Working Holiday part 4: Photography tutorials from Morocco



Part 4 of my video blog about trying to run Cameralabs while on an extended family vacation. In this fourth part I’m in Salou, Spain where I’ll explain the settings, techniques and equipment behind six of my favourite photos from an earlier trip to Morocco. I’ll also update you on my working holiday so far and the challenges of trying to run an internet business on the road…

For more details, photos and videos about my trip, see:

http://www.cameralabs.com/features/Working_holiday/

I’ll also continue to publish new reviews on the road…

My latest reviews are of the Nikon D3200:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D3200/

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fujifilm_X-Pro1/

The Canon PowerShot A2300:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_A2300/

And the Nikkor AF-S 28mm f1.8G lens:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_28mm_f1-8G/

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22 thoughts on “Working Holiday part 4: Photography tutorials from Morocco

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Yes, the VR is mechanical and applied by the lens. The disadvantages to RAW are that you need to process the files and they're larger, so you'll fit fewer of them on your storage and have less in a continuous burst. But I think the advantages outweigh the downsides.

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    So raw format is before the white balance correction, sharpness, etc. But VR has still been applied because that happens mechanically in the lens, right? So apart from having to apply the white balance correction and convert, there aren't really any disadvantages to raw, correct?

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Very nice video. Really enjoyed it, and like the tip on the sharpness of the lense. I hope you had a nice holiday, and got back home safe.

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Very helpful, Gordon. I like your no-nonsense approach in helping others improve their photography skills… No pretentious mumbo-jumbo…. Just common sense and clear explanations!!

    Keep up the good work!

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Gord- 01:40 Lucky Bastar.. 🙂 I know.."the cloud..".. hehe.. OMG.. Bongos.."how dare they!!!" LOL.. Lvoe it 🙂 ..well it's not a problem really…."b does it? NO!!!!" Best of luck.. You da man! Sorry for conjunction …youtube thiks I'm a hacker if I try to break up the comments…

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    I think virtually every camera these days can record video, and you can put any of those onto Youtube! If you want something like an iPad that's not an iPad, how about an Android tablet? I haven't tested any of their camera though.

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    o.O

    Thanks Gordon. I will try this. It's really great – since everyone suggests to switch iRes and iDyn to high… or something like that… I always shoot in Aperture priority.

    Keep up the great work!

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Glad you like them! I disabled iRes and iDyn as I mostly shot in program or Aperture Priority. The shot of the door was processed from a RAW file, but only with a little extra sharpening. All the other shots have NO post processing.

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    No change to intelligent resolution and intelligent dynamic? Did you do any PP (like sharpening) later on? The shots on Flickr look fantastic. So the most shots of Marocco are JPG but the one with the blue door? o.O

    I really have to check that out on my GX1.

    Thank you very much Gordon!

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    The only thing I do with the GX1 JPEGs is reduce the in-camera noise reduction to avoid smearing. I also shoot in RAW when I take a photo I really like the look of, or which is proving troublesome for the white balance system.

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Hi Gordon, thanks again for the great video, photos and ideas. When you shoot in JPG with the GX1 what settings do you use for contrast, saturation and so on? In other words – what are your favourite settings for the best out of the camera JPGs? 🙂 TIA

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    Hi Gordon! great work as usual, thxs for this lovely video! I'm Moroccan, so I feel particularily pleased by this video! 🙂

    Thxs again! keep up the good work!

  • June 19, 2021 at 11:22
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    This series of videos has been very interesting, thanks. I like hearing about the practicalities of travel photography (which also have relevance at home), and I like your analysis of your photos. Even on basic computer speakers the Zoom H2N has very good presence. An ultralight (120g/4oz) tripod that could work well with your GX1 is the Ultrapod II: I have one and it's excellent for light cameras. If there was table space behind the candles it probably would have let you do that shot at ISO160.

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