You know how beer commercials instantly make you wanna crack open a cold one? If you’re into commercial video and photography, Justin Jones and Ted Sim of Indy Mogul will show you how to create your own. In this video, they share nine steps to shooting a beer commercial on a budget, yet making it look epic.
When you’re making your sci-fi short film, have you ever just wished you had a phone with a holographic display? Something that would let you expand the desktop outside of just the device in your hand, letting you see more information all at once?
Well, in this video, Jamie Fenn shows us how we can create exactly this type of effect using DaVinci Resolve – and he manages to do it in only 11 minutes. It’s not difficult to do, and while you may not need this exact effect, Jamie shows off a lot of the different features of Fusion and explains how they work so that you can incorporate those elements into your own content.
I just love low-budget ideas that still get you great results. Partly because my gear budget is low, and partly because I simply enjoy experimenting. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this video from Justin Jones and Ted Sim of Indy Mogul. They share seven tips for shooting a commercial like a boss, even if money’s tight.
I love to use wide-angle lenses in my landscape photography. To go wide, though, means that you will face a few challenges. One of them is that the objects in the middle of the frame are diminished. A mountain, for example, will look significantly less impressive shrunk down in the middle of the frame. There are several ways you can overcome this. One of them is focal length blend.
Learning is usually fun, but sometimes it can be painful. Very painful, if you ask me. I will, for example, never forget when I once returned home after a very beautiful sunset to find that I blew the highlights of almost every single image. I learned a lot from that.
My philosophy when it comes to photography is not to avoid making mistakes, but to welcome every mistake as it happens. Our children learn the hard way. We as parents moralize and issue warnings but to no avail. They have to learn for themselves. Parents try so hard to shield their kids from the very pains they had suffered as kids, but the lessons of life just aren’t learned that way. I believe this to be true about photography too. We learn best the hard way.
So, which mistakes should we aim for when it comes to night photography? I have a few suggestions.
One of the things I enjoy about photography is creating product images, my good friends at Sigma Imaging UK recently asked me to create some images for a new promotion. I wanted to take some time to go over how I created these images in the hope to inspire others.
The first step was to visualize a way to display the promotion creatively since it was two different options of free accessories you could claim when buying the camera I decided to create two images of each option with the Sigma fp in the frame. This way people can see exactly what was on offer.
Smartphone gimbals are pretty commonplace today. There are countless models from companies like Zhiyun, Moza, Feiyu, and a million other brands. It feels like we’ve had them forever, although they’ve only really been around for about four years. And sometimes, even today, we need to figure out a way to live without them.
You’re not always going to have it with you when you see something cool and want to whip out your phone to grab a sequence. Or perhaps, as filmmaker Brandon Li mentions in this video, carrying a gimbal defeats the whole purpose of using your phone. Putting his money where his mouth is, this 10-minute video shows us how we can get gimbal-like shots without a gimbal.
No matter what video editing application you use, one of the biggest pains is the speed at which your final video renders out. Even with a pretty powerful system, they can take a while, especially if you’re using high res footage with lots of effects. It turns out that Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve has a way to speed them up massively.
I recently switched to DaVinci Resolve, and so I’ve been following a few YouTubers pretty closely. One such YouTuber is Jamie Fenn, who puts out Resolve videos a couple of times a week. In this particular video, he shows us how we can optimise our settings to get some extremely fast renders in Resolve.
Ecommerce photography needs to be a quick process with great results every time. Well, it does from my point of view. If I have many items to photograph I want the process and I want to be quick and efficient, then I believe I have found the perfect setup!
Most of us have used Gradient Maps in Photoshop at some point. Most commonly to aid in black and white conversions. They offer a lot of control and power for black and white conversions and lets us get some nice contrast and done that there regular Black & White adjustment layer doesn’t.
But did you know that you can use it to change the colour of just about anything you want in Photoshop? Taking a break from the more philosophical videos he’s been posting lately, Sean Tucker has released a tutorial on how he uses Gradient Maps to recolour elements of photographs – and it’s let me see the tool in a whole new light.