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Before I shoot, I often like to plan.  Particularly if the shoot is for a client.  It doesn’t matter if I’m shooting stills or video, I feel better with a plan.  Even if that plan is just going to get changed, it’s better to have a starting point. You might think that the best Hollywood […]

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As a freelancer, I wear different hats depending on the job and the client.  Whether I am a Producer, DP or Event Photographer, a big part of my job is knowing how to ask for and get what I need to make the job work for my client. I began my career in human services. […]

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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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DCNights

I always love good time-lapse. I’m also a big fan of HDR.  What’s even cooler though is when the photographer combines time-lapse with HDR toning to really make their images. pop!  Have a look at some great shots. Drew Geraci is the photographer on this piece.  He has worked as the lead multimedia producer for The Washington […]

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Nikon D7100, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, f/11, 1/100s, ISO 500, finished in Lightroom5, stitched in Photoshop CC.

I’ve fallen in love with time-lapse photography. It allows me to show change in a picture over time, and that’s makes my image more engaging and more endearing. I’ve been shooting lots of time-lapse over the last year, but I’ve only finished a handful of the sequences into video files because I often do one […]

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Whether you call it rolling shutter, sensor shake, or just Jello… the problem remains the same.  The possibility of bending and distorting your image when recording video on a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is a real issue… particularly if you pan too fast. This can lower the quality of the video you shoot and make […]

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If you’re shooting raw, you may have gotten a bit lazy with your white balance settings since they are so easy to fix in post. But if you’re shooting video or JPEG, there is a benefit to getting it “right in camera.” Here’s a video I recorded for the DPBestflow project which may help you. ______ This […]

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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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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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Editor: This is an updated post from Scott Bourne.  It seems perfectly timely for the season ahead. If you want to photograph wildlife (or any subject outdoors) pay attention to these winter considerations: Snow can cause your camera’s meter to register an improper exposure by fooling the camera into thinking there is more light than […]

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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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