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Have you ever had only a few seconds to capture the perfect image because the sunlight was fading of the sunset or maybe the clouds were moving from that perfect position? And you look down at your camera only to be disappointed with a completely underexposed image. But when you look up, that moment is gone. Fortunately, there’s a way to capture these moments to ensure you get the shot. It’s called bracketing photography. In this article, we’ll break down how to do bracketing in photography so that you can get the perfect shot. (more…)
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, you may ask yourself, “What is a focus chart?” But by the end of this post, you’ll understand why you need to acquire one immediately. (more…)
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 lens examples via cinematographer Kaity Williams from ASC Magazine. Before we jump into the "Deakinizer," here's a video breakdown of his work in 1917. (more…)
Cleaning camera sensors isn’t challenging, it just requires meticulousness and the know-how to do it safely, so you don’t damage your camera. And it’s easy to damage your camera when the sensor is wide open. Dust and other particles are flying around you all day, everyday, and the last thing you want to do is leave your sensor open for too long or too often. This article will show you how to clean camera sensors in a simple and safe way. Let’s get into it. (more…)