By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with a raw image, it’s very easy to clip data.  This happens when you push too many details into a pure white or black state (causing a loss of detail).  Locate in the Camera Raw dialog you’ll see a Histogram display in the upper right corner. Click on […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich offers a tutorial on creating custom vignettes in ACR DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t intended to be definitive – we’re not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other post-prodcessing program. We’re merely offering it as A way you […]

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Guest Post by Rich Harrington – Follow Rich on Twitter Rich Harrington shows you how to use ACR’s Fill/Recovery Command to fix a poorly exposed photo. DISCLAIMER: This post isn’t intended to be definitive – we’re not claiming this is the ONLY way or even the BEST way to accomplish this task in Photoshop, Aperture, iPhoto or any other […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. When I started getting into video, especially video on a DSLR, I had no idea what I was buying into. Shooting video on any device brings about the challenge of stabilizing the […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Guest Post by Richard Harrington – Follow Richard on Twitter Photos that are intended for use in a video project have much lower resolution requirements than those for print projects.  Additionally, video […]

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If you’re a regular reader of Photofocus, you know I have been working with video for almost three years. Using hybrid DSLRs, I’ve captured plenty of great footage. But one of the problems with using the DSLR as a video camera is that you have to add on all sorts of gizmos to make the […]

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As still photographers, the last thing we’re usually looking for is a moving camera. We often like to lock down our camera on a tripod and make sure it’s rock solid still to avoid blur in our photos. If you own a DSLR that also shoots high quality video, you will eventually realize that in […]

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I can see! I can see! Those were the first words that I uttered after connecting my camera to the beautiful Marshall 7-inch field monitor. If you’re older than 40, you probably share my affliction. My eyes aren’t what they used to be, and as nice as the new DSLR rear LCDs are, they’re still […]

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I’ve already talked about the importance of improving the audio you record on your hybrid DSLR still/video camera. That post had to do with camera settings. You also need to consider adding an external audio source to get decent audio with your video. Here’s an inexpensive way to do that, and still get great results. […]

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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO I am a photographer. I am NOT a filmmaker – but I am trying to acquire some of the same skills. I have really enjoyed learning more about shooting moving pictures. And the Canon 1D MK IV is very well situated to that task. Last week I spent some […]

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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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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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Nicole Young shows you how to make global adjustments to your video files in Photoshop.

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A most basic tip for still shooters looking to work with video for the first time.   _______________ This post sponsored by the Digital SLR Store

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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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(Photo is Copyright Nicole S. Young – All Rights Reserved) Post by Nicole Young – Follow Nicole on Twitter The addition of video to many of the newer DSLRs being released these days is turning some of us into amateur videographers. And, as we all know from watching movies and television, a good soundtrack can […]

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