Camera Lenses Explained: What’s Inside & How Do They Work?

Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading Camera Lenses Explained: What’s Inside & How Do They Work?

Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Carl Zeiss lenses are some of the best for photography and video due to their ability to create images that achieve a rich, 3D look that has become the trademark of many Carl Zeiss lenses. Camera lenses are a significant investment which requires some serious research before buying. That’s why we’ve… Continue reading Carl Zeiss Lenses Buying Guide in 2021: Sony, Canon, Nikon, & Fujifilm

What is Cinematography? Defining the Art and Craft

Making films isn’t just an art. It takes years of practice to cultivate a consistent craft and keen eye for filmmaking. It’s what separates great cinematography from cliche movie making. You’ve probably heard the term a million times, but what is cinematography? Before honing a craft, a deep knowledge of what it entails is critical.Continue… Continue reading What is Cinematography? Defining the Art and Craft

The Different Types of Camera Lenses for Video and Photography

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Finding the right lens for your camera can vastly improve your images and overall production. But learning what you need to know about video and photo camera lenses can be expensive and time-consuming. In this article, we explain the different types of camera lenses so that you can understand which… Continue reading The Different Types of Camera Lenses for Video and Photography

Camera Lenses Explained – Decoding the Types of Camera Lenses (Free Ebook)

Camera Lenses Explained: Vol. 1 (FREE Ebook)A comprehensive and accessible guide for photographers and cinematographers looking to master camera lenses. Download Now The Different Camera LensesUnderstanding the types of camera lenses is your first step towards the perfect imageCamera lenses have a massive impact on the overall presentation of the image. From the lighting, composition… Continue reading Camera Lenses Explained – Decoding the Types of Camera Lenses (Free Ebook)

What is Mise en Scène in Film: Definition and Examples

Mise en scène. It’s a fancy looking phrase that you’ve seen floating around many film-related articles, carrying with it an immediate sense of snobbery. Don’t worry, you’re not the first person to ask “what is mise en scene?” After today, you’ll have a better sense of this concept and its fundamentals so you can apply… Continue reading What is Mise en Scène in Film: Definition and Examples

The Split Diopter Lens Explained with Eye-Popping Examples

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Filmmakers have a wide variety of camera techniques to implement to adequately tell a story. One of the most powerful tools directors have at their disposal is the split diopter lens, which is capable of having two subjects at different distances in frame simultaneously. In this blog, we’ll go over… Continue reading The Split Diopter Lens Explained with Eye-Popping Examples

What is a Prime Lens and What are the Benefits of Using One?

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Kit lenses are great for beginners, but if you’re at the point where you want to experiment with new lenses, prime lenses are a great place to start. They can also help you become a better photographer or filmmaker, because they rely on way less mechanics than other lenses. So.… Continue reading What is a Prime Lens and What are the Benefits of Using One?

What is a Dolly Zoom (Zolly Shot) — Scene Examples of the Vertigo Effect

Types of FocusOpen menu Shallow Focus Deep Focus Rack Focus Zoom Shots Dolly-Zoom (Zolly) Tilt-Shift More ShotsOpen menu All Shots & Angles Camera Shot Ultimate Guide Create Free Shot List Now The dolly zoom is one of the most discussed cinematic techniques. You can use them in many ways, but a great director will find… Continue reading What is a Dolly Zoom (Zolly Shot) — Scene Examples of the Vertigo Effect

What is a Tilt Shift Lens? The Tilt Shift Effect Explained

Types of LensesOpen menu Prime Lens Zoom Lens Anamorphic Lens Lens Basics More About Lens Types Focal LengthsOpen menu Wide Angle Lens (14mm – 35mm) Standard (35mm – 70mm) Telephoto Lens (70mm – 200mm) More Focal Lengths Specialty LensesOpen menu Macro Lens Fisheye Lens Tilt-Shift Lens Split-Diopter Lens Deakinizer Lens Lens BrandsOpen menu Lens Buying… Continue reading What is a Tilt Shift Lens? The Tilt Shift Effect Explained

What is Bokeh in Photography & Video? Bokeh Meaning and Creative Examples

Once you’re familiar with the basics of photography and videography, more advanced techniques are fun to explore. One of those techniques is bokeh, the tasteful inclusion of out of focus elements. Aperture and depth of field are necessary for achieving the bokeh effect but what is bokeh exactly? We’ll start with a bokeh meaning, including… Continue reading What is Bokeh in Photography & Video? Bokeh Meaning and Creative Examples

Deakinizer Lenses & Tilt-Shift Effect — Vintage Style, Roger Deakins’ Look

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Roger Deakins is one of our favorite cinematographers to study because he is always pushing the envelope. Case in point, we’ll take a look at some “Deakinizer” lenses. We’ll give you a brief history of why he decided to alter lenses for an intended tilt-shift look. We’ll show you tilt-shift… Continue reading Deakinizer Lenses & Tilt-Shift Effect — Vintage Style, Roger Deakins’ Look

Cooke Cinema Lenses: Breaking Down the “Cooke Look”

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Selecting the right lenses for your project is one of the many considerations before production begins. And considering Cooke lenses may not be such a bad idea. Cooke lenses have become a staple in Hollywood, because of the particular look, feel, and overall quality of what they produce. So, what… Continue reading Cooke Cinema Lenses: Breaking Down the “Cooke Look”

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

The Essential Guide to Depth of Field [with Examples]

Dof basicsShallow dofDeep dofDOF GuideTYPES OF CAMERA FOCUS The best photographers and cinematographers use depth of field knowledge for precise control over their images. Establishing your own visual style should occur before you step on set, and it begins with understanding how to control your depth of field.Continue reading The Essential Guide to Depth of Field… Continue reading The Essential Guide to Depth of Field [with Examples]

What is Shallow Depth of Field? Definitions and Examples

Dof basicsShallow dofDeep dofDOF GuideTYPES OF CAMERA FOCUS Whether you’re interested in photography or cinematography, you’ve seen the gamut of what can be done to manipulate images to get breathtaking cinematic effects. Some though, aren’t as complicated as they may look. This article covers the fundamentals of one of the most commonly used techniques that… Continue reading What is Shallow Depth of Field? Definitions and Examples

What is a Macro Lens? Tips and Techniques on How to Use One

Macro lenses are part of every professional photographer and videographers’ tool kit. They can be used for the typical close-up insect photography, but this post details their function so you can test their capabilities no matter what you’re shooting. So what is a macro lens, and how can you use one to its full potential?… Continue reading What is a Macro Lens? Tips and Techniques on How to Use One

What is a Telephoto Lens? How to Get the Shots You Want

TYPES OF LENSESLENS BASICSPRIMEZOOMWIDE ANGLETELEPHOTO Telephoto lenses are used by photographers from every skill level and in various situations. In other words, have a telephoto lens in your kit is a must. They’re a lifesaver when it comes to shooting distant subjects, but serve quite a few other purposes. In this post, we’ll outline some… Continue reading What is a Telephoto Lens? How to Get the Shots You Want