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Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Correcting Perspective Lens Distortion In Photoshop

Correcting perspective in Photoshop is rather easy but something many photographers don’t bother with, however once you are aware of the problem it does get to you. This article also makes that point but is easy to understand as a tutorial and worth a few minutes. Its from those nice Australian people Digital Photo School. Read more here It is also a subject area we cover in our Introduction to Photoshop course

Video DSLR Basics: Shutter Speed

This short but very useful post is a must for anyone thinking of shooting video on their DSLR

Here is an excerpt:

“To understand shutter speed for SLR video, it helps to understand how the shutter works on a traditional motion-picture film camera. In a film camera, the shutter spins at a constant rate. Half the time, it is open, exposing the film, and half the time it is closed, pulling the film into place. The long-standing industry standard is for this to happen 24 times per second…….So, if you want to set your SLR to correspond to cinematic standards, set it to shoot at 24 fps (“24p”), and set your shutter speed as close to 1/48 second as you can. Usually, that means 1/50.” Thanks to Alex Fox for this insight

Canon EOS 5D Mk2

DSLR HD video – the making of a video Christmas card

One of our tutors at The Oxford School of Photography, Scott Billings is a journalist, musician and image maker. His company Glitch and Drone were commissioned to make a video Christmas card and here he reveals the difficulties and complications of shooting in low light on a freezing December night,

Music, DSLR video and low light

His colleague Si has more useful information on this post

Camera to Browser: Making a Web Video Xmas Card in 5 Days

Really useful stuff if you are going to use your new DSLR to create HD video

Black and White Portraits

On our Portrait course many students prefer to work in black and white and these images from Benoit Courti would offer many great ideas, the full gallery is worth looking at and can be found here