Ten Tips for Shooting Video Footage for Visual Effects | Fstoppers

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 a composite needs to be automated as much as possible. Working on a frame by frame basis is avoided as much as possible. In this video you will find 10 quick tips on the importance of having appropriate video content in order to help easily create more realistic visual effects.

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How to Sharpen Photos

One thing to note about digital photos before we on… the picture format which you use. If you’ve set you digital camera to capture in JPEG format, it is likely you’ve encounter some loss of quality in the picture due to image compression. In this case, it does make sense to apply sharpening on the […]

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A Photographer’s Guide to Videography

The lines between photography and videography have begun to blur. At this point, almost every DSLR available has at least some video capabilities, and more and more so, employers are seeking photographers with experience handling moving media. Luckily, with the help of Kristine and Calen Rhome of White in Revery, the folks at Mango Street Lab have compiled a few […]

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How to Create a Mysterious Forest Scene With Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a mysterious forest scene featuring a fantasy deer. First, we’ll build the base scene with several images of forests and trees. Later, we’ll add the deer and decorate his head with branches and leaves. After that, we’ll do some basic adjustments and paint light for the scene. We’ll use several adjustment layers to enhance the final effect.

Create Your Photographic Lighting Style by Understanding Six Qualities of Light | Fstoppers

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into almost any photographic situation armed with a whole vocabulary of lighting techniques and be able to quickly select exactly the type of lighting you want for the main light of your photo? By understanding six key qualities of light you can create your own vocabulary of lighting to draw upon and apply for your desired effect in fashion photos, formal, and lifestyle portraits and beyond. Angle, Size, Distance, Shape, Duration, and Color are each qualities of light that photographers can combine and manipulate these qualities in setting the look of their photograph for impact beyond just illumination.

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Six Techniques to Get Sharper Photos Without Spending a Dime | Fstoppers

Every photographer is always on a quest for sharper photos, but many only have a vague idea of how to actually create sharper images. The obvious is fairly well known such as high shutter speeds, closed down aperture, keeping ISO low, etc. There are also quite a few other minor techniques that can make a huge difference and are often ignored.

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