Mark Power

43 Flips | 3 Magazines | 25 Likes | 3 Following | 12 Followers | @markpower | Learning technologist at University of Manchester. Enthusiast in photography, media and design.

Photographing glass with one or two speedlights and a Fuji X-T2

Glassware is considered a difficult subject to handle properly in photography. Generally speaking, but not always, glass needs to be lit from behind …

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when</i> …

Avant-garde

7 online classes on video editing to help you make the next big blockbuster hit

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>There is plenty of great video editing software …

Moody and Melancholic Images of Deserted Places

Pierre Putman is a Belgian visual artist and photographer whose visual aesthetics, mostly dark and moody, bring a certain romanticism to the isolated …

New Filmmaker? Use This Checklist to Know What to Know

If you're a new filmmaker wondering which key aspects of filmmaking you should learn about, this list will come in handy.<p>Educating yourself on how to …

Filmmaking

Three Dramatic Black and White Processing Techniques

Blake Rudis has been producing Black and White images for as long as he can remember. Actually, like many photographers, he started out shooting only …

It's Time For Some Awesome Wacom Hacks

So if for some reason you've still never tried a graphical tablet for your image retouching or digital illustrations, seriously stop waiting around. …

Tutorials

38 Stunning Black & White Celebrity Portraits By The Late Katy Barry Reveal The Intimate Side Of Famous Women

"Letting someone take your picture involves a degree of trust and confidence that I don't have," the late photographer Kate Barry said. You may not …

10 Things That Will Help Improve the Pacing of Your Scenes

Films are journeys and how quickly or slowly you reach your final destination matters.<p>Pacing can be a difficult concept to wrap your head around. …

Marathons

26 Free Duotone Gradient Presets for Adobe Photoshop

5/5 (3)<p>26 Free Duotone Gradient Presets for Adobe Photoshop users is our new gradient collection presets which contains vibrant and unique color …

13 Gimbal Moves That Will Make Your Cinematography More Dynamic

Here's your chance to add a bunch of new gimbal camera moves to your repertoire.<p>Whether you're a seasoned vet or a bright-eyed newcomer, learning new …

Cinematography

10 Tips for Beginners for More Cinematic Videos

If you're like many stills shooters who are just getting into video, you're probably finding out it's its own world. If you're wondering how to give …

Learn How to Make Five Cinematic Movements Within Adobe Premiere

Camera movements can take great footage and push it over the edge to make it spectacular. This awesome tutorial will walk you through five such …

Create a Neon Text Effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a neon text effect in Adobe Illustrator.The Steps (1-8)1. Create a <b>New Document</b>.2. Select the</b> …

Graphics

How I set the X100T for portraits – full camera configuration and “secret extras”

This month I’ve been asked by Tomash to write about my favorite X100T settings for portraiture. I’m actually glad he did so, because after what now …

Cameras

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Tutorials

Best Lenses for Corporate Video Interviews

Corporate video demands a certain look and approach. Let’s take a good look at the best lenses for corporate video interviews.<p><i>Top Image via Peter P</i> …

Get started with in-house video production

As the web and other projects become increasingly high-def and multimedia based, great quality video is a component we all must embrace. In this …

Chroma Keying

Over 1,500 4K Video Clips Available Free for Commercial Use

Philadelphia based Director of Photography Mitch Martinez thought the world needed access to more 4K footage for free. So, he collected clips he shot …

Filmmaking

These Cinematography Tutorials Will Help You Put Some Brains Behind Your Cinematic Choices

This 3-part tutorial series by Julian Melanson entitled Thought Experiments delves into the psychology of cinematography, namely how to speak to your …

Cinematography

5 Common Film Color Schemes - Cinematic Color Design

<b>Being able to use color to create harmony, or tension within a scene, or to bring attention to a key visual theme can be used to spectacular effect.</b> …

20+ Online Resources To Boost Your Video Production Career

Want to make better videos and to become a professional video producer? Here are 20+ great Web sites to get you started.<p>I wouldn’t call myself a …

Hold on Tight! Here Are 50 Hard-Hitting Filmmaking Tips in Just 7 Minutes

Our favorite young YouTuber is at it again, this time with 50 quick tips that are sure to inspire better filmmaking. So without any further ado, …

Filmmaking

6 Essential Tips for DSLR Video

Nowadays, it seems that the majority of DSLR, mirrorless, and even point-and-shoot cameras have video features. In fact, the video features on the …

Cameras

Taking in the Streets of NYC Through an iPhone Kaleidoscope

Benjamin Lowy’s <i>Walkscapes</i> mash-up multiple images and leave you reeling in a sea of color and motion. With a few apps and clever editing, the series …

Mobile Photography

Larry Fink: 'Photography Is the Critical Instrument of the Curious'

GQ Party, Aug. 1997.<br>Larry Fink<p>1 of 13<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>At first it seems a …

X-Photographer’s Spotlight – Bert Stephani

By on May 19, 2015 • ( 6 Comments )<p>Tell us about yourself and what got you into photography? How did you develop your style in photography?<p>I’m from …

Street Photography

Learning Pro headshots with Fujifilm X-E1

I have not been blogging for quite some time, there had been a number new things going on at the moment. One of which is my desire to shoot really …

Sally Mann on Her New Memoir and the Fate of Art Photography in the Age of Selfies

<b>Sally Mann</b> has spent her career examining those things closest to her. Her subjects—captured in arrestingly candid, luminous black-and-white images—have included her own young children, facing down the slings and arrows of childhood in <i>Immediate Family</i> (1992); the beloved Shenandoah Valley …