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It has been said through the ages that necessity is the mother of invention and, based upon the surge in interest we’re seeing in remote podcasting during these strange and uncertain times, I’m realizing that it truly is. COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for much of the US. People are cooped up in their homes, and everyone is wondering if this is the new normal. Many jobs have been lost,...
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Photography is a medium that is often characterized by groups of images, rather than just a single image. Whether it’s a book of photographs, a portfolio, an exhibition, a slideshow, or even just a website, photographs are often shown as a body of multiple images. One of the most crucial things to keep in mind when showing a body of work is how this group of images is edited, and then how it is...
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People can’t get enough Internet these days–and neither can some devices. Many now depend on an Internet connection to offer full functionality. In addition to TVs, various 4K-capable streaming devices, gaming consoles, and computers, there’s probably at least one can opener for sale that has an Internet port. Lots of devices offer enhanced functionality when connected to the Internet, but...
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In the era of social distancing, it may seem hard for songwriters and producers to collaborate from their houses. But remote collaboration is not new: just last fall, Robbie Robertson re-recorded his band’s classic hit, “The Weight,” with a globe-trotting lineup of musicians; almost 20 years ago, The Postal Service got its band name from its method of collaboration: its prominent members traded...
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Considering the current climate and how active picture-taking isn’t necessarily at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it seems a good moment to clean your camera’s sensor or (if you can suspend taking pictures of your cat) send your camera to have a professional cleaning and tune-up. Obviously, there are...
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While we’re all confined to our homes for the time being, don’t let this time spent indoors and around the home spoil your creativity. And especially for those working photographers and digital gearheads, it might be a good time to slow down and reconnect with the roots of photography. While camera development and the state of imaging in general are all about speed, ease of use, connectivity, and...
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Monitoring your video production is always a challenge when you need multiple eyes on the shot to get it right, and there are a lot of eyes—between the Director, DP, AD, focus puller, producer, continuity, and plenty of other departments. Not every production can afford a video village setup or multiple wired setups, especially with low-budget or run-and-gun productions. When the shots are...
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Photo studios come in all shapes and sizes. If you are working with small subjects, there is no reason to rent a massive loft or build an addition onto your house to get the shots you need. In many of these cases, a functioning setup can take up as little space as a table. Like all things related to photography, tabletop studios can be as simple or complex as their creators require. For basic...
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In times of transition, such as adding an extension to your business, creating a personal brand, or, especially now, mandatory social distancing during a pandemic, it becomes necessary to connect with friends, clients, or an audience in different ways. Livestreaming video seems fairly easy at its most basic if you're talking to your Mom or a friend on your smartphone, but when, for example, a...
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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Wait, no, that’s for something else… Here we go! The actual pledge is, “I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31.” That is the pledge for World Backup Day (www.worldbackupday.com), an organization whose goal is to make sure your personal data is safe....
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Before computers and digital cameras, lens filters were among the indispensable tools filling every serious photographer’s bag. Fast forward to the present and the first things that come to many minds when they hear the words “photo filter” are overused color profiles and distorted selfies on social media. Today, editing software can simulate the effect of many types of lens filters, reducing the...
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During the times when going out to shoot is either not possible or just not necessary, you can still use your spare, indoor time to refine some other critical skills for your photography practice, namely post-production. In our current photo world, where half of the job is editing and organizing your photos, it really pays to be on top of your editing game, regardless if you’re a working pro or a...
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What is childhood? Now hum it. Most people wouldn’t know where to start, perhaps their mind would flicker to memories of nighttime lullabies or morning cartoons, but this is the kind of challenge film composers face daily. Logically, a good starting point would be a rudimentary happy or sad, then build from there. Happy is generally more upbeat, lighter instruments like guitar or piano, while sad...
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When many people think of special effects, they think of dimly lit rooms, expensive computers, and complicated software. While this may be an accurate picture if you are editing a blockbuster action movie, digital still photographers can do a lot to their images even before transferring files off their camera. The following guide covers some of the more popular in-camera effects on the market to...
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It’s true that keeping your equipment clean and in tip-top shape can be a chore, but it’s unfortunately a chore that everyone needs to take on at some point. Right now might just be the perfect time to take on the arduous tasks of giving your lenses a good cleaning, as well as maybe stepping up to the intimidating process of cleaning your sensor. Keeping both of these tools clean helps to ensure...
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