Custom White Balance and Color Matching for Video

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.

Canon 6D vs 7D: A Detailed Analysis

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.

Etiquette for Taking Photos in National Parks

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.

Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D: DSLR Comparison

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.

Canon 6D vs 5D Mark III: A Detailed Comparison

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?

The Best Canon DSLR Cameras for 2017

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.

The Most Effective Ways to Show Fall Color in Photography

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.

Street Photography for the Shy

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.

The 12 Best Cameras for Beginners in 2017

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.

An In-Depth Canon 80D Review

The Canon 80D is loved by by photographers and videographers alike and it strikes a perfect balance between entry-level DSLRs and pro-sumer cameras. We took a hands-on approach to this popular camera and reviewed how it held up across build quality, speed, battery life, video performance and more.

10 Tips for Shooting Family Events

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.

Getting Started In Skateboard Photography: An Interview with Kyle Seidler

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.

The 9 Best Cameras for Low Light Photography

The more challenging the shooting environment, the better the camera needs to be. Photography is all about capturing light and situations with very little light can provide a challenge for even the best of cameras. Here is some info on what makes a good low light camera and some recommendations for the best ones on the market.

The Importance of Making Art for Yourself

Arts-based community programs have a profound effect on productivity and embarking on personal projects improve creative quality of life. Discover the importance of a making art for yourself through the inspirational work of Michael Paul Smith.

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