Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Oct
21
2014

4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

We're all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones - which put me off of [adrotate…
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.…
Sep
25
2014

Fujifilm Adds Video Features to New XT-1 & X100T, On Way to Full-Fledged Hybrid Cameras?

Fujifilm’s recent X-series stills cameras and lenses have deservedly become some of the most-loved since the Fujifilm Finepix X100 appeared in 2011. Fujifilm is no slouch when it comes to high end moviemaking lenses either – its cine and television broadcast lenses have been legendary…
Sep
12
2014

What features do you want in the next DSLR Video camera?

Several years ago, we published a very popular survey asking people what they wanted in their next DSLR video camera (see the top 5 answers here) With photokina and rumors of a new Canon [adrotate group="6"] 7D mark ii right around the corner as well…
Sep
9
2014

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…
Aug
15
2014

Learn the Secrets To Shooting And Processing Natural Light Portraits

Portrait photographer Jessica Drossin is GOOD. Her natural light portraits are amazing. Her natural light portrait tutorial reminded me that great still photography can be just as much about post-production as film.[adrotate group="6"] Yet it is both ironic (and I am grateful to her for sharing…
Jul
29
2014

Pleasures & Rewards of Using Fujifilm’s XT-1 for Stills Footage

Way back in the 1990s, Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary series ‘The Civil War’ first alerted me to how effective using still images in movies can be. Burns had studied under several notable photographers including Elaine Mayes and Jerome Liebling – two of my favourite social…
Jul
12
2014

Psychedelic Drumming Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

I am always on the lookout for new and innovative techniques that might be usable on a future job. This is a technique I don't think I have seen before. [adrotate group="6"] The creators of this video used the Rock Stix 2 multi-colored LED drum…
Jun
9
2014

Firecrest IRND – The World’s First Hyper-Neutral ND – a planet5D worldwide exclusive!

planetMitch note: we're thrilled that Formatt-Hitech chose planet5D for this announcement of their new Firecrest IRND Hyper-Neutral ND Filter! When I talked with Rod Clark from Formatt-Hitech at NAB, he was incredibly animated about how revolutionary these filters are and I asked him to let…
Jun
2
2014

B&H SanDisk memory card sale – in stock but hurry

B&H is having a quick sale on SanDisk memory cards! You can save up to $75 on some of these (others aren't huge discounts, but you should always try to save money right?)[adrotate group="6"] Has anyone ever experienced both the "Extreme" and the "Extreme Pro"?…