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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut really lights up a room, literally! In this video, he takes you step-by-step through his process, covering topics such as which types of lights to use for foreground and background, adding color, and best placement of equipment, as he shares his cinematography techniques and tips for lighting a room. Share your takeaways from this video, along with your own tips and tricks for lighting a room, in the Comments section, below.
Portrait photographer Vlasta believes that making your subjects and models comfortable begins with being comfortable yourself and developing a dynamic. In this conversational photography seminar, Vlasta shares her techniques to get the most out of your subjects for your portraiture, whether for commercial photography or headshots. What are your tips on posing your subjects? Tell us about them in the Comments below. Similar photography tips and tutorials:
One of the key elements to creating impactful images is knowing the principles of photography composition. Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale returns for Part 3 of our Basics of Photography series to discuss how composition plays into the overall appeal of a photo. From portraits to still life to landscape, we will talk about some common techniques for placement within the frame, such as the rule of thirds and leading lines.
Filmmaker and photographer Joseph DiGiovanna shares his five tips on getting started making time-lapse images. You will learn how to create a time-lapse image using your smartphone or camera, as well as about additional gear you will need along with apps and programs (such as Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Time Lapse Assembler, After Effects, and LRTimelapse) you can use during post processing. For more time-lapse tips, turn to our article Time-
In the second installment of our Basics of Photography series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale walks you through settings, such as exposure, white balance, focusing, camera RAW vs JPEG and more! Join us to learn how to use a camera to your advantage! Part 1: Photography 101: Cameras & Lenses - The Basics of Photography
In this first of his four-part series, Sony Artisan of Imagery Tony Gale goes over photography basics, such as camera and lens types, full-frame versus crop sensor, prime versus zoom lenses, and more. If you have ever wanted to learn photography, but didn’t know where to start, then this series is for you! And once you've gotten your feet wet with this session, turn to the next part in this series: Part 2: Photography
In this class, newborn and family photographer Sandra Coan explores the benefits of film photography. She highlights the differences between film and digital photography, discusses the three things you need to know to get started, and delves into topics like metering for color, black & white, and slide film, when to use small, medium, and large format, and more.
Maria gives an at-home stop-motion tutorial for beginners, using her camera, Adobe Premiere, and lots of candy! Don't feel limited by gear, though; you can achieve similar results using something as simple as a cell phone and the editing software of your choice. Have fun and share your experiences in the Comments section below. Also check out these other At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home.
Looking to photograph the stars? In this lecture, Forest Chaput de Saintonge discusses what you need to get started with night-sky photography: How to get perfectly round stars that stay sharp throughout your exposures Using calibration frames to correct for bias, noise, and vignetting Choosing a suitable object in the sky for you to photograph Important equipment considerations Share Forest's passion as he takes you through his process, and learn how to keep improving your images even after you master the basics!
Looking for things to do when you’re bored and social distancing? Get your family or roommates involved with some portrait photography! Maria, with her roommate as her model, shares some of her ideas for home portrait photography. Using natural light, she demonstrates a few DIY lighting tips, as well as photography tricks using props from your backyard. Check out these At-Home videos for more ways to help you stay creative at home. Let us know in the Comments section, below