So, you want to try rack focusing with a follow focus unit but you have no idea what any of that means. How do you set them up? How do they even work? Worry not! I’m here to help you navigate these murky waters so you can come out looking sharp.
On August 21st a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Discover online maps and electronic scouting tools to help you plan where and how to photograph it, explore what gear you’ll need to get the best eclipse images possible, and learn the camera settings and technical strategies to capture those images.
A brief overview of full frame sensor camera usage in filmmaking and what different sensors mean for your depth of field, field of view, and rolling shutter effects.
A beginning videographer’s introduction to matte boxes, including a handy checklist of what to look for before trying one out.
Demo reels show off examples of your portfolio to potential clients. They prove your skills and demonstrate your style. Learn what should go into a demo reel and how to highlight your best work.
Fog produces a unique lighting situation and can be trickier to photograph than you think. Learn what fog is, where to find it, and how to convey it uniquely in your own landscape work.
External recording monitors are the Swiss Army knives of the camera department. They are an external hard drive, a reference monitor, and an exposure assist tool all in one device! Learn more about what you can do with them in this intro that includes an explanation of signals, color space, and media/cable compatibility.
When we think of wildlife photography, we often think of expensive, high-quality lenses and fast cameras. But if you truly want to create an image where you’ll give a wild animal its moment to shine, you need more. Here are some essential tips to help you creating lasting animals portraits that stand out from the pack.
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.
Head down to Panama with a complete Ronin novice and discover how you can shoot professional-looking footage even if you’re brand new to gimbal stabilizers.
I spent some time in Dubai with Nikon’s versatile D500 camera and gathered up a few great examples, including RAW files to download, to prove this APS-C camera packs a punch in both speed and dynamic range. Plus, Nikon’s added an essential back button to help simplify workflow.
A quick primer on everything you need to know about sensor size and what it means for your photography, plus a list of great sensor comparison tools to try out!
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.
Using only 3 lights, I’ll demonstrate how to set up for 3 popular lighting styles for interviews. I’ve done a lot of experimenting, especially with limited resources. This guide will hopefully help you gain confidence to create an appropriate lighting design for different moods and small locations. By no means will this be an exhaustive masterclass, but I’ll outline some tips, tricks and observations that I’ve developed over years of pointing cameras at faces.
Nikon’s D7100 and D7200 are two of the most popular crop sensor (called “DX” in the Nikon world) cameras on the market. These two cameras are very similar but there are a few key differences between them. In this article we’ll talk about those differences and hopefully help make deciding between them a little bit easier.
In photography, light is controlled by the “exposure triangle”, which is made up of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. These three components act together to determine exposure and understanding how they work will help take your photography to the next level.
Shooting video between the hours of dusk and dawn has its challenges and perks. It creates a natural ambiance for a certain feeling you’re trying to evoke in a story, provides a lighting situation that brings the vision to life, or it can leave you stumped on how to get proper exposure when the sun sets. Before you set out for that twilight adventure, here are a few important things to remember to help make your night videos shine.
Taking good portraits requires a good understanding of light, posing, and capturing natural expressions. 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.
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.
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?
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.
What you need to know about shooting in National Parks, including what gear to bring, composing your shots, travel tips, and 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.
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