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Wednesday
Aug242011

Slider System for Your Digital Video Toolkit 

 

 

 

 

 

Does your DSLR have a good video mode? (I've been drooling over the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D300s lately.) As a digital video guy, I've often wanted to do low pan shots, but it's mighty awkward to crouch low to the ground, mount my camera on a tabletop tripod, and pan. I loved the following video because it demonstrated how I could mount my camera on a slider rail (as in this set by Juiced Link), slightly angle the rails, and slide my rig downhill on roller bearing wheels. Slick. I can get the same effect with long pans from a higher position that I can comfortably reach, too - you just need to brace the rails and let your camera roll. 

Do you shoot video with your DSLR?

Is this something you'd like in your DV toolkit?


 

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Challenges of Photographing Young Children

Photo: Studio M / Michael Spengler Photography

I almost titled this post "It's Not Easy to Shoot Little Kids," but I didn't want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities. "Shoot" as in "photography," of course - and it certainly isn't every photographer's cup of tea to evoke the best work from bored, irritable, nervous, and infinitely unpredictable youngsters. To successfully photograph a group of children, as in this video of a catalog shoot showing the professional work of California photographer Michael Spengler, you have to be as entertaining as Sesame Street, as nurturing as Super Mom, and as patient as Mother Theresa. It's a master class as we watch Michael on location, playing Pied Piper to evoke the most playful spirit in his young models. 

 

 

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Still Photography Magic in Stop-Motion Video Process

I'm always fascinated with studio work. You can truly create magic when it comes to taking still images, just as Sylvain Dumais did with 4,000 photographs and some animation, stop motion, and pixilation. "The Long Haul" video featured below shows off his creative studio process to great effect, combining the beauty of photography with the brilliance of digital video.

 

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Is a Photography Book in Your Future?

A show of hands out there - how many of you would like to have your photographs published in book form? This used to be a difficult proposition. When New York Institute of Photography graduate Ernest Cole left his native South Africa back in the early 1960s, he carried with him devastating images of apartheid; they led to a ground-breaking book of his work from publishing giant Random House (House of Bondage, 1967). Today's publishing process offers far more options to photographers. You can wait to get tapped by Big Publishing, or you can self-publish and turn your photographs into a themed book. Self-published, print-on-demand books make good instant portfolios for the photography professional. And as you'll see from the following video, some even win prizes, like German photographer Judith Stenneken's Last Call, a photo essay of the last days of an old Berlin airport.  

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Wednesday
Jul202011

Analogue Photography Sounds - Don't You Miss Them?

Director Lv Sisi, while at the Glasgow School of Art, made this week's Video Pick that lauds the sights and sounds of analogue photography. All the clicks, hums, and whirls from a collection of antique cameras are captured in this hip-hop, almost Bring-It-On drum corps piece that uses lots of stop motion technique with over 6,000 still photographs. Sisi (available on Twitter: @ft_jelly) observed that "speed and accessibility have come at the expense of mystery, intimacy, and tactility - qualities exclusive to analogue photography." Do you miss analogue's "the way we were"?


 


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