Cinematic Lighting Techniques

Lighting is the key difference between camera operators and cinematographers – learn to light, and you’re stepping into a new playing field, but it can be hard to know where to begin. We all spend time researching the newest camera and lenses, but rarely lights and methods on how best to use them. It’s too

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Basic Video Lighting Tips

Cameras are exciting, which is why we spend all our money on them, but unfortunately it’s only once you’ve depleted your bank account you realise you should have bought some lights too… Video lighting isn’t cheap, good lighting anyway; Quasar, Aputure, Kino, they will all set you back a couple of hundred easily. But there

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Lighting for Videos – Tips & Tricks

One of the key factors separating poor quality video content and professional-looking film is the difference made by lighting. A well composed frame can be totally transformed by a well placed catch light in your subject’s eyes, or by placing a practical light source in the background to fill out shadows and add depth to

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5 Tips for Spotting Vintage Lens Bargains!

Buying your first swappable-lens-system camera is an expensive enough decision without factoring in the cost of a good set of glass. Then come the next head scratchers; primes or zooms? Stills lenses or film lenses? And do you really have to buy them from the same manufacturer as your camera? One method of building up

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