Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed

The primary purpose of manipulating your shutter speed is to control how motion is portrayed in a scene. In other words, how do moving things and people look on video. Do they look normal, the way your naked eye sees it? Blurry? Or, sharp strobe like, and surreal? To...
Exposure – Part 4: Using Zebra Stripes

Exposure – Part 4: Using Zebra Stripes

So there are a number of different tools, that can help you judge exposure, from histograms to wave forms. But the one that I use most often, is zebra stripes. Zebra stripes are a tool in your camera, to help you judge exactly which part of your image, is overexposed....
Exposure – Part 3: Using Histograms

Exposure – Part 3: Using Histograms

Now let’s talk about the histogram. A histogram is a tool to help you judge the brightness of your image. It’s a camera feature that you’re largely going to find in the world of DSLR photography, that’s now coming to the world of video....
Exposure – Part 2: Using Waveforms

Exposure – Part 2: Using Waveforms

A waveform monitor is a scope that shows you the brightness or luminance of your image. It’s essentially a graph that goes from zero to 100, with zero at the bottom being pure black and 100 at the top being pure white. So, from top to bottom, this graph measures...