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Moving from Stills to Video: Helpful Tools

While you can definitely get by with the same kit you use for your still photography, video adds some additional concerns that require extra equipment. Now that you know a few basics about shooting video, or you should if you read the first part of this series, Getting Started, you will definitely want some of these helpful tools to step up your game.

The Still Photographer's Starter Video Kit

Thanks to the DSLR (and now mirrorless) revolution, video shooting has become extremely accessible to more and more individuals, especially the still photographer. Cameras today are emphasizing a combination of photography and video capabilities that produce images that are perfectly suitable for a gallery or movie theater. With many still photographers looking to dip their toes in the motion pool, we have put together the follow list of tools that can help greatly improve video quality.

The New Filters

The beauty of using lens filters is being one step closer to a final product before the image leaves the camera. These little modifiers allow photographers to capture a desired effect in the field, rather than sitting at a computer desk. Some, such as the coveted circular polarizer, employ corrections otherwise impossible to achieve in post processing.

High-Quality Product Shots Encourage Swift Online Sales

Sharp, clear, well-lit, and attractive images of the items you offer for sale online are the most crucial elements of successful online sales at sites such as eBay. High-quality images with excellent detail, accurate color balance, and plain, evenly lit backgrounds are much more likely to result in swift sales and may even help you acquire higher prices.

B&H Wedding Guide: A Photographer’s Pre-Shoot Checklist

If you’re new to the business of wedding photography, here are some suggestions on how to plan your coverage of the great event—what you should check out in advance, conversations that are helpful, and what you should do to ensure that your equipment is in tip-top shape.

B&H Wedding Guide: Putting an iPhone to Work

No matter whom you invite to your wedding, it’s almost guaranteed that at least one—if not several—Apple iPhones will show up. Since your friends and family will be snapping photos and shooting video of your big day with the world’s most notorious smartphone, you may want to consider outfitting them with some accessories so they can capture better-looking results.

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Lighting Gear for Outdoor Portraits

B&H’s Best Bag for your Buck Roundup

No matter what type, brand, or model your camera happens to be, you will inevitably need to find a way to store, protect, and carry it, along with all the other gear you may need. 

 
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