Lens whacking, or freelensing as photographers sometimes call it involves taking the lens off your camera and and maneuvering it manually with your hands to manipulate the focal plane, and allow light to leak through the cracks between the lens and camera body. This technique creates some really interesting qualities in your footage
When you commit to shooting your videos without zooming, you will become a far more active shooter, positioning and repositioning your camera for each shot, and you’ll find that your footage immediately looks much more interesting. So take your finger off that zoom control and lace up your sneakers. You might discover that less is more after all.
The GoPro cameras are quickly becoming the Go To cams for extreme sports enthusiasts, taking video in places no ordinary camera can. But not all GoPro users are shooting sports. We scoured the internet looking for our favorite NON SPORT videos shot at creative angles using these amazing little go-anywhere point of view video cameras.
Negative space isn’t a bad thing. A simple bottle on a table with window light illuminating a wall is more interesting and pulls your viewer in than that same bottle with a busy background. The wall is negative space.
Shooting great video is about more than what tools you use. In the hands of a creative camera operator, any camera, even a consumer point-and-shoot model, can be a powerful resource for capturing and creating compelling content.