Car Photography tutorial - Bringing out the details with Bicep Automotive

In this car photography tutorial, Bicep Automotive (aka Andrija) is going to show us his process in shooting cars.

Comparing Film Scans: Drum vs Flatbed vs DSLR

How does a drum scan vs a scan on an Epson V750 vs a scan with a digital SLR compare? How big are the differences and how much do they translate to the print?

Double Umbrella Lighting with Speedlights for Female Beauty Portrait Photography

In the video, our friend Michael Zelbel shares how he hacked his way to such a soft-light portrait in his hotel room during their trip to China.

How to calibrate lens autofocus WITHOUT buying a tool

This lens autofocus problem can happen because lenses can drift over time. You want your autofocus to be pin-sharp. Karl Taylor demonstrates how to simply calibrate your lens autofocus without needing to buy a lens calibration tool or calibration chart. You'll need the following:

THE BEST PRACTICAL TRANSITION you're not using

In this video, filmmaker Zach Ramelan is talking about practical transitions to add into your videos. Using a laptop, a DSLR and a cell phone you can to create cool film transitions. First, put your cell phone up to the screen or viewfinder of your camera and point it at the screen of your laptop, then just move your phone across the screen of your camera to create the sort of wobbly zigzaggy effect.


Filmmaker Chadwin Smith built his own Edelkrone JibONE for free using spare parts and pieces laying around his studio.  The new JibOne looks really cool, but he definitely doesn't have $1,000 laying around to get just the jib, not including the motorized head and other accessories.



Hey folks its a brand new year and one I am pumped for! 2020 is gonna be another great year! To kick  this new decade off I wanted to share with you some lighting setups and behind the scenes from a portrait session where we tried out a few different  setups, if you prefer to watch the video you can check it out here.

Building a DIY Spin Rig for Sci-Fi Short Film Skywatch

For their opening "NexPort" commercial at the beginning of SKYWATCH, Colin Levy built a DIY carbon fiber spin rig to swoop the camera in a 360° arc. Take a look behind the scenes at the concept, planning and construction of this ambitious camera move.


It was a normal Saturday afternoon in November when I just walked into a flea marked. I met some friends there and looked a little bit around. At the end I bought this Gasc and Charconnet 500mm petzval lens. If you are as old as I am and have seen the movie “Big trouble in little China Town”, you know the Quote from Egg Shen: “But that’s how it always begins. Very small.” I think that is how my projects always start. Mostly I ask myself a month later, what I got myself into again. It was a bit easier this time. By the way, Gasc and Charconnet was founded at about 1860 in Paris and manufactured lenses under their name until 1880 when they changed to the name Laverne.

3 WAYS to MASTER abstract photography

Abstract photography is a fascinating subgenre of photography. There are many approaches to it and in this video, Mads Peter Iversen explains his three approaches to abstract photography in nature and landscape: "Clean Abstracts", "Resembling Abstracts" and " Abstract Vistas".