Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Dec
16
2014

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up on and now it is an essential component of my kit. Here is why. [adrotate…
Dec
11
2014

VistaLUT by Cineplus Lifts the Gloom, Makes Skin Tones Lighter & Brighter

VistaLUT is the latest 3D Look Up Table aka 3D LUT by Swiss moviemaker and software architect John Hope of Cineplus, and it introduces a lightness and a brightness into the unseasonal gloom of our current southern hemisphere summer. I am trying VistaLUT out for…
Dec
10
2014

Monopods rock! So how does the MogoPod Monopod compare to market leaders?

I love monopods! So how does the Mogopod Monopod fit in with my photography and video needs? Monopods are supposed to make your life as a filmmaker or a photographer much easier so that you can be portable and yet still have some very good…
Dec
5
2014

Miniature Photographs That Will Blow Your Mind

Richard Tuschman is an amazing photographer/artist. I ran across this article and thought there are so many good visual ideas that one can draw from his work it was worth sharing. Tuschman builds dioramas of his sets and photographs real models and then blends the…
Nov
22
2014

What Makes People More Comfortable in Front of the Camera

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

Attention, Filmmakers: You Are Now Allowed to Use Drones

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…