When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights. Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]
A recent addition to my bag of tricks is a motorized turntable. This type of product is perfect for creating moving footage of products or detailed items. This works well for things like product demonstrations, award shows, and marketing videos. In my case the Turntable is from eMotimo and it attaches to the TB3 robotic […]
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Organizing memory cards on location can be tricky. Here’s a quick tip to help you avoid formatting the wrong card in the field.
This article was cowritten with my friend James Ball Three-point lighting is the basic starting point for film and video. It can also be used well as a portrait lighting approach for photography. What’s ideally happening is that the subject is light in a way that illuminates their face (with one side more dominant) and […]
LED Lighting is a great way to shoot video and photo projects, but its more expensive than other choices. Fortunately you can extend the budget and your lights usefulness with some key accessories. In this tutorial, explore some cost-effective options for working with LED lights in your video productions. Watch the follow-up movies within this […]