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Note: This is a workflow in progress.  I’m going to show the first results.   I’ve lately become fascinated with making time-lapses from hotel windows.  I’ve been trying to figure out ways to create interesting things from the views I get traveling the world.  The latest attempt focusses on things I can make that show […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Eduardo Angel, filmmaker and educator. The friendly waiter at the Turkish restaurant in Sohar, Oman, saw the camera on the table and asked “Nikon? Canon? Which one is better?” To which I replied, “actually, this is a Panasonic GH3.” He stared at me, and his expression turned from excited […]

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Here are three quickie reviews about some gear you might just enjoy. — Slinger “BigBag” Heavy Duty Lightstand Bag There can never be too many gear bags in your closet, and if you work on location with light stands, you want this bag. The Slinger “BigBag” Heavy Duty Lightstand Bag with Wheels. At under $120 […]

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 48mm, f/16, 5 frame HDR, ISO 200, finished in Lightroom 5 and Photomatix Pro 5. It was about minus 15 degrees F when I made this photograph in Grand Teton National Park. Anytime you take something cold into a place where it’s warm, you’re likely to see water […]

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Solid interviews are the foundation for a successful video project.  Its important that you capture the voice and the passion for the story you’re trying to tell. I’ve recently completed a new class at Lynda.com that I’m proud of.  It’s one that I’ve wanted to do for a long time to help video makers.  It’s […]

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Let me show you how to  put a timelapse image sequence together.  For this tutorial I’ll use a series of images shot on a GoPro camera.This video comes from my DSLR Tips show on Lynda.com.

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One of the very first lessons I learned when I began working with Pixel Corps was the priority sound takes in motion pictures. Alex Lindsay is fond of saying “If your sound is bad, your image can be pristine and the viewer will disconnect.” For this reason, every talented filmmaker I know is fanatical about […]

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Professionally, I often use GoPro cameras to capture behind-the-scenes footage and time-lapses of pipeline builds for clients. Personally, I use it as my primary dive camera, at least until I settle on a pro dive rig. For the price, form factor, image quality and general ease of use, it is hard to beat the GoPro […]

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @18mm, f/18, 4 seconds, ISO 50. Copyright Levi Sim.

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @18mm, f/18, 4 seconds, ISO 50. Copyright Levi Sim. Photography is an art which prolongs an instant for eternity. For years I’ve been jealous of long exposure images made in the daytime. They usually show water or clouds that have become totally smoothed as they move through the long […]

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I recently had the chance to visit Zion National Park in Utah with two folks on the Photofocus team (Doug Daulton and Pamela Berry).  While there, I had a chance to make an evening time-lapse and some long exposures of the sky. Unfortunately, the moon was out… but we made the most of the night. […]

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If you’re shopping for a DSLR or mirror less camera this season, you may hear the terms cropped or full-frame sensor pop up.  Essentially, these are describing the size of the sensor within the camera. Full frame sensors are generally only found on cameras considered for pros, while cropped sensors are most common and can […]

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I’ve begun to experiment with hyperlapse. This is essentially the shooting of a timelapse from a moving vehicle. My desire was to be able to shoot from a moving vehicle while hands-free. I also wanted the ability to capture shots from the road and of the horizon. I will have some of the results to […]

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Have you ever had a SD card seem to go bad?  Perhaps it’s acting flaky and there seems to be no signs of physical damage.  I had just that happen with some cards that wouldn’t show up (turns out they were improperly formatted using Apple Disk Utility by an assistant being overzealous). I found a […]

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I have purchased more than two dozen GoPro Hero cameras in my life. I’ve owned every model and enjoyed them. But there comes a time when you have to find out if someone found a better way to build the mousetrap and I think JVC cameras are evidence that someone did just that. Standout Features […]

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Have you ever wondered how to set up your camera to shoot time-lapse video?  Let us show you the essential steps to work with an intervalometer or your camera’s menu to program the shot.  This video will get you up and running in no time. Can’t see the video? Click here. ______ This Post Sponsored […]

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Every year I select a camera that I think merits special mention. I’ve awarded the Camera of the Year to all types and brands. It’s always controversial. No matter which camera I choose, I’ll anger someone. But that hasn’t ever stopped me in the past and it won’t stop me this year either. And this […]

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I recently visited Tokyo and spent a day at Disney Sea.  This is one of the most photogenic places I’ve seen in a long time (I’ll be sharing some of the images I made on Photofocus in the coming weeks). The park (like many tourist destinations) has a no tripod rule.  With a little but […]

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Are you interested in video?  Welcome to our series on how to edit video using Adobe Photoshop. In this first episode, you’ll learn how to set up Adobe Photoshop CC so it’s ready to edit multiple video files together. Over the next two weeks, we’ll walk you through the complete editing process. ______ This Post […]

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The rise in affordable HD video cameras is amazing.  Whether it’s a DSLR, Smartphone, or dedicated Cinema Camera, HD video seems to be everywhere.  One of the greatest challenges however is focus.  On a small LCD screen or LiveView panel, it’s nearly impossible to detect focus. The smaller an image, the more in focus it […]

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With the holiday season approaching faster than most of us want to admit, it’s time for the Photofocus annual photographer’s gift buying guide. The items listed here receive the Photofocus seal of approval and if you have a friend or loved one who is a shutterbug, any of these items will be a welcome gift. […]

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Oftentimes I find myself out in the field looking for the perfect site for a photo of video shoot.  During a given day I may drive to 10 locations… and by the end, things can get a little blurry.  It’s easy to forget what I’ve seen or even where I’ve been. Fortunately there’s a great […]

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