Incorporating reflections in your shots is a great way to create balance, harmony and symmetry. What’s more, the reflection itself can become the foreground interest in your landscape shots. And just like all techniques, there are ways to master this one too. In this video, Mark Denney gives you five tips (and bonus tip) for getting perfect reflections in your landscape photos.
360° cameras have become much more readily available over the last couple of years and most of us own or can get our hands on at least one of those these days. Both types of camera offer a lot of versatility, but they’re not always that easy to film with, especially if you’re used to bigger cameras. But they both can offer some great advantages.
In this video, Jordy at Cinecom takes the Insta360 ONE R out for a spin with both the 4K action camera module and the 360° module, to show us nine creative filmmaking techniques you can use to step up your game when shooting with small cameras.
Retouching hair in Photoshop requires a lot of patience and skill. Thankfully, there are amazing tutorials out there to help you master it, and this one comes from Pratik Naik. In his latest video, he’ll guide you through his hair retouching process and show you all the tips, tricks and secrets to help you nail it.
Handheld focus stacking is a brilliant solution for many scenarios. It saves you all the troubles of using a focusing rail in the field and provides a maximum of flexibility.
Whenever you need more depth of field than you can get with trading off image quality, this is the way to work around it.
With lockdown restrictions starting to be eased in various parts of the world, many will want to get back into shooting photography outside of their home again. One excellent worthwhile genre you can cover that still lets you follow the social distancing guidelines which are still in place for most of us is bird photography, particularly when they’re in flight.
In this video, Steve Perry teaches us just about everything we could ever want to know to get started photographing birds in flight. As you’ll see, it presents a lot of great challenges. And learning how to overcome those challenges can also be useful in many other types of photography, too.
If you don’t own several strobes or simply don’t feel like making complicated lighting setups, you can use just one light and still get professional shots. In fact, you can turn this single light into two, three or even more lights. Well – kind of. It’s pretty simple, but you’ll need some Photoshop magic. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey will show you how.
Straightening your photos sounds like a simple task. But if you’ve ever tried doing it, you know that it isn’t always the case to get it done perfectly. I know it’s something I’ve struggled with when editing some of my images. If you’re anything like me, here’s a super-useful video from Demas Rusli. He’ll show you two simple methods for straightening your photos and nailing it every time.
The three-color process is around a century and a half old method of getting a color photo from three black and white images. But even though it’s far from being new, it’s always fun to experiment with it! In this video, Jacob Carlson teaches you how to do it with black and white film photos. He’ll share some useful tips, what to do and what not to do. And to bring this retro technique together with modern ones – he’ll also show you how to stitch the photos together in Photoshop.
Whether we like it or not – it looks like vertical videos are taking over the social media. In fact, the majority of videos on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other platforms are vertical rather than horizontal. So, if you want to start creating vertical videos for your social channels, these eight tips from Landon Bytheway will help you to nail it.
I don’t shoot on a gimbal all that often. When I do, it’s usually for b-roll. But I’m usually doing it with manual focus lenses. It presents some challenges, but they’re pretty easy to overcome. Sure, plenty of cameras have autofocus these days when shooting video, and it’s getting better and better all the time, although it’s still not perfect.
Imperfect systems that are quite easy to confuse are the problem that wedding photographer and filmmaker Matt Johnson has with autofocus when shooting on a gimbal, too. So, in this video, he talks about three of his top tips for shooting video on a gimbal using manual focus lenses.