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Preparing for a Long Production Day
Lighting with China Balls
The Search for a Perfect Camera
“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!
Halloween Effects from Hollywood *NSFW*
Hot Hair Lights
An In-Depth Look at Selling, Budgeting, and Planning Video Projects
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Preparing for a Long Production Day

Media professionals can all relate to the long production day. Whether you’re a landscape photographer waking up at zero dark thirty to capture the first light or a wedding photographer shooting from bridal prep straight through to the reception, we’ve all had those days. In the video world, I’ve had my share of long production days, especially when they’re back to back.

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Lighting with China Balls

Here is a great economical way to soften your light. They’re China Balls: These were used on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. You can buy these light diffusers from World Market or Pier 1 Imports. Here’s a link to Filmtools.

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The Search for a Perfect Camera

I’m in the market for a new camera and it’s been a struggle to decide which one I want. Being a techie, I’ve analyzed every spec and feature from all the cameras, weighed cost and portability, and compared it to the gear I already have. And still no answer.

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“What’s in Your Bag?” Stuff!

What’s in your bag? Do you really think that the cameras and lenses that are in my bag are going to get you my job? Stop! I’m not being arrogant, however, how you shoot and I shoot are so radically

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Halloween Effects from Hollywood *NSFW*

As Halloween approaches I know there are those of you who desire to shoot some ghoulish images. I thought I would have some fun and share some tips from the set. You see I shoot crime scenes all year round

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Hot Hair Lights

I’m a huge advocate of creating depth in a photograph. One of the ways is to use a back light or at times referred to as a hair light when shooting talent. Some of the challenges I might have are

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Just Ask

We’ve all been there. That place where you’re photographing and you suddenly see the perfect photo in your minds eye. Your heart beats a little faster. You smile a bit. Then that little nagging “if only…” phrase creeps in. “If

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Shooting Turntable Product Shots

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.

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The Essentials of Three-point Lighting

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

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Getting through a Tough Video Interview

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

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On Photography: David duChemin, 1971-present

“Knowing failure is part of our process, and leads to new ideas, stronger work, and more honest questions, liberates us to peer, a little less frightened, into the unknown.”  – David duChemin David duChemin photographs the souls of his subjects.

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What I’m looking forward to most with Luminar Neo

Skylum recently announced Luminar Neo, its next-generation creative image editor. Luminar Neo will offer new state-of-the art artificial intelligence tools, designed to address common issues faced by photographers. Included are new features like the automatic removal of dirt, dust spots

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How to add neon signs to your images

Here is a really quick and easy way to add neon signs to your images using Adobe Photoshop, using the shape tool and outer glow. Don’t forget you can make you sign any color by using the Hue/ Saturation adjustment

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