Levi_Sim_RAW-1

I had a great time making portraits with some friends the other day, practicing some different techniques and honing some skills. My camera was set to shoot RAW+JPG so I could keep the camera’s terrific black and white jpegs and a color RAW version (here’s a little more about that idea). The Argument to Use Camera JPEG […]

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Lighting options that don’t require electric power cords are always welcome.  In this tutorial I’ll explore some benefits and workflows when using battery-powered lights on a video set. These constant lights can also be adapted for use on a photo shoot as well. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by […]

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When framing and lighting a video interview, you need to give close consideration to where your subject is looking in the frame.  This is often called the eye line and it has a huge impact on overall composition. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours […]

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By diffusing light you can decrease its intensity, but still keep its quality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to diffuse light for video interview shoots.  I’m joined by my colleague Jim Ball. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes […]

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Choosing the right backdrop for a video interview can be tough.  In this tutorial I walk you through choosing a location and what things should be considered. These techniques work for photo shoots as well. This is an excerpt from a full-length class from out partners at lynda.com. The complete course is 2 hours and 28 minutes […]

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LeviSimSurgery-11

For the last year or so I’ve been fortunate enough to make pictures for a medical product company on a regular basis. Their product is markedly better than the alternatives and my images are used for marketing and educating surgeons. I get to work with top surgeons in the field, and it’s a true privilege […]

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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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