Posts Tagged ‘video’

Video: The Dramatic Difference a Reflector Can Make, And How to Use One by Yourself

Reflectors are one of the most affordable pieces of gear a photographer can have in their bag. They’re not only small in size (and usually foldable), they’re also versatile and provide benefits when using both natural and artificial light.

This oldie-but-goodie walkthrough by Matt Granger highlights these simple and useful photography tools and details how just a single reflector can make a dramatic difference, even if you’re out shooting without an assistant.

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DIY Tip: Using a Shower Curtain as a Diffuser

Sometimes we’re left working with inconsistent or otherwise less-than-ideal light sources. And while we can’t always make bad light good, we can certainly control some of the light quality if we get creative. Showing just how to do that is this clever little DIY Diffusion tip by the guys over at Film Riot.

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Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

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In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera. Read more…

Want to Record 4K Video Using Your iPhone 5S? This $999 App Will Let You Do Just That

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Say hello to 4K video recording with the iPhone… but first you’ll need a 5S model and a cool $999. That’s how much you’ll need to pay in the App Store to purchase Vizzywig 4K, which touts itself as the world’s first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video.
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Apple Uses Careful Camera Angles and Clever Forced Perspective to Preach Seeing Differently

As part of its latest wave of marketing following the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Watch, Apple has released a creative video advertisement that uses careful camera angles and forced perspective to tell its very Jobs-esque story.

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Amateur Photographer Experiments with Using a 4K Video Still as its Magazine Cover Photo

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The idea that 4K+ resolution video will soon become a big thing in still photography is one rooted in convenience. While it doesn’t seem video will overtake still photography for good anytime soon, Amateur Photographer wanted to dip their toes in the water.

In a recent experiment, the Amateur Photographer team decided that the September 20th issue of their magazine would feature a cover that uses a still image extracted from video shot at 4K.
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Papua New Guinea Volcanic Eruption and Shockwave Captured on Camera from Nearby Boat

It’s been an admittedly volcano-heavy week here on PetaPixel, but it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to share amazing aerial photographs of erupting Icelandic volcanoes, GoPro video taken at the fiery edge of a volcano where only a few people have ever stood and, finally, the footage above of a volcano in Papua New Guinea going “BOOM!” in very literal terms. Read more…

Video: ISS Astronauts Hang Out in the Cupola and Point Out Cities as They Fly By

Ever wonder what it’s like to stare out of the ISS cupola — the massive window-filled module of the ISS, and an ideal spot for taking pictures of the Earth below — as our planet zooms by below? Well, thanks to a new video from Inside ISS, now you can! Read more…

Comprehensive Guide Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

If you’re thinking about adding a video component to your portfolio, one of the most important-but-confusing things you’ll have to wrap your head around is codecs — the different video compression/decompression formats available to you. These not only determine the quality retained by the camera, but also affect how you will approach the post-processing of the footage.

Unfortunately, video codecs — with all of the myriad factors at play and the number of options available — can be a bit confusing, and so cinematographer David Kong has shared the above, incredibly comprehensive look at everything you need to know. Read more…

GoPro Rolls Out Field Guide Tutorial Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Action Cam

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Really want to get the most out of your new GoPro? You’re in luck, because GoPro recently turned to their own in-house production team and asked them to create a series of tutorials called the GoPro Field Guide.

This collection of videos — made by the same guys who follow some of the top extreme athletes in the world around and film their insane antics — will help you get the hang of that little action cam and really take advantage of everything it can do. Read more…