My Beef With the GoPro Hero 6 Black

I’ve been a fan of GoPro for quite sometime now. They are constantly growing their products and pushing for new limits with photography and videography. I love to use these in church services over drum kits, keyboards, the headstock of a guitar, etc. You can even do a time-lapse of the seats filling up before service. So I purchased the brand-new Hero 6 Black

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Zoom h4n Pro Review

If you are doing ANY work with audio or video or just want to record your in-ear-monitor mix for a chance to self-critic, get this NOW. Give up your Starbucks addiction. You won't regret it.

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Aputure Amaran Review

One of the biggest features of this light is the remote control that will change brightness as well as power on/off. This remote can be paired with up to four lights so that you only need a single remote at any given moment. It's a phenomenal purchase for anyone needing a quality light…

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How to Batch Rename Files

We've taken a ton of photos or video clips. We've finished a large project with multiple output files. We're renaming a large amount of files for the purpose of SEO. Click, rename, click, repeat. What if I told you that you can save a massive amount of time without sacrificing an organization system worthy of being the next Dewy Decimal System?

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Speed Up Those Premiere Exports!

Who says that you have to have an export that lasts six hours over a video that is only 4 minutes to begin with? Exporting has always been my BIGGEST frustration when working with video. It's really hard to meet deadlines when you're fighting Premiere…

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CheetahStand C12 Review

I learned about CheetahStand about a year or two ago and my life hasn't been the same since. CheetahStand has a very distinct takeaway that most stands just don't have. Legs that fold and unfold when you lift. It seems simple, right?  The CheetahStand C12...

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Creating Your Own Photoshop Actions

Let's just be honest. Nobody likes to do the same redundant tasks in Photoshop, or any applications for that matter. Photoshop can easily be time hog for creative people working on graphics or photography and that's not really a great thing. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to save a ton of time with actions!

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Understanding Frame Rates

Most of us understand that the exposure triangle in photography allows us to crank our shutter speed up when we’re a little over exposed but this isn’t the case in videography. Doing so will create a weird jittery image that isn’t really usable. With shutter speed the best rule of thumb is to double…

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Pre-Render for Smoother Playback in Premiere

It’s no secret that Premiere can be a computer hog. We’re all pretty aware of that. You spend twice as long trying to watch thirty second clip and even then it’s shaky and your dropping frames left and right. It really makes editing frustrating. Let me introduce you to pre-rendering. 

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Fixing Shaky Footage in Adobe Premiere

If you’ve shot video for any length of time you’ve ended up with footage that looks like it was held by dog that just overdosed on a Starbucks Americano prior to picking up the camera. Shaky camera footage is nuisance at best and sometimes despite having fancy stabilization on or off camera…

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Preset Spotlight - Forever Thine Workflow from SleekLens

The folks at SleekLens are in the business of creating workflow systems for busy photographers like myself that want to try to save a few steps in their editing process. SleekLens reached out to me through our wedding blog to see if I was interested in giving their "Forever Thine: Wedding Photography Workflow" preset system a test drive and wanted to know my thoughts. 

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