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Sneaker Zoom vs A Zoom Lens

https://youtu.be/Y2gTSjoEExc Everyone by now has heard the sage old advice told to every young photographer without a zoom lens.  Use your feet.  Or Sneaker Zoom, as most of us old timers call it.  Sneaker Zoom means getting closer or farther away from your subject to effectively change...

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The 180 Degree Shutter Rule

https://youtu.be/npCs9BijTEc Did you see yesterday's article on the Exposure Triangle for still photography?  It's here: http://thecameraforum.com/exposure-triangle/ For video cameras, the same rules apply.  There are 3 ways to control exposure internally on a camera, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed or "Angle" as it is called on moving film cameras. For video,...

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The Exposure Triangle

  Understanding the three pillars of The Exposure Triangle, and how to use each of them to your advantage in concert, is one of the highest arts in photography.  Up there with color and composition.   Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is...

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On And On, “it’s not over”

https://vimeo.com/131074115 The Monday afternoon special this week is a story about long-distance relationships.  The kind where whatever the obstacles in the road of being together, the two of you work it out.  Even if it means going out of your way to do something different.  This...

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Gatsby VFX

https://vimeo.com/82267248 Most big budget movies made today all seem to have a pretty extensive budget for VFX production.  It has sort of become second nature to use VFX in place of very expensive mechanical action or dangerous stunts for actors to perform.  Much better to do...

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The Difference Between F Stops and T Stops

Matt Granger, from ThatNikonGuy.Com digs into the difference between F Stops and T Stops in this short presentation.  Just what is that difference, and is that difference important to us, you mite ask? [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Diagram of decreasing apertures, that is, increasing f-numbers, in one-stop increments;...

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How To Use Your Histogram

Published on YouTube.Com Jun 6, 2014 Before the invention of the histogram, digital photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more trouble to get good exposures. While the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.  Understanding...

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Infrared Video: Red Bull Racing Tearing it Up

Alright, I admit it.  I couldn't resist the day glow colors in this Infrared Video!  Thermal imaging infrared video is to photography as day glow poster paint was to 1960's era poster art. Psychedelic!  What a fantastic special effects segment this Infrared Video type of...

Alright, I admit it.  I co...

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Shooting Fireworks?

It is hard to believe, but the July 4th holiday is upon us here in the United States. Officially a celebration of America's independence from Great Britain's monarchy, today this holiday has come to represent hot dogs barbecued on an outdoor girl, kids screaming in...

It is hard to believe, but the...

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Mastering Portrait Lighting

One of the hardest things most people find to do in the studio is mastering portrait lighting. Many, sadly, feel that unless you have four or five lights in some arcane secret lighting setup, the results aren't any good. Some people are afraid to try...

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Joe McNally: The Rule of Thirds

In this video, Joe deconstructs the setup of a recent location shoot in Mexico and explains the importance of following the Rule of Thirds, especially for publication photography. Published on May 29, 2014 From Joe McNally's own website at JoeMcNally.Com we learn Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer...

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The Ultimate Focus Puller?

The Art Of A Focus Puller One of the least expensive and most versatile lenses in any filmmaker’s bag of tricks is the 50mm lens. Check around, almost every manufacturer sells a "nifty fifty."  Considered by many to be the default "normal" human vision equivalent, there are more 50mm lenses in...

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