What is an Anamorphic Lens? How to Get that Cinematic Look

During the 1950s, a new kind of media had taken hold — television. Americans were eager to stay home, captivated by their new TV sets. Hollywood had to find new ways to re-capture the audience’s attention and imagination. And they did just that. With a new anamorphic lens system, they were able to literally change… Continue reading What is an Anamorphic Lens? How to Get that Cinematic Look

Aesthetic Photography — Composition, Lighting, and Color

Have you ever been in a photo gallery and immediately drawn to a specific photograph? If so, what was it about this photograph that grabbed your attention? This is the question at the heart of aesthetic photography. What defines an aesthetic photograph? In this article, we’ll take a look at the highly ambiguous and often vague… Continue reading Aesthetic Photography — Composition, Lighting, and Color

Sports Photography Tips — Cameras, Lenses, Settings & More

So you want to be a sports photographer. Awesome! Sports photography is how we capture sports – but it’s also something more than that. Sports photography is an artistic medium for artists to express how they see the world of sports. We’re going to break down step-by-step how to shoot sports images, with camera tips… Continue reading Sports Photography Tips — Cameras, Lenses, Settings & More

Sunset Photos — How to Master the Sunset Landscape

Have you ever shot an immaculate sunset with your camera and thought “This doesn’t do it justice.” Why can’t some photos capture the beauty and awe of a gorgeous sunset? The truth is that they can. Through preparation, technique, and creativity you can capture sunset landscape photographs that actually do the sunset justice. In this… Continue reading Sunset Photos — How to Master the Sunset Landscape

What is the Best Lens for Portraits? — A Photographer’s Guide

What is the best lens for portraits? This is a question that nearly every photographer asks and yet there is no definitive answer – suffice it to say that different camera lenses create different looking photographs. However, some lenses are better suited for portraits than others. We’re going to analyze some different focal length lenses… Continue reading What is the Best Lens for Portraits? — A Photographer’s Guide

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

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