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10 Free Online Video Editors

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Web Hosting Review Boards has a vast repository of info which isn't limited to iPage Reviews & other hosting reviews but free online video editor as well..

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Maybe this a is start for you? I'm sure there's an upsell in here somewhere.

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I am not familiar with many of these, but look forward to giving them a try. .

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10 Free Online Video Editors

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How to use a toy model and a forced perspective to create a high-end visual effect (VIDEO)

How to use a toy model and a forced perspective to create a high-end visual effect (VIDEO) | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
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Nothing about this is forced.

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▶ Roger Deakins' Favorite Scenes : No Country for Old Men. - YouTube

Cinematographer Roger Deakins talks with NPR's Melissa Block about one of his favorite scenes from the movie "No Country for Old Men". See the full story on ...
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Only light where you want it creates shadows that define everything. See it.

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Dancing in Tungsten Light: DP Rob Hardy on Ex Machina | Filmmaker Magazine

Dancing in Tungsten Light: DP Rob Hardy on Ex Machina | Filmmaker Magazine | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
I’m always an advocate of shooting in a 360-degree environment and building lights into the set often allowed me to do that. It helps not only with the way you shoot, but also in the way in which the actors can perform
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Some of the PR and equipment shill language makes my skin crawl, but there's some useful ideas buried in here also.


EX: "I’m always an advocate of shooting in a 360-degree environment and building lights into the set often allowed me to do that. It helps not only with the way you shoot, but also in the way in which the actors can perform."

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David Douglas Duncan’s 20th Century

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Renowned photojournalist David Douglas Duncan hopes to influence the future by connecting dots of the past in his new book My 20th Century I've been a
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The people who preserved history with compelling images.

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Skin-Retouching Techniques: Compared - DIY Photography

Skin-Retouching Techniques: Compared - DIY Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
In general, there are four “famous” skin-retouching techniques on the photography and retouching market to achieve a smooth skin: Gaussian blur (for me not a skin-retouching technique, but I see it a lot) Inverted high-pass Frequency Separation Dodge & Burn (Yes, there are more, but these are the “biggest” ones “inside” Photoshop) This article will [...]
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I realize that I may be out of touch with the mainstream, but IMHO, they're all way too much.

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Not All LED Panels Are Made Equal. Here's How To Tell The Difference - DIY Photography

Not All LED Panels Are Made Equal. Here's How To Tell The Difference - DIY Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Today I want to talk about LEDs and CRI. You see not all LEDs were created equal. Most of the time when we talk about LEDs we talk brightness and color temperature, and that makes sense as those are easily measured and have great impact on our photos. One thing that we often overlook is [...]
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I've been looking to this whole DIY thing as you know, but I've got to question this test's accuracy. Take a look at Rosco's numbers--I don't think so.

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Monday Fix #68 - The Ultimate Weekly Dose of Inspiration

Monday Fix #68 - The Ultimate Weekly Dose of Inspiration | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
This week’s Monday Fix is dedicated to the great work of the master of art and commercial photography, Herb Ritts.
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A definable style...works for you or it doesn't?

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How to Light the Cyc | Model Mayhem Education Blog

How to Light the Cyc | Model Mayhem Education Blog | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
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Maximizing the 'infinity effect' of a cyc.

an “infinity effect”
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DIY Project: Build an AlienBees/Einstein Globe Modifier for Under $25 | Fstoppers

DIY Project: Build an AlienBees/Einstein Globe Modifier for Under $25 | Fstoppers | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
If you are fan of DIY projects or are on a budget, this tutorial shows you all the steps for creating a simple yet effective globe light modifier for Paul C. Buff (RIP) strobes like AlienBees and Einsteins. Unlike many other DIY modifiers, this globe actually attaches the exact same way the retail modifiers do. Best of all, you can buy everything you need for under $25!
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Two things: If you have a jig saw you can build your own adapter, and if you want to use the modeling light, try drilling some dime-sized holes in the globe. And to keep the globe from cracking, I suggest warm sand.

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D.I.Y Reflective Photo Umbrella

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An easy project which should take no more than an hour is making your own reflective photographic umbrella.
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Could this be a possible route to salvaging all the silks from all those umbrellas that suffered an untimely demise?

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What is Color Rendering Index? - Lumenistics

What is Color Rendering Index? - Lumenistics | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Color Rendering Index (CRI) defined, and a discussion of drawbacks to CRI. Learn how CRI is used now, and how it may become obsoleted by CQS
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Ok, so maybe CRI is not the best way to judge how skin tones will be rendered?

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A Guide to Using Consumer LED Bulbs for Photography and Video - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article

A Guide to Using Consumer LED Bulbs for Photography and Video - Tuts+ Photo & Video Article | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
LED lights are rapidly being adopted and will become mainstream in households, meaning you are going to use LEDs for your indoor photography and videography. Time to understand how they work for imaging purposes. | Tags: Lighting Equipment, Lighting, Continuous Lights, Cold Lights, LED Lights
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I had a third grade teacher who expressed my thoughts on the subject: clear as mud at least as applied to CRI.

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Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

This is "Kubrick // One-Point Perspective" by kogonada on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Looking for a little depth...well, here it is.

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Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends'

Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends' | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
One half of the Duplass brothers used his SXSW keynote speech to promote grassroots film-making and offer a how-to for underground directors
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Quoting comedian Lewis Black: Woo who


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Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them | Digital Camera World

Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them | Digital Camera World | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Our latest photography cheat sheet breaks down what metering mode to use and when. Drag and drop to your desktop to save for reference.
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Hey, there's a new one in there but I can't decide whether it's "Partial metering" or "Centre-Weighted average metering?"

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The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Reviews of more than 25 of the most popular photo competitions worldwide.
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What is your view of these contests?

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A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with
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The Question is: How was able to take picture without knowing this technique?  And...why didn't someone tell me about it sooner :)

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6 Things You Don't Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

6 Things You Don't Know About Apertures, But Probably Should | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which light p
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Couple of things in here's a new one for me:

3. Diffraction


"While closing down the diaphragm to create a smaller aperture increases depth of field it also increases the impact of diffraction which softens the image.

Diffraction is the bending of light rays as they pass over the edge of the aperture blades.

These rays don’t converge on the sensor surface and consequently they give a soft image.

The smaller the aperture, the fewer the number of light rays passing through and the greater the proportion of rays being bent.

As a general rule, it’s advisable to not close down a lens aperture to the smallest value available."

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vol.1 What do designers think, and how do they create lenses? | Philosophy | NIKKOR.com

vol.1 What do designers think, and how do they create lenses? | Philosophy | NIKKOR.com | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
NIKKOR is a lens brand for cameras that symbolizes the spirit of Nikon. It is “instrument of light” brand where advanced engineering technology and traditional lens craftsmanship are combined at the highest level. It is the very existence that has always been continuing to push the boundaries of imaging possibility, ever since the early days of camera until today and on to the future.
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More than a fair amount of self-promotion in here, but if you can get past that there are some pearls.


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One of the most difficult aspects of lens design is the fact that for every stop (f/number) lens speed increases, aberration that degrades the image triples. Increasing lens speed from f/4 to f/2, for example, makes achieving a certain level of performance eight times more difficult. As the cost of the lens cannot be eight times higher, designers must always be considering ways to design such lenses with as little increase in cost and weight as possible. For example, even when the number of lens elements increases, or when aspherical lens elements must be added, designers must still achieve a good balance between lens cost, size, and performance. That is, by simply increasing the speed of a lens, its cost and size also increases. However, as lens speed increases, the types of scenes that can be photographed also increase. Therefore, designers want to take on the challenge fast lenses present.

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Details

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close up details of all my art work. paintings and others for veiwers to
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This is a painting. Wow!

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Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light |Photography|

Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light |Photography| | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
In my Architecture Photography I avoid showing the viewer a simple game of patterns and lines, but I try to reach the soul of the structure by using light and shade, tonal values and chiaroscuro to emphasize the appeal of structural forms, like for example in my series Musical Architecture and Shape of Sounds.
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If you can't find it here, you can't find it anywhere. 

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Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
“A bible for photographers” - Clement Cheroux Wow— where do I even begin? I would say that “The Decisive Moment” by Cartier-Bresson is one of the most beautiful photo books I have ever handled— and it is a book that brings me extreme joy and happiness (you can see all the photos from

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Watching, waiting and positioning.

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Eric Kim does a great review

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Led Light panel kit for photography

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I have been drooling after some nice led panels for a while now, but just can't justify spending a fortune to buy them. 
These LED panel give a nice s...
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Maybe I can actually build this one, not to keen on the housing.


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Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin nanotech lens

Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin nanotech lens | Through the Lens | Scoop.it

 Most lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers. But a new type of lens created at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences(SEAS) turns conventional optics on its head.


A major leap forward from a prototype device demonstrated in 2012, it is an ultra-thin, completely flat optical component made of a glass substrate and tiny, light-concentrating silicon antennas. Light shining on it bends instantaneously, rather than gradually, while passing through. The bending effects can be designed in advance, by an algorithm, and fine-tuned to fit almost any purpose.


With this new invention described today in Science, the Harvard research team has overcome an inherent drawback of a wafer-thin lens: light at different wavelengths (i.e., colors) responds to the surface very differently. Until now, this phenomenon has prevented planar optics from being used with broadband light. Now, instead of treating all wavelengths equally, the researchers have devised a flat lens with antennas that compensate for the wavelength differences and produce a consistent effect—for example, deflecting three beams of different colors by the same angle, or focusing those colors on a single spot.


“What this now means is that complicated effects like color correction, which in a conventional optical system would require light to pass through several thick lenses in sequence, can be achieved in one extremely thin, miniaturized device,” said principal investigator Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at Harvard SEAS.


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Less glass is good. I'm so excited, I just can't hide it. 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, February 26, 11:38 PM

Groundbreaking research on flat lenses from Harvard University.  According to the press release, the key to this system is a "completely flat optical component made of glass substrate...(and) a flat lens with an antenna that compensates for the wavelength differences and produces a consistent effort."  Perfect color every time thanks to nanotechnology.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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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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