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When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights.  Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]

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turntablehead

A recent addition to my bag of tricks is a motorized turntable.  This type of product is perfect for creating moving footage of products or detailed items.  This works well for things like product demonstrations, award shows, and marketing videos. In my case the Turntable is from eMotimo and it attaches to the TB3 robotic […]

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Many photographers are finding their clients asking for video projects.  But video is often a team sport… it takes multiple people to get the job done. Finding other professionals to work with can seem quite daunting at first. This is especially true if you are changing markets or professional focus. It’s important to realize that the […]

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9.5

In this video I show the new and updated features inside of on1’s Perfect Effects version 9.5. Here’s what is covered: Luminosity Mask Line Mask Tool Double-click Chisel and Blur Tools Feather In and Out with Blur Tool Mask Contextual Menu “O” key to toggle mask preview Updates to Borders filter options Improvement to Temperature […]

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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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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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