Terrific tripoding is a careful combination of tool and technique. These 8 tips hit the highlights to cover both aspects, so you know what features you need in a tripod for video production, and how to use it to shoot stellar shots that are smooth and stable.
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.
Getting your video muse as the seasons change can be a bit challenging for any video producer. Weather and the sun's direction might change how you'd shoot a scene and shooting on location in the summer sun is a lot more difficult than in the wintertime sun.
I have been searching EBAY and several other sites for a battery charger for the Nikon d5100. The problem with the ones there are that they are AC (plug in) chargeable only. I will be in the Redwoods soon on vacation and Yosemite...so I was a charger I can carry in my pocket that is powered by two double a batteries. The ones on EBAY dont say they are compatible with Double A or any other battery to charge the camera batteries, so I dont want to risk buying one without it. (As there are no plugins in the woods. Or the Camper) Can you all direct me to a link or product that will charge on the go?
We all try to make the most out of the gear we have, but every video producer hits points in their career where they become limited by their equipment. Anybody who does video seriously knows it can be an expensive venture, and that it takes time to acquire all the gear we want. The world of camera support equipment is vast and can range from relatively affordable to shockingly expensive.