Post Unboxing: Setting Up Your Camera
Jun18

Post Unboxing: Setting Up Your Camera

I remember when I received my first digital SLR. A Nikon D7000. I was so proud of it. For the next week or so, I took it everywhere I went, disregarding the hassles of carrying a long lens and a bulky DSLR with me at all times. It was my best friend. Then I realized there was something wrong with the images that I shot. They somehow did not quite come out the way I expected them to. Though there were times when they did come out...

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An Introduction to Long Exposure Photography
Jun17

An Introduction to Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography is a creative photography term and one that uses techniques that involve keeping the lens open for a long period of time and thereby capture a lot of light in the process. While doing so the photographer, usually capture a lot of motion blur as well. Thus, long exposure photography is not only about capturing a lot of light, but also motion which tend to produce creative blurry effects. Let’s have a deeper...

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Sensor Size, Pros and Cons
Jun15

Sensor Size, Pros and Cons

The digital sensor sitting behind the reflex mirror and the lens is the heart of the digital camera. It is here that the magic of photography technology meets light, the be all and end all of all photography. If light is the fundamental aspect of photography. The digital sensor comes in second on that list. It is the same thing as the film in film cameras. With advancement in digital technology and better production processes, it has...

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Camera Panning – Back to Basics 34
Aug23

Camera Panning – Back to Basics 34

Today were going to talk about camera panning. When you pan with a  camera that basically means that you’re moving the camera back and forth or left and right. A similar camera movement is called tilt, which is the process of moving the camera up and down usually on a tripod. Panning over on a shot is a common tactic that used in just about every TV show or movie that’s being produced today. So I my doing a back to basics...

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Lapel Microphones – Back to Basics 33
Aug16

Lapel Microphones – Back to Basics 33

Have you ever been to a wedding where you see the minister wearing one of those teeny little microphones that clipped to his jacket? Perhaps you’ve seen the same thing being worn at a wedding by the groom. These little microphones are called lapel microphones. Lapel microphones are microphones that are worn  against clothing typically clipped to the top of a collar with a small little box that’s then set in our pocket or...

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What Is A Shotgun Microphone – Back To Basics 32
Jun21

What Is A Shotgun Microphone – Back To Basics 32

In Back to Basics Lesson 32 We’re going to Answer the question, what is a shotgun microphone? A shotgun microphone is a microphone used for digital camcorders and DSLR’s that picks up all of the sound coming from one specific direction, straight in front of the camcorder. When using a shotgun mic and the subject that your filming moves 10 feet to the left or right, the sound that you pick up will dramatically decrease. The...

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