As flawless as we might present our photography lives to be on social media, there are times when being a photographer isn’t nearly as glorious as it sounds.
One of the most notable changes inside the magnesium frame is an entirely new mirror mechanism that reduces vibration when flipping up and slamming down. [Read more…]
For most photographers, medium format is overkill–the equivalent of driving a tank to pick up a gallon of milk.
But, there’s no denying that medium format systems have their place in the market, particularly for photographers who need the absolute best image quality with zero compromises.
To explain the differences between medium format and smaller format cameras and why photographers opt for medium format systems, Hasselblad commissioned photographer Karl Taylor to create a video sharing his thoughts, insight and experiences with medium format cameras. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard of Urthecast, you need to fix that.
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Urthecast is a company working hand-in-hand with NASA to provide the first publicly accessible HD camera that’s attached to the International Space Station.
While their main objective is a constant stream of HD footage broadcasted live for the world to see, Urthecast has also created a new Chrome App that will automatically display one of the thousands of incredible images Urthecast has in its growing archive when you open a new tab in your browser. [Read more…]
Rob Whitworth’s latest flow motion video was released a few days ago and judging by the fact that it’s been viewed over 1.5 million times already, I think it’s fair to say that his unique style still captivates audiences.
Curious to find out more about the kind of production efforts involved in such a project and some behind-the-scenes information, we caught Rob for a few questions.
Read on to find out what gear was used, how long it took to create the project, and how this video compares to previous projects.
Every time I am at my local big box hardware store I always take a peek at the lighting aisle to see what is new and exciting in the world of home illumination.
(Or more specifically, I check to see a manufacturer has finally created a big honkin’ LED light bulb that would be bright enough to use for DIY video lighting.)
Well, after a recent shopping trip, I am happy to report that I finally found a few options for inexpensive, readily available hardware store LED light bulbs that work very well for indoor video lighting.
For those of you who shoot a lot video (or, even just a little), having two camera angles can make your clip more interesting and more professional looking. Unfortunately, two cameras isn’t always what you have to work with. That’s why the team from over at DSLR Video Shooter made this tutorial that shows you a work around to make two angles out of one in post production. Plus, he shows you how to do it in both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier Pro.
When you depend on creativity for your livelihood – you can’t help but be inspired by other artists.
One of my favorite bands is Walk Off The Earth.
These guys leveraged the exposure from one viral video into a full blown career as rock stars – which is pretty amazing – but they are also phenomenal artists in every sense of the word.
Their latest video for the song Rule the World directed by 28 year old Canadian director John Poliquin features a “little planet” 360 degree GoPro rig, stop motion animation, colored smoke, pigment powders and of course, their trademark Walk Off The Earth style.