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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 […]

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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 […]

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If you’re a business professional, content creator, gamer, or just want to simplify your 4K workspace, your world is about to get faster and simpler. – Thunderbolt Technology Intel just announced Thunderbolt 3 with a USB-C connector supporting single-cable support for dual 4K displays. Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most […]

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Online piracy is hurting the photo and video industry. The problem is that the people who should care the most are often the worst offenders. Why Do I Care? I’ve often been told that piracy helps sales.  I can tell you from first hand experience this isn’t true.  I’ve had numerous books, online classes, and […]

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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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Videos slideshows are a powerful way to show pictures, and I think Instagram offers a unique opportunity. The thing is, my clients love to watch a slideshow of themselves, but few other people are willing to watch a long slideshow these days. Instagram has a 15 seconds limit on slideshows, though, and that’s just about […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick off Wednesday 5/27, 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, and 1:00pm […]

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