POV shot of a man floating in a kayak
TAKE TWO:Sunlight, Camera, Action!Action cameras – or cams - are everywhere. They have gone skydiving from space, driven endless laps around motocross tracks, and been dragged, dropped, tossed and stuck to just about anything with a flat surface. Hit up GoPro.com, the Replay XD website, or hop on over...
Shot of a smartphone attached to a suction-cup stabilizer on a car
GoPro burst onto the scene with a very basic, high-definition, low cost, lightweight, extremely portable and rugged camera in a waterproof case whose most enticing feature was how easy it was to connect to things. These cameras allowed people to get camera angles heretofore unheard of. Surfers attached them...
Cose-up of 50mm lens
So you started doing weddings and business is taking off. Your old clients have referred you to all their friends and money is starting to flow in. Now you’ve decided to step away from your kit lenses and old tripod in exchange for supports and lenses that will take...
GoPro action camera mounted on a bicycle's handlebars
So you bought a GoPro Hero 3 for video production and are ready to become the next big Martin Scorsese. You pack it up, go to your favorite mountain and begin recording from your helmet mount. Once you get home to view the video, you have the most beautiful...
Shot of an iPhone in a tripod with a nice lens attachment, showing a scene at a wedding.
“The videographer!” shrieked the mother of the bride, rushing into the room, “He's been arrested!” She fainted dead away. “Well,” said Melvin, putting down his drink and tapping me on the shoulder, “I guess we'll have to get this done ourselves.” “But,” I protested, “we have no equipment!” He grabbed me by the...
shot of a snow boarder jumping from a helicopter
So you purchased your new HD video action camera (be it a GoPro3, iON Air Pro 3, Sony SteadyShot or other action cam) and are now looking to use it to record your important moments on HD video. Depending on which camera you purchase, you might think you are...
Shutterstock-Shooting TV comedy show
I always loved it when my favorite TV shows had behind the scenes segments where they would pull back the curtain, swing the cameras around and let you see the lights, the cameras, the crew, the mics, the edges of the set. That’s the stuff that made me fall...
Close up of the glass of a camera lens
Camera lenses vary widely in price, type and abilities. This page has helpful descriptions of many common lens families and explanations of what they offer. To learn more generally about which lenses you should use, check out our Lenses Buyer’s Guide feature.Cine Lenses and F-Stop vs. T-StopWhat is the...
Mastor Tech Cheetah-CH1
Technology continues to decrease in size. The cameras found in smartphones produce a better image than full sized prosumer camera rigs from ten years ago. Small adventuring cameras, such as those made by GoPro, are miniature wonders. Video is now a ubiquitous medium for creating and sharing content. The...
A videographer shooting video using a tripod
In order to shoot great-looking video, you need to control your camera, and one of the best ways to wrangle your recorder is to pop it onto a tripod. So, go out and get yourself a set of sticks, and you’ll shoot video like a pro. Well, ok, there’s...