Photo & Video Learning Guides

Collections of posts that take you through a particular topic or project.
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    Time-lapse videography is a great way to make motion recordings with your stills camera. Though making time-lapse sequences seems a bit a complicated, in this series you'll learn tips, tricks and techniques to make capturing stunning scenes easy. You'll learn about tim-lapse gear, configuring your camera, shooting on location, and processing your time lapse sequences. If you enjoy this series, check out our course, Time-Lapse Video for Photographers. With this course, creating professional-looking time lapse videos is a process that's completely within your reach.

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  • Audio for video post processing

    Recording good audio is an essential part of every video production, but what to do with that audio afterwards? In this series we'll explore everything audio for video post-production, including how to edit, process, mix, and master audio for your projects.

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    The iPhone is a camera to be reckoned with. Apple has earning top-spot as the most popular camera manufacturer on Flickr, with more pictures being taken with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s than any other device. And while popular, the iPhone isn't perfect. This series shows how to get the most from your smartphone-come-camera for photo and video.

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  • Split toning sharon legg thumbnail

    Split toning is the process of tinting the shadows of an image in one colour and the highlights in another colour, and it is a practice as old as photography itself. Although split toning comes from a black and white darkroom tradition, and mostly commonly applied to black and white images, the method can also be used quite successfully with colour images. This series explores the theoretical, technical, and creative possibilities of split toning photographs with digital post-production.

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  • Conversations with creative collaborators

    In this interview series we talk to creative professionals who use photography how they view and engage with pictures in their work. We talk to editors, designers, advertisers, and directors: the people who use photography every day and decide how your images are used.  We've asked them about their relationship to photography and photographers to see how they view their market, the nature of photography, and the role of images in the world today.

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    "Stop making excuses, just go out and shoot!" That's the mantra of countless teachers, well-wishers, and more-experienced filmmakers, but is it good advice? What does it actually take to become a filmmaker?

    You have a camera that records video, you have some free time, and you want to teach yourself how to shoot like a pro. This series will show you how to really get started, highlight common pitfalls to watch out for, and suggest some great film making opportunities to explore this weekend.

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