Video Production

15 Things I Wish I Knew As A Beginner with Adobe Premiere – Photography Article

[ad_1] Adobe Premiere is one of those easy-to-learn, hard-to-master programs. Here are 15 things I’ve learned along the way that will help you become a pro. Are you tired of spending all of your time figuring things out in Premiere? Looking to speed up your editing workflow? Do you want to delete the program and never look at a render screen again, then sell your belongings to begin a life of solitude in the mountains? Well, don’t do that. Today,…

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How to Add Cinematic Effects to Your Project with Shutterstock Elements – Photography Article

[ad_1] Organically captured lens flares, explosions, and full-on post-production elements comprise our latest video-professional-asset library. With over 3,000 elements to choose from, Shutterstock Elements has a wide selection of easy-to-use effects and motion graphics, perfect for improving the production value and overall presentation of your work. From light leaks to lens flares to muzzle flashes and lower-thirds, we can take care of all your post-production needs. So, because Elements offers so many types of assets, let’s take a look at…

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Planning a Wedding Video? Which Style Should You Choose? – Photography Article

[ad_1] Whether it’s a full video of the ceremony or a quick, Instagram-able vignette, there are many styles to choose from when it comes to wedding videography. With the advent of the modern wedding comes a break in tradition. Wedding videos used to be your Uncle Chuck pitching his camcorder on a tripod, then walking around  interviewing guests about their relation to the bride and groom — then recording their best wishes for the newlyweds. If you have ever seen…

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Artist Series with Food Photographer Joanie Simon – Photography Article

[ad_1] Looking for pro tips for shooting amazing images of food? Explore new techniques with food photographer Joanie Simon in the latest installment of Shutterstock’s Artist Series. Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series is a video series highlighting creative artists on Shutterstock’s marketplace. Today we are introducing one of the first artists we featured as part of the series, food photographer and photography educator Joanie Simon. Not only is Phoenix-based Joanie an accomplished photographer, but she also educates fellow food photographers around…

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How to Use Additive and Reductive Lighting – Photography Article

[ad_1] Knowing how to take light away is just as important as knowing how to add it. Here’s how to use additive and reductive lighting in your setups to control your look — and your budget. Lighting technology has changed by leaps and bounds over the last few years. In concert with the emergence of affordable digital cinema cameras and stunning low-light capability, lighting (particularly of the LED variety) has also gotten brighter, cheaper, and more accessible. These new trends…

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July Fresh: New Content We Love – Photography Article

[ad_1] Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Each month we bring you the top inspirational images in Shutterstock’s collection. Explore new content and beautiful photographs in our July roundup. Every day, our team searches their new content on Shutterstock and Offset. This blog post showcases new content we love that was uploaded the month prior. We couldn’t be more excited to share this month’s July Fresh, featuring the new content from contributors from both Shutterstock and Offset. We have a…

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What You Need to Know Before Shooting Wedding Videography – Photography Article

[ad_1] One of the most stressful jobs you can take on as a videographer is shooting a wedding, so make sure you’re prepared before your first gig. Weddings. It’s a step that many videographers take after being in the industry for a bit. What can go wrong? All you have to do is shoot the ceremony, get some close-ups of the ring, capture the kiss, then slap a Kodak LUT on the final product and make a boat-load of money.…

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Artist Series with William Perugini: Creating Diverse Stock Content – Photography Article

[ad_1] Want to learn the secrets of shooting diverse stock content?  Go behind-the-scenes with lifestyle photographer William Perugini in the latest installment of Shutterstock’s Artist Series. Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series is a video series highlighting creative artists on Shutterstock’s marketplace. Today we are introducing the next contributor feature, photographer William Perugini, who is a pro at creating diverse stock content. A lifestyle photographer in London, UK originally from a small town in Italy, William specializes in lifestyle stock content in…

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Why Weird Stock Photos Sell – Photography Article

[ad_1] Get a little weird with Shutterstock’s Strange Things trailer, and discover why weird stock footage captivates audiences in whole new ways. The nature of stock imagery is changing, or more specifically, getting weirder. According to Google, search interest for “weird stock photos” has more than doubled in the past five years — growing faster than perennial favorites such as “business stock photos” or “stock photos of people.” Whereas a decade ago, an office worker smiling and holding a cup…

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Why Is The 4:3 Aspect Ratio So Popular Right Now – Photography Article

[ad_1] Here are a few ways the iconic 4:3 aspect ratio can help improve your video project or make your story stand out — and why it’s so popular again. I was sitting in my seat at the theater, patiently waiting for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum to start when all of a sudden a trailer comes up. Which movie it was advertising isn’t important; what is important is that this new movie was in the 4:3 aspect ratio.…

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PremiumBeat’s Chase Horsman on Creating Stock Music with Guitars – Photography Article

[ad_1] Explore the key elements of creating genre-hopping, innovative stock music with guitars with PremiumBeat composer Chase Horsman. It never ceases to amaze our team how much talent exists on the PremiumBeat network of artists. Creative music composers from around the world who compose extraordinary tracks for commercial licensing to customers and filmmakers around the world. One of those artists is composer, musician, and producer Chase Horsman of Reaktor Productions. Chase creates stock music with guitars as a focus, and…

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Shooting Underwater Photos and Videos for the First Time – Photography Article

[ad_1] Thinking of trying out underwater photography? It’s a lot harder than it looks. Here’s what we learned on our first time out. I love the underwater look. It’s so dreamy, it’s fun, and some of my favorite photos have used this technique. Recently, I got the opportunity to shoot my own videos and photos underwater. And, you know, I would love to tell you that shooting underwater was fun and easy and that you can “do it with this…

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Finding Wildlife with Photographer Daniel Nevares – Photography Article

[ad_1] Seek the perfect shot with Shutterstock’s Artist Series as California-based photographer Daniel Nevares shares his experience on finding resources to photograph and find wildlife. Earlier this month, we launched the Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series, a video series highlighting creative artists on Shutterstock’s marketplace. One of the first contributors we featured as part of the Artist Series is wildlife photographer Daniel Nevares. A photographer and social worker based in San Francisco, California, Daniel balances his fulfilling career as a 9-5…

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Why You Need More Video Content in Your Social Media Strategy – Photography Article

[ad_1] There’s no debate: video content is king in the world of social media, and adding it to your social presence is extremely easy. Here’s how. If you’ve been struggling to find social media engagement for your brand, the first question you should ask yourself is Am I using the right tools? These days, there are hundreds of ways to engage with an audience on the internet, but there are none more prolific and efficient than using video content. At…

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The Ultimate Guide to Artificial, Natural, and Mixed Lighting – Photography Article

[ad_1] Explore our ultimate guide of lighting tips for photography and do the job right, no matter what kind of light you work with on your shoot. Proper lighting can be a make or break situation for a photographer, especially when you’re not sure if you’ll be using artificial, natural, or mixed lighting in your environment. In past blog posts, we’ve shared lighting tips for photography that were specific to one type of light source. In this article, for example,…

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Tips for Recording ADR on Your Own — on a Budget – Photography Article

[ad_1] Contrary to popular belief, ADR doesn’t require a giant studio to get good sound for your dialogue. Here’s how to do it with just a computer and a microphone. So you’ve recorded something on set, but the audio you captured is unusable. Now please, don’t hunt down the sound engineer — there’s still a way to save this. It requires a technique called ADR, or Automatic Dialogue Replacement. It’s a technique that almost 100 percent of major studios use,…

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Top Cinematography YouTube Channel of All Time – Photography Article

[ad_1] There is a lot of great content related to cinematography on YouTube. But, here’s one channel that always stands out at the top. So, this entire post is mostly just an appreciation post. But, I do think you’ll learn a thing or two along the way. I’ve spent a whole lot of time watching filmmaking YouTube. All different facets of it from After Effects, to lighting, to travel vlogging, and even the best way to rig your cell phone…

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Artist Series with Surf Photographer Marcus Paladino – Photography Article

[ad_1] Explore the first installment of Shutterstock’s Artist Series, and learn what inspires surf photographer and Offset contributor Marcus Paladino to shoot incredible ocean scenes. This past week, we launched the Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series, a video series highlighting creative artists on Shutterstock’s marketplace. One of the first contributors we featured as part of the Artist Series is surf photographer Marcus Paladino. A photographer in Tofino, British Columbia, cold-water seeker Marcus is a pro at capturing images of surf, waves, and…

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What Is IGTV and How to Use It – The Value of Powerful Video – Photography Article

[ad_1] Learn everything about Instagram’s new IGTV platform and discover tips for creating powerful IGTV videos for your business. Smartphone users have been able to upload videos to their Instagram account for a while, with one main drawback: a 60-second limit to video size. IGTV is the answer to this obstacle, and a whole new creative outlet for content creators and brands on social media. What Is IGTV? Instagram TV is a platform where users can create their own TV…

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How to Build A Super-Bright DIY LED Balloon Light – Photography Article

[ad_1] All filmmakers want the biggest, brightest, and softest lights they can get. Here’s how to make your own without using your entire budget. This has been on my mind for a long time. Ever since I first saw an Airstar balloon light, I wanted to use one. They make so much sense; you don’t need to use stands (for most models), which makes them versatile; they’re bright; and most importantly, they provide the softest and prettiest light on this…

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The Creative Stories Behind the “Shutterstock Presents” Artist Series – Photography Article

[ad_1] Discover stories of creativity and inspiration from photographers around the world with the all-new Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series. Shutterstock is a marketplace powered by creative artists. These artists behind the lens, behind the pen, and behind the music create the content that inspires global audiences. We are pleased to announce our new video series highlighting these contributors, Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series. Shutterstock Presents: Artist Series celebrates the photographers, illustrators, videographers, and composers who create the content you love. Shutterstock’s…

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The Videographer’s Exposure Reference Guide + FREE Camera Bag Tag – Photography Article

[ad_1] Having a hard time understanding the exposure triangle? Keep getting over- or underexposed images? Use this reference guide for a perfectly exposed image. Whether you’re just new to videography or new to cameras all together, getting used to the exposure settings can be tricky. If you change one, it’s going to affect the others. They all work together, so you have to know how they work together to get correct exposure in your videos. You may be familiar with the…

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June Fresh: New Content We Love – Photography Article

[ad_1] Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Each month we bring you the top inspirational images in Shutterstock’s collection. Explore new content and beautiful photographs in our June roundup. Every day, our team searches their new content on Shutterstock and Offset. This blog post showcases new content we love that was uploaded the month prior. We couldn’t be more excited to share this month’s June Fresh, featuring the new content from contributors from both Shutterstock and Offset. We have a…

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