You can learn a lot about audio by recording your own music (or a friend’s music), and by volunteering to assist a local sound engineer. However, attending a formal audio school can also really help you learn the nuts and bolts of sound. If you plan on studying audio production, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some key equipment. Below, we’ve listed some commonly used gear that all... READ MORE
Nikon’s newest additions to their line of professional FX-format lenses are sure to please a variety of photographers as all three lenses have very different applications. Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 24-... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz walks us through his experience with Leica’s incredible full-frame point-and-shoot, the Q (Typ 116) digital camera. Introducing us to Leica’s classic design, Allan gives us a tour of its simple aesthetics and superb handling, including the 3.68MP EVF. The video... READ MORE
Aimed at the still photographer beginning to shoot video, Bob Krist uses articulate storytelling, a good sense of humor and a detailed outline to break down what you need to know to create an effective video. Technical details regarding ISO settings, frame rates and audio settings are covered, as is the grammar of shot selection and the salient points on how to tell a story with moving images... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered what is going on inside that picture-taking box that you just held up to your eye, or out at arm’s length, to capture a photograph?
The camera is, in its most simplified terms, a box that allows light to enter and strike a light-sensitive surface. This surface is either a frame of film or a digital sensor. Cameras can accomplish this task in the most simple way—a... READ MORE
After sharing some of his own professional work, including shots for Sports Illustrated and People, photographer Rick Friedman elucidates the relatively simple lighting techniques he uses to achieve intricate results. In a fast-paced presentation, which mirrors the time frame you may have with a subject, Friedman demonstrates several setups using strobes, a softbox, reflectors, gels, and... READ MORE
In this week’s video, FocusEd discusses ISO. ISO is a measurement of a digital sensor’s (or films) sensitivity to light. This video goes into detail about when to use different ISO settings, as well as explaining native, standard, and boosted ISO for your digital camera.
Enclosing a super-sensitive full-HD 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor inside a small form factor body, the new Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera can record color images in near-complete darkness, while its cubic chassis can be placed unobtrusively on set or in the wild. While the sensor is only 2.2 megapixels (effective) in resolution, each pixel measures 19 microns, making it more than 7.5 times... READ MORE
Before talking about a number of tools, tables, and accessories that will improve your tethered photography, let’s just be clear about what we mean by “tethered” photography. Of course, like so many things, it’s not as complicated as it might seem. Tethered photography is simply shooting with your camera linked to your computer, so the images bypass the camera’s memory storage and go directly to... READ MORE
As a third-party lens manufacturer, you know that when you enter the realm of the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, you are going to be competing against the best of the best from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Not only that, but the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is likely the one lens that rides at the front of many photographers’ cameras the majority of the time. The wide-to-portrait focal length lends... READ MORE
Along with numerous examples of his gorgeous work, renowned food photographer Andrew Scrivani discusses the core components of good food photography and how to induce the emotions that food arouses. He talks of light play, props, using a darker palette to help colors pop, infusing process shots with artistry, and the importance of telling a story—and selling emotion—with your photographs.... READ MORE
Instead of using 3D modeling software, you can freehand your 3D print with the 3Doodler 2.0 3D Printing Pen. With two operating modes and adjustable temperature control, you can freehand structure creation, draw on paper and peel it off, and do plastic-on-plastic work. Use either ABS... READ MORE
Take your PC gaming to new dimensions with the HP Omen. The 15.6" Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit IPS display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 native resolution. To play games in 1080p, you'll need to take advantage of the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The GPU... READ MORE