Aputure VMic D2 Review

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I recently got to play with a new shotgun condenser microphone – the Aputure VMic D2 – and I was thoroughly impressed! I’ve used many shotgun mics and this particular one has several useful features that I’ve never seen … READ MORE

 

Four Simple Gadgets to Make You Look Professional

In the world of professional video equipment – sensor sizes and resolution dimensions have been getting larger and larger – with affordable 4K video becoming readily available to the masses. One thing that’s gotten smaller, however, are camera bodies. It … READ MORE

 

Never Show Your Model Your Camera Screen!

I see it in photoshoots a lot – the photographer, to appease the model, will show her what she looks like straight from the LCD or OLED screen of his/her camera. I’ve been known to do this as well, when … READ MORE

 

Will the iPhone 6 Kill Filmmaking?

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By now, you’ve heard the almost universal praise for the iPhone 6 – a bigger screen, a better camera, more advanced software, a clearer screen – the list is never-ending. And while yes, the new iPhone can produce stunning HDR … READ MORE

 

There are a million ways to take a person’s picture.

The modern photographer has many choices to make: Which camera? Which lens? What style? What camera settings? What’s in the background? Who is the model? What sort of pose should … READ MORE

 

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Set Photography

While many people regard photographers as those camera-holders who you hire for weddings and Christmas cards, there are actually a lot more options for you if you plan to make a living capturing images – and even more if you … READ MORE

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 8.42.35 AMWhile researching both the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 for my own personal use, I came across many reviews stating that it’s “okay” to have a Super 16 or a Micro Four-Thirds sensor because as long … READ MORE

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What’s in My Bag? – Panasonic GH4 and Canon Glass

As someone who makes money by taking photos and videos of other people, I often find myself packing the same essential items into my backpack. So to help you decide what to bring with you on your assignments, here’s a … READ MORE

Lavalier, Shotgun, or USB: Which Mic Should You Buy?

As an independent run-and-gun filmmaker, I often get asked what I do for audio. If I have the ability to hire a professional sound person, I often do – audio is too important to be trusted to an unmonitored feed. … READ MORE

 

cameara vs

While many may think it silly to compare the Canon Rebel T3i against the newest “it” camera on the block – the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, I have my reasons. First of all – I own both cameras, therefore making this … READ MORE

 
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