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Photoshop Makes Powerful Time-lapse Videos Easy

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @45mm, f/11, 1/800s, ISO 400.<p>I’ve been shooting time-lapse sequences ever since the second day I owned a Nikon …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

25 Creative Writing Prompt Ideas for All Ages

Running out of ideas and getting frustrated is much easier than coming up with new ideas and being happy about. People who have blogged on …

Play On: Moby Donates Free Music to Filmmakers and Students

Thanks to Moby, the lives of fledgling film directors and students everywhere just got a bit easier. The recording artist has started a new program …

Directors Round Table: Steve McQueen reveals his secret to casting

Regardless of their success level, many actors seem to dread auditions, which sometimes replicate the "pick me!" anxiety of a schoolyard basketball game, only on a much grander scale. But as it turns out, plenty of directors find the process stressful as well.<p>At the Envelope Directors Round Table, …

Best of dPS 2013

Digital Photography

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

Photography

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Tutorials

The Archive: Jean-Luc Godard’s Top 10 Films, Advice From 88 Cinematographers, Editing ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ & More

Watch a one-hour interview with <b>Billy Wilder</b>. [The Playlist]<p><b>Katharine Hepburn</b> and <b>George Cukor</b> on the set of <i>The Philadelphia Story.</i><p>Watch a one-hour …

Photokina 2012 highlights: what you need to know

<i>Updated: Now with Photokina 2012 hands on first reviews of some of the new cameras announced</i><p>Photokina only takes place once every two years, so …

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

Landscape Photography

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

In Its Second Week, TCM’s ‘The Story of FIlm’ Reaches Silent Film’s Glorious Peak

'The Story of Film,' Week Two<p><i>Every Monday through December 9th, Criticwire will offer an annotated guide to Turner Classic Movies’ ‘The Story of</i> …

5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Know About: New Sony Video Cameras, Indie Online Film Festival and More

1. <b>Sony Video Cameras:</b> These aren’t your parents’ video cameras! Sony has introduced new innovative, multi-use cameras, including a 4K handheld movie …