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Emerging Filmmakers: You Could Win Up to $50,000 from AT&T

The AT&T Film Awards is offering cash and gear prizes for contests focused on student filmmakers, recent graduates, and mobile tech enthusiasts.The …

Short Films

The Filmmaker's Mental Checklist: 9 Things to Nail Down Before You Hit Record

Ready to shoot? Not so fast! Have you checked these 9 things first?Whether you're a professional or a total noob, there are going to be a lot of …

Videography

How to Achieve a Minimalist Home

Tips for getting rid of clutter to achieve an organized home.

11 Ancient Cities You (Probably) Don't Know About

The term "ancient city" likely calls to mind well known ruins like Athens, Machu Picchu, and Pompeii but there are many more around the world. Some …

Machu Picchu

Here’s All the Gear Behind Those Amazing Professional Travel Photos

Those perfectly crafted shots of exotic landscapes, colorful destinations, and sublime portraits of people living in far-flung countries don’t happen …

7 Things You Wish You Knew Before Directing Your First Feature

Though your first film may not be your best film, it could quite possibly be your best teacher.You're going to make mistakes on every film you make, …

Movies

Best Photo Editing Apps 2018: 11 apps to improve your snaps | Trusted Reviews

<b>Take your smartphone photography to the next level with our guide to the best mobile photo apps…</b><p>These days, we all own a smartphone and carry it …

30+ Free Instagram Tools to Help You Grow Your Following

More than 700 million people use Instagram and 400 million of those users check the app daily.<p>With such a large audience, and some incredibly …

Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video-editing studio

It's an overcast day in San Francisco, and there's a drone buzzing high above the city. I'm with Tim Feess, the young co-founder of Gnarbox, a rugged portable video-editing tool that pairs with an app on your phone and works with multiple cameras and memory cards. Clouds might be lingering over the …

This App Tells You Which Image Will Perform Best on Instagram

I can’t be the only one who dreamt of knowing which image would perform best on Instagram before posting a set or simply what picture people like …

Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

There’s a list of ‘rules’ regarding what makes a good composition and a pleasing image. Things like the golden ratio, the golden spiral, and the rule …

Street Photography

13 Must-Have Accessories for Making Films on Your Smartphone

These tools will certainly come in handy if you want to make movies on Apple and Android smartphones.<p>Smartphones on their own make for some pretty …

Videography

Every Filmmaking Form You'll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates

Ease your workload (and your mind) with these free templates for everything from storyboarding to contracts to accounting.<p><i>[Editor's Note: No Film</i> …

6 Dirty Secrets: How to Make Money as a Filmmaker

A new video series from Zacuto spills the secrets to making a living as an emerging filmmaker.<p>"The single least talked-about thing in our industry is …

Inspiration

8 Things Every New Filmmaker Should Learn Before Making Their First Film

From getting good audio to choosing good costumes, this video covers all the bases of filmmaking for beginners.<p>For many of us, the way we learned how …

Which Filmmaking Books Should Be on Your Essential Reading List?

How many of these books on filmmaking have you read?<p>There are many ways to learn the craft of filmmaking, not the least of which is good, …

David Fincher's Rocky Road to Success: The Triumphs and Failures That Shaped Him

In a wide-ranging discussion with BAFTA, David Fincher reflects on his career as a Hollywood maverick and some of the lessons he's learned about how …

David Fincher

5 Mistakes Beginner Landscape Photographers Make

As with all creative crafts, there are many common pitfalls that photographers fall into when they’re just starting out. Landscape photographer Toma …

Even Amateur Filmmakers Can Afford This Tiny Motion Control Camera Rig

Motion control rigs capable of repeatedly recreating smooth, controlled camera movements usually cost tens of thousands of dollars, and they require …

Videography

How This Dessert Shop Got 20,000 Instagram Followers in 6 Months Without Advertising

What you can learn from this New York dessert shop's social media strategy.<p>How does an ice cream shop in a crowded city grow a mass following in less than six months with zero advertising budget?<p>Instagram.<p>New Territories is a dessert shop in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, specializing in Hong …

Top 5 Ways to Make Money on YouTube This Year

YouTube can be a profitable platform, but only if you use it to its fullest potential.<p>As of 2016, there were 3.25 billion hours of video watched on …

Music Industry

3 Tips for How to Pose Men Who Don’t Know How to Model

In this typically short and sweet 1.5-minute video from Mango Street, the photography duo run through some techniques for posing a male subject. …

‘Cutting Through the Chaos’ - Using Telephoto Lenses to Capture Details of Tokyo

Lukasz Palka, a Polish travel photographer currently residing in Tokyo, embarked on a photo series aiming to document the more intricate details of …

How Many of These 15 Weird Photography Facts Did You Know?

If we skip the centuries that “Camera Obscura” has existed, we can narrow the history of photography down to nearly 200 years. In all this time, a …

Carl Zeiss

Essential camera accessories to go with your brand new DSLR

<i>By Abhilash Pavuluri</i><p>By now, you’ll have gone through all our <b>previous posts</b> and picked up your <b>first DSLR camera</b>. Whether it’s a Canon, Nikon or even a …

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Pro Tips for Camera Settings, Framing, & Editing (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In …

How to Photograph Forests and Trees

Master the Art of Photographing Forests and Trees<p>Landscape photography is often associated with the Grand Landscape and the famous vistas. I love a …

Landscape Photography

How to choose the best digital camera for you

Snap happy.<p>Your smartphone can snap pretty good photos. But it's not a dedicated photography device, and that shows. Good news: You don't have to settle for any blurred, dark shots. Explore the host of dedicated digital cameras, and you'll enter a world of sharp focus, low noise, and optical zoom. …

Deals on Panasonic, Nikon, Lexar, And Rokinon Going Into The Weekend

Time for another check-in on the currently available deals and sales across the industry. This is always a post to catch if you are on the market for …

Cameras

Ten tips that will make you a master of Instagram

It is one of the fastest-growing social networks, but are you making the most of its photo and video features? Get some handy hints<p>When Instagram was launched in October 2010, it was an app for applying stylish “filters” to your photos and sharing them with friends. Six and a half years (and a $1bn …