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Do you have the need for speed? A look into multi-frame rendering in After Effects
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Simulating snowfall in After Effects
Extend effects beyond layer boundaries
Stretching and roving keyframes
Color grading tips for photographers venturing to video
Working with video and your mirrorless camera

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Join us for our new webinar series!

Starting this week, be sure to join Photofocus for the start of our new webinar series! Every Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be hosting a live webinar for you to join. Be sure to get your questions ready as we talk

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Simulating Snowfall in AE

Simulating snowfall in After Effects

If you’re looking to create snowfall over a still photo or moving video in After Effects with no third party plugins, try CC Particle Systems II. The Faded Sphere particle type is ideal for simulating snowfall. Simply set the birth

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AE Tutorial - Extend Layer Boundaries

Extend effects beyond layer boundaries

You’ll notice that some applied effects are constrained by the boundaries of the layer you place them on. By this, I mean that the effect stops at the edge of the layer and not the composition. But fear not! There

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Stretching and Roving Keyframes

Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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Working with video and your mirrorless camera

A very popular use for mirrorless cameras is to use them for recording video from interviews to long-form content. What are the settings that you need to know when recording video with a mirrorless camera? In this chapter, instructor Richard

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Great lighting classes with 5DayDeal

5DayDeal is back and you’re wondering, is it worth getting? If you’re just getting into photography or you have been practicing photography your entire life, the simple answer is yes. Here’s why. Enhance your skills and help others at the

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Sony AS7 III video review

A low-light machine: The Sony a7S III

I was provided a short-term rental of the Sony Alpha a7S III for review of its video quality. As a user of Sony video cameras with E-mount lenses, such as the FS7, I was excited to see if this more

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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