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How to Create Foreground Bokeh with Water Drops on Glass. Make Everyone Jealous With a DIY Phone Wallpaper. Improve Your Night Photography with Foreground Lighting. Harnessing the Power of the EOS 7D's video system. The EOS 7D gives you complete exposure control (with choices from fully automatic to fully manual) in Movie Mode, as well as excellent low-light/high ISO performance, making it easier to capture beautiful videos… The Canon EOS 7D is not the first digital SLR to incorporate video recording capability, but it’s arguably a very complete camera for HD video recording.

Harnessing the Power of the EOS 7D's video system

Starting with its CMOS imaging sensor — far larger than the sensors in most high-end professional video cameras, even though it’s not a full-frame sensor — and progressing to its range of features, this camera takes high-quality video recording capability in an SLR and moves it to a new level. This article will serve two purposes: to explain the powerful new EOS Movie features found in the EOS 7D, and to give insight into their use in real-world situations. New EOS Movie features in the EOS 7D: 30 fps or 24 fps? Traditional movies, shot on actual film, are shot at true 24 fps. Exposure control for EOS Movies: Photography Courses – Photography Courses Online. All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete.

Photography Courses – Photography Courses Online

To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is: Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

This Handy Visual Cheat Sheet Shows You When & Where to Use Lens Filters. Stunning Photos Reveal How Lighting Can Vastly Change Our Perception of the Human Face. Light is one of, if not the single most powerful tools at a cinematographer's disposal.

Stunning Photos Reveal How Lighting Can Vastly Change Our Perception of the Human Face

For many up and coming cinematographers, however, it's difficult to grasp how variations in light can affect an audience, both from a storytelling perspective and from a psychological one. In fact, that right there is one of the deepest, most confounding questions in all of cinematography, and it's a question that can't really be answered in any other way than through a lifetime of creating and studying images. However, every now and again, a visual example of the psychology of light comes along that is far too good not to share, and that's what we've got for you today. In an absolutely stunning series of photos, Sebastian Petrovski, a photographer based out of Melbourne, shares several pairs of closeup portraits, with each set featuring one image that has been lit with bright, soft light, and the other with sparse hard light that creates a dramatic look.

Take, for example, the bottom pair of photos. Basics of Shooting Slow Motion Video. Fotografia. Lightroom. Fine Art Lightroom Presets — Photography Mikko Lagerstedt. Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography. If you’re a beginner photographer, it can be helpful to have a simple guide that helps you understand the different settings that you can toggle on your DSLR camera.

Single Picture Explains How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Work In Photography

While this helpful exposure chart by Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg won’t explain HOW the optics of photography work, it will show you exactly what happens when you tweak your camera’s settings. The three settings in this chart are part of what photographers like to call the exposure triangle. ISO is the digital camera sensor’s sensitivity to light. The aperture is a structure in your lens that works much like the iris in our eyes. Here Are a Few Easy, Great Looking Ways to Light an Interview with Inexpensive Gear. How to Add Dimension & Contrast to Your Scenes by Using Negative Fill Lighting. Learn Depth of Field with this Powerful (& Free) Online DOF Simulator. Depth of field is an incredibly powerful tool, but the mathematics and mechanics of calculating and pre-visualizing it can be overwhelming.

Learn Depth of Field with this Powerful (& Free) Online DOF Simulator

A Polish software engineer (and amateur photographer) named Michael Bemowski recently put together one of the most helpful depth of field tools out there, and the best part is that it's completely free. The tool, which you can find here, allows you to manipulate every camera and lens setting that affects depth of field, from sensor size to focal length, from aperture to the distance between the subject and the camera. Plus it gives you a handy visual approximation of what each specific set of parameters would look like in a real world setting. At the bottom of the app is another helpful tool, which gives you visual approximations of the distance between the camera, subject, and background, as well as the exact depth of field measurements for the settings defined above.

Slow Motion Video 101: How to Set It, Light It, & Shoot It. Slow motion videos can be absolutely mesmerizing, but there's a lot more to shooting one than just setting a higher frame rate.

Slow Motion Video 101: How to Set It, Light It, & Shoot It

If you're interested in learning more about how to shoot high speed video, The Slanted Lens provides this excellent video that breaks down the concepts and settings needed to capture one correctly. Even if you're unable to use the Phantom Miro LC320S camera like they used in the video, the concepts from the video still apply: Make sure that your shutter speed is set at twice what your frame rate is -- the higher you set your frame rate (and shutter speed), the more light you're going to need.

So, before you go out and shoot a slow motion video, make sure that you have not only sufficient equipment to light your shot, but sufficient knowledge on how to correctly expose it. (The Slanted Lens provides some graphics with easy-to-follow equations for this on their site.) And the Gear Just Keeps Coming: Edelkrone Reveals 2 New Pocket-Sized Stabilizers. Creating highly portable, pocket-sized camera gear is kind of edelkrone's thing, and just weeks after coming out with the FlexTilt Head, they've introduced two more interesting products that'll fit -- yep -- right inside your pocket.

And the Gear Just Keeps Coming: Edelkrone Reveals 2 New Pocket-Sized Stabilizers

12 Erros Básicos que os Fotógrafos Principiantes Cometem. Há um conjunto de erros que são praticados pela grande maioria dos fotógrafos principiantes.

12 Erros Básicos que os Fotógrafos Principiantes Cometem

Muitas vezes por desconhecimento outras por maus hábitos criados ou mesmo por uma questão de rapidez. São maus hábitos que lhe podem custar não só na qualidade das suas fotografias como a perda parcial ou total dos seus trabalhos. Segue-se uma lista dos 10 erros básicos que os fotógrafos principiantes cometem e a forma como os deve contornar ou evitar: 01. NUNCA USAR O FLASH As câmaras digitais conseguiram aumentar bastante a sensibilidade dos sensores à luz do que aquela que os filmes tinham. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07.

No Gels? Use Spray Paint: Dirt Cheap DIY Lighting Tricks. Lighting can be expensive, especially if you're using professional gear.

No Gels? Use Spray Paint: Dirt Cheap DIY Lighting Tricks

Luckily, our buddies over at Film Riot have shared a few DIY tricks that'll keep your costs low, light your whole scene, and let you play with spray paint all without a single pro light. EQUIPMENT. 4 Ways You Can Save Time in Post by Shooting for the Edit. Don't work hard.

4 Ways You Can Save Time in Post by Shooting for the Edit

Work smart! Finding shortcuts is a huge part of being an indie filmmaker, because, frankly, we just don't have enough time, money, or resources. One way to make the most out of all of these things during production is to "shoot for the edit," which is a filming technique that anticipates the edits that will need to be made in post. Shooting for the edit will cut down on the time you have to sit in an editing bay (or on your couch with your laptop -- whatever), and will basically make your life a whole lot easier. 12 Cursos de Fotografia Online Gratuitos. Canon 7D Drops to Lowest Price Ever. While we recently saw a dramatic drop in price for the Canon C300, another Canon camera is getting a significant price reduction. DLC: Product - On-Camera Tutorials: EOS 7D. CanonUSA.