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This video shows the impact of frame rate on bottle shots

As a newbie filmmaker, one of the first things you should master is the frame rate. Different frame rates affect your shots, and you should choose it …

Videography

Understanding the exposure triangle with a little help from Star Wars Lego

Understanding exposure is vital if you want to make informed decisions about your photography. And specifically understanding the exposure triangle. …

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Human-Centered Design

9 Tips That Will Make You Take Sharp Images Every Time

8. Step Into the Light<p>When I’m shooting portraits at an event with low light, I scout around the venue perimeter for well-lit spots. I want to find a …

13 Creative Exercises for Photographers

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Bit depth explained – what 8Bit, 10Bit and 12Bit really means

Bit depth is something we hear spoken of a lot. When the Panasonic GH5 was announced with the ability to shoot 10Bit video, a lot of people went …

While Lens Wins This Canon 85mm Shootout?: 85mm F/1.2 vs F/1.4 vs. F/1.8 (VIDEO)

What do you get when you compare three classic prime lenses: the Canon 85mm F/1.2, 85mm F/1.4, and F/1.8?: a lot of fun and a lot of great portrait …

Three Shows That Are Changing the Look of Half-Hour Comedy

IndieWire goes behind-the-scenes of the unique cinematic style and cinematography of “Atlanta,” “The Good Place,” and “Dear White People.”<p>With over …

These Examples of Fine Art Nature Photography Show the Beauty of Simplicity

My photography passion is landscapes. I'm just one of many, right?That includes my good friend, Amber Fite, whose photography expertise ranges from …

The pros & cons of shooting on a smartphone vs a $5,000 cinema rig

These phone vs “real camera” comparisons are getting a little old. They usually end up one of two ways. Either the DSLR or video camera absolutely …

10 Go-To Camera Shots for When You Blank on What to Shoot Next

Blanking on what to shoot next? Don't panic! Here are 10 shots that will get you what you need.<p>Has this happened to you? You're out there on …

Lightroom Better | Creating A Rich, Faded Wedding Look

Many Lightroom users operate with an understanding of the straightforward aspects of the program but don’t delve into the more complex settings, …

A Guide To Color Processing In Lightroom Or Photoshop | Step Up Your Image Color

<i>Preamble: I edit emotionally not systematically, I’ve learned not to idolize scenes I’m not in, and the adjustment brush is your friend.</i><p>I had a much …

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like …

Photography

Blocker: An App That Helps You Plan a Shoot with Augmented Reality

Blocker is a new augmented reality app that could change the way you plan your next shoot. The app allows you to “shoot” with a variety of over 400 …

Augmented Reality

How to recreate the Orton Effect in Photoshop to get dreamy landscape photos

Orton Effect creates a dreamy, impressionist look of the image. Photographer Michael Orton invented it in the mid-1980s in order to imitate …

Tutorials

25 Films With the Best Cinematography of the 21st Century, From ‘Tree of Life’ to ‘In the Mood for Love’

IndieWire's staff digs through 17 years of cinematic images to find the best films shot by masters of the craft.<p>Cinematography is tough to judge on …

Cinematography

How to Transform Badly Lit Conference Rooms Into Beautiful Backdrops

It's quite common to shoot photo sessions in unimpressive locations; it goes with the territory when shooting on-the-go and outside of a studio. …

What should schools put first? Discipline or creativity?

<b>What type of schools do we want? Should it be about creativity and independent thinking? Or should it be about getting the basics right and taking a tough line on discipline?</b><p>Of course, these things are not mutually exclusive. Many people would probably want both.<p>But an international study from the …

How a Photographer Demonstrated That Gear Does Not Matter Much

Barry Harley, an editorial photographer from Northern Virginia, took whatever tools he had at hand to create an image reminiscent of nothing less …

3 Pro Tips for Shooting Great Landscape Photographs Under Drab Gray Skies (VIDEO)

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no …

The Exposure Triangle Explained in 3 Animated Videos

The exposure triangle forms the basis of creating a good exposure. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed are the three different factors that …

Use Photoshop’s Calculations Tool for Dramatic B&W Conversions in Just 30 Seconds (VIDEO)

If you’ve never used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool you’re not alone. Many photographers ignore this option when editing their images, but after …

3 Mistakes Beginners Make in Lightroom and How to Fix Them

Lightroom is by far one of the most popular tools amongst photographers. Since it has both a powerful RAW editor and an efficient library module, …

13 Gimbal Movements You Should Know

Adding to your arsenal of camera movements is always a good thing to do. If you just bought your first gimbal, this great tutorial will show you 13 …

4 Flexible LED Lights Under $200!

Thats right! 4 flex light alternatives under $200 each! Want a Flex light but on a budget? Only problem Caleb Pike has with the Westcott Flex is the …

Photography Tips

Five Hacks to Creating Cinematic Looking Video Without Breaking the Bank

Modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras are capable of shooting razor sharp footage in spectacular 4k 60fps and up. But how do you give your footage a …

Watch the ‘La La Land’ Camera Man Create Perfect Whip Pans In-Camera

This is some seriously impressive camera work! Take a peek behind the scenes of Oscar-nominated film ‘La La Land,’ and see how one of the camera men …

La La Land

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …