Motorola Has Had Enough of Your Vertical Videos

Motorola Has Had Enough of Your Vertical Videos

Smartphones are naturally held in a portrait orientation, which naturally leads to videos being filmed in portrait orientation. Motorola is seeking to change that with their newest phone.

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Doing the Vertical Video Thing

Doing the Vertical Video Thing

Our usual way of looking at scenes and people and all the things in the world is at 120-200° depending upon the different things that we see. We were use to seeing our horizontally. That is until we got into smartphones and further into Instagram stories.

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Why Instagram Should Hide Follower Counts and Why It Never Will

Why Instagram Should Hide Follower Counts and Why It Never Will

Instagram appears to be in the process of rolling out a surprising change to its platform: hiding the number of times that a post has been liked. While the internet giant claims that it’s making the change in to help us focus on the thing we love, the truth is different. If it really wants to improve things, it should go one step further and hide follower counts too. You can be sure, however, that it never will.

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Why Photographers and Filmmakers Should Not Follow the Advice of Many Books or Lectures on Business

Why Photographers and Filmmakers Should Not Follow the Advice of Many Books or Lectures on Business

There is an abundance of books on making business. They cover a lot of ground, mostly emphasizing marketing and selling, especially the latter. How practical is their advice to you as an artist?

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Sony US increased the price of the 135mm GM by $200!

In a surprise move Sony US raised the price of the 135mm GM lens by $200! This  is the first time ever I see something like that from Sony. I am only guessing now but I think the China-US trade…

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The Best Way to Get Into FPV Drones

The Best Way to Get Into FPV Drones

Drones are great tools for photography and video, but with technology changing at such a rapid pace, racing drones (FPV) are becoming much more popular and in demand for commercial work. It can be a little overwhelming to learn this technology all at once, so I am here to help you with your first setup.

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What Can You Accomplish With a $79 Camera?

What Can You Accomplish With a $79 Camera?

Photographers love their advanced and expensive gear; it makes our jobs much easier and can produce some absolutely stunning results in the right hands. But what can you accomplish with a $79 camera that’s over a decade old? The results might surprise you.

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FDTimes August 2019 Chinese Language Edition

This is a special Film and Digital Times China edition published on paper and online in time for BIRTV 2019.

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  • ARRI Rental DNA LF Lenses
  • SIGMA High Speed Full Frame Lenses
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  • SIGMA Full Frame fp Camera
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  • Steadicam M-2
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  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
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  • LEITZ Full Frame PRIME and ZOOM
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  • ZEISS Supreme Primes
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  • FUJINON Premista Full Frame Zooms
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Check Out This Incredible Behind the Scenes Look at Filming a Wedding

Check Out This Incredible Behind the Scenes Look at Filming a Wedding

Wedding videography is a grueling, difficult job full of all sorts of challenges of both the creative and technical variety, and watching a skilled videography team can be tremendously instructive whether you are new to the field and looking to learn or a seasoned master looking for new tricks and ideas. Check out this incredibly comprehensive behind the scenes look at everything that goes into filming the big day.

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Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS sample gallery

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS is a do-everything lens for the RF system, designed to cover pretty much any situation from sweeping landscapes to capturing distant details. Is this new zoom an ideal travel lens for the EOS R and RF? Check out our sample gallery to judge for yourself.

Please note that we’re converting these images in ACR 11.4 using a pre-release version of Adobe’s profile for the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS.

View our gallery of samples from the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS

The Overlooked Importance of a Focal Point in Photography

The Overlooked Importance of a Focal Point in Photography

It is easy to overlook just how important having a really strong focal point is to making a photograph truly successful. This insightful video discusses the multitude of ways a focal point helps a photo and how you can improve your own.

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