with modern, state-of-the-art systems. The work will include installation of new digital protection and control panels for the generator exciter and transformer systems. There are two stages for equipment replacement timed to fit with annual maintenance schedules; the construction for generators 3 and 4 started in April 2019 and will be completed this year, and construction for generators 1 and 2 is planned to start on March 2020. June/July 2019 Peace River Generating Stations Projects Update GMS G1-10 Control System Upgrade We’re replacing unit controls for generating units 1 to 10 and retro-fitting governors for generating units 6 to 10. These control the water flow through the turbine to regulate the shaft speed of the generator. Also due for replacements are the exciters for generating units 9 and 10 – these control the current through the generator field winding to regulate the output voltage of the generator.  Targeted replacement of components of the current system is expected to improve reliability, maintainability and safety, and is currently planned to take place between 2022 and 2023. PCN HVAC System Upgrade At PCN, we’re also strategically upgrading the HVAC system as the heating, cooling and ventilation needs aren’t being efficiently met by the existing system. Major components need to be replaced and this work is being sequenced after the GMS HVAC project to enable transferring of lessons learned. We’re planning for construction at PCN between 2024 and 2025. GMS G1-5 Exciter Transformer Replacement Exciter transformers are necessary to power the exciters which control the magnetic field in the generator and the output voltage. The exciter transformers in generating units 1-5 needed to be replaced. Exciter transformers for units 1 and 2 were replaced in 2018 and units 4 and 5 this year, with unit 3 scheduled for replacement in August 2019.VISITOR CENTRE W.A.C. Bennett Dam – open until September 2 The W.A.C. Bennett Dam is one of the world’s largest earth-fill structures. It holds back the Williston Reservoir, which is so large that it can be seen from space. To enjoy the spectacular view, we welcome you to our visitor centre. It offers fun and educational exhibits that showcase dam construction, wildlife in the area, how we turn water into electricity, and a First Nations Gallery. bchydro.com/visitorcentrescenter_img HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Two of BC Hydro’s largest generating facilities the GMS Generating Station and nearby Peace Canyon Generating Station will be receiving upgrades.According to BC Hydro, a number of projects are underway to ensure continued reliable, affordable and clean power. These projects are part of our investment of over $2 billion per year to upgrade our ageing assets and build new infrastructure. PCN Protection Upgrade Project last_img read more