Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith shares the lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years capturing the faces of the famous and infamous as a top magazine portrait photographer. Brian will discuss his approach to editorial and commercial assignments from concept to final images, and detailing his approach to lighting and problem solving on productions Read MoreRead More

6 Techniques to Reduce Camera Shake

Photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds and still avoid blurry images or shakey video caused by camera shake. 1. Elbows In As often as possible pull your elbows in to your body and exhale completely before depressing the shutter. When you’re working with a wide aperture or Read MoreRead More

Hyperlapse Tutorial – How-to from start to finish

This tutorial from Rustad Media·will show you how to create a hyperlapse video from start to the finish. It will go through the camera settings, how to move the camera and post processing with Lightroom and Warp Stabilizer in After Effects. It will also give you a few tricks for regular time-lapse videos as well. Read MoreRead More

Migration to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

For over 100 years camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smart phones and point and shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless generation. Now we can pack big image quality into a small, travel friendly package. Whether you are Read MoreRead More

The Magic of Twilight

Just after the Sunset “Magic Hour” (roughly 30 minutes before and after the sunset) there is a period sometimes called the “Blue Hour” where refracted light from the sun turns the sky a deep shade of blue. This not quite night period can lead to some dramatic lighting situations. One of my favourite times for Read MoreRead More

A Simple Trick To Shoot Better Sunsets That Almost Anyone Can Do

It’s a perfect sunset and you left your graduated ND filter at home – how do you capture nature’s beauty while trying to expose correctly the sky and the ground? Here’s a clever low-fi trick that works for exposures longer than 2 seconds. I enjoy the saturated colors and versatile light that comes just after Read MoreRead More

Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin Talk Photography and Filmmaking with Mark Seliger

Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin join Mark Seliger to talk about photographing tragedy, finding humanity with comedy, and meeting their heroes. From Tom Waits to Seth Rogen and Steve Martin to Henri Cartier-Bresson, they share stories of collaborating throughout their careers.  Read More

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