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Focusing on Depth of Field and Lens Equivalency – a Filmmaker IQ Lesson!!!

How much space in front of the lens will be in focus? That question defines Depth of Field – but this simple concept has lead to a staggering amount of confusion in today’s multi-format camera environment. Through some fundamental scientific demonstrations, we will clarify concepts like circle of confusion and lens equivalency. For fundamentals make Read MoreRead More

What is Aperture: Everything You need to Know about Controlling Light Creatively

Film and photography are all about capturing light. One of the key aspects of controlling light is aperture – but there’s more to aperture than just a number on the side of the lens… So what is aperture exactly? Put simply, the aperture is a hole in the lens that light passes through to reach Read MoreRead More

The Basics of Depth of Field

In this basic tutorial, B&H’s Kelly Mena lays out a few simple steps on how to manipulate depth of field. A sharp subject against a pleasingly soft background is one hallmark of professional photography. This video explores the three variables that comprise control over your camera’s depth of field: Aperture, focal length, and distance from Read MoreRead More

10 Part Tutorial covering the Basics of DSLR Video

Produced originally for the students of the University of Waterloo, Vimeo user –jl covers the basics of DSLR video in a ten part series using a Canon Rebel T2i. Topics covered include: Lens Assembly, Focal Lengths, Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, ISO, and white balance.Read More

Depth of Field Demystified

Depth of Field (DoF) is easy to understand, but it is often extremely poorly explained. It’s all about selective focus. For consumers with conveniently small camcorders, you only have two options: get your subject away from the background and then (1) zoom in or (2) get the subject close to the camera. No 35mm lens adapters, no secret techniques, no complex math: That’s it!Read More

Ultimate Guide to Professional Video Cameras

How to pick a Professional Camera by “Gospel” John Hess The term “professional camera” is very subjective term. As technology continually improves, the line in quality between consumer cameras and professional cameras gets increasingly thin. But as any serious filmmaker/videographer will tell you, the jump to a professional level camera comes with huge improvement in Read MoreRead More

Depth of Field Explained

This 20 minute video provides a detailed explanation of depth-of-field and the factors that affect it. This tutorial was designed specifically for filmmakers who use or are planning to use 35mm depth-of-field adapters. The information can also be applied to still photography and other suited mediums. Depth of Field Explained (by snodart.com) from NT on Read MoreRead More