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DJI Osmo Pocket, is it a Game Changer?

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Now that I have the Osmo Pocket accessories I decided to share my revised opinion of the pocket camera gimbal. Is it really a game changer? Let’s take a deeper look. DJI Osmo Pocket: https://jer.fyi/osmopocketMy gogo-toD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardManfrotto Pixi Tripod: https://jer.fyi/pixiMovi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviWasabi Power Clutch (Power Bank Hand Grip): https://jer.fyi/batterystickGopro Tripod Adapter: https://jer.fyi/goprotripodadapter Product links direct to Amazon.Com Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and today, I am back to talk more about the DJI Osmo Pocket. You know, in the last video that I put together, I got a little bit of negative response because I didn’t really enjoyed the device. That’s a personal preference. I know that there are a lot of devices and a lot of options out there for all of us, and so sometimes, one person’s opinion differs with others, but now that there has been not only a firmware update to the Osmo Pocket but also the accessories have been released and I’ve had those for a little while now and been able to play around with them, I wanted to come back and talk more about the device and talk about if it’s an actual game-changer like a lot of people are touting it as, so let’s talk about it. All right, so the Osmo Pocket comes in this little package. You get this nifty little carrying case, which I actually like. The Osmo Pocket itself, I think, is a fantastic little camera. My arguments the first time around was just in comparing it …

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Sony RX100 VI Top 10 Settings to Change

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When I get a camera, the first thing I do is change some of the default settings. I want to get the best the camera has to offer when I capture photos and video. Here are my Top 10 settings I changed first on the Sony RX100 MK VI. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI: http://jer.fyi/rx100vi Sony AGR2 Attachment Grip: http://jer.fyi/rx100grip Sony PCKLM15 LCD Protector: http://jer.fyi/rx100screenprotector Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case: http://jer.fyi/newport30 SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SD Card: http://jer.fyi/64gbextremepro Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto. Today I have the Sony RX100 Mark VI, and we’re going to talk about the Top 10 settings that I changed on the camera first. Now I just opened up this camera. Today is the day that everybody started receiving it if they purchased it. Of course, some folks are lucky enough to get things from Sony early for review but I bought it and here it is. As always, I have links down in the description below to the camera, the extra gear, the batteries, the SD card, anything that’s going to make your experience using this camera better. Clicking on those links help support our channel. I typically customized my camera a bit because I use other Sony cameras. I use currently the A7 III and the A7R III, and those cameras have a certain way of working. And I like all my cameras to kind of work the same. There are also shortcuts and things that I have come to just enjoy that actually make the camera a …

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3 Months With The Sony a7R III

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The a7R III came as a welcomed upgrade. It had been a few years since the Sony a7R II was launched so I was ready for an upgrade. In this video, I talk about my experiences so far with the Sony a7R III and show you some images I captured with the camera. With the a7III having just came out and the hype behind it, is there value in the Sony a7r III? What do you think? Sony a7rIII: http://jer.fyi/a7rIII Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and I wanted to talk about my first three months with this camera. This is the Sony A7R III and I wanted to talk about my experiences with this camera. Having came from the A9, I was used to some of the features of the A9, which I am glad that they brought to this camera, such as the multi-select, this kind of like joystick, or D-pad, whatever you wanna call it back here that allows you to move the focal point around, I absolutely love that. As you can see I have the battery grip on here, which gives me two batteries, which is just an extremely long amount of time that you can use this camera. Even if you’re shooting 4K video or whatnot you’re going to get amazing battery life out of it if you put the battery grip on it. Plus for me, I have a bigger hand, and the battery grip just gives me a little more to hold onto. I …

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The Blue Hour – Photo Challenge

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The next photography challenge in our series of monthly photo challenges is on the Blue Hour. The Blue Hour is a point of time in the morning and the evening when the sun is below the horizon level but still illuminating the sky. Check out some examples and take part in this months challenge. Find what time of the morning and evening The Blue Hour occurs near you: http://www.bluehoursite.com Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch Auto course: https://jerad.courses/p/ditch-auto-start-shooting-in-manual Participate in this photo challenge by joining our Facebook Group for free: https://facebook.com/groups/ditchauto  

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L Review

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Peak Design has created another fantastic bag with the Everyday Sling 10L bag. This sling bag is versatile and can hold a lot of stuff. In this video, I show you how I use the Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L to carry just what’s needed. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L on Amazon: http://jer.fyi/everydaysling10l Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto. Today, we’re going to take a look at the Peak Design’s Everyday Sling. This is the 10L or the 10 liter. I picked this up because I wanted something that was a bit lighter, that was smaller. It was just easy to put on, that I could pull around and grab my camera out of. I think that I’ve been watching a lot of everyday carry type of videos where people have these sling bags that you can grab by the zipper and sling open and pull your weapon out of. I thought wow, that would be cool if I could find a bag that was pretty similar to that. And while the Peak Design’s bag isn’t exactly that, it is pretty similar in the sense to where I could grab it by this strap and pull it around toward me and then open the bag and then have access to all of my stuff. So I was pretty excited to get my hands on one of these. I’ve bought some other Peak Design products, and I’ve reviewed a few of …

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How to Backup Photos from Your Camera to Your iPhone

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Your iPhone is the perfect device to backup your camera’s photos to. If you have a larger capacity iPhone like I do, you can backup an entire days shooting to it. In this video, we will discuss how to back up your DSLR Camera to your iPhone. iPhone X: http://jer.fyi/iphonex iPhone SD Card Reader: http://jer.fyi/lightningsdreader 64GB SD Card Pro 300MB/s: http://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcard Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jared with Ditch Auto and I wanted to teach you today how to back up photos from your camera to your iPhone. Now, iPhone’s have a lot of storage typically. And there are options, for example with the iPhone 10, which comes at a 256-gigabyte option, which makes for a lot of space for backing up images. Alternatively, if you have an iPad, iPads you can get up to 512 gigs. So, tons of internal storage that make it great as a backup solution. Now, why would you want to back up your photos to one of these devices? Well, even though these cameras are super solid and the SD cards these days are really good, we don’t typically have too many issues with our stuff. There is the potential of you losing something. Now, your phone is something that you typically keep on you all the time. I did a video about doing this on Android because for us with Android phones as well it’s a slightly different process, but nonetheless still is super easy. But, iPhone here, Apple makes it pretty easy with their camera connection adaptor. …

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Peak Design Everyday 20L Backpack Review

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Ready for a look at one of the most functional camera backpacks available? The Peak Design Everyday 20L Camera Backpack just about does it all. With plenty of room to store a full frame body and a couple of lenses. On top of that, you have room for a 15″ laptop, a tablet, and plenty of accessories. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Or get the Everyday Backpack on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2C6TqP7 Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up. It’s Jared with Ditch Auto and I wanted to talk today about my backpack. My backpack that is my camera bag, my laptop bag. it’s all the things and I’ve been using it non-stop. Now, I ordered this, this is the peak design bag. It’s fantastic. I also have their messenger bag. I feel like for a lot of years I’ve been a messenger bag kind of guy. I’m not really too sure why. I think maybe because maybe it’s a little more professional or something than walking into a meeting with a backpack. But, I just found that I couldn’t quite fit my cameras the way that I configure them and the way that I like to have them set up in those bags without them just being kind of stretched out and everything crunched in there. So, I got this bag out, which I had really only used for a short period of time and started using it again. So, many of you probably seen a review. If you’ve been looking for …

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Pets Photo Challenge

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This month we are going to focus our cameras on pets. Whether you have a pet or know someone who does, photographing our animals can be challenging. Animals do not respond as well to our commands so my challenge to you is to try and capture some portraits of your favorite pet this month to share in the Facebook Group. I also include some tips to help you capture better photos of your pets. Tips for taking better Pet Photos: Use Longer Lenses: Pets move fast so a longer lens, even a zoom lens, will be more flexible. A zoom lens will allow you to get in tight and widen up the shot as needed when the pet runs toward you. Prime lenses are nice but your only zoom ends up being your legs as you run around trying to compose a good shot of your pet. Zoom lenses make it easier to compose shots of fast-moving subjects. Continuous Autofocus: I said it once and I’ll say it again, Pets Move Fast! The autofocus on modern digital cameras is fantastic. Let the camera keep up with your pet rather than your shutter prefocus. By allowing your camera to keep continuous focus on your pet, you will always be ready for the shot, even if your pet moves from where you told him/her to stay. Shoot in burst mode: If your pet is like mine, he never stays still. Shooting a burst of photos at a time will increase your chances of getting that perfect expression on …

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Desaturated Colors Photo Challenge

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This months photo challenge will focus on editing. The topic is the saturated colors. In the challenge video I give a couple of examples and explain how I edited my photos. I decided not to show my editing process so I could save that for another video and so that the challenge could start out fresh. The challenge will last a month which will give us all the opportunity to get out a couple of times with our cameras and have time to process our images. Once you have a photo edited, head over to the Facebook group and share it in the desaturated colors album. Join us in the Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/ditchauto