A key ingredient to any video project is an interview. As photographers, adding a talking subject to your next video montage or slideshow takes it to the next level. It can add a story to your project, and stories are what people want to watch. One of the most common video projects I’m hired to […]
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In between jobs, a few friends and I took a trip to the beach for a little rest and relaxation. Teddy, Alec, Vanelli and myself trekked out to the Sanibel Island Lighthouse just outside Fort Myers, Florida. Some of us…Vanelli…couldn’t sit still long enough and decided to come up with a challenge. Armed with just a few beach chairs, a skim board, and our phones, we set out to create something unique – just for fun.
I don’t use neck straps, and I generally advise everyone against them. I think they’re a poor design and dangerous to your body–with as much shooting as I do, carrying a camera was damaging my neck. You may have read my review of the Joby wrist strap when I said it’s the only strap I’ll […]
Want to do chromakey shooting? A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs. This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free. This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]