Dronegenuity Launches Part 107 Training Online – Aerial Photography Article

Dronegenuity Launches Part 107 Training Online Dronegenuity is proud to announce our new training initiative! We’re launching the program with our Part 107 Test Prep course, designed to help aspiring drone pilots become certified to fly drones commercially. This course covers all of the topics that you’ll see on the FAA’S Part 107 exam – focusing on the skills you really need – with some valuable bonus information provided to improve your understanding of the general aviation ecosystem and terminology.…

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Best Photo & Video Settings for DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro, and Mavic 2 – Aerial Photography Article

Best Photo & Video Settings for DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro, and Mavic 2 Today’s drones are equipped with amazing cameras, but the photos and videos coming off of those cameras only look amazing if the settings are configured properly. Here are the settings we have found from hundreds of drone flights to yield the very best results: Photo Settings The best photo settings remain similar for pretty much all DJI drones. You can find these photo options by making…

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Two and a half hours editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects – Time Lapse Photography Article

Two and a half hours editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects I’ve never shared my entire timelapse editing process like this before. In this two and a half hour long video I take you through the entire workflow of editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects. Want to learn more about timelapse photography? Check out my e-books! Previous articleShould you worry about your shutter count with timelapse…

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Two and a half hours editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects – Time Lapse Photography Article

Two and a half hours editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects I’ve never shared my entire timelapse editing process like this before. In this two and a half hour long video I take you through the entire workflow of editing timelapse photos in Lightroom and After Effects. Want to learn more about timelapse photography? Check out my e-books! Previous articleShould you worry about your shutter count with timelapse…

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Non chemtrail airplane trails for timelapse – Time Lapse Photography Article

Non chemtrail airplane trails for timelapse Chemtrails aren’t real, don’t @ me. In this timelapse tutorial video I teach you how to create airplane trails using the Echo effect in Adobe After Effects. Click play or keep reading! Import your footage (either as an image sequence or as an already rendered video) into After Effects and create a composition. In the Effects tab, look for the Echo effect and apply it to your sequence by dragging it onto it. The…

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GoPro TimeWarp 2.0 Hyperlapse tutorial – Time Lapse Photography Article

GoPro TimeWarp 2.0 Hyperlapse tutorial The GoPro Hero 8 black is a fantastic little action camera and in this article and video I’m showing you how to shoot great hyperlapse sequences with it. Thanks to GoPro’s new TimeWarp 2.0 the Hero 8 really is an impressive ‘plug and play’ hyperlapse camera. Here are a few shots as an example: Buy the GoPro Hero 8 from B&H here or from Amazon here. (affiliate links) If you prefer to watch the GoPro…

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12K timelapse on a phone – Time Lapse Photography Article

12K timelapse on a phone The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G has a built in 108 megapixel photo mode. 108 megapixels is 12000×9000 pixels aka twelve thousand pixels wide aka 12K footage! 12K is all the rage these days (especially after Black Magic announced a 12K camera a few days ago) so I thought I’d make a video about it. Using an Android app called intervalometer you can shoot 12K timelapse sequences on the S20 Ultra.…

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Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography We, as underwater photographers, talk about backscatter all the time. But mostly we talk about how to remove it from our photos when we are processing them in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. I have spent countless hours on the labor intensive chore of removing those annoying specks and I have spent a great deal of time studying different removal methods. Recently, I listened to a friend give a Facebook live video on methods to prevent…

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How to fix Lightroom import error “There is a problem with the video file” – Time Lapse Photography Article

How to fix Lightroom import error “There is a problem with the video file” My main use for Adobe Lightroom Classic is to colour grade and edit timelapse sequences. I also use Lightroom to organise all sorts of files after getting back from a shoot. Sometimes I shoot on my phone, other times I shoot on a mirrorless or DSLR camera as well as shooting on a dedicated timelapse camera. This means I import both photo files as well as…

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How to make a timelapse with iMovie – Time Lapse Photography Article

How to make a timelapse with iMovie How to make a timelapse with iMovie cover Imovie is a free app that comes with any new Apple computer. With a bit of a workaround you can use it to create real timelapse videos. It has limitations though, which I’ll show you how to solve! Just in case you didn’t know, a time-lapse is usually created out of a series of photos and then turned into a video file. I’ve got a…

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Spinning earth effect tutorial | Matthew Vandeputte – Time Lapse Photography Article

Spinning earth effect tutorial | Matthew Vandeputte Ever wondered how to create the spinning earth effect for your astro timelapse footage? All you need is an astro timelapse shot and the motion tracker in After Effects. Watch the video or read on to find out how to make the earth spin! This article and video tutorial is a collaboration with Martin Heck from Timestorm Films. If you like getting your mind blown by the most beautiful 8K timelapse footage then…

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Learn star photography in 5 minutes – Time Lapse Photography Article

Learn star photography in 5 minutes Astro photography or star photography is the pinnacle of photography for many people. It’s intimidating at first because it looks so otherworldly, but it’s actually quite simple. This star photography tutorial teaches you everything you need to know in less than 5 minutes! I talk about astrophotography on my blog and on my youtube channel a lot but I recently realised I actually never made a dedicated video about how…

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An overview of After Effects for timelapse photographers – Time Lapse Photography Article

An overview of After Effects for timelapse photographers Adobe After Effects is incredibly powerful software. It is used by thousands of post production professionals around the world in a range of creative disciplines. In this video I give you an extensive overview of how to use After Effects for timelapse photography. Download a free Adobe After Effects trial here. How I use After Effects I use After Effects to render sequences of timelapse photos into high resolution video files.I use…

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Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography Sometimes we have an image that needs just a little punch to give it that edge we are looking for. Maybe it needs a punch to color, or sharpness, or maybe it needs a complete tonal makeover. Here I have compiled a few of my favorite tips for finishing an image. Quick Color Adjustments in Lightroom Occasionally I have an image that just doesn’t have the color saturation that I want. Usually, this…

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Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos – Underwater Photography Article

Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos Making photographs underwater can be a challenge for any scuba diver, and when you realize that the environment is always moving, capturing a clear image seems nearly impossible. Most of the time, we do our best to get the image we want by holding as still as we can and relying on our camera settings to “freeze” the action. But sometimes it is more fun and more creative to show the movement of…

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5 DJI Go 4 Settings to Change Before Your First Flight – DJI Mavic Pro, Air, Spark, & Phantom 4 – Aerial Photography Article

5 DJI Go 4 Settings to Change Before Your First Flight – DJI Mavic Pro, Air, Spark, & Phantom 4 If you’re looking to get outside and fly your drone as fast as possible, this post is for you. The DJI Go 4 application is complex and loaded with settings. That’s why we spent some time to break all the options down in our DJI Go 4 Mega Guide & Tutorial, which we highly recommend you eventually take time to…

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How Do I Register My Drone with the FAA? – Aerial Photography Article

How Do I Register My Drone with the FAA? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that all drones be registered before use. The first step in registering your drone is understanding exactly how you fly and use it. Not sure what kind of drone flyer you are? Some drone types include: Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations; Certificated Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators; and Public Safety and Government. Whichever category you feel your drone usage falls under will indicate exactly…

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Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Artistic Composition – Waterdog Photography One of the most powerful techniques a photographer can use to tell a story is composition. “A picture is worth a thousand words…” but only if it has something to say. Composition is one of the keys to story telling through imaging. The way you show the subject, secondary subject and environment gives the image the context in which to tell your story. Mastering some compositional concepts will improve your ability to make your picture…

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Techniques for Shooting Sharks – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Techniques for Shooting Sharks – Waterdog Photography The last few years have been productive for me in terms of having lots of opportunities to photograph sharks. I have had the pleasure of encountering many different species of reef sharks, oceanic white tip sharks, bull sharks, great white sharks, lemon, silky, dusky, and Galapagos sharks, and even whale sharks. Each of these have been a learning experience for me both environmentally and photographically speaking. The techniques for photographing sharks vary, depending…

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How to make the perfect boomerang – Time.Lapse Photography Article

How to make the perfect boomerang I’ve been asked a bunch of times how I get my boomerang videos to look so smooth.They key is in how you manipulate the playback speed. Let me show you how!In this tutorial you will learn how to make the perfect boomerang. What you need:Creating the boomerang in Adobe After EffectsOpen After Effects and import your video fileCreate a new composition with your desired resolution and framerateRight click on the footage in the composition…

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How to Enhance Your Compositions With The Crop Tool – Time.Lapse Photography Article

How to Enhance Your Compositions With The Crop Tool How To Enhance your Compositions With The Crop Tool – Adobe Lightroom Tutorial In this Landscape Photography Lightroom tutorial. I cover how I use the crop tool to help enhance my compositions. Sometimes this is as simple as just straightening the horizon. Or more well thought out crops that help to tell a different story with the photograph, or help to simplify the image. Thanks so much for watching! I Really…

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Caves, Caverns and Cenotes – Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Caves, Caverns and Cenotes – Waterdog Photography Many divers and underwater photographers love to explore the ambiance created by sunlight piercing through small openings to illuminate caves or caverns under water. It is the light inside these spaces that excites the imagination. Underwater photographers seek to express their impressions through the lens, but many find it difficult to recreate the scene the way it was impressed upon their mind. The key is to use the light that is available without…

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How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering – Time Lapse Photography Article

How to prevent and solve timelapse flickering This article talks about the most common mistake timelapse photographers make, timelapse flickering. Timelapse flickering, most often caused by your lens aperture not closing properly can be prevented in a number of different ways.How to prevent timelapse flickeringThe lens twist method. You’re going to lock your aperture by enabling the Depth Of Field preview button and simultaneously slightly twisting your lens off your camera body. This method works for Canon only, sadly. If…

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Good Things Come in Small Packages – a Guide to Macro Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Good Things Come in Small Packages – a Guide to Macro Photography This post is intended to be a gateway to different aspects of macro photography. There are many links; each leading to posts or tutorials that will explain more about the subject. Please feel free to click away! Tiny critters are one of the most intriguing aspects of scuba diving. They are sometimes weird, often beautiful, and even a little creepy. Sometimes they defy description and it is because…

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Speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing – Time Lapse Photography Article

Speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing In this article I will explain how you can speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing.With the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom a very frustrating and time consuming bug has crept into the software.The ‘copy/paste settings’ or ‘synchronise settings’ action now takes minutes instead of seconds.This article explores a different workflow to increase your efficiency when editing timelapse sequences.I realise that this technically isn’t speeding up Lightroom however I worded it that way for SEO…

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9 Single-Key Lightroom Shortcuts I Use Every Day – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrhg8RTwNtQ] In all honesty, I only use single-key shortcuts as opposed to multi-key for the simple reason that I can’t remember much beyond a single keystroke. I thought about printing every shortcut and hanging it on my office wall for reference, but that would defeat the purpose of using shortcuts in the first place as I’d have to spend additional time scanning the printout to locate what I’m looking for. In the 12-minute video above, I discuss the 9…

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How to fake tilt shift timelapse videos – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Fake tilt shift tutorial If you’ve ever wondered how to fake tilt shift timelapse footage then this blog is for you. On the weekend I was invited to shoot the city of London’s 50th pride parade.  Over one and a half million people attended, with 30000 people walking in the actual parade. It was a spectacle of colour and love and we got by far the best view in town! Because of our unique point of view I decided to…

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How to Do Back Button Focusing on Your Canon DSLR or Mirrorless – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Suk5FORNL8] Back button focusing involves decoupling a camera’s autofocus from the shutter button and moving it to a button under the right thumb on the back. Here’s a helpful 4.5-minute video by Canon Australia showing how you can get started with this next-level focusing technique on your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera. Canon Collective Ambassador Kass Brumley starts out by explaining what back button focus is and what its advantages are (e.g. being able to easily lock focus when…

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4 Landscape Photography Tips to Last a Lifetime – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTjywvE0jaY] Scottish landscape and wildlife photographer Wayne Robertson recently shared what he’s calling “4 Landscape Photography Tips to Last a Lifetime.” These aren’t “tricks” or “hacks” or “secrets,” because Robertson doesn’t believe there are any secrets when it comes to great landscape photography. Just tried and true advice that all landscape shooters could benefit from. For those of you who just want the bullet points, here are the four tips that Robertson shares over the course of his video:…

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How to Balance Strobe Light with Ambient Light – Photography Article

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQyRME0vtGg] My name is Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens, and in this 6.5-minute video and article, I’ll illustrate the balance of strobes with ambient light. Whether it’s inside or outside, you’re going to have to learn the formula to balance strobes with ambient light. It’s not that hard, so let’s go back to 1930 and learn the formula! For this shoot, we are using a Ford 1929 Model A with our two talents, Devyn Howard and Michael…

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