Action Filmmaking 101
Most short action movies are actually pretty dull. Here are some tips for creating a film that will keep your audience engaged.
Creating a compelling short film is easy, with a little planning and a willingness to stop what you're doing and position the camera and the action properly.
How to create large-scale panoramic images with intricate detail using your everyday DSLR
Digital photography is an amazing medium.
Multitasking With Macro
Consider the talents of a 90mm macro lens at both ends of the composition spectrum
In traditional terms, the focal-length range from 80mm to 135mm has been considered ideal for portraits.
Solutions: Zone Focusing
Go to manual and try this technique to get sharp close-ups in challenging conditions
When you're shooting macro, sharpness is especially critical.
Your favorite optics live again—in digital reincarnation
In the early 1970s, when SLR photography experienced its first major growth spurt and digital was an uncommon phrase that referred to the use of one's fingers, the Holy Grail of lenses, at least for Nikon owners, consisted of three Nikkors
Gadget Bag: Self-Publish
Making your own high-quality photo book is easy
Digital image files have made it simple for any photographer to upload and print their own high-quality photo books.
In Focus: November 2013
Photographers looking for a fast prime lens will take note of the Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.
The New Wave Of Mirrorless
Today’s mirrorless cameras offer the nature photographer DSLR image quality in much smaller packages
The original concept behind the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera was to provide DSLR image quality without DSLR bulk.
Adventures In The Landscapes
Adam Barker has achieved perfect balance, melding the personal with the professional in his outdoor photography
Adam Barker is a man of needs.
After a number of massive weather-related changes reshaped this iconic location, Kerrick James reflects on the past and the future of Havasupai
The landscape of the Colorado Plateau is ephemeral, a changeling, although to beings with short life spans, this land seems immutable, a constant.
Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio
It's a nature photographer's paradise because so much material can be found within a 15- to 20-minute drive between most of these locations.
Using small LED lights, you can create some impressive backcountry night photographs
If I can name one thing in photography that really brings the kid out in me, it has to be light painting.
Look! Something Shiny!
Starring The Sparkles • It’s All In The Cards • Cover-Ups
Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography.
The Precious Few
After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.
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