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Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K have been extremely popular amongst cinematographers. And for good reason. They are extremely capable cameras that provide excellent results. But, there are features that users have been asking for. Features that would make them even more powerful and faster to use. In response, Blackmagic Design have […]

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When Nikon announced its new 105mm f/1.4E ED lens last year, it got a lot of attention. And it’s easy to see why. 105mm is an ideal portrait focal length for many photographers, and personally it’s where I find I spend the most time for portraits, too. One photographer who was particularly interested in checking […]

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Do you observe fellow photographers as competition, or as friends? Are they a pain in the neck, or a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration? And how do you take criticism from other photographers? These are some of the topics I have been thinking about lately. Seeing and publishing my fair share of photos, information […]

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When I was a kid, the Kodak Instamatic 25 was our go to camera for family stuff. Sure, my dad had a fancy Olympus OM-1, but the Instamatic went with us everywhere. My mother recently found that camera and gave it to me. Ever since then it’s sat on a shelf, in the hopes that […]

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Here is a quick tip we got from photographer and soundman extraordinaire MatthewMonroe. If Photoshop on your Mac is running slow, or worse, giving you the “scratch disks are full” message, there are things you can do. Let’s talk about scratch disks for a second: scratch disk is where Photoshop stores information which is too […]

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Abstract: Warming your flash will greatly improve skin tones. Which warming gel you use depends on your subject, the lighting environment, your camera's color palette and personal preference.

I still remember the day I was introduced to warming gels. It was nearly 30 years ago. I was assisting photographer Chris Usher in... more

Im amazed by the art talented photographers can make with toys, and one of such photographers is Mitchel Wu. He creates Toy Stories using the toys from the popular Pixars franchise. His photos show action frozen in time, but he doesnt add the objects in Photoshop. Everything you see is created in the scene and […]

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I re-invented a new photographing technique. The technique is new in the digital domain but, in fact, the phenomenon itself was known since the early era of digital photography. I dont remember the name of the camera but I heard that digital cameras could not capture colours before the Bayer filter was invented so you […]

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RDE Microphones film competition, My RDE Reel, is now in its fourth year. Established in 2014, it’s rapidly grown to become the world’s largest short film competition. With close to 8,000 entries from 89 countries, it’s become a staple amongst the global filmmaking community. This year, the competition is back with a massively increased prize […]

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There’s a lot of DIY solutions out there for big diffusers, and such. Most of them with either wooden or PVC pipe frame. While PVC pipe is certainly lighter than wood, it’s rather flexible, and are still kinda bulky if you need several of them. In the studio, this isn’t usually a problem. But, if […]

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