Lessons

  • 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
  • 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
  • Do More With Your DSLR II: Building a Rig Featured

    When it comes to DSLRs, rigs are all the rage. Find out what they are, how to use one, and other great tips for keeping your shots stable from the Bui brothers!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • Glossary of Common Video Terms Featured

    This is a handy, ever-growing glossary to use when you need a refresher on video terms. What's the definition of "aperture" again?

    Category:
    DSLR
    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
  • Weekend Challenge: Call to Action

    Whatever you are passionate about doing, get the Vimeo community onboard! Make a short 1 minute video urging viewers to act.

    Category:
    Do It Yourself
    DSLR
    Editing
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • 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
  • Introduction to DSLR Cameras

    New to shooting with a DSLR? Maybe you're thinking about getting one? We'll teach you the differences between DSLR cameras and help you decide which one's best for you!

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

Tutorial Videos

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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • DIY - camSlider - Making of - Part II - Electronics

    DIY Camera slider - Making of part II: The electronics of my Motion control/programmable Slider/Glider/Micro-Dolly. Not as interesting as the first Part, but Hey - it's also a…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Advanced
  • Shutter speed test at 25fps

    Testing the effect of shutter speed on a fast moving object when shooting video. Shot with two Canon 7Ds. This is the version with both cameras at 25fps and the baseline shutter speed…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Shooting
    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
  • Getting Started with the GH2: Part 1

    It seems like I've been getting quite a few questions from current and soon-to-be GH2 owners about camera setup. I put together this quick walkthrough for setting up your GH2 with…

    Category:
    DSLR
    Difficulty:
    Beginner
  • DSLR Episode #13: Prime Lenses

    Sigma 30mm: http://tinyurl.com/4nx84fu Canon 50mm: http://tinyurl.com/4v3cjgv Nikkor Lenses: http://tinyurl.com/475xvdo Nikon to EOS Adapter: http://tinyurl.com/4f7csuk

    Category:
    DSLR
    Gear
    Difficulty:
    Beginner

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