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Camera Basics: Composition & Angles

The basics for camera angles and composition are fairly easy to understand and to remember.  The hard part is actually getting it down well enough to use the “rules” artistically and creatively. The rule of thirds is the key rule you should know when framing a shot, particularly with people in the shot. …
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Starting Small

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Camera Basics: Exposure

Exposure is, in my opinion, the second biggest thing you need to know how to accomplish properly when shooting.  The first being composition and you can read more about that in my article The Angle of Your Dangle. Shooting in an automatic mode on you DSLR or video camera is not something I’d suggest, however if you’re using a consumer camcorder, many times they will not have manually adjustable features. …
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If You Build It

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The Remotest

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Simple Layering Steps to Stay Sultry

Layering to stay warm is important when you’re out shooting your outdoor adventure film.  The basic principles are pretty simple; wear a base layer, over that a mid-layer and over that a shell layer. Base layers are usually made of synthetics and/or wool. …
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