Jumping from photo to video can be a daunting task. We discuss how to navigate the change, getting coverage and B-roll, camera movement & gear, and more.
walkthrough of some of the first camera and lens considerations to be making as a new photographer.
While good audio recording is critical to a successful video, it is easy to overlook for new videographers. We discuss the basics of recording audio for video, including why audio is important, necessary gear, differences between on-camera mics and sync sound systems, and more.
Starting out in photography can often feel like an exercise in jargon-deciphering. We break down 10 common terms that are critical knowledge for new photographers.
As a new photographer, you've likely heard a fair amount of arguing about DSLR vs. Mirrorless. We de-mistify the technical and practical differences between the two styles of cameras, and why one or the other might appeal to you.
Megapixel count is a much-touted feature in many modern cameras, and it's especially important when making prints. But how many megapixels do you really need?
Shallow depth of field is a cornerstone of certain styles of photography. How do you achieve it, when would you want to use it, and what gear do you need? And what's this word "bokeh" that you keep hearing?
While almost every photographer is comfortable using a tripod, monopods are a bit less common. While these single-legged supports may seem a bit funky, they have a ton of usefulness in a variety of situations, and are generally underappreciated. We discuss when and how to use a monopod, different types of monopods and the advantages vs a tripod.
Every lens is either a prime or a zoom lens, and understanding the difference between the two can help you significantly narrow down what you are looking for. Join us as we explain the difference between the two and why you might choose one over the other.
The success of a great landscape image comes long before you press the shutter button. We discuss how to get started taking amazing landscape photography.
Exposure is a core concept of photography, and the exposure triangle explains how your three primary manual controls - aperture, shutter speed and ISO - combine to affect your exposure. Understanding these controls and how they interact is critical in learning how to manually exposure your images.
With so many camera models releasing all the time, not only do you need to think of what camera to buy, but when to buy it. You want to make sure you're getting the best deal, and that it's the right time to buy. We discuss the thought process of a purchase decision.
Every brand has it's strengths, and when purchasing your first camera you'll want to buy into an ecosystem that excels at the styles of photography that you are interested in. In this article we look closely at Nikon and Sony, their strengths, and how they compare for a variety of photography styles.
Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of photography, and a good understanding of it will allow you to adjust your exposure more accurately and take more creative photos. We discuss what shutter speed is, how it affects exposure and motion, rules of thumb, and more.
When looking to purchase your first camera, it's not uncommon to look at the huge amount of choice in the market and be overwhelmed. One thing that can help with this is to understand the major brands and what their strengths are, as it provides a great starting point. We cover the strengths of the major brands so you can jump in with confidence.