Best Cheap 4K Camera — 5 Great Options Under $1,000

To find an easy-to-use professional-level camera isn’t too difficult in today’s market. There might be lots to pick from but at least you have options. But if you’re on the beginner/enthusiast side, even getting closer to professional-level, and on a budget, it’s not always easy. Finding that sweet spot between inexpensive and well, good enough,… Continue reading Best Cheap 4K Camera — 5 Great Options Under $1,000

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 Frame Rate? A Filmmaker’s Guide to Frames Per Second

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator Everyone loves a good slow-motion scene or a shot that speed ramps into an interesting moment. The key to these types of videos begins with understanding and controlling frame rate. What is frame rate and why is it important? We’ve done the legwork, and… Continue reading What is Frame Rate? A Filmmaker’s Guide to Frames Per Second

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 is Capture One? Photography Editing Software Review

What is Capture One? The software has emerged as one of the premiere resources for editing RAW image files – but what are the benefits of Capture One and how is the software used? We’re going to answer those questions by breaking down some of the strengths and weaknesses of Capture 1. We’ll also look… Continue reading What is Capture One? Photography Editing Software Review

What is Shutter Speed and Its Role in the Exposure Triangle?

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator We all know the sound that a camera makes. That satisfying click when we press the button and create our photograph. What we’re hearing is the camera’s shutter. That sound is the shutter moving up and down. It moves the same way every time… Continue reading What is Shutter Speed and Its Role in the Exposure Triangle?

What is the Exposure Triangle? Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator Light is responsible for every image captured in both photography and cinematography. How a camera captures light is determined by three variables that make up what is known as the exposure triangle. What is the exposure triangle? How can each one of its three… Continue reading What is the Exposure Triangle? Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed

What is ISO? And How Does it Work with Aperture and Shutter Speed

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator When you take a photo or shoot a video, are you an expert on lighting? Maybe you don’t want to take the time to master lighting techniques, and that’s perfectly fine because you don’t have to. But you do need to know what ISO… Continue reading What is ISO? And How Does it Work with Aperture and Shutter Speed

What Is a Focus Chart, How They Work, and Where To Get One

Before you yell, “Action,” you need to make sure the subject in your frame is in the sharpest, cleanest focus possible. This is known as critical focus, and it makes all the difference in having a professional-looking video and an amateur one. You need the right tools on-set to properly calibrate your camera. Right now,… Continue reading What Is a Focus Chart, How They Work, and Where To Get One

What is Aperture — Ultimate Guide to the Camera Aperture and Depth of Field

Exposure Triangle Aperture ISO Shutter Speed Frame Rate Shot List Creator If you know how to adjust your aperture on your digital camera, you’re much closer to mastering lighting and nailing the right exposure for your shots. Without knowing how to use aperture, and how it works with other camera settings, you could be at… Continue reading What is Aperture — Ultimate Guide to the Camera Aperture and Depth of Field

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

11 Event Photography Tips and Tricks for All Photographers

If you are starting a career in photography, you will inevitably be paid to shoot some type of event. Events can differ vastly ranging from weddings to corporate events to concerts. However, we’ve created a list of a few fundamental tips that will help you capture better photos no matter what event you are shooting.… Continue reading 11 Event Photography Tips and Tricks for All Photographers

Camera Sensor Sizes Explained: What You Need to Know

Inside your digital camera is a very important element: the sensor. Camera sensor size is definitely something to consider when renting or purchasing a camera. The image quality and the flexibility of what kinds of images you can capture is directly related to your camera’s sensor. So how exactly does camera sensor size matter? Let’s… Continue reading Camera Sensor Sizes Explained: What You Need to Know

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