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DSLR FILMOGRAPHY-Philip Bloom and Canon Film Makers

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Introducing a well known Film Maker DP Director called Philip Bloom that makes promotional and personal short movies. He is one of the pioneers in Digital SLR film making. Using various lenses and techniques to achieve really impressive footage that has given him a huge online recognition apart from his previous film making achievements. I will also include links from the website Canon Filmmakers. Featuring other film makers like; Vincent Laforet, Rodney Charters, Shane Hurlbut, Kevin Shahinian.

http://www.canonfilmmakers.com/

http://philipbloom.co.uk/

Work by Philip Bloom and private found on Youtube.

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April 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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PHOTOGRAPHY IN MOTION: Stop Motion and Timelapse

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There is a very thin line between photography and motion. Basically various images put together in a sequence create a moving image piece. In this case I will analyse stop motion and timelapse photography.

STOP MOTION

It is a type of animation that creates motion through images. Like any other type of animation the animator will have to move the characters to achieve motion. Each movement depends on how many pictures have been taken in terms of fluid animation. The more pictures taken for each movement the better quality movement the animator will achieve for the animation. In this case frames per second.

TIMELAPSE

Timelapse photography could be considered a type of filming or recording a very long process. It creates a series of images that come together in a final video. What this allows is to record during a long period of time through a series of pictures usually scenic landscapes. The results are usually amazing because they produce a type of video that is not as common as the day to day format.

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April 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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EXTENDED RESEARCH ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Sports

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Two articles from the magazine on photography called PhotoPlus I get monthly through the post. It has interesting technical reviews and invites readers every month to do a challenge in photography. I scanned some slides showing some of the tips they give you in how to shoot landscape and sports photography.

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In this article the Pro photographer explains some tips to produce quality sports imagery, giving a football match an example. In this case using Jpeg files is advised so you can take various pictures in continuous shooting mode. In this case having a fast lens and a large zoom range will be very important to get into the action and produce decent photography.

To view the magazine go to:  http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/store/displayitem.asp?sid=549&id=16930

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April 24, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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EXTENDED RESEARCH ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Landscape

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Two articles from the magazine on photography called PhotoPlus I get monthly through the post. It has interesting technical reviews and invites readers every month to do a challenge in photography. I scanned some slides showing some of the tips they give you in how to shoot landscape and sports photography.

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This article talks about perfecting the outdoors landscape photography, giving some tips such as having a map with you when you go to take pictures in a new destination. Also bettering the exposure and lighting capabilities through ND filters and gradient square filters. Polarizing filters and using Raw format images is another topic appearing in this magazine.

To find magazine go to: http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/store/displayitem.asp?sid=549&id=16930

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April 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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Introduction to Photography: Analogue and Digital

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-Photography is a method of recording permanent images by the action of light projected by a lens into a camera onto a film or other light sensitive material. This method is called analogue photography, nowadays photography can be digital. The light is captured using the same process but instead of using film or light sensitive material the light is captured on to a digital sensor that creates a image file saved on the memory card of the camera.

-Digital photography is considered much cheaper and also easier to process images on your computer. Although some of the analogue processing techniques cannot be faked, sometimes pro-photographers combine both analogue and digital techniques to achieve new and more memorable images.

-The above images are not mine, they were provided through a web search to give an example of analogue and digital photography.

-Black & White image being the analogue shot on a 35mm film camera.

-New York city Hdr being the digital approach made with a digital slr and processed with computer software.

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April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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THE TWO TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHERS: Ones that find the picture and ones that create the image

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The two types of photographers: Ones that find the picture and ones that create the image described by a well known spanish photographer called Jose Maria Mellado while he goes through his stunning imagery.

What he means with this statement is that there is photographers that find an image like documentary or landscape photographers, and there is photographers that create an image like fashion or studio photography. This would be a simple but effective way of dividing both most common types of photographers.

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April 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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DIGITAL SLR´S: The use of different lenses

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-In terms of modern day photography cameras there are two predominant types to consider. The compact digital cameras and the Dslr´s (digital Slr).

-The big difference between them is the capability of changing lenses and achieving a wider range of imagery. The compact cameras come with a standard zoom lens that usually possess a range between 24-70mm distance with an additional zoom that usually decreases the image quality. This is why the compact cameras limit the possibilities of being creative with photography.

– I will go through some of the most common types of lenses and a brief explanation of what a photographer would use them for.

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April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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