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How to Color Correct a Moving Area in Premiere Pro

Once you master global color corrections in Premiere Pro, the logical next step is moving on to correcting specific areas of the frame. This is complicated by the fact that the camera and/or subjects are rarely still, but this great tutorial will show you both how to correct an isolated area and to track it across the frame.

Learn How to Read and Correct Color in Adobe Premiere Pro

One of the basic skills of video post-production is color correction. While Adobe Premiere Pro is full of tools to help you both read and correct the color in your work, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to tackle them all at first. This great video will walk through the basics to get you off and running.

15 Mistakes Filmmakers Should Be Aware Of

Filmmaking is a tough thing; you need to be thinking on multiple levels simultaneously, and any one mistake can derail the final product. This great video will walk you through 15 such mistakes and how to recognize and avoid them.

Random Photo Marketing Generator Will Make You Laugh

Quick! Can you tell me why a super high transmittance radially asymmetric flourite element is so important to your images? If you can't, that's probably a good thing, because I just made it up. This web app that mimics the sometimes excessively jargon-laden marketing material of photo companies will give you a good laugh.

Watch the Seasons Change From the Air in This Gorgeous Video

Call me crazy, but one nice thing about the Midwest is seeing all the seasons, even if that sometimes happens all in one week. However, filming this beautiful montage of the evolving seasons took not a week, but two years, but the result is well worth it. Take a minute to check it out.

Seven Minimalist Photography Tips

If you're looking for a fresh, clean look to your images, diving into minimalism can be a great exercise. This tutorial gives seven quick tips on how to work with such a style, which is often popular with brands and on social media.

Stop Worrying About Breaking Your Gear

Photography is a really expensive hobby and/or profession. The cost of cameras, lenses, filters, bags, etc. all add up very quickly. And while it's important to be careful to protect all that pricey and fragile equipment, it's just as important not to go so far as to miss shots because of it.

Learn the Basics of Lightroom With This Tutorial

So, you decided to kick iPhoto to the curb and step up to Lightroom, but you need a little help getting started. This great tutorial will show you the ins and outs of the application and get you up and running in no time.

How to Properly Edit B-Roll Footage for Your Video Work

If you're just starting out in video work, getting a good grip on editing b-roll can do a ton to make your output more interesting and create a stronger narrative. Here's how to cut and edit it in along with your main footage.

Five Great DIY Solutions for Filmmakers

Filmmaking is a wonderful thing, but it's also an expensive thing. Luckily, filmmakers are resourceful people full of tricks. This great video will give you five such tricks to get great results without spending a lot of money.

A Remarkable Photo Book 12 Years in the Making

About six years ago, we wrote about this incredible project by Environmental Artist and Activist Jack Gescheidt. Now, The TreeSpirit Project is being turned into a hard cover coffee table book, with over 175 pages of 120 high-resolution photos.

10 Mistakes People Make in Photoshop

With great power comes great responsibility, or something like that. Photoshop is an enormously capable application with a multitude of uses and misuses. Here are 10 such misuses you might not have thought of.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Blending Modes in Photoshop

Blending modes are one of the fundamental features of Photoshop: they allow you to combine layers in varying fashions. It can be a bit of an experimentation game working with them, though. This comprehensive video will show you exactly how each blending mode operates and allow you to take more control of your work.

Learn Filmmaking in Just a Month

So, you want to learn filmmaking, but you don't want to go to school for years to learn how to do it. This great tutorial will set you up to power through a month of learning both the art and craft of filmmaking, quickly improving your chops.

Canon to Announce 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens

Sigma wowed us with the release of the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, which is undoubtedly a strike across the bow of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM. Not to be outdone, however, Canon is gearing up to release a new 85mm f/1.4L lens of their own with image stabilization.

This High Definition Video of New York in 1993 Is Surreal

If you're old enough to remember VHS tapes, you remember video quality that was abysmal by today's standards. However, even in the late 80s and early 90s, manufacturers were working to bring HD tech to consumers, and this demo reel is a surreal example of such tech.