Finding the best camera for filmmaking or vlogging  Most of today’s top digital cameras are capable of shooting video as well as stills — and for the average user, simply having the option to shoot video is often enough. But there are specific uses for digital video, including a new one — vlogging — and a classic one — filmmaking — that require specific features, specifications and accessories. Let’s take a look at the difference between filmmaking and vlogging, and what to look for in a filmmaking camera — and […]

How many times has it happened where you take a shot, using the camera settings and things just don’t look quite right?  Probably not all that often, because today’s cameras do an amazing job most of the time.  Manufacturers have analyzed millions of images to develop automatic and semi-automatic modes that do a great job for you.  But let’s talk about two situations where the automation may not do what is needed.

Whether you’re just stepping outside on a snowy day, shooting zebra on a dusty plain or climbing to the top of an icy mountaintop for the perfect panorama, if you like taking photos outdoors, you’re going to have to face a variety of weather. And you don’t want that weather to affect your shots, or worse — the lifespan of your camera. That’s why ruggedness and durablity of both the body and lenses you choose should be top of mind when you think about investing in a camera for travel […]

If you’re thinking about starting up your own vlog, chances are it’s because you’ve been inspired by some of the many great vloggers on YouTube. You’re probably familiar with what’s in front of the camera – whether it’s comedy, travel, or beauty – but what about the camera itself? As viewers, we might not think about it, but it takes the perfect combination of the right camera equipment and smart videography skills to create those top quality videos. Here’s our guide to everything you need to know to you start […]

You’ve been working hard and doing a lot of test shooting and are ready to start doing serious photography for a positive return. In order to be able to take control of your growth, you must be able to manage light. Professional photographers know that existing light is hard because there’s no output control and it’s pretty hard to direct it where you want to go. That’s why serious pros use lighting. It’s About Flash Stop!  No running away.  All the stuff you’ve heard or read on the net about […]

Panasonic S1H: A Deep Dive In August, Panasonic released the Lumix S1H, a full-frame mirrorless camera that prides itself on being a cinema-quality video camera with the world’s first 6K/24p (3:2)*1 recording capacity. The S1H is a powerhouse loaded with features specifically designed and built to help real world filmmakers overcome obstacles and produce the finest possible quality work. But, is it the right camera for you? Notable Features With a plethora of professional-level standards compacted into a hand-held design, the S1H is undoubtedly powerful. Here are seven notable qualities […]

by Lora Grady Looking to take your filmmaking to the next level? No need to break the bank to find the professional-grade gear required to get there. With the easy-to-use products in this kit, you’ll have everything you need to achieve a sharper picture, comprehensive sound, and lighting for just about any environment, in studio or on the go. 1. Sony Alpha A6300 With cutting-edge 4D focus and the world’s fastest autofocus, this lightweight camera allows you to capture clear images, even with fast-moving subjects. Plus, it features multiple movie […]