Podcast Episode

The Lensrentals Podcast Episode #43 – Engineering the Shot with Nat Geo’s Tom O’Brien

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In today’s episode of the Lensrentals Podcast, Ryan and Joey sit down and talk to National Geographic’s Photo Engineer Tom O’Brien. Like Joey, Ryan, and so many of the rest of the staff at Lensrentals, so many of us photographers got our interest in photography by looking through the pages of National Geographic when growing up. National Geographic has always gone above and beyond any competition, creating some of the greatest and most iconic images showing the world from its glossy pages.

Geek Articles

Understanding the Difference in Global and Rolling Shutters

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When getting started on video, you may run into a common problem, with no easy explanation of what’s going on. During quick pans, your footage may look like jello, or when recording video of rotating objects, they may look like they’re rotating slower than they are, or not at all. These are all common problems […]

Customer Stories

How Josh Hasty has Carved His Corner in the Horror Genre

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We rent out a lot of stuff, actively work as an intermediary to your creative projects, and get you the gear to help bring your vision to life. Every now and then, we get wind of the project you’re working on and think it’s worth promoting to our blog readers. We highlight these in a […]

Geek Articles

Understanding Light Control – Photographing Black on Black and White on White

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If you’ve dabbled in off-camera lighting or even natural lighting at times, you’ll quickly discover how difficult working with white can be. It’s no surprise that many people ask their subjects specifically not to wear white clothes, as it’s easy to blow out the highlights and ruin an otherwise good photoshoot. Shooting white, especially when […]

Geek Articles

How the Light Placement Alters Your Subjects

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When teaching basic lighting principles, I break down how to light a subject into having three basic variables – Intensity of Light, Quality of Light, and Direction of Light. The intensity of light is pretty simple in its execution – how bright or dim your light is. Quality of light refers to whether it’s soft […]

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