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Create A Time-Lapse Video

It’s easier than ever to do with the latest digital cameras and basic software
By Amon Focus
Using time-lapse photography, you can produce videos that are able to show the world in a way in which the human eye doesn't ordinarily see. Plants can grow in mere seconds, a sun can rise above a city in moments, and you can see a complete day unfold in less…

Sequence It!

The lip is a little sticky this morning. I'm only going to do this jump once," crackles over the radio. "Are you ready?"
Text And Photography By Tom Bol
The lip is a little sticky this morning. I'm only going to do this jump once," crackles over the radio. "Are you ready?" Dave asks. I answer, "Ready down here. But please be careful. Do whatever jump you want." "I'm going for it!" Dave replies. "This is what I do…

Tips For Better Video Sound

The very first thing to learn about working with audio is that it can be as straightforward or as complex as you want it to be.
By David Willis
The very first thing to learn about working with audio is that it can be as straightforward or as complex as you want it to be. The microphones built into HD DSLRs are a convenient audio source for photographers just getting started with video on their still cameras. These internal…

Behind The Scene Modes

Your camera's Scene Modes automatically adjust important camera settings for typical subjects and situations.
By Mike Stensvold
Your camera's Scene Modes automatically adjust important camera settings for typical subjects and situations. Most entry-level DSLRs and many midrange models have Scene Modes, as do the new mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras and most compact digital cameras. For those learning the art of photography, these modes can help you better understand…

How to Use A Lensbaby

Defined by a combination of focal range, aperture and composition, the "sweet spot" of an image is the area in a photo that's the most sharp and clear.
By David Willis
Defined by a combination of focal range, aperture and composition, the "sweet spot" of an image is the area in a photo that's the most sharp and clear. This sweet spot is used to bring your viewer's attention to the area of the image on which you'd most like them…

Control Extreme Contrast

Cameras today do such a good job with exposure that we start expecting them to do great with every scene.
Text & Photography By Rob Sheppard
Cameras today do such a good job with exposure that we start expecting them to do great with every scene. But sooner or later, you'll run into a scene that causes you and the camera problems. You don't get an exposure that gives the results you need. That's disappointing. EXPOSE…
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