What to bring on a low-budget, small-footprint documentary shoot without sacrificing lighting, audio, or stabilization.
Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!
Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I will demystify portable power in this post and arm you with the knowledge to make the right selections from the many options available for powering your gear on the go.
Choosing the right memory card for a DSLR video or time-lapse project is a critical decision. Memory cards have three fundamental properties: form factor, card capacity, and card write/read speed. I go through each one in detail so that you can make the best card decision for your video and time-lapse projects.
This post covers the basic concepts behind product photography lighting and discusses best practices that will hone your craft and make punchy, well-lit photos of your products customers will find irresistible.
Have you ever noticed when photographing a sunrise or a sunset that your DSLR camera can’t capture the brightest and darkest part of the scene at the same time in one exposure? This limitation is because of a camera’s dynamic range, or the gap in luminosity between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. Discover the three main techniques to overcome this and create dynamic landscape scenes.
Aquatic photography requires a new approach on almost all levels, from learning how to adapt to new gear to customizing your camera’s menu and buttons and dealing with a different set of rules for how light behaves in water. Set started with this essential guide.
Standing under crisp, dark skies as the magical aurora colors the heavens and lights up the landscape all around you is something everyone should experience. However, aurorae are tricky to photograph, so here is some good info on how to successfully capture them.
When the lights go down in the city, magic happens! How do you harness the incredible low-light capabilities of today’s DSLR cameras to create stunning urban nightscapes? With a solid combination of technical knowledge, gear, planning, and imagination, you can create incredible images in any city. Here’re some tips to get you started.
Thanks to modern camera gear, the time has never been better for capturing night sky images, or “astrophotography”. It takes a little more than just pointing your lens upward, however. There are a few tricks to creating an unforgettable night under the stars. Here is what you need to know to get started.