First steps in shooting video with a stabilized gimbal

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First steps in shooting video with a stabilized gimbal

[Testing out the Defy G2x gimbal, with a test run one evening in Times Square. Here is some of the (random) footage as I played with it to get a hang of its response and handling.] That smooth, fluid movement when shooting video with the camera moving, used to be the domain of cinema or higher-end productions  Read more inside...

video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot

BTS video clip: behind the scenes - Profoto B2 review photo shoot

video clip: behind the scenes - Profoto B2 review photo shoot

For the review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash, I had Erik Colonese shoot a behind-the-scenes video clip while I photographed Anelisa. It's a fairly long clip because we decided to keep in a lot of my dialogue with Anelisa as I direct her. The video clip also expands on the review with some info on the Profoto  Read more inside...

you’ve seen the movie; now read the book!

video clip: Direction & Quality of Light - your key to better portrait photography

The video clip of the presentation I did at B&H to promote my book - Direction of Light - has by now been viewed more than 137,000 times since it was posted in January 2013 !! But as the saying inevitably goes, the book is always better than the movie. So in case you haven't seen  Read more inside...

behind-the-scenes video clip: photo shoot w/ Ulorin Vex

video clip: behind-the-scenes during photo session w/ Ulorin Vex

I've posted some of the images from the recent photo session in my studio, with Ulorin Vex - and here is the behind-the-scenes video clip. The instructional stuff will be in the related articles - this is more of a glimpse of the rhythm of the shoot in the studio.  Read more inside...

video clip: photo session in the studio

video clip: photo session in the studio w/ Anelisa

To promote my studio as a rental photography studio here in New Jersey, I created this video clip. It's not quite a behind-the-scenes clip since my intention was to show some of the diversity that is possible in the studio. Using different lighting, and different backgrounds and setups, the final photographs look  Read more inside...

using the Canon EOS 6D in movie mode (model: Anastasia)

using the Canon EOS 6D in movie mode

To test the Canon EOS 6D  camera (vendor) and the Canon 24-70mm f4.0L IS lens (vendor), I met up with Anastasia Z in New York. She had such presence and confidence, that while shooting stills of her earlier in the day, I had an idea of a video sequence we could do. And with that, here is an overview of how well  Read more inside...

video clip: Direction and Quality of Light

video clip: Direction & Quality of Light - your key to better portrait photography

Thank you to everyone that came out to the presentation at B&H’s Event Space. It was jam-packed! That’s always a big compliment. The photo was on B&H’s Instagram feed, and was taken in the minutes before the presentation started. And no, it’s not my doh! facepalm realization  Read more inside...

behind the scenes video – photo session with Ulorin Vex

photo session with Ulorin Vex - behind the scenes video

The video clip is a behind-the-scenes view (with some techie info) of the photo session with Ulorin Vex. This photo session was also the first time I tried out the Nikon D800, and I also got to play with my Profoto D1 Air 500 W/s studio light (vendor), for the first time. An exciting day.  Read more inside...

Amsterdam – a short travelogue shot and edited on the iPad 3

 

Amsterdam - a short travelogue shot and edited on the iPad 3

While isiting Amsterdam for a few days with my daughter, I decided to see how well it would work to shoot and edit a video clip on the iPad 3. In fact, do it all on just the iPad 3. Even though I had my Nikon D4 with me - a camera which is far more suited to shooting video - I decided that it  Read more inside...