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A key step in your video’s planning is creative development. You need to think through the creative approach, define it, beat it up, and refine it.  Chances are your original ideas and assumptions will be a lot stronger after you put them through a creative wringer. Here are a few things I’ve learned in developing […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Thanks to Vanelli and Meghan Ryan-Harrington for the Behind the Scenes shots. When shooting a video project, there is a need to typically get multiple shots (or angles) of the same scene.  In modern productions, viewers aren’t content to watch just a single shot occur on screen.  The audience expects multiple angles to be combine […]

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If you’re in the Chicago area, I’ve got an event I’d like to invite you to.  I’m giving a workshop covering Photoshop and DSLR video in the Windy City. The event is $10 (or $5 for students).  For the record, I’m not charging…  that’s just so the group can cover costs (like the room and […]

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As a photographer, you’re likely used to using to capture several shots.  You capture them to have options… bracketing to cover the exposure range, or shoting safety shots to ensure focus.  With video, you have even more reasons to get additional coverage… the narrative demands it. Shooting video is much more than capturing the action […]

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Many photographers worry about making the switch to DSLR Video.  The gear and the challenges can seem a bit overwhelming at first.  I thought it might be helpful to point out some of the things the two mediums have in common. Your gear. The investment you’ve made in equipment translates very well.  Your camera body […]

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In my previous post I showed how I capture love. Those tight passionate shots only make up a part of my engagement shoots. Here is the detail of my pre-wedding or engagement portraits process. I have included my business targets in case they are of interest to those of you who shoot weddings for a […]

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This week’s show is a triple feature… we tackle three areas of the photo industry that are hot topics. First up, Scott Bourne interviews Rich Harrington about how to get started in DSLR video. Rich Harrington then takes the microphone and talks to Terry White from Adobe about changes at Adobe as well as Terry’s photography. Our third segment, Melissa Niu interviews Matt Kloskowski of Kelby Training to find out about how the photo industry is evolving.

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Red Epic sensor damage from lasers

A warning to all photographers and filmmakers — concert lasers can damage your very expensive camera sensor permanently! And, there’s some worry about your eyes as well, but I’ll leave that for another discussion.

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There are lots of times a tripod comes in handy.  Of course you might not have one on hand when you need it most.  Here are three of my favorite techniques to overcome the lack of a tripod. Swaddle the Camera This technique works best for time-lapse. Take a sweatshirt or jacket and ball it into […]

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In this detailed tutorial, I walk you through how to control exposure using the exposure triangle.  See how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture all play a role in getting the right exposure. You can check out the whole class here and get a free trial membership here. Disclaimer: This is just one way to achieve proper exposure. ______ […]

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Are you coming to Photoshop World? It’s that time of year again when Photoshop World comes to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If you’ll be in town, you can catch Scott or Rich speaking at on photography and business. Some of these classes are even free on the show floor for the general public to take. […]

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