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Adobe Premiere Pro is Slowly Cutting Chunks Out of Avid’s Age-Old Market Share

If you haven’t heard of Avid, it’s because you’re either not in broadcast journalism or Hollywood films, and that’s ok. Avid has been the undisputed champion of software in those two industries probably since Avid’s introduction over 25 years ago. But over the past year and a half, Adobe has been really pushing hard to get Premiere Pro, a program with which many of you probably are familiar, into...

How the F**K Did They Do That? Behind the Scenes of Jaw-dropping One-Shot Commercials

The prospect of filming something in one shot is daunting, to say the least; the motion of the camera, the lighting, the staging, the actors—everything and everyone has to be on point. Consequently, shooting a commercial as one continuous shot is technically complex and can be extremely challenging. It may require weeks of preparation and hundreds of takes, but when done correctly the final product always turns out to be well-worth...

What Happens When Your Client Runs Off with Your Images and Doesn’t Pay?

If you’ve worked in this business long enough, chances are you have dealt with this issue at least once in your career: What begins as a promising project and business relationship turns into a frustrating, confusing debacle that often ends with the service provider (you!) being hung out to dry. Here are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening, and what to expect when the crap hits the fan. HUGE disclaimer: I’m not...

Racial Uproar on the Streets of NYC Captured by Photographer Mark Brown

Michael Brown and Eric Garner are two names that have been in the media for months now, whose deaths are viewed by many as wrongful and an example of police brutality. The protests that erupted upon the “not guilty” verdicts of each police officer in question were predictable. After all, these two events aren’t the first time American people have felt racial injustice. Just as in the past, the people have taken to...

Chris Burkard: An Successful Instagram Landscape Master

In this week’s featured photographer on Instagram, I spoke with a personal favorite of mine, Chris Burkard. With over 450k followers, he’s definitely figured out how to stand out against the masses of the popular social media app. Burkard took the time to speak to me about his love of landscape photography, where his passion derives from, as well as his influences. Tell me about when you first got started in...

Last Minute Shopping? Here is Our Education Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, which begs the nagging annual question: what do you get the photographer who has everything or who wants stuff thats just too damn expensive?! Give the gift that’s always a hit – photography education! Allow me to be your guide to some of the best educational videos out there! Below I’ll take you directly past the ho hum, been there done that, and lead you directly to the gems the photographers in...

Playing with Food: Shrimp Blaster Captured in Slo-Mo

Some things just can’t be described in words. So I will let this video do some of the explaining for me. This video is considerably less angry than the one I posted recently. But it is no less cool, I can tell you that much. The slow motion capture of the shrimps going through all the different cooking phases is legendary. Not only were they able to catch this going in slow motion, but somehow were able to do it with a very...

New App Gives You the Info to Dress, Eat and Shoot Like Movie Stars

I normally don’t get all that excited about apps but the new The Take is one I can totally get on board with and see myself using. The Take is the first app that allows movie viewers to find out specific information about their favorite movies, such as location, products and wardrobe. Basically,this is how it works: you download the app (duh), watch a movie, see something you like, sync your phone to the app with a tap and find...

The Resurgance of Film & Why I Went Back

It seems if you wait long enough things that were once in style and the thing will become that again. Just look around and you will see it everywhere, in fashion, cars, movies, toys and in the photographic world… film. The first digital camera aimed at photojournalists was released by Kodak in 1991: a Nikon F-3 camera equipped with a 1.3 megapixel sensor. Over the next decade digital became more and more accepted and people were...

Creative in Focus: 2015 Visual Trends

The year 2014 is about to end in a few days. It was a year that introduced us to a myriad of new ideas both visually stunning and mentally stimulating.  We are blessed with a lot of imaginative concepts that sprung out and entertained us, to the point that our social feeds will be filled by listicles of the year’s best. Looking forward to 2015, we expect another wave of trends to catch our fancy. To stop us from guessing,...

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