Ken Van Sickle on what makes a photographer

With everyone having a camera there are just that many more bad pictures out in the world. Ken puts together some great thoughts on what its like to be a photographer in a world where everyone has a camera.



Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects and more

If you are ever in need of a shortcut it can be a chore looking for it online. Here are some charts for you to print off and use. These might help cull some of that frustration.







Check out this link to find more awesome and helpful shortcuts and more.

Simple lighting setups to help with your portraits

Ever wonder how those looks were achieved and wanted to do them for yourself. Well the people over at Digital Camera World came out with the diagram below showing some great setups for your next portrait session.


How and why to use a polarizing filter

Ever wonder what a polarizing filter was for or have used one, but had no clue what it was really doing. I didn’t really understand a polarizing filter or how many functions it really had. Short video gives you a few different uses for one.

Research hyperlapse sending love to Paris

Researching some hyperlapse techniques and landed on this pretty video of Paris.

Here is a good tutorial I found to make some quick and easy hyperlapse videos without too much equipment and super non intrusive approach. All of this is for an up coming project where I need to create some fast movements around a city in order the capture a few key aspects of it and give something for the viewer to feast on.

Fun 360 music video put on the VR goggles or use your mouse

Fun way to shoot a music video that was probably shot with the gopro 360 rig. So much to look at and absorb, but also reminds me of those cheesy VR things or point and shoot games from the 90s. Either way it is becoming easier to produce cool content for VR and make massive encapsulated worlds.

Applying the theories of classical art to photography

In my free time I love attending galleries of all sorts and observing the different styles that various artists have created. We also through a pop up art auction locally to celebrate local artists and there innovations. Every artist will give you incite in either what to do or not to do. Its a long video, but has a lot information that could help shape the next images you create.

Breakfast with Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan gives us a look into how he made his film Following. It is nice to hear that he came from working in commercials and interview videos which kind of paved the way for him into creating his feature every weekend piece by piece. Following is a mind bending movie with twists and turns and wonderful camera work. He explains about his use of budget and using minimal gear to create each scene. The following was shot with Natural light majority of the time and with prime lenses for the most part. Through the process of doing his weekly work he was able to get skills such as setting up a scene and shooting quickly to get everything you need to move on to the next element something most of us could relate to as run and gun makers.

Is This Art Photography Any Good?

Is This Art Photography Any Good? – Take it or Leave it with Bruce Gilden

If you like someone critiquing other people’s work you will definitely like this. Bruce Gilden presents some great points and give lots of his own incites from over the years as a renowned street photographer.

We watch and read about so much technique and gear that it has become mundane with little value. It is so refreshing to have a quality incite through another person that has experience to back his work.