Man Charged After Video Shows Him Attacking News Photographer and Smashing Camera

Man Charged After Video Shows Him Attacking News Photographer and Smashing Camera

An Illinois man has been charged with battery and criminal damage to property after he attacked a news photographer and smashed his camera while the photographer was filming unrelated footage for a story.

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A Standard Zoom for Medium Format: A Review of the Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens

A Standard Zoom for Medium Format: A Review of the Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens

There is no shortage of 24-70mm lenses for full frame cameras, but of course, when it comes to medium format, the landscape is a bit different. Fuji’s GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens fills that gap, and this excellent video review takes a look at how it performs in practice.

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A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens

A Review of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens

The fast 50mm lens is a staple optic for a wide variety of photographers and videographers, with a useful, neutral focal length and wide maximum aperture, making it great for anything from portraits to events work. This great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens for the Z mount and what you can expect from it in practice.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture in Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture in Photography

Aperture is one of the most fundamental and crucial parameters in photography, and having a complete mastery of it will give you greater technical and creative control of your images. This excellent video will introduce you to aperture, what it does, how it works, and how you can use it to make better photos.

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Grow Your Youtube Audience – Interview with Filmmaker Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill is a science communicator based in Los Angeles. He was a host in the show Mythbusters: The Search and he has created a very successful Youtube channel called Because Science that went from 0 to around 1.3M subscriptions in only about 18 months. We asked Kyle if he has some advice for growing and maintaining an audience on Youtube.

The Facility – Youtube Project. Source: Kyle Hill

During our Virtual Show, we are not only doing interviews about filmmaking gear with the manufacturers. We also do interesting discussions with industry professionals and talented filmmakers. This time my colleague Graham Sheldon talked to his friend and successful Youtuber Kyle Hill.

Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill is a science communicator based in Los Angeles. In the past, he was the host in the show Mythbusters: The Search. He also created a Youtube channel called Because Science. This channel went from 0 subscriptions to around 1.3M subscriptions in only about 18 months.

He now has a new Youtube channel and a project called The Facility that combines everything that Kyle learned during the production of his previous channel. He said he watched other creators from channels that inspired him and wanted to build a world around his channel. He then created a special backdrop called the facility, where he gets to explain the science in his way.

Kyle’s Advice to be Successful on Youtube

One of Kyle’s advice is to be authentic and passionate about what you do. The audiences on Youtube can “smell” authenticity very well. People will immediately notice if you don’t know enough about the topic you are making a video about. On Youtube, and in the digital world in general, nobody is forcing you to do anything, so it is important to really focus on something you are truly passionate about.

Because Science Youtube Channel. Source: Kyle Hill

Another advice from Kyle when starting a Youtube channel is to get some experience in front of a camera first. In his words: “there is a difference between what you have to offer and how you get it out.” Communication is a skill and it is important to take it seriously, learn it, and plan it in order not to be boring and to attract the audience.

Traditional Media Versus Youtube

According to Kyle, one of the most notable differences between traditional media (like TV) production and Youtube production is the lack of manpower and the amount of freedom. Kyle compared his role in Mythbusters versus running his Youtube channels.

The freedom and being a one-man-production can be taken both as an advantage and disadvantage – while you don’t have the freedom to do what you want in traditional TV, on the other hand, you have people in the production to give you immediate feedback and help with fact-checking and other processes. With Youtube, you are alone for all this and sometimes it is a trial-and-error process.

If you are interested in Kyle’s work, you can follow him on his Instagram or his Youtube channels: Because Science, Kyle Hill

Do you know Kyle’s Youtube channels? What do you think of his advice? Are you running your own Youtube channel? Let us know in the comment section underneath the article.

 

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Even if You Have Never Shot Food Photography, It Is a Great Way to Ignite Your Lockdown Creativity

Even if You Have Never Shot Food Photography, It Is a Great Way to Ignite Your Lockdown Creativity

I am not a food photographer and never will be, but I still enjoyed giving myself the challenge to shoot what I had left of my lockdown food shop. Whatever type of photography you specialize in, shooting food can be a fun way to put your own unique spin on it.

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Landscape Photography Post-Processing: Do the Ends Justify the Means?

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Do you ever think that some approaches to creating landscape photographs go too far? At what point do we stop and say it’s too much?

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The Photographer’s Pixel Problem

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Have you ever gotten asked if your photos are high resolution or if your photos are a specific DPI? What do you say when you get a request that doesn’t make sense?

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