Tag: Shooting

In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes

Taking color out of the equation forces the viewer to focus on shapes and textures In an age of wide color gamut displays and HDR-everything, DPR regular Nicolas Alexander Otto urges his fellow landscape shooters to embrace shooting in black-and-white. Here are a few reasons why he embraces monochrome for landscape work – and thinks you should too. […]

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Ask the staff: How are you shooting the cherry blossoms?

Mention ‘the Cherry Blossoms’ to a Seattleite and they’ll know exactly what you mean: the week or so in early spring when the University of Washington’s cherry blossom trees are in full bloom on ‘the Quad.’ It’s a thing. It’s also beautiful, if you can work around the mobs of people who flock there each year. […]

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Ten Tips for Shooting Video Footage for Visual Effects

If you’re into video editing you are probably interested in visual effects to some extent. Even if you aren’t, bookmark the current article as you will eventually be. Visual effects is not some software magic that works with any footage. With video you have lots of still images per second and the process of making […]

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Opinion: Shooting DNG on the Sigma sd Quattro H is a game changer

Introduction With the changing of the seasons comes a big change in how I shoot Sigma cameras.ISO 100 | 1/1600 sec | F5.6Photo by Carey Rose Fifteen years. That’s how long it’s been since the release of the SD9, Sigma’s first digital camera, which was also the first camera to use the layered Foveon sensor […]

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Advanced Shooting Modes: What They Are and When to Use Them

Are you ready to get off Auto? When most people get started in digital photography, the first thing they do is set the shooting mode dial on the top of the camera to Auto. It makes sense to let the camera make decisions about things while you’re just getting used to using it. In Auto […]

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Five Tips for Shooting Night Portraits With Available Light

For most photographers, magic hour is just as the sun is setting, but for Photographer Jordan Matter, it occurs after dark. In this video Matter gives us five tips for shooting nighttime portraits using only street and window light. Using this simple technique he is able to achieve three differently lit portraits in just a […]

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Fujinon MK18-55 T2.9 cine lens: First impressions and shooting experience

Setting up the Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens with the Sony FS7 and Zacuto rig. (I accidentally left the matte box back at the office. Shh… don’t tell anyone.) Fujifilm is a respected name in the photography world thanks in part to its highly regarded X-series cameras and lenses. However, Fujifilm is also a major player […]

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