Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 65: Lighting a Green Screen

0 Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 65: Lighting a Green ScreenIn this week’s episode Mark shows you how to properly light a green screen.

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Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 65: Green Screen: Adorama Photography TV

0 Digital Photography 1 on 1: Episode 65: Green Screen: Adorama Photography TVAdorama Photography TV presents Digital Photography One on One with Mark Wallace. In this week’s episode Mark shows you how to light for green screen effects and achieve professional results. Learn specific lighting techniques that will ensure accurate processing in post production.

To buy related products, view related videos and read articles about Green Screen and Chroma Key, go here: http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Green-Screen-AdoramaTV

Products used in this episode:
Westcott Illuminator Collapsible Disc Background, 6′ x 7′, Chromakey Green

http://www.adorama.com/WE67CLGN.html

Matthews Baby Junior Triple Riser Stand with Wheels

http://www.adorama.com/MTH386020.html

Arri Softbank 2 Light Kit

http://www.adorama.com/AR571989.html

Westcott Illuminator Reflector Panel 30″ Silver/Black

http://www.adorama.com/WEMP30SB.html

Sekonic L-358 Flash Master

http://www.adorama.com/SKL358.html

Adobe After Effects CS 5.5 Software for Mac

http://www.adorama.com/ABAECS55ME.html

Nikon D3S Body Only

http://www.adorama.com/INKD3S.html

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Zoom-Nikkor ED-IF Lens

http://www.adorama.com/NK70200AF2U.html

Manfrotto 055XPROB Black Tripod Legs

http://www.adorama.com/BG055XPROB.html

Manfrotto Midi Ball Head 498 with RC2 Rapid Connect Plate
http://www.adorama.com/BG498RC2.html

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How To Buy a Digital Camera

0 How To Buy a Digital CameraIf you’re still buying film for your camera, it’s time to join the 21st century.

To complete this how-to, you will need:

A budget
A general idea of what you want to do with your camera
And time to comparison shop

Step 1: Set your budget

Decide how much you want to spend.

Your goal is to find the best camera in your price range.

Step 2: Think about your needs

Think about what you want to do with your digital camera. Do you want to be able to take pictures at night? Make large prints? Carry it with you everywhere?

Step 3: Shop

Visit a camera store—online or brick and mortar—to narrow down your choices. Find the largest selection possible.

Step 4: Decide what kind

Decide if you want a “point-and-shoot” camera or a “digital SLR” (single-lens reflex) camera. Digital SLR cameras are larger and more expensive but usually have more features and interchangeable lenses.

A digital SLR camera is a great professional camera but probably unnecessarily expensive for the amateur photographer.

Step 5: Decide what resolution

Figure out what resolution you want, known as the “megapixel” rating. Basically, the more megapixels a camera has, the larger the picture you can print and the higher quality the image will be.

A five-megapixel camera has sufficient resolution to print out a high-quality 11″ by 14″ picture.

Step 6: Focus on batteries

Look for digital cameras that use rechargeable batteries, and find out if you need a separate charger.

Step 7: Consider optical zoom

Decide on how much optical zoom you need. The higher the zoom, the steadier your hand must be. Most people would rather have a higher zoom than a higher resolution.

Don’t worry about digital zoom. All it does is magnify a photo, meaning the higher you zoom, the lower the picture quality. Optical zoom is what’s important.

Step 8: Consider the features

Consider what built-in features—like low-light focusing or red-eye reduction—are worth the expense for your needs.

A fast-acting camera is key to avoiding so-called “shutter lag,” which is the delay between your pushing the button and the camera taking the picture.

Step 9: Consider video

Decide whether you want video capability, but realize your filming length will be limited and will fill your memory card quickly.

If you want to digitally record video, you’re better off investing in a digital camcorder.

Step 10: Consider comfort

Don’t forget that comfort counts. If you’re planning to carry the camera around a lot, a smaller, lighter camera will be best.

Step 11: Buy memory

Most cameras don’t include enough memory, so purchase a memory card or stick. Most cameras come with a 16 MB “standard” card, but you’ll most likely want to buy another larger card so you’ll be able to store lots more pictures on it.

Step 12: Consider LCD screen size

All digital cameras have LCD screens. They vary in size; larger screens make the camera easier to use but will probably drain the batteries faster.

Step 13: Buy a case

Whatever you end up choosing, be sure to buy a case for it. Digital cameras can be easily damaged, and you don’t want your investment going to waste.

In 2004, Kodak stopped making new film cameras.

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DSLR Pinhole Photography

0 DSLR Pinhole PhotographyMod your DSLR camera’s body cap so that you can shoot digital pinhole photos, HDR, time lapse or even pinhole video!

For more information about this project, check out:
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/03/how-to-dslr-pinhole-photography.html

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Secrets of Amazing HDR Photography

0 Secrets of Amazing HDR PhotographyHow to take High Dynamic Range Photos, or HDR, like the pros. This technique creates stunning photos by combining three or more pictures of the same subject, but at different exposures. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make gorgeous photos, we show you how in this HDR tutorial.

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Arduino High Speed Photography Trigger

2 Arduino High Speed Photography TriggerCatch fast action with this simple Arduino-based high speed photo trigger! Code for this project is available here:

https://github.com/mrichardson23/Arduino-Audio-Flash-Trigger

Parts list is here:
http://mattrichardson.com/blog/arduino-flash-trigger-parts-list/

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Digital Photography Lesson – Skin tones part 2 of 4

2 Digital Photography Lesson   Skin tones part 2 of 4I caught this show on my television and absolutely love it. I wish it was on more often. I tivo-ed it and figured I’d share it with others. If you want to learn more about taking great photography, this is the show. This one is about shooting with contrasting skin tones.

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Digital Photography Lesson – Fall Foliage 1 of 4

2 Digital Photography Lesson   Fall Foliage 1 of 4I caught this show on my television and absolutely love it. I wish it was on more often. I tivo-ed it and figured I’d share it with others. If you want to learn more about taking great photography, this is the show. This one is about shooting with fall foliage.

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Digital Photography Lesson – Skin tones part 1 of 4

2 Digital Photography Lesson   Skin tones part 1 of 4I caught this show on my television and absolutely love it. I wish it was on more often. I tivo-ed it and figured I’d share it with others. If you want to learn more about taking great photography, this is the show. This one is about shooting with contrasting skin tones.

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