YouTube recently kicked a ton of people and companies out of its partner program. This program was useful if you wanted to monetize your videos, add external links, or take advantage of other interactivity... Officially, the changes were made to fight "bad actors." People who were abusing the YouTube system and monetizing content they didn't own (a well as other problems). This blog post explains a lot of it. I got this email today for one of my pages (not one I use often). As of today, your channel, rhedpixeltv will no longer have … [Read more...] about What Do the Recent YouTube Changes Mean?
On Friday, September 25th, Apple released the next addition to their industry-shaking smartphone, the iPhone. Customers who were fast enough to preorder either the iPhone 6s and/or the iPhone 6s Plus either queued up in front of their local Apple Store or had a courier deliver their unit(s) to their doors. For the past year, I've used an unlocked 128Gb Silver iPhone 6 Plus and have been exceptionally pleased with it. So, when preorders for this next generation of smartphones went live, I stuck with what I knew and ordered an unlocked 128Gb … [Read more...] about A First Look: The Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart's Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have plenty of stuff on casters, including my edit desk. I'd never thought of something like Cowart's rolling wall. Genius! I made a mental note to do something similar and moved on. Then, I stumbled across the video below from on Lifehacker. Ramsey's concept is a bit different than … [Read more...] about Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack
Now that you've learned how to edit videos and slide shows in Adobe Photoshop, we want to make sure you know the best steps to be able to share your video with clients or friends and family onto your own personal YouTube channel. To get started uploading your video on YouTube, follow the steps below: 1. Prepare the File Before you upload the video to YouTube, make sure you make your final edits and finishing touches, and then convert it into a proper format. Most programs that can edit video, can export to multiple formats. YouTube supports … [Read more...] about How to Post Your Video to YouTube
More and more photographers are using YouTube for posting everything from slide shows with motion to video shot on their hybrid HDSLR. Here are a few very basic guidelines for posting videos to YouTube. 1. You can't upload a file longer than 10 minutes or greater than two gigabytes in size. 2. Apple TV Compression (available in a number of Apple applications - even iTunes.) 3. H.264 (MPEG4) is the preferred file format. 4. Pick a descriptive title. 5. Fill out the description box to make your video easier to find via search. 6. Fill out the … [Read more...] about Seven Basic Steps to Posting Video to YouTube