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When I’m capturing video of people, a primary concern is getting the skin tones exposed correctly. When working with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K) and Blackmagic RAW (BRAW), what I’m finding is that using Blackmagic’s false color
We store our digital lives on hard drives for the most part. This series of articles covers everything you want to know about hard drives, their care and best practices. What is in a hard drive? It’s been said that
In this article, I’m going to share with you how I configured my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K camera using a cage, a monitor and a few other things. In the article I will refer to is as the BMPCC
Over the last two years, I’ve been using my mobile phones to produce an increasing amount of video content. Using my iPhone or Samsung Galaxy to make quick videos has proven to be very convenient, but one of my struggles
Blackmagic Designs just released firmware 6.2 for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This update removes the CinemaDNG format and adds Blackmagic RAW to the camera. The company is saying that they did this because of legal issues regarding the CinemaDNG format. Blackmagic
Editor’s Note: We welcome Scott Wyden Kivowitz to the Photofocus team. Scott is a father and photographer whose dedication to teaching photographers comes through in a straightforward and no fluff style. Scott is also the Chief Community Officer at Imagely, the WordPress Photography People.
A storyboard is a great way to plan your next photo or video shoot. It creates a roadmap that helps everyone on the crew, as well as the client, know what you’re trying to accomplish. Often time these take the
Sometimes you wake up in the morning, and it’s hard to find inspiration. Other times it’s just easy to fall into the same old ruts and continue to go the same way time after time. But looking at the work
Intellectual property? What is intellectual property and how/why does it matter in videos for stock? These are top-of-mind issues that all videographers want to be well aware of when capturing footage destined for Adobe Stock. Intellectual Property (IP) Simply, IP
Today, Adobe dropped the April release for video applications. Get excited for increased productivity! Intel acceleration Windows users rejoice! Premiere Pro version 15.1 has received optimizations to improve the export time of h.264/HEVC encodes. This uses Intel’s Quick Sync hardware
For the past several years, there’s been some common battles going on between camera manufacturers. You know what I mean. “This camera has the fastest and most accurate autofocus ever!” “This camera has a whopping 62 megapixels!” And sure, that
When it comes to shooting outdoor portraits during the day, many photographers tend to avoid doing so in the noontime. It’s because the sun at this time produces hard, harsh light. This often results in unflattering shadows on the face,
Spring is here. And it’s time to get outside. April showers bring May flowers But they can also bring us lots of rain….on our cameras. And we don’t want that. Water and electronics don’t mix well. This is particularly true
Welcome to another episode of the Tamron Recipes podcast, brought to you by Tamron USA and SkipCohenUniversity.com. In the show, Skip Cohen and I are passionate about highlighting photographic artists as our creative chefs and discussing their favorite photographs. Just like your
While us photographers are scouting locations, on the road or photographing, sometimes, we love to communicate. However, texting while driving is not safe and typically illegal. And continually calling or texting while photographing or setting up would be inconvenient. A
Infrared photography imaging comes to my rescue once again. It helped make for a nice resulting image at a time of day with the sun high in the sky. Scouting locations I was out scouting a location for making Milky
Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwestern Iceland recently made headlines with its March 19, 2021 eruption. Such an event is guaranteed to keep everyone’s eyes peeled for developments. Locals have even been gathering to witness the eruption up close. Photographers, of course,
If you are a nature photographer you might want to set aside April 29-30, 2021 for the NANPA Annual Summit. There’s a great line-up of nature photography speakers, including headliners Art Wolfe, Dan Cox, Jack Dykinga and Suzy Esterhouse. As
When we speak of abandoned places, the first thing that often comes to mind is how lonely or eerie they are. Frightening in their decay and unsettling in their disarray, most urban exploration photographers seek to capture these elements for
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