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I just got back from a conference that targeted creative professionals who do work in the government space.  I had previously worked with the folks behind Airman magazine… a very cool digital magazine that’s available for free.  It’s built using Adobe’s Digital Publishing platform. You can get the free magazine here. Be sure to pull it down […]

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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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I’ve been getting into Hyperlapse a lot (think timelapse, but where you move the tripod in between shots).  This style of storytelling offers some unique ways of combining photography, timelapse, and stop motion animation. I recently camera across an extensive example that’s just amazing on so many levels. The piece was photographed and edited by […]

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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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This is a guest post from the talented photographer and videographer, Anders Lönnfeldt. A couple months ago, I was in London working together with artist & photographer Lukas Renlund on his photo project called Steal My Photograph!. It is a different kind of art exhibition where he encourages people in the street to steal his […]

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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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In order to capture a moving street shot, I turned to long exposure. To really see the lights and energy of the scene, I wanted to elongate the action.  Here’s the logic I applied to the shot. First I set the camera to manual mode to avoid any significant settings changes from shot to shot.  […]

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I’m always on the lookout for great time-lapse sequences. In this case, I found a piece by DGA Productions. Here is their look at the Wold Series. A look at Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park via time-lapses and slow motion photography. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and […]

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When it comes to properly exposing the shot, you need to understand exposure.  In this video, I shoot in manual mode and show you how to get a properly exposed video shot.  This knowledge also translates seamlessly into photo shooting as well. This tutorial is part of a new series we’re launching to help photographer’s get […]

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One of my favorite styles of photography is timelapse… showing the passage of time through a series of still photos that are then created into a movie.  This is a great way to see time passing.  For example, here is a simple shot I made during my recent trip to Tokyo.   No matter what […]

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Have you ever wondered exactly which settings to choose to get the best video out of your DSLR or mirror less camera? In this video, I walk you through step by step and show you on cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic.  You’ll learn how to get the videos in the right format for editing […]

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The primary place video is watched these days is on mobile devices. This means small screens and lots of distractions.  Add in changes in the human attention span, and I can’t emphaize enough to keep the total run time low to avoid viewer fatigue. Here’s a simple idea: Keep your videos short. It is better […]

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I know what some of you are thinking… what the heck is that!?! It’s a camera support rail… that I’ve heavily modified for a special reason. I’ve been looking for a way to shoot with multiple cameras on a single tripod. This combination lets me attach up to 5 cameras to a single tripod. This […]

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I am currently traveling in Japan and decided to travel light with gear.  I wanted to be able to fit virtually all my gear into a single piece of carry-on baggage (there was no way I was going to deal with lost items).  For this trip, I have some new gear I want to test, […]

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Do you have an old-fashioned mechanical cable release? Many of you may have never seen one. Most modern cameras work with electronic shutter releases for remote triggering. But some of the proprietary solutions for Nikon or Canon can cost north of $100. Enter Triggertrap. Their latest product, Triggertrap Mobile 2.0, is a new version of […]

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Just for fun… In my last post I showed my Hollywood portrait lighting style using just hard light from fresnel spotlights. The post before that featured two point lighting on the street using Speedlights. Now I’ve combined two point lighting with fresnel spotlights and styled the shoot with a Film Noir theme. Film Noir calls […]

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