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Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor

Grinding an editor’s gears is easy, most cinematographers can do it blindfolded. If you shoot video – for any reason at all – and you’re not an accomplished editor – you’re undoubtedly indulging in at least one of the Six Sins of the Cinematographer. If you want to master video production — and become every […] The post Six ways to film like a cinematographer but think like an editor appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Cinematography, Tips And Tricks, Video Editing, Alexander Bruce


Top 6 tips to be much better with lighting

My name is Andrea Belluso and I used to define myself as a fashion and beauty photographer. To be great at lighting in photography is much e¬asier than you might think. I see most photographers making things way too complicated and spending way too much time thinking through their lighting and trying to achieve the […] The post Top 6 tips to be much better with lighting appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Tutorials, Lighting, Fashion Photographer, Andrea Belluso


WordPress Speed Optimization: Beating The New Google PageSpeed Insights

Beyond being a thorn in the side of many a WordPress webmaster, Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool is also one of the most well-known tools for WordPress speed optimization. This free tool accepts your site’s URL and spits back two scores that indicate how optimized your site is for mobile and desktop visitors. These scores are no longer just theoretical – they’re now based on real performance data, and they also have a real effect on your site, with Google using page speed as a ranking factor fo...
Tags: Google, Photography, Tutorials, Css, First Google, Smush, Minify


A comprehensive guide to photographing the Milky Way

Introduction This guide will be a walkthrough on the basics of Milky Way photography. It is best for beginners, but even intermediate and expert photographers might find something new! Plus, I always find it never hurts to refresh yourself on the basics. Before we get to the good stuff, I’d like to start by saying […] The post A comprehensive guide to photographing the Milky Way appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Stars, Milky Way, Night Sky, Night Sky Photography, Milky Way Photography, Ross Schram von Haupt


Seven tips for filming B-roll when you’re shooting solo

B-roll can add value and interest to your videos and make them more dynamic. And sometimes, you’ll need to soot your B-roll content as a one-man-band, being both the subject and the person behind the camera. In this video, Matti Haapoja gives you eight great tips for nailing the shots even when you do everything […] The post Seven tips for filming B-roll when you’re shooting solo appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Tutorials, Filmmaking, Filmmaking Tricks, MATTI Haapoja, B-roll, Videomaker


This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits

When photographing portraits in a studio, you can create many different looks using only one light. Depending on how you place it and how big it is, a softbox can significantly change the look and mood of your photos. In this video, Jay P Morgan discusses different factors of softbox placement. And when you learn […] The post This is how different softbox placement affects your portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Studio, Studio Photography, Studio Lighting, Jay P Morgan, Softbox, One Light Studio Portrait, Studio Portrait, Studio Light, Softboxes


Use these two simple lighting tricks for delicious photos of food

Oftentimes, it’s only a small trick and a discrete detail that can make a big difference in a photo. Food photographer Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot has two lighting tricks that will add a new dimension to your shots. They are simple to pull off, yet they’re effective and can really make a difference. […] The post Use these two simple lighting tricks for delicious photos of food appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Lighting, Lighting Tips, Food Photography, Food Photographer, Food Photography Tips, Food Photography Advice, Joanie Simon, The Bite Shot


How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography

When photographing toys, there are many tricks that can make your scenes look lifelike and realistic. To add an extra kick to certain scenes, you need to create mini-explosions, and this can all be done with practical effects. So, in this video, Norm from Adam Savage’s Tested hosts toy photographer Johnny Wu. He guides you […] The post How to use practical effects to create explosions for toy photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Adam Savage, Practical Effects, Toy Photography, Johnny Wu, Adam Savage’s Tested


This timelapse filmmaker shares ten crucial shooting tips with his younger self

We were all beginners once, and it was only after a few years’ experience that we noticed some mistakes we made back then. This is why the older and experienced version of Matthew Vandeputte created this video for his younger self, a beginner in timelapse photography. These ten tips come from years of experience, and […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Advice, Tutorials, Timelapse, Tips, Timelapse Tutorial, Matthew Vandeputte, Photography Advice


Take your drone wedding shots to new heights with these 12 helpful tips

No matter if you’re a wedding photographer or videographer, you can use a drone to create some unforgettable shots of the bride and groom. Alina and Stewart of Drone Film Guide share with you 12 helpful tips that will raise your drone wedding photos and videos to a new level and help you make the […] The post Take your drone wedding shots to new heights with these 12 helpful tips appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Drones, Commercial Drones, Wedding Photography, Drone Photography, Drone Tutorials, Stewart, Alina, Camera Drone, Wedding Video, Drone Videography, Drone Cinematography, Drone Film Guide


Lighting glossy metallic surfaces is tricky, but here’s how to nail it every time

Lighting glossy metal objects can be really tricky when you incorporate them in photos. They don’t only reflect light in a pretty harsh way, but they also reflect the scene. In this video, Jay P. Morgan teaches you how to light shiny metal objects so you make them look their best in your shots. He […] The post Lighting glossy metallic surfaces is tricky, but here’s how to nail it every time appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Metal, Tutorials, Lighting, Reflection, Lighting Tips, Studio Lighting, Lighting Tutorial, Lighting setup, Jay P Morgan, Lighting Diagram, Reflective


Don’t let spoons ruin your food photography

Silverware can be a beautiful and often important addition to food photos. But the trouble with it is that it reflects light, and these reflections can be so strong that they ruin your shots. Fortunately, there are ways to manage these reflections, and Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot will teach you how to do […] The post Don’t let spoons ruin your food photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Food, Photography, Tutorials, Food Photography, Don, Food Photographer, Food Photography Tips, Food Photography Advice, Joanie Simon, Food Stylist, The Bite Shot


This is how you make a perfect circle when light-painting with tubes

Light painting with tubes is a popular technique and it lets you create all sorts of interesting shapes. But if you want to make this shape a circle, it can be a challenge to get it right and to make it perfect. But Eric Paré and his partner Kim Henry will help you with that. […] The post This is how you make a perfect circle when light-painting with tubes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Eric Paré, Light Painting, Kim Henry, Light Painting Tubes, How To Light Paint, Tube Light Painting


Wedding photography needs to tell a story – here are five ways to make sure it does

The wedding day is one of the most important days in a person’s life. This entire day is one big and beautiful story, and it’s your task to tell it with images. In this video from B&H, wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner shares five quick, but powerful tips for telling a story with your […] The post Wedding photography needs to tell a story – here are five ways to make sure it does appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Wedding, Storytelling, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Cliff Mautner


How to quickly and easily “scan” negative film with your digital camera and a copy stand

Scanning film is one of the biggest issues with shooting film today. It’s not that it’s particularly difficult, it’s just a pain because most of us tend to do it so little. Maybe a roll or two every few weeks. Pulling out the scanner and hooking it up can be a chore, so we put it […] The post How to quickly and easily “scan” negative film with your digital camera and a copy stand appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Film, Tutorials, Analog, Analogue, Scanning, Matt Day, Film Scanner, Scanning Slides


Stop wasting money on Lightroom presets: here are three reasons to create your own

Lightroom presets can be a handy tool for learning how to edit. However, it’s easy to fall into a trap of thinking that they’re a quick fix for all of your images. In this video, Mark Denney explains why buying presets isn’t such a good idea. Instead of investing money, it’s much better to invest […] The post Stop wasting money on Lightroom presets: here are three reasons to create your own appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Image Editing, Photography, Tutorials, Lightroom, Photo Editing, Presets, Adobe Lightroom, Mark Denney


How to quickly remove flare in Photoshop without cloning

To shoot directly into the sun is both challenging and fun. Challenging because it can be difficult to control the light and, not least, our images are very often marred by sunflare. One simple way of avoiding flare is to shoot an extra exposure with one finger or more obscuring the sun. Admittedly, it happens […] The post How to quickly remove flare in Photoshop without cloning appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Tutorial, Lens Flare, Flare, Photoshop Tips, Ole Henrik Skjelstad


This is the best explanation on the Internet about what dual ISO is and how it affects dynamic range

The phrase “dual native ISO” seems to be coming to more and more cameras these days. Certainly not to all of them, but to many, especially when it comes to video. Panasonic’s done it with the GH5S, Blackmagic’s done it with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and it’s out there on a few more, too. […] The post This is the best explanation on the Internet about what dual ISO is and how it affects dynamic range appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, ISO, Filmmaking, Panasonic, Filmmaker Iq, Dynamic Range, John Hess, Dual Iso, Pocket Cinema Camera, BMPCC4K, Pocket 4K


This unexpected Lightroom slider helps making perfect black and white conversions

There are several ways to convert your images to black and white in Photoshop and Lightroom, and to edit their final look. But Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE suggests a method that you may not have tried before. In this quick tutorial, he’ll show you how to use the Color Temperature slider to edit your black […] The post This unexpected Lightroom slider helps making perfect black and white conversions appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Image Editing, Photography, Black And White, Tutorials, Editing, Lightroom, Monochrome, Adobe Lightroom, Colin Smith, PhotoshopCAFE


How to shoot those crazy dance floor light streak photos with flash

I’ve lost track of the number of people who’ve asked me how to shoot this type of photo over the years. The basic concept is quite simple, although it can be difficult to wrap your head around if you’ve not used flash in such conditions before. In this video, photographer Eric Floberg talks about how […] The post How to shoot those crazy dance floor light streak photos with flash appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Tutorial, Dancing, Wedding Photography, Dance Photography, Flash Photography, Eric Floberg


How to show your camera some love this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. That time where we show those nearest to us how much we love them. Perhaps you’ve been neglecting them a little recently? Maybe it’s time to show them a little affection and give them a good scrub? This video from the folks at COOPH offers up some good care […] The post How to show your camera some love this Valentine’s Day appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Maintenance, Gear, Tips And Tricks, Cooph


Here are the 7 top tips that will level-up your time lapse footage

So, you’ve decided to shoot your first timelapse video. If you have never done it before, you will face many challenges and inevitably make some mistakes. But Christian of The Phlog Photography will help you get started with this video. In only three minutes, he will give you seven things to keep in mind and […] The post Here are the 7 top tips that will level-up your time lapse footage appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Timelapse, Time-lapse, Time-lapse Photography, Timelapse Tutorial, The Phlog Photography


Two simple ways to use any lens for macro photography

If you want to shoot macro photography, sure, you can buy dedicated macro lenses. But, there are two simpler and cheaper ways to go macro and use the lenses you already own. In this video, photographer Andres Moline will show you how to turn any lens into a macro lens on the budget. Experienced photographers […] The post Two simple ways to use any lens for macro photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Macro Photography, Close Up, Macro Photography Lens, Andres Moline


How to create a classic three-light beauty portrait lighting setup

The three light setup has been a staple of portrait photographers for decades. There isn’t just one three light setup, though, there are several, with some slight variations, which can change the mood dramatically. In this photo, photographer Rob Hall used his three lights with various modifiers to create this portrait, and he’s shared with […] The post How to create a classic three-light beauty portrait lighting setup appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Portrait Photography, Rob Hall, Flash Photography, Portrait Lighting


Five quick tips for making stellar Milky Way photos

Like any other genre, astrophotography has its many challenges. And if you plan to shoot Milky Way and get the best of your shots, you should invest some time in planning, preparing and learning. In this video from B&H and SLR Lounge, photographer Matthew Saville shares five great tips that will help you take stunning […] The post Five quick tips for making stellar Milky Way photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Astrophotography, Milky Way, Night, Night Sky, Milkyway, SLR Lounge, Matthew Saville, Night Sky Photography, Milky Way Photography


Guide numbers explained – the maths behind the mystery

When flashes first started to use Guide Numbers, they were a fairly reliable judgement of how one flashes power stacks up against another. But as flash technology has evolved, the humble Guide Number is often exploited as a marketing gimmick to make flashes sound a lot more powerful than they actually are. In this video, Gerald […] The post Guide numbers explained – the maths behind the mystery appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Flash, Gerald, Speedlights, Flash Photography, Gerald Undone, Guide Number


How to lightpaint complicated shapes with your drone

A few months ago I was inspired to try and see what shapes I could create while attaching a Lumecube to my drone. I’d seen people like Phill Fisher do shapes in the sky manually and was extremely impressed but didn’t have the time to learn how to fly shapes manually. So instead I scoured […] The post How to lightpaint complicated shapes with your drone appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Drones, Light Painting, Lightpainting, How To Light Paint, Russell Klimas, Phill Fisher


Watch how I created this highly stylized composite portrait

I always tell everybody that with only 30 minutes of practice a day you can become a master at Photoshop, all you need to be is consistent. And I honestly believe that. Most people will probably put more time in than that, I know I did for sure! But as a bare minimum, 30 mins […] The post Watch how I created this highly stylized composite portrait appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Tutorial, Adobe Photoshop, Image Manipulation, Composite, Photomanipulation, Painterly Effect


Six things that will raise your image editing to the next level

When you are taking a photo, it’s always good to achieve as much as you can in-camera. However, we’re not always in the position to do it, and sour photos often call for at least a little enhancement in post. In this video, Jamie Windsor suggests six things that will raise this post-processing part to […] The post Six things that will raise your image editing to the next level appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Image Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Editing, Lightroom, Photo Editing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Jamie Windsor


These are the five signs that you’re over-editing your landscape photos

When editing your photos, one of the important things to know is when to stop. But while you know that too much editing will ruin your images rather than enhance them, the question remains: when do you know that you’ve gone overboard? In this video, Mark Denney talks about editing landscape photos and shares with […] The post These are the five signs that you’re over-editing your landscape photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Image Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials, Editing, Mistakes, Mistake, Lightroom, Landscape Photography, Photo Editing, Photo Editing Tips, Mark Denney, Photo Editing Mistakes



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