Posts Tagged ‘video’

Video Tutorial: How to Make the Most of a Polarizing Filter

Polarizing filters are a piece of gear that some photographers swear by and others don’t touch. One reason why might be the various misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding what polarizing filters do and what benefit they truly provide.

Thankfully, photographer Steve Perry is here to clear up any misconceptions. In the video above, he details what exactly polarizing filters do, why they’re beneficial for far more than just ‘making the sky blue,’ and then shares a few tips for making the most of the polarizing filter in your gear bag. Read more…

Rumor: Canon’s 5D Mark IV Might Feature 4K Video

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One of the hopes people had for the Nikon D810 was that it would feature 4K video, but even though Nikon made it obvious in the press materials that this camera is a capable video machine, the rumored 4K capability never came to fruition.

You can understand, then, why we’ll suggest you take this next rumor with a grain of salt. Nothing like getting our hopes up only to have them dashed. Read more…

‘Dreamwalking Barcelona’ Goes Forward in Reverse with Artful Precision

Created by Brandon Li, Dreamwalking Barcelona is a beautifully shot video that takes us on the strange, backward journey of a young woman in Spain. As she walks forward through the world, the rest of the world moves backwards around her. Read more…

Video: Demo of the New Features Built Into the iOS 8 Camera App

Many of the exciting features coming to camera apps on iOS 8 will come through third party developers who take advantage of the new API we learned a bit more about yesterday. But Apple’s not letting them have all the fun.

The Cupertino company has added a few new features into the stock app as well, and Bill Savage of the Bill Savage Tech YouTube channel demonstrates these new features in the quick video above. Read more…

Woman’s Stroke Selfie Video Helps Doctors Properly Diagnose Her and Save Her Life

A woman in Toronto may have saved her own life in early April by recording her own mini-stroke on video as it happened. The ‘stroke selfie,’ as it has been dubbed by some, helped doctors who had dismissed her symptoms previously properly diagnose her the next day, saving her from what might have been a much more serious attack. Read more…

This Creative Video Project Only Reveals Its Secrets if You Photograph the Screen

Brian Matthew Hart has spent the better part of 9 years playing around with unique light drawing techniques. His latest project, Uncertainty, brings together the knowledge and inspiration he’s accumulated over those 9 years and packs them into one of the most abstracted and unique approaches to light painting we’ve ever come across. Read more…

LA Time-Lapse Relies On Fantastic Color & Composition to Stand Out from the Crowd

Photographer Chris Pritchard recently took it upon himself to pay a time-lapse tribute to a city he loves. The city of Los Angeles. The final product is called Above LA, and it manages to capture our attention in an over-saturated genre thanks to its fantastic compositions, beautiful use of movement and vibrant (but not overwhelming) colors. Read more…

iOS 8’s Time-Lapse Mode Demonstrated

In our post “3 Awesome Camera Features Apple Didn’t Mention During Yesterday’s Keynote,” we told you about the new time-lapse mode that you can look forward to taking advantage of when Apple’s iOS 8 officially arrives. There aren’t many details about how exactly it works, but thanks to YouTube user iTwe4kz, we DO now have a demonstration of how the footage turns out. Read more…

10 Steps for Capturing and Creating Quality Videos

It’s not unusual for still photographers to dabble in videography at some point in their career. With almost every high-end camera on the market capable of shooting HD video almost as well as it can capture stills, the potential is just teasing still photographers to jump into the motion picture realm.

Many of the compositional principles used in photography also apply, but motion picture adds an entirely new dimension to creating compelling work. To help ease that transition a bit, Filme von Draussen has shared a video called How to Make a Mountain Bike Film. And while the title sounds a bit specific, the 10 steps he shares in the video are universally applicable. Read more…

Woman Accidentally Lights Her Hair on Fire During Video Selfie Attempt

Author note: The below video contains some NSFW language


This woman’s selfie game is on fire… literally. While out with friends, the young lady in the video was anxious to get herself into the frame of an arm’s-length video when she leaned a bit too far and got more than she bargained for. Read more…