Let’s talk about shooting video when you can’t or wouldn’t use a tripod. We all know why we use tripods – it’s more than just to handle that unsteady look that makes stomachs roil and viewers stop watching while they hiss “amateur”. A proper video head, as we’ve talked about before, makes for smooth pans and tilts. So what do we do when a tripod isn’t the right tool? We use a stabilizer. Manual Stabilizers Back in the olden days, there was a problem for filmmakers to make shots in […]

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BY September 13, 2019 Community

It’s celebrity spotting season and once again Toronto is the place to be! A-list celebrities and big industry names from around the globe arrive on the red carpet, and hordes of photographers come out to to capture it all. What gear do those photographers shoot with? What brands and lenses do they prefer?

The best vloggers in the world are supremely dedicated. They post new content constantly, they always make time to engage with followers, and they’re always looking for new ideas and connections. It can be really hard to be original and keep going, especially if you’re not getting the views and fans you deserve. Most YouTubers will find that buying subscribers, which you can Learn more about here, is a good way to encourage growth in numbers on their channel and get the recognition they deserve for their content. They pretty […]

The Exposure Triangle is a continuous entity. A change to any value necessitates a change to at least one, perhaps both of the other elements. If we want a higher shutter speed, then either we have to open the aperture or increase the ISO or some combination of the two. When we shoot in full automatic, the camera’s CPU is doing all the work for us based on the meter reading. That’s great, right up until we choose to take a bit more creative control of the triangle.

Taking flight with the adventure-travel photographer and filmmaker Photography by BENJAMIN JORDAN (@BENJAMINJORDANADVENTURE) Benjamin Jordan doesn’t have a camera bag anymore.  He carries a compact camera in a small case that clips onto almost anything, and he totes a GoPro in a Ziploc bag. It’s a surprisingly lean kit for a professional photographer – but then, most pros aren’t shooting from a paraglider hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of feet in the air. Jordan is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He got into film photography as a teen, and he bought […]