Videography Category Archive

Necessary Videography Gear for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

In the past, photography equipment and videography equipment were very different pieces of kit. Times have changed, however, with the rise of DSLR and mirrorless cameras that can shoot excellent quality video. If you plan to take advantage of these features, what additional equipment do you need? In this roundup...

Weebill 3 Gimbal Review: Powerful Video Stabilization

The Weebill 3 gimbal from Zhiyun is a compact yet powerful gimbal, capable of stabilizing mirrorless and DSLR cameras with large, fast lenses for video usage. I’ve spent the last few weeks testing the Weebill 3 stabilizer on a number of video shoots, comparing it against my past experiences with...

The Best Frame Rate for Video

In 2012, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” came to cinemas and sparked a controversy. Is it because director Peter Jackson had found a way to turn a short book into a three-film epic, of which this was only the first part? Actually, it wasn’t just that. Instead, Jackson took an unexpected journey himself: He decided…

Understanding Gimbals: An Essential Videography Tool

If you’ve tried shooting video with your phone or DSLR, you’ve probably run into the problem of shaky footage. While recent cameras have made significant advancements with in-camera image stabilization, these systems can only correct low-level movements like shake from your hands. A gimbal, on the other hand, can stabilize...

Birds of Caparaó

I edited this video during the pandemic. Although I was not fully trapped in the area where I live during lockdowns, I still suffered from depression and discouragement, which significantly delayed my editing process. In the video below, I explain what boosted my encouragement to work on it.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

In this review of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, we will take a closer look at how the drone performs for both aerial photography and videography. After testing out the Mavic Air last year, I realized just how useful compact drones have become for many creatives out there. Being able...

DJI Mavic Air Review

This is a detailed review of the DJI Mavic Air drone used for aerial photography and videography. As I was deciding on what gear to bring for a trip to New Zealand earlier this year, my biggest dilemma was whether to take a drone with me or not. The thing...

Sennheiser, AT and Rode Shotgun Microphone Comparison

John Bosley and I have been actively working on producing our second Level 1: Post-Processing Basics video and we have decided to look into getting a shotgun microphone for the studio environment. While our lavalier microphones have been working great for the most part, they tend to collect ambient noise...

How Shooting Video Led to Me Selling All My Nikon DX Gear

Whether you’re an amateur or professional shooter the choice of which camera brand and format to buy can be daunting. Often after you’ve shot with it for a while another round of soul-searching can happen as you better understand the strengths and limitations of your gear, and consider where your...

How to Use a DSLR to Shoot High Quality Videos

If you are like many professional photographers, you may be finding that more and more clients are asking if you can also do video for them when you’re on-site doing a photo shoot. Video can be a "strange new world" and you may be passing up some good opportunities. Most...