Best Vertical Video Accessory Under $30 | Gear Tips and Tricks

With apps like Snapchat, vine and now IGTV, vertical video is clearly exploding. As more and more content is consumed on mobile devices, the vertically oriented screen is quickly becoming a video format standard. Knowing that, content creators are eagerly diving into this new creative space, but the challenge with most cameras is that they aren’t really designed to shoot video in that format.  

As a creator myself, I decided to comb through my old pile of dusty gear to see if I could get creative. The goal was to figure out a more natural and ergonomic way to shoot vertical video with my A7R III. What I came up with I was extremely simple and cost me virtually nothing.

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Complete Post Processing of Night Torches

With cloudy skies for the past few months here on Oahu, we’ve had to get a little more creative with our photographer ideas. A few weeks ago, we built some torches, hiked out to a waterfall in the middle of the night and made some pretty epic images. In this video, I break down step-by-step exactly how I go about editing one of these shots. I go over everything from beginning to end. No secrets here.

WTF is 10-Bit 4:2:2

A few months ago, Panasonic released the GH5, which is considered the first consumer camera to tout 10-Bit 4:2:2 video internally. This is usually something reserved for higher end dedicated cinema cameras, which are built specifically for filmmaking. But what does all of that stuff even mean and why is everyone sacrificing their first born to attain it?

Predictions for the A7s III

With what we already see in the current third generation cameras, there are some obvious things to expect in the A7s III. This upgrades include battery life, body design, button layout, though screen and a few other obvious changes that Sony will make. What most of us are really interested in though, are the video specs and recording options that will be available with the new camera. Take a look at the video above to hear my thoughts and reasoning behind what I think were gonna get in the yet-to-be-announced A7s III.

When, Why and How to use ISO

A lot of times, with new photographers I hear the question, “What’s ISO should I use?” And while ISO is an essential piece of the exposure triangle, this video explains why that shouldn’t be your first question.

Exposure Triangle Basics

So you bought your first camera and you’re trying to figure out what all of these numbers and symbols mean. Every photographer has had been there. Or if you’re like me, you’re combing the interwebs to try and learn as much as you can before you camera even ships. This video will help you get started.