Aputure VMic D2 Review

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 before!… 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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