Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Nov
22
2014

How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

I ran across this video and I thought it is worth a watch. One of the main things we all shoot, regardless of our market or genre, is people. Whether or not you are working with actors, a professional spokesperson or “non-talent” talent, those that aren't used to…
Nov
21
2014

You Can Now Fly Drones for Commercial Use (Sort of)

We all know that drones are becoming almost omnipresent (and in the case of my Facebook feed every other post) and it seems like everyone now has a drone of some size they are trying to learn how to fly. You now have permission (sort…
Nov
21
2014

Amazing Use of Creativity in Lighting this Car

Many people think that it costs a fortune to create beautiful images. Many times this is true that the more resources you have the better quality the end product will be.  However, this is the perfect example that shows that you are the greatest resource and…
Nov
10
2014

Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album?

Wedding photographer and planet5D reader Alexandru has the happy clients to prove it: still captures from 4K video at 9 megapixels can be just as effective as dedicated still camera capture at twice that resolution and more.[adrotate group="6"] Sometimes more is better -- think Ansel…
Nov
6
2014

OneZone – A New & Better Exposure System for the Digital Era?

Photography industry veteran Bob diNatale has released The Optimum Digital Exposure, his ebook on the OneZone Digital Exposure Method, to bring ETTR know-how to us all. I have just bought a copy. My verdict? Mr diNatale’s book is a must-have.[adrotate group="6"] ETTR is the acronym…
Oct
28
2014

When Looking Into 3D LUTs, Consider Yielding to ImpulZ

Photographing in color has been possible about as long as photography itself with the first attempts being made around 1850. The science of color photography as we know it has existed since Kodachrome was released to the public in 1935. That is almost 80 years…
Oct
14
2014

Legendary German Director of Photography Dedo Weigert to Teach Lighting in LA Early November

Not only is Germany's Dedo Weigert a respected Director of Photography, he is also a lighting solutions inventor and manufacturer with his own brand Dedolight. Now he is coming to Los Angeles on the 8th and 9th November to teach free seminars in movie lighting.…
Oct
13
2014

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III? Not a Dumb Question.

What happens when you ask “How does the Canon 5D Mk III compare to an iPhone 6 Plus?” You get smarter. I’ve never met nor read any previous work by Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica, but I already like him. How can you not like…
Oct
10
2014

Top 5 Features of 645 Pro Mk III Camera App Update for iOS 8

I rely so much on stills camera app developer Mike Hardaker's 645 Pro that it takes pride of place next to Filmic Pro on the dock of both my production iPhones. 645 Pro is my go-to for stills when I want to take a little…
Sep
30
2014

“Bendgate,” iOS 8 Update Fail Can’t Keep us From Ogling the iPhone 6 Camera

You want to know why DxOMark just crowned Apple’s iPhone 6 the best smartphone camera they’ve tested? Well, yeah, you could read their review. Or you could watch this 8-minute video review by Austin Mann[adrotate group="6"] which – in the end – proves once again…