Portraiture may seem simple and straightforward but it can actually be quite difficult. Taking good portraits requires a good understanding of light and knowledge of how to pose your subjects and get the kind of expressions you want. It is a skill that comes with time and practice. Here are some tips to get you started.
Canon’s Rebel line of cameras was first released in 2003 and has been the entry point to DSLR photography for many people ever since. Canon has continued to make upgrades and improvements to these popular cameras, making high-quality DSLRs accessible for everyone. The T5 and T5i are solid cameras that make good use of Canon’s many years of experience making solid entry-level DSLRs, but which one is right for you?
Portable recorders are simple to operate but understanding the workflow will help make editing in post-production easier. Here is a brief introduction to recorders so that you can start adding higher-quality sound to your film projects.
Find out who won a new Canon 5D Mark IV, a new DJI Osmo, or a $300 rental gift certificate.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a location for your photo or film shoot. Figuring out where the sun will be at what time, what the potential sound disturbances might be, and if the public will be an issue (sidewalk, traffic, working restaurant, etc.) are musts. To ensure the location fits your needs, you should also schedule a site visit ahead of time and take your own photos and notes to share with your team afterward.
Ever wonder why your camera may take a photo differently than someone else’s? You were standing in the same spot, focusing on the same thing, but your photo looks vastly different when you start to examine it closer. This article will help explain the physical phenomenon of why appearances change from camera to camera using real world photos. You will learn how to use crop factor multipliers on both your focal length and aperture to your advantage.
The 5D Mark IV is an excellent camera for both photographers and hybrid shooters but videographers might find some features sorely missing, despite 4K capture. Learn more about the pros and cons of the latest in Canon’s legendary 5D line.
Color matching is an important process for filmmakers. It allows for consistent lighting across scenes (making shots taken at different times look like they were shot at the same time), makes more less or more flattering results on people, and sets the overall tone and mood of an environment. Here are the basics of color temperature and a brief primer on the science of light and color.
We’re closed Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Get inspired by 10 of our favorite posts and head out for holiday shooting!
The Canon 6D and 7D Mark II may seem like similar cameras on paper but they are actually very different beasts. These cameras both have 20.2 MP sensors, 3” LCD screens, and similar price points but that is where the similarities end. Each of these cameras excel in certain areas and the decision between them largely comes down to intended use.
How many frames per second is best when shooting video? This depends on the look you are going for. Here is a basic primer on FPS and what it means for your project.
There are few better places to take pictures than in a National Park. And, if you’ve been to a park recently you many have seen a lot of people taking a lot of pictures! However, quantity does not equal quality. With a little thoughtfulness around how you approach the art and technique of photography you will be surprised not only with the quality of your shots but also with your relations with other park visitors, the animals that live in the park, and the feeling you may develop for your subject matter.
Many think the biggest decision when buying a camera is between professional or entry-level but that isn’t always the case. There is an entire class of high-end crop sensor cameras out there that will do some jobs as well as, if not better than, their full frame counterparts—and they’ll do it for less money. Canon’s 70D and 7D Mark II are two cameras that straddle the line between beginner and high end.
Lens compression. You’ve probably heard that phrase used before, along with “flattening” of an image with a telephoto lens. So what is it and why would you want to use it? Let’s demonstrate the benefits using the moon.
When it comes to DSLRs, full frame cameras are the gold standard. Most professional photographers prefer full frame cameras for their ability to capture more light, show more detail, and perform better in dimly lit situations. The Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 6D are excellent full frame options but which one is right for you?
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Which Canon DSLR is the best for you depends on factors like how you plan to use it, your current knowledge of photography, what features are important to you, and of course, your budget. In this article we’ll take a look at the best Canon DSLRs on the market in 2016, outline which camera is ideal for you, and give you a rundown of our favorites.
I am going to tell you what you need to know about shooting in National Parks, including what gear to bring, composing your shots, travel tips, and why fall is the best time of year to go.
It can be a challenge to transfer your experience of this incredible time of year to the camera sensor. The feeling of being there can overwhelm the senses and when you return home it can be disappointing when you do not feel as though you captured the essence of what you saw in person. With a few techniques, and timing the weather correctly, you can create photos that reflect your vision.
The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated cameras from Canon in recent memory and I am going to take you through some of my favorite features and share some of my files for you to download and see the quality for yourself.
Photographing strangers candidly can be extremely intimidating for anyone but it’s especially scary for the shy. As someone who has never been comfortable facing the glass-end of the camera – and isn’t a fan of confrontation – here are a few tips I suggest you keep in mind as you capture the world.
An environmental portrait is defined as a portrait executed in a subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. Here are 7 tips for portraits that express character and context.
A camera loaded with all the features won’t be much good in the hands of someone who doesn’t know how to use it. There can be a steep learning curve when it comes to photography! In this article we’ll talk about some things to consider when buying a camera and give you recommendations on some of our favorite cameras for beginners.
Just like any movie, great imagery must also have great sound and interviews and event ceremonies are no exception. Finding the perfect microphone setup for your event is just as important as finding the right lens. Here are some mic recommendations based on your occasion.
The word “photography” is almost synonymous with the word “still”. Photographers take stills. Videographers capture motion. This may be a prevailing thought but it isn’t true of creative photography. Cameras are set up for almost any vision to become reality. This is especially true when illustrating artistic motion in photography.
A good DSLR can take high-quality video, operate well in low light situations, accept external microphones, and, of course, also take high-quality still photographs. While most modern DSLRs have video capabilities, some rise above the rest when it comes to specific features that videographers want.
As team photographer, my role consists of photographing every aspect of the team from practice to games, corporate-sponsored events, to headshots and community service events – anything the PR team throws my way. The first major assignment for the team was to photograph training camp and here’s how I kept it creative.
Nikon’s D3300 and D5300 are high quality entry-level DSLRs that are very similar but with a few key differences. Discover the best option for beginners.
Whether you’re the family historian, a tech aficionado bestowed with the camera, or simply looking for intentional practice in the comfort of a gathering, here’s a list of tips that will help you make images you’re proud to share with your friends family – images that tell the story of your event rather then just snapshots of it.
Kyle Seidler is a skateboard photographer based in the Long Beach, CA. His works can be seen in Thrasher and Transworld Skateboarding. Currently, he’s a staff photographer for Sole Technology which is a collection of skate brands such as Etnies, Emerica, Altamont, and éS. He also stays busy as a freelancer, traveling with brands and working with magazines pitching articles. We sat down with Kyle to talk about his work, his process, and what it takes to break into the competitive skateboarding community.
Digital video aspect ratios have caused a little bit of confusion among beginner filmmakers. Learn the difference between DAR, PAR, and SAR and how they affect HD video.
We’re now renting cameras converted for UV sensitivity, standard IR, full spectrum IR, and H-Alpha. Learn what each of these unique modifications can do for your imagery.
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