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A-Roll and B-Roll Explained and How to Use Them in Your Videos

A-roll and b-roll are the main and the supporting footage. In this video, you will learn where these names came from and in which cases we can use …

6 Filmmaking Tips from Jordan Peele

By Natalie Mokry The writer/director of ‘Get Out’ shares his advice for achieving success when directing your first film.As a writer, actor, …

DJI built a one-handed stabilizer for your SLR or mirrorless camera

DJI hasn't just been working on smartphone stabilizers ahead of CES -- it also built its first single-handed stabilizer for SLRs and mirrorless cameras. As with the refined Osmo Mobile, the newly unveiled DJI Ronin-S is all about keeping things simple in the field.<p>While the original Ronin system …

Dji

5 Cuts You Should Always Have in Your Editing Arsenal

These cuts are the building blocks of editing, so knowing them is absolutely essential.There are countless techniques you're going to need to know as …

Photoshop Tips: 2 Simple Tricks for Removing Ugly White Edges or “Fringing” from Photos (VIDEO)

Have you ever noticed an ugly white edge around an object in a photograph? This so-called “fringing” can ruin the appearance of an otherwise nice …

Tutorials

How to Shoot, Edit, and Use B-Roll to Make Better Films

Even though it's considered "supplemental," b-roll footage is just as important as anything else you shoot.<p>Where there is beautifully crafted …

Videography

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Landscape Photography

The Five Steps of Professional Film Editing

This video series steers you through the cutting room.<p>It’s one thing to appreciate the masterful cuts and creative techniques implemented in our …

Filmmaking

Learn Premiere Pro 2018 in 11 Minutes!

A Basic Breakdown of How Lights Change the Look of Your Subject

Keys, fills, kickers, and background lights—what exactly do each of them do?<p>As a beginner, lighting can be really intimidating. Not only do you have …

Tutorials

How to Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop

Mark Duffy is an Irish photographer, graphic designer, and drummer with a shaved head and a glorious beard. He has a pretty slick new YouTube channel …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Images That Are Too Large Could Be Harming Your Website

Learn to Resize Web Images<p>Web images take up the majority of the download time in most web pages. But if you optimize your web images you will have a …

Tutorials

Nighttime Photos of Tokyo Under the Glow of Neon Lights

German-French graphic designer Matthieu Bühler has been shooting gorgeous nighttime photos of Tokyo, Japan, focusing his attention on the …

Illustrator Tutorial: Colorful & Abstract Illustrations

Mostafa Abd ELsattar shared a really cool project on his Behance profile where he teaches with an Illustrator tutorial video how he created some …

'This is a revolution': Saudis absorb crown prince's rush to reform

Consolidation of power in Mohammed bin Salman’s hands has upended all aspects of society, including previously untouchable ultra-elite<p>Outside a Riyadh shopping centre last month, Zeina Farhan was walking with her headscarf around her shoulders when the religious police pulled up. She froze in fear …

Saudi Arabia

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

5 Horror Films You Should Study to Learn Cinematography

Blood and guts aren't the only things that make horror films so terrifying.<p>For a horror filmmaker, almost every cinematic tool she has at her …

Horror

Music Track Not Long Enough for Your Video? This Is One of the Fastest Ways to Extend It

You might as well call this technique a magic trick.<p>This is one of the most frustrating situations to be in when working in post: You've got your …

Magic

Understanding Your Camera's Internal Light Meter and Metering Modes

Understanding the internal light meter of my camera is one of the best skills I've ever learned. It helps me to shoot in fully manual mode, so that I …

MASTER CAMERA SETTINGS: Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO

Over *50* sample images with settings--but more importantly--the process behind HOW to pick camera settings that give you SHARP, CREATIVE, CLEAN, and …

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

Apple’s helpful new videos show how to get the most of iOS 11

iPhone and iPad owners can finally enjoy iOS 11 starting today and Apple’s got some spanking new videos to help you dive right in.<p>Apple published a series of new how-to videos on iOS 11 that cover a range of topics like converting handwritten notes into type and editing photos. The helpful new …

Apps

15 Essential Camera Shots All Filmmakers Should Know

From camera angle to shot size, this video breaks down the basics of placement and orientation.<p>Even if you're new to filmmaking, chances are you know …

Videography

A Powerful Guide to Creating Double Exposure Images in Photoshop

Double exposures are one of my favorite effects. Luckily for us, unlike in the age of film, we have vastly more control over the final image thanks …

Tutorials

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 …

Photo Basics: Understanding Your Camera’s Metering System and Exposure Modes (VIDEO)

Photography is all about light, and unless you understand the inner workings of your camera’s metering system and know how to arrive at correct …

Celebrities Re-Created Awkward '80s Portraits And It's Hilarious

These actors got totally righteous at BuzzFeed’s Comic-Con suite.

My Entire Portfolio Was Built Using Only One Lens, Can You Guess Which One?

It is possible. I'm not here writing this to beat you in the head with an “it's not the gear” rant; we can all agree that take is a bit redundant …

Photography

The best Wi-Fi mesh networking kits for most people

<i>By Jim Salter</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Mesh-networking kits, …

Wi-Fi