Easy Lighting Laws to Boost Shooting Performance

Easy Lighting Laws to Boost Shooting Performance

For seasoned photographers, lighting becomes an instinct as much as a skill. But beginners are often flailing – placing their lights in different spots and getting wildly different results, becoming frustrated in the process. The following is a list of lighting laws to help you navigate the sometimes unpredictable lighting world. Knowing these basic laws will calm you down when things aren’t going your way and will also produce more consistent results.

The Good, the Bon, and the Dusty: Photography Notes from Nepal

The Good, the Bon, and the Dusty: Photography Notes from Nepal

In September of 2015, a group called The Nomads Clinic set out on a one-month endeavor to make their annual journey into the most remote regions of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau to provide medical and humanitarian aid. Their mission is to work with and assist local health care practitioners by setting up several day clinics that offer a variety of treatment modalities for a range of ailments. Dolpo was just opened to foreigners in 1989 and receives a fraction of the visitors that other parts of Nepal see. These individuals live in some of the highest inhabited villages on earth with only footpaths by humans, yaks and other hoofed animals to connect villages.

Field Report: Sony a7S II S-Log2 vs S-Log3 Test

Field Report: Sony a7S II S-Log2 vs S-Log3 Test

The Sony a7SII has a couple of neat features that make it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. It still has the same class-leading low-light performance but adds in-camera 4K recording and a new S-Log3 shooting mode – something that’s typically found on Sony’s more expensive video cameras. This clearly makes the Mark II version of the a7S as a very video-centric ILC, so we took it out to see just how different the S-Log3 mode was from the S-Log2.

Using ND Filters for Video

Using ND Filters for Video

There are more than a dozen Neutral Density filters available under the Video section of our website, ranging from screw-on fixed-value ND filters to high-end Schneider rectangular filters for matte box stages. In this video, we walk you through why you’ll want an ND filter when shooting video and what your options are.