Photographing The Falcon’s Amazing New Stadium (and why my full post isn’t ready)

Yesterday I got the opportunity to fly up to Atlanta to photograph the Falcon’s incredible new stadium with Michael Benford and the wonderful Falcons photo crew (this was the debut regular season home game for the Falcons in their new stadium, and the Falcon whooped the Packers, so it was quite a night!). The shot you see above, which shows the light streaming into from the retractable roof in the center of the dome, was actually taken with my iPhone using Portrait mode (thanks for the tip, Kalebra). The lens used in the shot you see on the back Continue reading "Photographing The Falcon’s Amazing New Stadium (and why my full post isn’t ready)"

An Exclusive Look at the​ ​New​ ​EVA-1​ ​from​ ​Panasonic

On​ ​September​ ​14th,​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Super35​ ​EVA-1​ ​from​ ​Panasonic​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​for​ ​evaluation​ ​at the​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Motion​ ​Picture​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Sciences,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​three​ ​shorts​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lovely​ ​Linwood Dunn​ ​Theater​ ​to​ ​show​ ​off​ ​the​ ​images​ ​it​ ​can​ ​produce. I stopped by to see what they looked like.
My​ ​main​ ​camera​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Canon​ ​C100mkII​ ​and​ ​I’ve​ ​been​ ​eyeing​ ​this​ ​new​ ​Panasonic​ ​as​ ​a​ ​potential replacement​ ​since​ it was ​announced.​ ​I​ ​absolutely​ ​love​ ​the​ ​image​ ​I’ve​ ​been​ ​getting​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the Canon,​ ​especially​ ​after​ ​modifying​ ​some​ ​color​ ​and​ ​gamma​ ​settings,​ ​so​ ​I​ ​wasn’t​ ​in​ ​any​ ​hurry​ ​to switch​,
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VFX Basics with Vegas Pro

In our third look at MAGIX Vegas Pro we’re looking at a bit more depth when it comes to effects and adding some pizazz to your video. Like many other NLEs, Vegas Pro has a palette full of video effects (more can be added via the Vegas plug-ins) that can be applied using a clip by clip method. You can also apply effects to an entire track without using the adjustment layer way of working that some other NLEs use. But the design of Vegas takes effects one step further and lets you apply effects to the entire project which Continue reading "VFX Basics with Vegas Pro"

Call For Entries: The Gallery at KelbyOne

I’m happy to announce that we are now accepting entries to have your own solo gallery showing at The Gallery at KelbyOne, in Tampa, Florida. Our last winner, Melanie Kern Favilla is an engineer on the Long Island Railroad. Our first winner, Mark Wegner was an art director. Our next winner could be you. If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what Melanie and Mark both said. The only way you don’t have a chance is if you don’t enter. If you’re thinking there’s no way you could win, that’s exactly what Melanie and Mark both
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It’s New Class Thursday!

The Ultimate Guide to Sensor Cleaning and Camera Care with Moose Peterson
Join Moose Peterson as he dives deep into his workflow for cleaning and maintaining his cameras and lenses. Whether your camera is the tool that helps you earn your living, or helps you enjoy your hobby, keeping it clean and maintained is an essential skill to master. In this class Moose puts your fears to rest and shows you the tools he uses, while demonstrating how to get the job done safely. From packing your travel cleaning kit to staging the room for cleaning to getting right down Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

It’s New Class Thursday!

The Ultimate Guide to Sensor Cleaning and Camera Care with Moose Peterson
Join Moose Peterson as he dives deep into his workflow for cleaning and maintaining his cameras and lenses. Whether your camera is the tool that helps you earn your living, or helps you enjoy your hobby, keeping it clean and maintained is an essential skill to master. In this class Moose puts your fears to rest and shows you the tools he uses, while demonstrating how to get the job done safely. From packing your travel cleaning kit to staging the room for cleaning to getting right down Continue reading "It’s New Class Thursday!"

It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Matthew Simmons!

A Loose Collection Of Thoughts From An Emerging Photographer
I’ll be honest, I spent way too much time trying to pull all of these thoughts together into a semi-cohesive blog post. I’ve revised the whole thing about seven times now. I was going to write something practical and easy to read, something that might show off my work or my process, but after a while I just felt like I needed to get some things off my chest. The following is a loose collection of thoughts I have put together about my last few years spent trying to break into
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Win a Free Pass to the 2017 FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino

We are very excited to announce that as per the previous years, the organisers of the 2017 Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit have very kindly helped us organise a free draw for an event pass. Checkout the video between Peter Wiggins and Jeff Greenberg where they detail the draw and talk much more about FCPX. Grab a coffee (or beer!)

Sony VENICE – Something​ Rather​ Remarkable

Images from the Sony VENICE Launch Event
The​ ​new​ ​$42,000,​ ​full-frame​ ​Sony​ ​VENICE​​ ​debuted​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Sony​ ​Pictures​ ​lot​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of September​ ​and​ ​it​ ​looks​ ​good.​ ​Really​ ​good.​ ​Not​ ​game-changing​ ​good,​ ​but​ ​really​ ​good nonetheless. Sony​ ​seems​ ​to​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​a​ ​page​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Arri’s​ ​book,​ ​both​ ​by​ ​naming​ ​their​ ​product​ ​with​ ​a​ ​word instead​ ​of​ ​a​ ​number​ ​and​ ​by​ ​putting​ ​that​ ​word​ ​in​ ​all​ ​caps.​ ​They​ ​also​ ​seemed​ ​to​ ​have​ ​borrowed the​ ​menu​ ​buttons​ ​well,​ ​as​ ​Canon​ ​did​ ​with​ ​the​ ​C700.​ ​Thankfully,​ ​that​ ​means​ ​Sony​ ​has​ ​ditched their​ ​notoriously​ ​difficult​ ​to​
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The Perfect Lens for Travel Photography

Above: me traveling light in Italy’s Dolomites – minimum gear packed into a minimum sized rental car.  Recently I’ve had a flood of emails, texts, Facebook comments, direct messages — you name it — about which is the best lens to use for travel photography and so I thought I’d tackle that here today. The lenses I’m going to recommend (it’s really just one lens, but you need a variation of it depending on whether you’re using a Full Frame body or Crop Sensor body) I came to fall in love with the hard way — by traveling with
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It’s New Class Thursday!

Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading with Viktor Fejes
Join Viktor Fejes for an advanced look at essential elements of color theory. From understanding color models and the science of RGB, to how to apply this knowledge when performing practical tasks such as color correcting and color grading. Viktor starts with the fundamentals and works up to advanced techniques used in cinema. If you want to manipulate color at will, understand the reasons why, and make your images look fantastic while doing it, then this class is for you. In Case You Missed It
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It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tony Harmer!

Try The TDN Single-Layer Sketchy Technique Hey. Now I’m not going to break with guest-blog tradition in my opening paragraphs, so before introducing myself and delving into the topic of my post, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Scott for having me over to guest on the blog, as well as to my good mate (and @vectorgenerians co-host) Dave Clayton for arranging it. So, I’m Tony Harmer, a.k.a The Design Ninja (#TDN); a Specialist Solutions Consultant at Adobe UK, looking after the design/mobile ideation segments. In my day-job (I’m also an author for LinkedIn Learning
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It’s Here! Moose Peterson’s Incredible Book on Aviation Photography: ‘Takeoff’

It’s one of the most long-awaiting books of its kind, and we’re so excited it’s finally here (and in bookstores right now), it’s Moose Peterson’s ‘Takeoff: The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography’ — an incredible book designed from cover to cover to help you create amazing photographs of airplanes, on ground or in the air, and tell the amazing stories surrounding them through your pictures. First, check out the book’s official trailer (below), from Moose himself: Here’s the book’s description from the back cover (but if you can’t wait any longer, here’s a link to order yours now on Continue reading "It’s Here! Moose Peterson’s Incredible Book on Aviation Photography: ‘Takeoff’"

It’s Here! Moose Peterson’s Incredible Book on Aviation Photography: ‘Takeoff’

It’s one of the most long-awaiting books of its kind, and we’re so excited it’s finally here (and in bookstores right now), it’s Moose Peterson’s ‘Takeoff: The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography’ — an incredible book designed from cover to cover to help you create amazing photographs of airplanes, on ground or in the air, and tell the amazing stories surrounding them through your pictures. First, check out the book’s official trailer (below), from Moose himself: Here’s the book’s description from the back cover (but if you can’t wait any longer, here’s a link to order yours now on Continue reading "It’s Here! Moose Peterson’s Incredible Book on Aviation Photography: ‘Takeoff’"