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Do you Liveview? Why? check out this months journal 

26 deviants said I prefer to use the viewfinder but the liveview comes in very handy some times.
26 deviants said I rarely use liveview. I only use it when there is no way to use the viewfinder.
11 deviants said Never. I'd rather eat my arm.
4 deviants said I can liveview what iso my film is in that little window I guess....
No deviants said Always. But then I own a compact soooo.....
No deviants said All the time. I'd spend all day looking through it if it wasn't for the battery running out.
No deviants said Most of the time. I use the viewfinder when I have to.


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SDW HD video? Liveview tutorial

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 1, 2015, 10:41 AM

Everything-News news title by in-my-viewfinder

Call the resolution

For you vidiographers amongst us it must be frustrating being lumbered with a pedestrian 1080p 60fps max from your Nikon DSLR. But do you find yourself looking at 4k video and think "yer it's good but a bit soft"? Well you are not alone apparently.
Named SDW HD by Everything-Nikon (Super Duper Whooper High Definition) a name which will definitely catch on. Some enterprising chap has decided to see if he can make real time video in 8k using a D800. It has taken allot of doing but the effects are… well I don't know as I don't have a screen that can tell me but I'm sure it is good.
Have a read over onSanchez-olaso blog to get the full story and of course thanks to Nikon rumours for bringing this to our attention.

Everything-nikon tutorials banner by in-my-viewfinder

Getting the most out of Liveview

This is my NOKON by kokoban
Liveview is something that many new DSLR users make heavy use of as it is a comfortable transition from their compact cameras and mobile phones. It does however carry some stigma from more seasoned photographers who look down upon its use. Some of this is justified but it can be a great tool; hence why we are going to look at some of the times when it is most appropriate to use it and how to make the most of it.
The benefit of Liveview is simple. It allows you to compose an image without needing to press your face up against your camera. There are a number of times when this is beneficial to you such as:
  • When using a tripod
  • When the camera is on the floor
  • To shoot over an obstacle
  • Shooting with eye/face protection
  • To keep your face visible

Allot of these are clearly practical improvements over using the viewfinder. If you have ever tried framing an image on a low set tripod of a camera on the floor looking up you will already know this.
Keeping your face visible is something that relates to studio photography. Be it for people or pets, they all fid it a bit strange when your head turns into a big black box and their emotions will change. Some may even get scared so being able to hold your face away from the camera all the time can be a help. A way of getting round this is to use the viewfinder and pop up just before firing off the shutter to interact with your subject but this can cause them to move hence why we suggest the Liveview option. On top of the interaction there is also the personal space issue. You may find that when using wide angle lenses for creative effect that you can get away with being a bit closer with the camera without your face pressed up behind it than otherwise. It also gives you the freedom to move the camera to other angles that might have otherwise been uncomfortable for you or even impossible due to obstacles.

The biggest drawback of using Liveview is the loss of connection to your body. When you use the viewfinder the camera becomes an extension of your body but without this you lose that three points of connection (something we talked about in our "keeping it sharp journal") meaning you have less control over it leading to a higher risk of blurred images.
Another issue with Liveview which is shared with image reviewing is that the dynamic range of the screen is pretty low and does not reflect what the camera is going to capture. You might have a higher chance of spotting something lurking in a shadow better with the viewfinder.
Also the very act of looking through the viewfinder signals to you and everyone around you that you intend to take a photograph. People are less likely to walk in front of you and it will get you going through the motions of taking a great photograph. There is allot of information in that viewfinder, information that isn't as readily available of your screens (you have to move around a bit more).
Using the correct Liveview mode is important as you might not get the shooting process you might have been hoping for otherwise. We talked about this in last month's journal when we delved into the Shooting menu and gave some insight as to how each one works.
Another useful Liveview technique we have discussed in the past is for focusing that we talked about in our Focus tutorial.
Of coarse the biggest and best use for liveview is for when shooting film and the folding screen cameras make life even easier when shooting low angles and such. Or if you are really serious about film maybe an Adapture V-screen is on your shopping list? A serious screen for when you really need to know what is going on.
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Honeycello-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for accepting my photo! I really appreciate it. 
I'm more of a wildlife photographer, so this photo is the beginning of my people-portraits. I'm hoping it will work out. It's nice to branch out into different things from time to time!
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No problems. I hope this new direction works for you :)
Honeycello-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, me too! 
EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Spring blessings for the acceptance :iconwineplz:
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Same to you to but yours is for contributing. We like that kind of thing :)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:holly::iconwineplz::holly: Happy New Year :holly::iconwineplz::holly:
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy new year To you to!
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