How to’s

How To Make a Beauty Dish [Video]

Posted by on February 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Tweet In the video below I show you how to make your own beauty dish. This is a video update to my original post “Make Your Own Beauty Dish.” The original post still has all the photos and written instructions, but now also includes this video. YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLDkhPiSsOU

Rapid Fire Flash Photography

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Tweet Did you know your flash can fire as fast as 6 frames per second or more? IT CAN! The secret is setting your flash to manual and dialling down the power to about 1/16 power. Your flash will now be able to fire in rapid succession because it doesn’t have to fully recharge after […]

5 Watt LED Light Set-up

Posted by on January 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Tweet I found this 5 Watt LED flood light in the hardware store the other other day thought this would be a great solution for photographers and film makes looking for an inexpensive light option. This flood light and clamp on type lamp cost less than $50 CDN. The light quality is pretty good and […]

How to Improve Portraits & Videos Using Window Light & Reflectors

Posted by on December 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Tweet You want to take better portraits and videos using window light. So do I. Just grab a white card or reflector and place it near your subject. Then just angle the reflector to fill in the shadows on your subjects face. It’s that easy! Watch the video below and see how easy it is. […]

Quick Tip – Naming Folders and Files

Posted by on December 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

Tweet Do you sometimes have a hard time finding files or folders on your hard drive? I still do. For years I didn’t think about the names I gave to my files and folders. I’m still paying for it to this day. If I need to find an image or video I shot prior to […]

Quick Tip – How To Shoot Better Outdoor Family Portraits

Posted by on November 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

Tweet Shooting family portraits outside can be challenging. I worked an entire ski season shooting portraits on Whistler Blackcomb and I learned one simple trick to improve the portraits I took of the clients. If it’s a sunny day, turn on your flash. It’s that simple. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve […]

Flash Photography – Low Light Event

Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 7:30 am

Tweet Someone asked me recently how to photograph an event in low light using flash. They have shot similar events in low light before, but were not very happy with the results. So, I gave them some very simple advice: Use a dedicated on camera flash (TTL, E-TTL, i-TTL… etc.) that is compatible with your […]

Exposure Adjustment – Part 2

Posted by on November 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Tweet Now, that we have looked at basic exposure adjustment in Part 1 lets take a look at adjusting exposure while using ND (Neutral Density) Filters. ND Filters ND filters are put in front of your lens to control the amount of light allowed through the filter. ND filters are a great way to control […]

Tripod Dolly & Jib Move

Posted by on October 16, 2010 at 10:35 am

Tweet This video shows simple dolly & jib moves using only a tripod… Brilliant! These guys know their stuff! I’m going to try this and post my results shortly. Here is my attempt at it. Not too bad for my first try.

How to Stabilize a P&S Camera when shooting HD Video

Posted by on October 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Tweet This video post shows how you can easily make your own videos smoother and more stable by using a Joby Gorillapod as a hand held rig. If you don’t have a Joby Gorillapod, you can get one below and support this site at the same time (affiliate link):