What is a Cine lens?

From the Best of Mark Toal Everyday mirrorless camera are becoming more popular  for shooting video the Cine lens is getting more notice. Cine lenses have been around for as long as movies have been made but there are new, less expensive ones coming out almost monthly for mirrorless...

Mirrorless Video at 24,...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal When shooting video you can set your camera to shoot 24, 30 or 60 frames per second (fps). Almost all mirrorless cameras with video capability will record at 30 frames but 24 and 60 may not be available on all of them. Movies are often shot at 24 FPS since...

How I “Shot the S...

From the Best of Mark Toal I was in Virginia City, Nevada last week to check out the steam train that runs between Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. I took the train ride and returned to set up a time lapse of the train pulling into the station and then leaving again. The time lapse...

How I Made: Advanced Yo...

Today’s Post by Barry Staver As good as the Panasonic Lumix GH-4 is for still photography, it’s even better for shooting video. I originally went with this system for stills, not intending to shoot video. As a lifelong documentary photographer, I believed there was no need to add motion...

Stabilizing Video After...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal I just can’t get used to shooting with a tripod. I prefer using a monopod because it’s easier to move quickly when you’re shooting. Unfortunately, one problem when shooting video with a monopod is that you almost always see some shake in your video clips....

Look at Things in a New...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Every year I photograph the amazing holiday steam trains here in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been doing it for almost seven years and I never get tired of hearing and seeing these trains. This year I went down on the first weekend of the holiday season and as I was...