Is it Okay to Buy Used Lenses?

As I build out my camera kit, I find myself wanting to expand my options. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using used lenses. With a few caveats… Buy them

Why Use a GoPro Camera for Video

A popular camera that I like to keep in my back is the GoPro Hero3. While I don’t use it as my primary camera, I find it helpful lots of

Unboxing the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

This continues our look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Make sure you check out Scott’s interview with Blackmagic Design. In this post, I literally unwrap the camera for the

Grip Gear & Safety

When shooting, there will be times when rigging a camera can become necessary. Perhaps its to get a great shot from a difficult angle or because the camera needs to

CUBA – Lost in Time

I had a great short film pass across my Facebook stream. With vibrant colors and classic editing pace, filmmaker shows his footage from a recent trip to Cuba. There are

Beware! Lasers Can Kill Your Camera’s Sensor

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.

Mastering the Exposure Triangle

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

Meet Scott and Rich at Photoshop World

Are you coming to Photoshop World? Its that time of year again when Photoshop World comes to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If you’ll be in town, you can catch

When to Use Manual Focus on Your Camera

While most photographers rely on autofocus (even the pros), sometimes autofocus isn’t the right tool. Perhaps your camera keeps latching onto the wrong object. Or perhaps using the Autofocus assist

Why Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop?

When Adobe unveiled the robust video editing capabilities with Photoshop CS6, the response from many was a simple Why? In some regards this is a legitimate question as for most,