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...
Setting Up A Tripod

Setting Up A Tripod

This is an article by Pieter de Vries, cinematographer. There are a number of different styles of tripods available. Regardless of whether it’s the telescopic type or the dual tube type, always try to use a tripod/fluid head combination that has a “levelling...
Choosing Lenses For A Lens Kit – Part 1

Choosing Lenses For A Lens Kit – Part 1

Putting together your lens kit Once you move up to interchangeable lens cameras, there’s a whole new world of visual options that opens up. Beyond the simple choice of zoom versus manual, there’s also the more difficult and tricky choice of which lenses...