In this Video Glen Bowden knocks his Veve photoshoot out of the park. The video itself isn’t extremely technical but it doesn’t need to be because most of his shots were done completely with natural light! View the full post to read a message from Glen himself. View the finished shots at his website: www.glenbowden.com
Hello my name is Sam Robles and I am a new contributing photographer on the fstoppers team. I’m a commercial shooter working in South Florida. My favorite subjects are athletes and real people. Currently, I just moved to a new studio, where I’m in the process of building a cyclorama. Check out the video below and read the full post to learn more about work.
The Nikon D3s is Nikon’s only DSLR capable of giving the user full manual control of video capture on the camera. This means you can control aperture, ISO sensitivity and shutter speed. In this post we’ll explain how you can easily gain manual control of video on the Nikon D3s.
I was just given 2 video submissions from the fantastic fashion photographer Ramón Gellida. Check one out below and view the full post to see the second video and read a message from Ramón himself that includes techinical details and info about his 14 hour work day and fainting model.
At this point we have discussed camera settings and audio gear. Now it is time for editing. If you shoot Canon or have a Mac this post really isn’t for you. In this video I am talking directly to Nikon D300s users who will be editing with Adobe Premiere CS4. If you would like to learn quickly how to use Adobe Premiere CS4 then view the full post to see a list of helpful videos that we used to teach ourselves the software. UPDATE: EDIT NIKON VIDEOS IN FINAL CUT ADDED TO FULL POST.
In this video Chris Benny shows us how he shot the cover for Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine. After you watch this professinoally edited video you should head over to his website at chrisbennyimaging.com to view his unbelieveable automotive portfolio. View the full post to read a message directly from Chris about the shoot and to view the actual magazine cover with this image. If you like what you see then leave a comment below.
So yesterday we talked about setting your camera to shoot video. Today we get a little more complicated. Let’s chat about audio. Tomorrow we will take it one step further and discuss the most dreaded part of video… editing! If you have a Canon camera that shoots video, view the full post to check out a video on audio made just for you. We are slowly turning all of you photographers into videographers; you’ll thank us later… or you could thank us now in the comment box below.
I have been following Dave Hill for years now and recently he was hired to shoot a picture series for the March issue of Digital SLR Photography Magazine. Dave has an amazing style to his photography; it almost looks like an illustration. Check out Dave’s website here and check out snapshots from this shoot right out of the magazine on his blog here.
Here is an example of a behind the scenes video that puts ours to shame. We love the editing as much as we love the final images. Check out the photographers unbelievable portfolio here and check out Jason’s video portfolio reel here.
3 months ago Patrick and I didn’t have the slightest idea how to shoot or edit video but in seeing the importance and the power of this movement we decided to teach ourselves how. It was challenging and frustrating (especially with Nikon gear) but we finally learned enough to produce decent videos quickly. If you own a DSLR that shoots video we are going to make this simple for you. In the next 3 days we are going to release 3 videos that discuss: camera settings, audio, and editing. Today let’s start with the camera settings on the D300s. View the full post to see a similar video for Canon cameras.
I just ran across Simon’s website and was extremely impressed with his work. I got my hands on a behind the scenes video of one of his fashion shoots and since it doesn’t have much technical info I asked Simon to write a few paragraphs about it. View the full post to read more about the technical side of what he does.
Right now Fstoppers is a site with a lot of hits and little else. We need your help to make this something much bigger. We keep getting emails from people saying “we can’t wait to see your next video” and that is great but honestly we are looking forward to seeing yours. We will do our best to make as many videos as we can but we need your submissions to make FS succeed. View the full post to read about the gear we used to get these moving shots.
First of all, we want to thank everyone for their interest in our site. We launched Fstoppers 3 days ago. On day 1 we got 250 hits and I thought that was really good. On day 2 we got 4000 hits and I was blown away. Today we got 12,000 hits and I started to freak out. Why? Because we are running this site mostly through Vimeo.com which actually costs money (it isn’t free like Youtube). We like Vimeo more because it has a great community and the videos are higher quality and they stream better than Youtube but we can’t keep this up. I thought that we got 25,000 hits per month, I was just informed that we get 25,000 hits per year before we have to start paying more money. We already have 16,000 of those used up in 3 days and we still have 362 days left to go.
To fix this problem we are going to have to post only Youtube videos on the front page. If Youtube won’t load for you then feel free to watch the Vimeo version but if you can stand it please use Youtube to help us out. Also, if you watch our videos on Vimeo.com rather than embedded on our site it doesn’t count as a “hit” for us. Our site is going to get much uglier with nasty low res Youtube screenshots on the front but keep in mind the videos can still play in 720p if you choose that option.
Again, thank you everyone for all of your support. If you like what we are doing you can help us out in 3 ways; tell your friends, comment on our videos, and submit your own videos for us to post. More behind the scenes videos on the way soon.
I just ran across Tom Lowe’s work and it is breathe taking. I would try to explain it but you simply have to watch it to believe it. Behind the scenes footage after the break.
This online film by director Adam Berg and Stink Digital (http://www.stinkdigital.tv/) took home the Cannes Lions 2009 Film Grand Prix, and boy did it deserve it! Developed to highlight Philips new 21:9 cinema proportion television, the film consists of one long tracking shot a la Goodfellas (albeit with more explosions and clowns). Check out the visual masterpiece and then the making-of videos below. Betcha can’t watch just once…