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Video Gear: Quick and Easy 3-Point Lighting Bundles

If you need affordable 3-point lighting for your film or video project ASAP, these bundles can get the job done in a hurry.

Videography

How to Mimick the Technicolor Two-Strip Look in 3D LUT Creator

If you wonder how people who keep only two complementary colors in their images do it, then look no further. You may not know what the Technicolor …

Cinematography

The Duct Tape of Film: Gaff Tape and All of Its Wonderful Uses

If it can't be fixed with gaff tape, you're not using enough gaff tape.Though it hasn't yet been used to make a prom dress (though, if filmmakers had …

Videography

Here’s How to Create Magical Nighttime Landscape Photos with a Simple Photoshop Trick (VIDEO)

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit …

9 Things You Should Check Before Recording Audio

Sound can make or break your project, so be sure to work through this checklist before recording audio on your next shoot.

Audiophile

7 Simple Editing Tips That Will Help You Edit Like a Pro

Editing is a complicated art form, but these tips should help you strengthen your skills.What do you struggle with most as an editor? Do you have a …

Tutorials

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?As a cinematographer, …

Cinematography

This multi-layer Photoshop sharpening technique allows for a lot of flexibility and precision

Particularly when shooting RAW images, you need to perform sharpening to your photos during processing to bring out the best in the files. However, …

Tutorials

Cómo utilizar la nueva herramienta Pluma de curvatura de Adobe Photoshop

Entre las novedades más llamativas de la última versión de Adobe Photoshop destaca la herramienta <b>Pluma de curvatura</b>. Apareció primero en <i>Adobe</i> …

How To Master The RGB Curves In Photoshop and Lightroom for Better Post Processing

<b>Don’t limit yourself to presets due to ignorance. Learn to process your images with RGB Curves for more fine control.</b><p>There is no doubt about it, we …

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

Tutorials

How to Use HSL for Beautiful Sunsets without Color Banding

The HSL tool in Photoshop and Lightroom/ACR is great for punching up the saturation of colors in a sunset. But it can also create color banding in …

33 Tips How to Take Better Travel Photos

When you’re traveling, avoid getting “suckered by the exotic”. Here are some practical tips to take better travel photos:<b>ERIC KIM TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY</b> …

Street Photography

How to Dodge and Burn Your Photos Using Gaussian Blur

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial by photography artist Antti Karppinen that shares a technique for effectively dodging and burning your photo using the …

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 2)

In the previous article, we analyzed processor and motherboard options along with power supply and computer cases. Next, let’s talk about graphic …

How to Construct Your Own High-Quality V-Flats for Studio Photography

Who's ready to go to Home Depot and undertake an easy weekend DIY project to improve your studio work? This helpful video will show you how to …

5 COLOR GRADING MISTAKES You Should AVOID

Matti Haapoja, filmmaker and creator of TRAVEL FEELS is going to talk about color grading, because it is one of the easiest ways to really set …

The Video Journalist Blackmagic Camera Rig and Workflow Guide (Part Two): Choosing the Right Lenses for Shooting Live Action

By Rainer von Rottenburg<p><b>Disclosure:</b> Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help …

How to Pre-visualize, Shoot, and Edit a Landscape Photo

Knowing how to visualize a shot in your head before you take it is an important step in the creative process, else you're simply firing off shots and …

Photography

How to Smooth Out Skin on Video Footage With DaVinci Resolve 14

When you get in the video world, you soon realize that editing can go pretty far, but it’s not as easy as Photoshop. It tends to take more time to …

Streamline Your Editing Workflow with These 5 Helpful Tips

If you want to cut down on your editing time, try using one (or all) of these editing tips.<p>Since editing a project from start to finish takes …

Photoshop Basics: This Simple Auto Dodge & Burn Trick Adds Dimension to Portrait Photos (VIDEO)

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than …

Don't Buy the iMac Pro, Build This Instead

I've been a full-time wedding photographer for the past eight years and an Apple fan since I was in fourth grade. But today, that has all changed. …

What Are You Reading? 6 Books That Will Help Teach You Filmmaking

Need a great book recommendation? Here are a bunch that will teach you everything from cinematography to editing.<p>There are books out there that cover …

Best Tips for Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Find out how to capture the day's most dramatic moments from Nikon photographer Flash Parker, who shares examples from his travels.<p>Evocative sunrises …

What’s so great about soft light?

Page 1 of 2<p><b>We all love soft light, don’t we? It’s natural and flattering; hard light is old fashioned and looks artificial. And LEDs are a convenient</b> …

Cinematography

The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #71 – House Lighting

<i>The Wandering DP Podcast: Episode #71 – House Lighting</i>Today in the podcast we take our first deeper dive into commercial breakdowns with the help of …

Cinematography

Watch: 10 Ways to Create Different Moods with Lighting

With the right approach, you can immediately alter the mood of a scene from happy to horrifying simply by changing the lighting.<p>Lighting is a …

The Ultimate Guide to FCP X Proxies: Make Final Cut Faster

<b>Proxies give you tons of flexibility</b> – they increase playback and editing speed without forcing you to sacrifice quality, allow you to edit …