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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

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How to Transfer Images to a Smartphone on the Nikon D7200

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Learn how to transfer photos from your Nikon D7200 to your iPhone or Android phone. NFC and Android If you have an Android device, transferring images can be very easy with NFC, or Near Field Communication. From the Menu, go to the Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to NFC and turn it ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your (Android) Simply tap to connect and hold your NFC capable Android phone up to the side of the camera near the SD Card slot, and your phone will connect to the D7200. For iPhones and non-NFC Android phones From the Menu, go to Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to Wi-Fi to ensure that it’s turned ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your phone. Wireless Mobile Utility (iPhone) Wireless Mobile Utility (Android) From the Wi-Fi settings menu on the D7200, select Network settings. Select View SSID. It will display the name of the network created by the D7200. Go to the Wi-Fi settings menu on your phone and look for the Wi-Fi SSID of the D7200. You will see that there is no lock, or security icon indicated next to the network, which means this network is insecure. This means that anyone with the Nikon App installed on their phone can connect to the D7200’s network and access the photos and video when Wi-Fi is enabled on your camera. Therefore, I recommend that you only enable Wi-Fi on your D7200 …

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Top 5 Photo Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Taking great photos on your GoPro Hero 5 Black means knowing your camera settings. Here are the top 5 settings to change in your GoPro Hero 5 Black to get the best photos. Switch from Video Mode to Photo Mode Set your field of view to WideIt appears as though this camera was engineered around being set in wide mode. The other FOV options seem to go through an internal conversion processs within the GoPro Camera and the picture just isn’t as good as what’s produced in Wide Mode. Enable ProtuneThis will give you additional control over specific settings on your GoPro. While GoPro does a decent job with producing a nice image using their built-in presets, having more control over your image by enabling Protune will give you a cleaner image for when you’re editing your photos later. Set your color to FLATHaving your color set to GoPro will make your photos extra “Contrasty” which will technically have less color information and details to work with in editing software. Only utilize the GoPro color setting if you intend to upload without any editing. Set Sharpness to LowThe internal settings do a good job, but again, you’ll want the ability to adjust that later with a nice clean image that hasn’t been affected by the Presets. Decrease the ISO MAX from 1600 to 800When you have an ISO of 1600, you will start to see a lot of grain in your photo. It is a lot easier to increase the exposure of a clean photo at a …

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How to use Wifi on Canon 5D MKIV with an iPhone

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Learn how to use Wifi & NFC on your Canon 5D MKIV to transfer photos to your iPhone. Go into your Menu and on the fourth page, select Communications settings. Choose Built-in wireless settings. Customize the Nickname of your Camera or leave it at its default name. Select Wi-Fi/NFC and choose Enable. The NFC Function is for use with Android phones only. To turn off this function, uncheck the box by hitting the Info button. Go to Wi-Fi function and select the Connect to smartphone. Choose from any of the available SET slots to save these settings for future use. Select Easy Connection and hit OK. It will show you the SSID of the Wi-Fi connection created by the 5D MKIV as well as its Encryption Key. Download the Canon Camera Connect App for the iPhone and go to the Wi-Fi Settings on your iPhone and connect to the network created by the 5D MKIV. Open the App and it will see that there is a New camera found. Select the listed Camera. On the 5D MKIV it will ask if you want to Connect to this smartphone: iPhone. Select OK.Once the connection is established, you can: View individual photos from your 5D MKIV with the GalleryDownload selected photos to you phone with the Phone icon Favorite selected photos with the Star icon Delete selected photos with the Trash Can icon Canon 5D MKIV Body (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2ckeCaM Canon 5D MKIV 24-70mm Kit (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2d4EAOy Canon 5D MKIV 24-105mm Kit (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2cPMWKo

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How To Enable Back Button Focus On Nikon D7200

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Nailing focus every time can be challenging. Every time you press down the shutter button, your camera activates auto focus. This can be problematic if you are ready to shoot, but are just waiting for the right moment. Switching auto focus to back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200 will assure you get auto focus when you want it. In this video, I show you how to turn on back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200. Go to Custom Settings Menu and select ControlsSelect Assign AE-L/AF-L buttonSelect Press and Enable AF-OnNow, when you hold down the AE-L AF-L button you will enable auto focus. But we’re not finished, because the Shutter Button still needs to be disabled from Pre-Focusing. Within the Custom Settings Menu go up to the Auto Focus optionSelect AF ActivationChoose AF-ON only Now, half pressing down the shutter button will not auto focus and instead the back button (AE-L AF-L button) will perform this function. Having this option enabled means that you will now be in control of when your camera will auto focus. If you want to manual focus, simply let off the back button. If you want continuous auto-focus, simply hold down the back button and your camera will continuously auto focus as you are shooting. You will never miss focus by fumbling around with the shutter button’s pre focus feature. Get the Nikon D7200 Body Only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iQSFUP Get the Nikon D7200 Kit on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iMFqSN Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch …

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How To Use Wifi & NFC on Canon 80D

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Learn how to use Wifi & NFC on your Canon 80D. Transfer images to your iPhone or Android phone easily using your Canon 80D Wifi & NFC and the Canon Camera App. Newer Android phones have a great NFC feature while Apple only has NFC with Apple Pay, which means you will need to do another step for IPhones and older Androids. For Android phones with NFC: On your phone download the correct application from the Google Play store, called Canon Camera Connect. Go into the Menu of your 80D and access the Wireless Communication Settings and enable WiFi / NFC and have the Allow NFC Connections box checked. The 80D will ask you to register a nickname for this connection. Hit the Menu Button to save. Label the connection something that makes sense to you. Leaving it the default, EOS80D, is also okay. Simply hold your Android phone up to the side of your 80D to automatically bring up the Canon Camera Connect App and it will ask to connect to your 80D. It will ask you if you’d like to connect. Simply select OK and you’re now connected and ready to use all the great features of the preview and download pictures from your phone and utilize all of the other great features of the app. For Apple or Android phones without NFC: On your phone download the application called Canon Camera Connect. Go into the Menu of your 80D and access the Wireless Communication Settings and enable WiFi / NFC.Then select Wi-Fi Function to setup your network connection. …

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How To Use Manual Mode On Canon 80D

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Since this website is about getting out of auto, this post is about learning how to use manual mode on the Canon 80D. The first step to learning to use manual mode is to learn how the controls on the camera work together. This post is about learning the basics of those controls. If you want to use Manual, the first thing to do is to put your camera into the proper mode, which is indicated by the ‘M’ on the mode wheel. Terms to be familiar with on the top LCD Screen Shutter Speed: Indicates the speed of the shutter as it allows light to pass through and hit the sensor. With a faster or higher number, less light will come in and will result in less blur. With a slower or lower the number, more light will come in and will result in a greater likelihood of blur. Aperture: Indicates how wide the lens opens to allow light in to hit the sensor. ISO: Indicates the sensitivity of the image sensor to the light that is hitting it. The higher the ISO, the more noise your image will have. These days, the ISO is much better than it used to be on many cameras due to better image sensors. This setting will often be adjusted to compensate for poor lighting conditions. The Controls The Shutter Speed is adjusted with the rocker switch right behind shutter button. Rotate it to the right for a faster shutter speed, and rotate it to the left for a …