This video shows you how to use the basic functions of a Mini DV Camcorder and apply its various settings.
If you own a digital camera then here is a fun way to take infrared pictures. With a homemade filter that takes minutes to make, turn your digital camera into one that can take infrared photos easy and effectively.
As if Samsung's Galaxy series isn't already ruling the smartphone and tablet world, they've now moved on to digital point-and-shoots with their new Samsung Galaxy Camera. The smartphone/tablet/camera hybrid comes equipped with a 16-megapixel image sensor and a touchscreen equivalent to that of the Galaxy S3's size. Not only can you instantly upload photos and 1080p video to the social media of your choice, you can also surf the web and download apps from Google Play as you would any other And...
Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin!
Watch this video to learn a clever trick for turning the standard neck strap from your Canon DSLR into a hand/ shoulder strap. Carry your camera more comfortably once you've seen this video and put the knowledge you gain to use.
The Niknon D7000 is a hot new camera, and figuring out how to use it fast after you get it is key to getting the most out of it. This two-part series will show you how all of the buttons, menus, and other functions come together and how to set up the camera for ideal shooting.
The flash is one of the most useful camera accessories you can have, but they also have a tendency to ruin perfectly good pictures, especially with digital cameras. This video will show you how to take shots with great depth and dimension even with a digital camera and flash by setting the flash length manually.
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to shoot a timelapse with a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
Export your video to share on Vimeo with iMovie. This video shows the different steps involved in exporting video, including setting the video width & height, bit rate, frame rate, audio settings, and saving to a file ready for upload.
Add transitions and effects with iMovie. Effects and transitions can really influence the mood of your video. This informative and lighthearted tutorial shows the overall procedure, including the editing environment, effect preview, and suggested basic transitions to use.
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to get the most out of a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II when shooting video.
New to shooting video with a DSLR? In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to work with different lenses when using a DSLR like the a Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
Buy a DSLR just for the video? You're not alone. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to set up a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II for shooting video.
One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at night using, for example, a Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
DSLRs are great for shooting stunning, high-definition video. What they're not great for is recording (or monitoring) sound. This video from Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo will teach you how to tackle sound recording when shooting a movie with a DSLR like the Canon T2i, 7D or 5D Mark II.
Lady Gaga made an appearance at this year's CES to present what she claims to be "the camera of the future": a pair of photo and video capturing sunglasses, designed by Gaga for Polaroid. Though more of a novelty gadget than a useful camera, the GL20 camera glasses could potentially turn your face into a real life facebook feed.
If you want to engage in macro photography and can't afford a close-up lens, you may be in luck. By using a "G" lens (that is, a lens that does not have a built-in aperture ring) it is possible to reverse the lens and take close-up shots with your camera, without having to buy any additional equipment.
Photograph the moon using only a camera with a telephoto zoom or prime lens, following the steps in this informative video tutorial. No tripod needed! The simple steps with simple information with this video shows you how to photograph the moon in all its forms, whether half, full, crescent or lunar eclipse.
LCD screens are great to have on your digital cameras or other devices until they break. DOH! Don't pay tons of money to fix it when you can do it yourself after watching this video. It will show you how to replace the LCD screen on a Nikon Coolpix L18 or I20, getting your camera back up and running on the cheap.
If you like to use your Nikon Coolpix S200 outdoors or in dirty places, you may have encountered this problem. If dirt, sand, or other particles get in your lens they can prevent it from opening, and thus prevent you from taking pictures. Watch this video for a guide to cleaning the lens and repairing the problem.
If the exposure for your camera is just a tiny bit off, the skin tone for your shots will be terribly off. You can use an 18% grey card to determine correct exposure, which is useful for setups when you are doing self-portraits or similar projects.
The DVFilm plugin for Sony Vegas 9 Pro called 'Epic 1' is sometimes not quite what you want for your progam, but it can be difficult to make go away entirely if you decide you don't want it. This tutorial shows you how to permanently get rid of it.
If you want high noise and lots of light for an extremely washed out look for your photographs, you can increase the ISO on your digital SLR camera by going into manual mode and adjusting the settings on your camera from there.
Go through a six-step checklist to cover shutter settings, white balance, setting your ISO (depending on indoors or outdoors), choosing a good picture style, picking an appropriate shutter speed and lastly, check your focus! Now that you've gone through this checklist, you are ready to start shooting!
Turn your digital footage into something that looks more like film! Set your frame rate to 24 and shoot with a low depth of field to mimic the look of a film camera. Also make sure you pick the right aspect ratio, resolution and use a tripod!
Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to use the existing light to keep your subject from being overpowered by the flash. Taking better pictures using existing light instead of flash is easy with the tips in this how-to video.
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to change the settings—say, for your background image—in your Canon PowerShot SD600. Customizing your SD600 digital camera is easy using the tips in this how-to video.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to tell the difference between optical and digital zoom when shopping for a digital camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.
For some digital photographers, there is a noted compatibility issue when trying to use a lens which lacks a built-in or internal auto focusing motor. This tutorial shows you a few easy fixes you can use to alleviate this probem for your onw DSLR.
Extend the life of your camera battery and keep yourself safe from a damaged battery by following these tips. Check the condition directly through your camera, monitor how long it will be until your battery needs replacement, and always charge your battery before it runs completely down.
Some models of Nikon camera may experience an issue where light leaks through a distance panel and onto the images during a long exposure in extremely bright environments. This short tutorial explains how to tell if you might have a camera susceptible to light leak, and how to fix it if you do.
A non-CPU lens is one which does not have contacts on the rear mount, meaning it communicates with the rest of the camera solely through the aperture. This tutorial shows you how to set up the lens data for your camera, so you can get the most out of your non-CPU lens.
Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to Adam's face, and his dog.
Born in 1975, the world's first digital camera used a standard cassette tape to record images, rather than today's standard data cards.
In this amazingly in-depth tutorial video they go into great detail on all of the methods of using GND glass filters, along with it's general purpose is and what it can do for you! For those not in the know, GND filters are glass lens attachments that come in graduated varying tints of grays and colors!
In these great, in depth videos, you'll learn how to process and finalize your RAW files in Nikon's picture capture program: Capture NX2. Over 40 minutes worth of material ranging from how to set up the process all the way down to the actually finalization. Definitely worth a watch for any camera nut!
If you've ever been taking pictures and have suddenly noticed an odd white line in your pictures, it's called "Spray Light" and it happens when light enters into the viewfinder while the picture is developing. This video teaches you why it's important to use the viewfinder cover or curtain to avoid this serious problem!
This fantastic, in-depth video dives into the gray card in probably every imaginable way that you could think using the Nikon D3 . Going over various different lighting it can be used for, custom white balance for preset manual, gray source point for white balance correction, accurate exposure in spot metering mode, and adjusting the camera's LCD display brightness, on top of a ton of information!
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the mode dial to switch between the various shooting modes available on your Canon EOS DSLR. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using the mode dial on your own digital SLR camera, take a look.
Learn how to use rectilinear and curvilinear wide-angle lenses on your Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 550D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using wide-angle lenses on your Canon DSLR yourself, take a look.