Dangerous ground…especially if you don’t know enough to know what you should be looking for. This blog posting is for those who want to stretch their knowledge and move beyond simple P&S (point and shoot) folks who just use their cameras to take family photos or video or LAMIGABEC! (Look at me – I’ve got […]Read more "How do I choose a camera?"
I’ve been wondering what the difference in color temperature is between a good tungsten light head, a good LED head, and a cheap LED head. The video is below. Judge for yourself, but from what I see the tungsten is spot-on for good vibrant color. I used my little Lowell Prolight/cost around $120 but the […]Read more "Three way light face-off…"
Ah history. It has a way of repeating itself. Back in 2003 or so I coordinated some video workshops for a local pro shooter’s group and the first year a couple of still shooters turned up. The next year the workshop was stuffed full of them. Fast forward a decade and it’s happening again – […]Read more "Audio for ‘dem DLSR shooters…"
There are few things that make my head ache. Computer woes top that list though. Among the many (many, many) bits of far flung knowledge a VJ needs is a basic understanding of how their computer works. What are the parts and how does each piece of the internal puzzle that makes a computer hummmmm […]Read more "Oh my aching head!"
Ever since I first hefted a camera onto my shoulder I’ve been using tungsten lights to fill in the dark areas and light up the night (as well as interviews). Tungsten seemed to be a fixture for both news and production…been around nearly forever. But in the past twenty years there have been some pretenders […]Read more "Pondering light…"
I keep hearing it. “I could shoot better video if only I had (name the) camera. My life would be so much better if… People would hire me if only… Hate to break it to ya bro, but that ain’t it. It’s not your gear, unless you’re still trying to keep between the lines with […]Read more "It’s all in the mind of the shooter…"
Love this crawling quote on my husband’s computer: “It’s not that we say dragons are real…but we say they can be beaten…” Dragons being, of course, totally (ahem) imaginary creatures that lurk in fairy tales and in the backs of our minds. Well in the back of my mind lately there’s been a desire to […]Read more "There be Dragons!"