Overexposure vs Underexposure — How to Work With Both

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What is Book Lighting — Techniques for Photography & Film

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35mm vs 50mm Lenses — A Comparative Analysis

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What is a Wide Angle Lens — And When to Use One

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Film Lighting Techniques — How to Get a Cinematic Look

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What is a 35mm Lens Good For — 4 Reasons You Need One

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Soft Focus Photography & How to Master that Soft Focus Look

While we may be familiar with soft focus shots as images with intentional blur or glamour shots in portraits, understanding this effect in such a limiting way…well, limits us! The shots that are possible when you master soft focus are endless, and they can be done whether you have high-tech equipment, or not. So what… Continue reading Soft Focus Photography & How to Master that Soft Focus Look

What Does a Cinematographer Do? DP Wally Pfister Explains

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30 Best Cinematography Books That Actually Inspire

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The Arc Shot — Examples and Camera Movements Explained

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The Making of The Last of Us — Writing, Visuals & FX Explained

The Last of Us is one of HBO’s most recent blockbuster television shows. Looking at a history of video game adaptations, the cards were stacked against the series, but it avoided all the pitfalls of previous takes on video games to become a resounding success. The secrets to the show’s quality can be found in… Continue reading The Making of The Last of Us — Writing, Visuals & FX Explained