Shooting

Setting up Bracketing on Sony Cameras

Nikon and Canon cameras have a button on the camera body to enable a bracketing mode. Sony cameras don’t…I’d buried under the shooting mode menu. Once you know what you’re

How to Expose a Video Shot

Correct exposure for video capture is complicated by several factors. Even if you’ve mastered it for stills workflows, additional limitations make video capture more difficult. As a photographer, you’re can

Understanding White Balance & Video

When shooting video, it is important to achieve a white balancing setting that gives you the desired color temperature at the point of acquisition.  While you can apply filters or

How to Expose the Shot for Timelapse Photography

This is part 6 of a series on timelapse photography. Generally you’re going to avoid shooting in an Automated mode like Program, Shutter Priority, or Aperture Priority.  You need to shoot manual

Essential Equipment for Timelapse Photography

This is part 3 of a series on timelapse photography. Let’s review some of the most important gear you can use with timelapse photography.  This is the bare bones needs that won’t

What to Capture for Timelapse Photography

This is part 2 of a series on timelapse photography. When it comes to time-lapse, the primary objective is to get a great exposure in the camera. Revisit the Exposure Triangle, so

What is Timelapse Photography?

This is part 1 of a series on timelapse photography. Time-lapse photography is the closest thing to how you shoot as a still photographer.  It’s essentially clicking a shutter and making a

Upcoming Timelapse Workshop in Las Vegas

Would you like to make some great photos of the night sky?  Join Ron Risman and me in Las Vega, NV for a timelapse workshop.  The event is being held in conjunction

Reflected Beauty

When shooting a portrait or head shot outdoors or inside a studio, I always use a reflector or bounce card to add some sparkle to the subject. This is Emily,

Timelapsing Car Streaks at Night

Timelapses are really cool ways to show time progression and I love to create one or two in every city I travel to. Over the summer, I had a short stay at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta and shot a really cool timelapse of car streaks outside the hotel. It didn’t take long and was a lot of fun to produce.

Getting Taped Up

Here’s a great tip I got from watching some grips quickly change gels on some frames. In the past, when you removed an old gel or diffusion material you always

4K Grid (wikipedia)

4K. What’s all the Hubub, Bub?

Over the last eighteen months, Panasonic, Sony, GoPro, Canon and Apple have brought new 4K cameras to market. With this in mind, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Let’s see if we can shed some light on that issue.

Cucoloris for Shadowed Texture

So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to

No Sippy Cups here, just Baby Plates

Some of the most used tools on a Hollywood set are C-Stands and Apple Boxes. Then there are these little babies, Baby Plates. What is a Baby Plate you ask?