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How Do You Show a Text Message in a Film?

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Not sure of this one, but I never say never.

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Scott Macaulay:  "[...] in order to be truly contemporary, filmmakers must incorporate text messaging into their movies. But how to do that creatively?"

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Understanding (and Occasionally Ignoring) the 180-Degree Rule

Understanding (and Occasionally Ignoring) the 180-Degree Rule | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
The 180-Degree Rule is one of the most universally known rules of filmmaking — and you might want to completely disregard it.
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Me, I wouldn't ignore because it talk me long enough to understand it and now I don't want to confuse myself.

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Pirelli shares its 2017 calendar… and it’s unretouched – PlayGround+

Pirelli shares its 2017 calendar… and it’s unretouched – PlayGround+ | Through the Lens | Scoop.it

"My aim was to portray women in a different way, and I did it by calling in actresses who’ve played an important role in my life, getting as close as possible to them to take my photos. As an artist, I feel I’m responsible for freeing women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can’t be attained,’ said Lindbergh in a statement."

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I'm a major supporter of this style of photography; the image makes the skin warm again.

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Sight, Sound & Story takes on cinematography - Randi Altman's postPerspective

Sight, Sound & Story takes on cinematography - Randi Altman's postPerspective | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
By Daniel Rodriguez

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s recent Sight, Sound & Story: Art of Cinematography in New York City featured two one-hour
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All that footage ends up some place--a bit about the editor's magic. 

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Highlights from the Year in New Yorker Photography

Highlights from the Year in New Yorker Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Images from a few of the vital and vivid projects that photographers, including Graeme Mitchell and Pari Dukovic, completed for The New Yorker in 2016.

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Picture: pianist Yuja Wang, by Pari Dukovic, a personal favorite.

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This 9-Year-Old Wedding Photographer is in High Demand - and It's Not Hard to See Why

This 9-Year-Old Wedding Photographer is in High Demand - and It's Not Hard to See Why | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Her wedding photos are amazing.
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Now Trending in the world of Photography. 

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How to stabilize your camera even in horrible light conditions - DIY Photography

How to stabilize your camera even in horrible light conditions - DIY Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Working in low light conditions can be very frustrating for photographers. If you have a tripod and shoot a steady scene – well, you basically don’t have a problem here. But the conditions are often far from ideal. First, you don’t have a tripod. The light is horrible to say the least, yet you must …
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Steady, Steady, breath....

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Steady As She Goes: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

http://www.adorama.com David Bergman gives you tips on keeping your camera steady, even at slower shutter speeds. Related Products at Adorama: Canon EOS-1D
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Shutter speed bigger than your lens focal length -- old school.

Digital, example, double the focal length for shutter speed so 50mm equals 100th/sec.

 

 

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Times Photographer on How to Look as Dancers Leap

Times Photographer on How to Look as Dancers Leap | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
A Q. and A. with Andrea Mohin.
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Somehow, someway I'm either going to get something that resembles 1/5000th/sec out of my lights or beg or borrow lights to shoot this.

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Colorful and Abstract Industrial Minimalist Photography by Stuart Allen

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Stuart Allen is a talented photographer from Bradford, UK, who by day travels the world and captures stunning patterns of Architecture.

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Isn't minimalism in photography relaxing?

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Latest News from MEWShop - December 2016

Latest News from MEWShop - December 2016 | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
This year's production event panelists include Wolfgang Held (30 For 30, Bruno, Teeth, American Teen), Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Cameraperson, Fahrenheit 9/11), Eric Alan Edwards (Kids, Knocked Up, Copland, The Hollars), Vanja Černjul, ASC (Marco Polo, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black), Eric Lin (I Smile Back, Equity) and more! 
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Seriously good stuff--no BS. 

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Backlit Silhouette Portraits: Photography Activity

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This is a portrait of a person or thing, taken with bright back light, causing the subject to be rendered as a dark shape. You’ll need: A source of bright light (open window, bright sun behind a person outdoors, etc.). The sunset with water behind it is a great setting for this kind of shot. [...]
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Step process for taking backlit silhouette portraits.

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Manly pursuits

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Photography Business Education for Pros; Equipment & Tips
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“It’s funny, but I found that many photographers just didn’t know how best to pose, light, style, and even dress men. I thought I could help fill that void.” Jeff Rojas   DS: And there you have it, follow the path least followed."

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Natural light is not enough

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Photography Business Education for Pros; Equipment & Tips
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"Use the histogram on the back of your camera,” says Detweiler. “So many photographers ignore it. However, half of the data in a photo is in the four brightest stops on the histogram. If you underexpose, you’re losing all that data, and then you have to make all sorts of adjustments in post-production to fix it. But you’re still missing the actual digital data, which limits what you can do.” -  DS: Still doesn't answer the question of just how much exposure do you need to capture the data you need to manipulate the image.

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How to Scout: Advice from Cinematographer Todd Martin

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Cinematographer Todd Martin is always scouting. Every exotic location he finds himself in, every perfect patch of forest — it’s all being logged on the off chance that such a place will one day come in handy.
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Where will the sun be when you're actually taking the shot? (I'll add where the shadows fall--I leaned that one the hard way). And knowing what direction the movement will go should be part of your consideration.

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Stop Waiting For Hollywood: How I Became An Award-Winning Microbudget Filmmaker - Blog

Stop Waiting For Hollywood: How I Became An Award-Winning Microbudget Filmmaker - Blog | Through the Lens | Scoop.it

Film-making on the cheap(inexpensive).

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The article falls under the just do it school of film making,  of course there is an obvious up-sell implicit here.

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Two-Light Portraits with Craig LaMere - Behind the Shutter

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Two-Light Portraits with Craig LaMere In my previous articles, I’ve talked about how light patterns are the building blocks of what I do and how
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There's plenty of detail in the article and certainly the image has its merits, but oddly enough I don't believe it would score well in PPA competition.

 

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Film Noir and Fog-in-a-Can at Fullerton ⋆ Hudson Valley News Network

Film Noir and Fog-in-a-Can at Fullerton ⋆ Hudson Valley News Network | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Casting shadows as it illuminates, Hudson Valley Creatives and Oscar gown designer Sonjja Baram host a photo workshop in a landmark mansion.
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Sharing my trenchant insight into the genre in text and in video.

 

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The surreal photography of Yung Cheng Lin

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Yung Cheng Lin is a Taiwanese photographer who has a knack for creating incredibly surreal and thought-provoking photos on his Flickr account. Take a look
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What was she thinking about?

 

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Get On The Dance-Flour!

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I’m totally gobsmacked! Alexander Yakovlev is a rare gem who really knows how to capture the incredible grace of ballet . I a
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When this photog is ready to share his juice I'm ready to listen.

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How to Use Shutter Speed to Control Water in Timelapse Photography (Video Tutorial)

How to Use Shutter Speed to Control Water in Timelapse Photography (Video Tutorial) | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
When working on a timelapse, you make a lot of decisions. You have to consider shutter speed, aperture, ISO, time of day, and various other preferences. While there are no right or wrong answers, you have to know the end result you’re trying to achieve. Each choice you make—no matter how big or small—determines the overall [...]
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Somehow I don't think I'm going to have the time to learn this, but you might.

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Seven self hosted alternatives to Flickr (and every other hosted image service) - DIY Photography

Seven self hosted alternatives to Flickr (and every other hosted image service) - DIY Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Flickr had the potential to be what Facebook is now, unfortunately Yahoo squandered multiple opportunities to make something of Flickr, now Yahoo has decided to offload Flickr to Verizon which is just one of many reasons I have decided to discontinue using Flickr. It’s a shame to be leaving Flickr because I like the way [...]
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You could go crazy posting your images all over the place; I use 500px, Model Mayham and Viewbug--thinking of dropping VeiwBug.

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Fight Night: Lighting Athletes with Michael Corsentino - Behind the Shutter

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Fight Night: Lighting Athletes with Michael Corsentino You can’t underestimate the power of planning. Being deliberate with your ideas, concept
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Oh great, this guy had more than one assistant--I'm happy when I have one. Like the lighting set-up, but I'm not confident you can exert the control outlined with speedlights.

 

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11 Tips for Focusing Your Camera at Night

11 Tips for Focusing Your Camera at Night | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Night photography is full of challenges. One of the biggest for beginners and pros alike is the difficulty of achieving accurate focus in very dark scenes. However, autofocus systems are constantly improving and many of today’s modern DSLR cameras can focus in darkness that would have short-circuited the autofocus systems of cameras made just a few years ago.
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Hey, read this, there's stuff you may not know. What cud it hurt?

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Francisco Diaz + Deb Young

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The International Collaboration Project, Photography, Photomontage, Cinematic
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Is it that they are male and female or are they just good photographers?

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Video: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use a Waveform Monitor

Video: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use a Waveform Monitor | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Class is in session! The topic: waveform monitors.
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Better than histogram for video, believe me on this one--I know.

 

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"Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing?. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all." Wikipedia

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What's in and what's out what makes sense and what doesn't in the language of business and technology.
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