Category Archives: Photography

A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started in Automotive Photography

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Automotive photography has reached a broader audience over the past several years with car enthusiasts on social media showing off tastefully modified cars. It seems car photographers are a dime a dozen nowadays, but the good ones have a certain style about their images that can be spotted a mile away. Many feel cars are [...]

What Amateur Filmmakers Can Learn From Professional Sets

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Before I chose a life of safety and stability as a Video Technician at LensRentals, I was a Production, Locations, and Camera Assistant in Wilmington, North Carolina. For the most part, people know Wilmington and the surrounding area as the setting for countless Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but local crews have been shooting movies there since [...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Aerial Photography

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In the last few years, the price of renting a helicopter has decreased dramatically. Coupled with the advent of DSLRs that perform very well in low light, this has created a wonderful opportunity for photographers to charter helicopters in numbers never seen before. Over the past two years, I've spent a ridiculous amount of time [...]

Infrared Photography: Imaging in a Different Light

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Creative Experimentation As a photographer with an art background and an employee of a company with endless gear options, I am always looking for something to give me a fresh perspective on image making.  On our recent trip to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference+Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas I took the opportunity to learn [...]

Cotton. Sidney Cotton.

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"He caused a lot of trouble over here, you know."  A librarian at the Royal Aeronautical Society, when asked for references on Sydney Cotton. It's been a while since I did a history article. I love writing about the true "characters" of photography, and to be honest, I hadn't stumbled across anyone that really interested [...]