I’m getting ready for a video shoot tomorrow, and I want to share a summary of thoughts and ideas about preparation. In this case, I’m putting together a straightforward series of promotional interviews for the client’s web site.
In brief, you want to be prepared in advance, know the scope of work, client expectations, and gear and resources you’ll need.[Read More]
While many of the benefits of shooting with a SpyderCUBE – like matching product colors to catalog photos or ferreting out the precise white balance of a complex set of studio lighting – are best achieved in controlled conditions, with a little perseverance your SpyderCUBE can be a very helpful tool in the field as well. I took one with me on the photo tour I just led to Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma), and put it through its paces. I’ll admit that some of the ‘CUBE’ shots from the trip were taken for effect, but the SpyderCUBE helped me get the right color balance and set highlights and shadows very quickly in a number of tricky situations.[Read More]
Why will we pay a small fortune for a camera bag, but nothing for the organizers we put inside it? Heads turn when I pull out a serious camera bag. But once I open it, the magic ends. I have random cases and pouches from companies ten years dead, and even an old electric shaver kit inside. So one of my 2013 New Year’s Resolutions was to improve the quality of my gear organizers this year. Given the state of the calendar, I needed to move quickly.[Read More]
Time lapse photography consists of a series of still images, taken at intervals, which can be played back as a fast-motion video. Timelapses can be taken with a wide range of cameras, and don’t necessarily require much special equipment. This article will serve as an intro to the basics of low-cost time lapse.[Read More]
Watch as Datacolor Friend With Vision Jo Avilla walks you through an action figure photoshoot and post production color correction using the SpyderCHCKR.