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There is a disturbing new scheme out there to part photographers from their money. Companies selling so-called “E-Templates” are trying to convince you that “hybrid” photography will make you a fortune, BUT you NEED to use THEIR products to find all this new business. Sorry but I call bull you know what. I do believe […]

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When working with HDR software tools, there are many options. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with sliders and presets. There’s a critical choice that needs to be made first. How do you want to merge the multiple exposures together? There are generally three options to choose from. Let’s explore the benefits of each. Fuse Exposures […]

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This post was inspired by a question I received from Mark Bringedahl. He said he didn’t understand why anyone interested in pursuing professional video wouldn’t buy a professional video camera. It’s a valid question and one that I have asked myself. In some ways, the professional video cameras trump the DSLRs. The pro vid cams […]

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If you shoot video on any of the current Nikon or Canon DSLR’s you will encounter something called “rolling shutter.” Rolling shutter is related to CMOS sensors like those found on the Canon 5D MK II, the Nikon D3s, etc.. Since not all parts of the image are recorded at the same time, fast moving […]

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I love Nikon camera bodies and lenses. This is not a post that is intended to imply Nikon is a bad company, their cameras suck or that the Nikon user base is full of losers. It’s not – really. This is a post describing why Canon DSLRs have the lead in the fusion space. Comparing […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/17/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-2/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to: http://photofocus.com/2009/11/18/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-3/ Editing Your Project Now that you have your footage “in the can,” it’s time to do […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ To see Part 2 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/17/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-2/ In parts I and II of this series, we covered framing and image capture. In this part, I’ll offer a few tips on lighting and audio. […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest Post by Ron Dawson To see Part 1 in this series, go to : http://photofocus.com/2009/11/16/primer-for-still-to-video-shooters-part-1/ In this installment, we’ll cover some more shooting tips for getting good video footage for interviews. Mistakes and Retakes—it is okay if the subject makes a mistake, garbles his/her words, or for some other reason, wants to […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a series of guest posts by my friend, Ron Dawson. Ron is an international award-winning video producer, speaker, and video business coach. For the second consecutive year he was named to the Event DV Top 25 event videographers in the industry, and he and his wife are authors of the Peachpit […]

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I spent some time with my friend Dane Sanders helping him with a workshop down in Newport Beach, CA a few weeks ago. On a totally spur of the moment basis, with no planning, not much gear and no idea what I was doing, I decided to make a little video of the experience so […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I am in San Francisco at the Reframe conference where Philip is a speaker. I plan on interviewing him for both the podcast and the blog. So look for more from this talented fellow soon. Few video shooters have made as big an impact on the hybrid/convergence market as Philip Bloom. Bloom is […]

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