Lessons

  • Monopod Mania Featured

    Monopods, they aren't the jealous cousins of their more multi-limbed cousins, tripods. No, they are a force of camera stabilization to reckon with and can help take your shooting to another level. Learn how to use one along with some other cool tricks in this lesson.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 3: Depth of Field Featured

    What do a barbarian and an astronaut have in common? They both want to teach you about depth of field. Don't believe us? Read on!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Crop Factor Featured

    Crop factor can be an important consideration when you're selecting both your camera and lenses. Learn more about what it is and how it can impact your shooting in this lesson.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Setting up your DSLR

    This lesson covers a few simple changes you can make to your camera settings in order to get the best looking footage for your DSLR!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 2: Focal Length Featured

    Focal length is a critical element of lens selection. Watch and learn as Vincent teaches Blake the basics of choosing the best lenses for different scenarios.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Accessories

    Accessories are important as you start shooting. Learn about what you definitely need and things that you'll want for awesome looking videos.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Behind the Glass Part 1: An Introduction to Lenses Featured

    Join Blake as Vincent Laforet explains the world of lenses. Learn how to distinguish a prime from a zoom lens and more!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Lenses

    If you're new to shooting with a DSLR, here are some things you'll need to know about lenses.

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • How to increase the Canon 7D dynamic range (Tutorial)

    Tutorial on how to use picture styles to increase the dynamic range of the Canon 7D / 5DMkII. Custom picture styles are an amazing feature that almost compensate for the lack of a…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Software
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Time-Lapse and Photo-Video Techniques

    Here are some of the camera techniques I used in the "Every Photo Shot For The Conan O’Brien Title Sequence" video I put up. Many people have asked how I did the time-lapse,…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How-to: Shooting ENG style with Dual System Audio on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Daniel Plym, Director of Video Publishing at Buzzine.com, gave us a crash course on how he uses his 5D for red carpet shoots. He is a one man operation and breaks down how he combines…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Thinking of Modifying your HDDSLR to a PL Mount?

    Here's a great discussion with Illya Friedman, owner of Hot Rod Cameras, a company that is doing some very interesting things to Canon HDDSLR's - notably: modifying them to…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Magic Lantern introduction

    An updated introduction to the Magic Lantern firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II. Production by http://5dfilmmaking.com 7D support is in progress: http://vimeo.com/7851909

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Time-Lapse Tutorial

    A tutorial I put together back in 2007. It covers how to shoot a timelapse using a DSLR and intevelometer. The tutorial covers everything from settings you should use to making the…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Editing
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Glidecam Tutorial

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    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • How To Shoot With Tilt/Shift Lenses. Canon Cinema Caravan (2010)

    from chicago, to the grand canyon and hoover damn, we really traveled far and wide to put this one together. the tilt/shift lenses can be a rather technical set to wrap your head around…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Advanced

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