Month: March 2017

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A Quick Beginners Guide to ISO

Think of the last time you walked outside from a dark theater and were blinded by the light. Sun glasses help filter the brightness, but if we could simply make our eyes more or less sensitive we wouldn’t need them. The progression of digital photography has transitioned the focus away from the importance of ISO […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Shutter Speed

Blurry pictures are the worst (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Of course there is, at times, a reason or purpose behind wanting blur in your photo. Frustration sets in hard and quick when the blur is unintended and you don’t know how to fix it. Fortunately, a basic understanding of the shutter speed […]

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Color Grading

Man The Tanks

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Kong: Skull Island

The amusement of a film is impacted by a magnitude of elements. Merit of scenery or story alone can only take it so far. Kong was a fun, star studded movie full of action and comedy. The giant ape is clearly a fan favorite with a rich history in cinema. It is apparent the filmmakers […]

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Double Exposure Photoshop Tutorial

There is no way of learning that is comparable to diving in head first. You can read and research while trying to understand concepts for days, but there is no substitute for hands on. I am a self taught photographer which presents many challenges and benefits. My favorite way of discovering new techniques is to […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Perception is reality. Everyone carries their own perception of good and bad movies which evolves over time. Subject, genre, mood, and many more factors can weigh in on your perception of a films credibility. In watching remakes, I use some perception gymnastics to attempt approaching a film at an untainted angle. The 1991 Beauty and […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Aperture

Among the three aspects that are most important in mastering a DSLR lies aperture and how to use it. In my opinion, it is the most difficult to fully grasp. Exactly what it does in your camera and what it means for your photo is a knowledge base that propel your images towards your visions. […]

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John Wick Chapter 2

Often times I find myself bombarded with, “I CANNOT believe you have never seen (enter movie title here)!” The movie’s now set up to be a smash hit or a huge disappointment. This is how John Wick was presented to me. I do NOT watch ‘dog movies’. They bring an energy into my life that […]

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The Impact of Silence in Movies

Movies are multidimensional monsters. Diving into all which contributes to the final product can leave you swimming for days. It is interesting that one of the most impactful aspect of movies is invisible. Music and sounds that accompany a film is part of what anchors viewers into the world that is being created before them. […]

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A Quick Beginner’s Guide to Photography

There are three aspects of a camera that every beginner must understand in order to take decent photos. Whether you are trying to take a family photo or shooting an event, grasping these concepts is vital to obtaining usable images. Throw away all the other techniques and formalities. Knowing the relationships between ISO, shutter speed […]

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