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Should you raise Bit Depth and Color Space before Color Grading? Part One: 8-bit Video

This is sort of an experimental post.<p>First we’ll try to understand what happens when you raise the color bit depth and/or color space before color …

Should you raise Bit Depth and Color Space before Color Grading? Part Two: RAW Video

In Part One we looked at how we can improve results from 8-bit video, regardless of where it came from. In this part we’ll look at higher bit depth …

Saab's amazing gyro-stabilized fighter jet video has me craving Top Gun 2

<i>Top Gun 2 —</i> the sequel to the greatest motion picture ever made — has been an on-again, off-again proposition for the majority of my time on this planet. Last I'd heard, Bruckheimer and Cruise were talking. We'll see; I'm not holding my breath.<p>But here's what I know: this footage recently posted of …

Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google's stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later …

25 promising digital design blogs to follow this year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

Digital Design

Blockai uses the blockchain to help artists protect their intellectual property

While most of the discussions around blockchain have focused on its possible uses in finance, startup Blockai is looking at something different — helping artists, photographers and other creators register their work so that they can protect it from potential copyright infringement.<p>CEO Nathan Lands …

Facebook will ease publishing Instant Articles from Wordpress

Facebook is teaming up with Automattic (parent company of WordPress.com) to release a plugin that will make it easy for anyone using the publishing platform to post speed-optimized Instant Articles onto the social network.<p>Facebook announced a couple of weeks ago that it would open up Instant …

Personalized News

12 Posing Cues from 12 Incredible Photographers

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of professional photography, I find that my educational needs frequently change. Every one of us should …

Action Movies

9 rules for creating killer product videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Marketing

‘Gardening At Night’: Cig Harvey’s Photographic Exploration of Home, Family, Nature, and Time

Over the last decade, Cig Harvey has created several well-known bodies of work in her signature mysterious and stark style, most notably her recent</i> …

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Self-Taught Chinese Street Photographer Tao Liu Has an Eye for Peculiar Moments

Up until recently, Tao Liu was just an unknown water meter reader in China with an interest in photography. Then people started noticing his clever …

Street Photography