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Here at Steelfeather we create videos & photos

Whether it’s your personal project like a celebration or event, or a corporate training video, Steelfeather is there for you when you need a high quality video or photograph. In our opinion, there’s no better way to describe something than a picture or a video. Below you’ll find the blog. The blog is where we talk about new gear, news and new projects we’ve worked on and completed.


California Sunset – A Short Film by Matt Archibald

This summer I’m trying my hand at short films. I’ve never had the capacity, as well as the access to equipment, or the access to the talent, that I have now. To be able to do anything like this is a gift, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped me to get this far. I’ve written a synopsis and I’m now about 2/3’s of the way through the script. I’ve also acquired the needed props and apparel/wardrobe to be able to do this now. Califonia Sunset will be a 20 to 30 minute film with a cast of 7 characters. I’m casting people that I know, that know how to act. More updates on the cast will be online [...]
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Small Lens for Small Spaces This Spring I was researching online what the newest Canon lenses were while I came across something released just last year in 2014; the all new 24mm f/2.8 STM “Pancake Lens”. Canon Ad – April 2014 I thought to myself, seeing as I love pancakes, why not give this lens a try!? Actually… I’m looking at 2 things here. At this point I’m searching now, and have been for almost a year, for a lens that allows me to utilize smaller rooms or areas for fashion photography. The 35-135 is great for this, but it also gives me a crop factor of 1.6, while shooting with an entry level [...]
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Canon EF 35-135mm f/4-5.6

eBay In my recent searches on eBay to find a fine Canon lens I came across this rare short-telephoto zoom first produced in 1990 and later extinct in 1997. When it was originally introduced it was worth $500 USD. The lens features a rear focus ring and an ultrasonic motor. The barrel is made of steel so it’s very heavy, weighing in at about 2 lbs. It was replaced by the 18-135 with an image stabilizer last in 1997.  While I don’t mind the lack of a wide focal length like18 or 20mm, some may be more conscious in seeking a wider angle by getting the 18-135. Pros & Cons Honestly this lens is amazing, [...]
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Amazing Portraits for Under $150! This lens kicks ass. Simply put, this is the second choice for every new photographer that buys a DSLR. You’ll find that all major camera brands will also have an affordable 50mm prime lens (fixed focal lens, doesn’t zoom, just focuses) available to buy for under $150. Before I got into what I like and don’t like about the lens, have a look at some of the imagery I’ve been able to capture thus far. Sample Photos Photo Credit: Maria David Pros & Cons Pro’s Amazing price! Awesome depth of field control Great Focus in low light situations Con’s Loud motor Plastic body [...]
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Canon EOS 1100D / T3

Last weekend I purchased a Canon EOS 1100D, also known and the Rebel T3. From what I got right out of the box I was able to take some stunning imagery. Have a look below for the results and read on for my small review of this awesome piece of equipment. Overview I’ve used a few DSLR’s by Canon and I can safely say this is a great entry level camera. The images it’s allowed me to take in certain environments have been phenomenal. Although the camera has a few draw backs, it’s safe to say that this would be a solid buy for anyone looking to get into digital photography. With the right accessories and [...]
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