Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video

Shane Hurlbut discusses creative uses of color balance and how growing up on a farm has inspired him to experiment with new and unique lighting fixtures. I have been asked this question many times, “Do you white balance your camera?” I respond with one word, “Never.” White balancing a video camera is a holdover from Read MoreRead More

Direction of Light: Your Key to Better Portrait Photography

Neil van Niekerk: It is all about the direction and the quality of the light. Whether you use natural light, on-camera flash, off-camera flash, multiple light setups or video light — it all comes down to exactly that – the direction and quality of light. Once you recognize this aspect of photography and lighting, then the Read MoreRead More

AbelCine Expo: Innovations in Lighting

Mitch Gross give a presentation on the history of lighting technology and where modern developments have taken us, followed by each manufacturer presenting its products and the technology and philosophy behind them. Noted cinematographer David Mullen, ASC (Jennifer’s Body, Smash) discusses his work and lighting. AbelCine and manufacturer experts demonstrate the wide variety of Read MoreRead More

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer (and Filmmaker) Should Know

Darlene Hildebrandt covers six types of portrait lighting that you can use as a portrait photographer or for shooting your close-ups. In classical portraiture there are several things you need to control and think about to make a flattering portrait of your subjects, including: lighting ratio, lighting pattern, facial view, and angle of view. I suggest Read MoreRead More

How to Build a Bullet Time 360 Degree Studio in the Spare Room of your Villa

Martin Legeer recounts how he built a 360 degree studio for a client using 50 Canon 60D cameras. This type of project is generally done in warehouse-sized spaces, and there is good reason for that (lighting being one of them). Well, this was a garage about 130-square-feet in area and a ceiling about 8 feet Read MoreRead More

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