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While the neck strap is the most common way to secure a DSLR, it’s not the only way. Many photographers now use wrist straps to secure a camera. They're ...

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Indie filmmaker Dave Dugdale of Learning Video has recently made a video comparison that puts both cameras (Lumix GH5 and Sony a6500) side by side to see if ...

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People love to read and see everything related to cats on the internet. So its not a surprise that someone got inspired to use adorable furballs in his ...

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This Giant Swiss Army Knife does 141 different functions and is the perfect gift for the giant tool lover. while the product has received several positive ...

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Freefly creates professional drone and gimbal solutions for the cinema industry, and recently they announced a specialized gimbal (stabilizer) for smartphones: ...

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Find an adorable collection of Chewbacca collectibles, for all those star war fans out there - both kids as well as adults (these will look great on your desk ...

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When making the switch from point and shoot cameras to advanced cameras, one aspect that can be confusing is some of the options you now have for finding ...

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Best gaming chairs that will let you enjoy gaming in comfort. The best gaming chairs include useful features like gear shifter controls for racing games and ...

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Are cinema lenses really worth the higher costs (compared to DSLR lenses)? Lets find out. For most projects (unless you have a considerable budget), using ...

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"This site has several photography tips that has been shared by photographers from around the world. Please submit your photography tips and help keep this ...

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Nightclub photography tips provided by Nightclub Photography Online. A common question I encounter is what kind of lens should a person use when shooting ...

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Vixari Tripod is a flexible, portable tripod with compact design, extendable legs, remote shutter, and is compatible with smartphones, DSLR cameras and GoPro. ...

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Review of the best Sound Bars that provide better sound clarity and more power. Most new flat screen TVs come without forward-facing speakers, and that's a ...

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    Joseph September 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I am Joseph from India. I had completed 5 years UG course (B.F.A) and 1 year P.G.Diploma in Film Direction in my country. But, I have no skills to get any job with these studies. Because there is no quality in my colleges studies to gain proper knowledge to something.I think it’s my bad luck. But I want work (any job) for money in foreign country with pursuing my studies (part time). I would like to study about ‘film direction’ in P.G level in foreign with part time job. I am helpless now in financially. But I want to go for my life for money and study with the help of government scholarships. But I don’t know the proper way about that.May i need to attempt any test for that? Help me with good advise please. Thank you.

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    Sam September 23, 2016 at 10:16 am

    From what I have heard, Beijing Film Academy has changed cinema like no other with it’s unbelievable creative freedom. Only the North Korean Film Academy has done more for world cinema. The BFA with just over 100,000 applicants each year only accepts 500.

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    Quentin November 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Film school is overrated. Spielberg, Tarantino and James Cameron are probably the best filmmakers in the world and they didn’t go to film school. The directors from the golden age of Hollywood like Welles, Ford, Capra, Hitchcock and Wilder, and in later years Kubrick, didn’t go to film school and have made some of the best films ever. In the end, you drop 183 grand when you could use that money to shoot a feature film.

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    Richard December 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Hi, you should add Brighton Film School in the UK!

    http://www.brightonfilmschool.co.uk.

    Great list, thank you.

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    Alex December 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Great article though you have missed a couple as per THR’s 2015 report: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/best-film-schools-world-811368

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    Falak January 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Here are some good photography apps for your iphone. There all really good and have there own unique features – Instagram, Pixlromatic, Grid Lens, Fast Camera, Real Bokeh. PicJoy. Camerafi, Manual Capture

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      studiopsis February 14, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for those names. Instagram is a good Photo Social Sharing app, but not the best camera app. I don’t think many used their camera in Instagram.

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    Ron January 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    This is a great post about iPhone accessories. I personally use most of them. They really help make using the iPhone for serious photography an adventure.

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      studiopsis January 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Good to hear you find these iPhone accessories useful Ron

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    Casey January 12, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Any idea how did they remove the sound? I understand it can be done now with modern editing equipment. But how did they get the sound out of the movies back then? Can you do that with a phonograph?

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    ambr February 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Camera+ and Pro Camera have been around for years, and both are great camera apps! Instagram is pretty good for users if their friends, family use it too!

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    rjrprops.com February 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

    The most realistic Prop Money in the world. Ideal for Film, Television, Music Video, Commericials, Conventions, Shows, Las Vegas, Financial Training, Financial Presentations, and Law Enforcement.

    We sell or rent realistic Prop Money, Stage money, Fake Money. The colors and paper look real under studio lights. It might be Fake Money, but it looks real on camera. This Prop Money has been in hundreds of motion picture feature films, television shows, music videos, advertisements. Ideal for still photo props. We have done over 300 music videos. We have carefully tried to meet all legal requirements for Prop Money.

    We have $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. We sell it by the “stack”. Each stack is 100 bills. There are 2 grades available: Standard-Grade and High-Grade (see photos). Standard grade is printed on both sides and it looks good from 4′ away or further. Get Standard Grade if you are making a Music Video. It’s perfect for fanning, flashing, raining.

    If you need a closeup of the money, the standard grade may not look realistic enough. Use High-Grade for close-up shots. It looks realistic on film. But keep in mind, the High-Grade looks so realistic we can only print it on one side. You can get fronts (w/o backs), or backs (w/o fronts). It looks very realistic.

    When you order, you get a choice of: Full-Print or Filler stacks. Full-Print means we print money on every bill it’s printed all the way through. Filler-Stack means there is blank paper in the middle (it has a bill on top, and the bottom, and the middle is blank paper to save you money).

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    Stacey March 9, 2017 at 5:50 am

    As a truck driver, driving gets really boring and tiring sometimes, listening to Graphic Audio got me through some very tough driving trips!! Its just like watching a movie in your mind, like they say!!!! Graphic Audio ROCKS!!

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    AvidGolfer May 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Whether you’re at home or the office, the Puttskee PuttCAM Golf Camera (practice putter) works with your smartphone. The PuttCAM lets you practice your putt and gives you the power to improve anytime, anywhere. The PuttCAM is compatible with a variety of devices including smartphones and even GoPro. Over time, you can review the style and trends of your putts.

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    Rajeev September 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Most bookshelf speaker stands are now made from MDF that are designed to look sleek and fit in with your modern decor. While these are readily available in the States, was wondering where can I find adjustable Bookshelf Speaker Stands in India?

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      studiopsis September 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      You can buy them online, just as people in the US do. Try out Amazon, Flipkart, there are a few more as well, who specialize in furniture.

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    hometheaterguru September 16, 2017 at 7:40 am

    High-quality cast zinc bracket, designed to provide unobtrusive wall mounting for Bose cube speakers. These brackets allow both horizontal and vertical adjustment of speakers, so you can direct the sound where you like. You also get pack of four cast zinc brackets. The black UB20 Series II brackets pack of four easily matches with your black Bose cube speaker.

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    Terry September 16, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Neat Wall Bracket – Originally posted on Bose

    I bought the Soundtouch 300 bar, optional bass module and the Virtually surround pair, with its mount the UB-20 Series II. Installation at first was a real challenge. I cannot get the back plate to snap on to the back of the speakers. I called Bose support who assured me that I purchased the correct accessory and suggested a YouTube video on installation. The video instructions were so easy, it took the installer 3 seconds to snap the speaker to the wall bracket back plate. For me it was a painstaking task, until I carefully slow motion paused every maneuver when I noticed the screw at the back if the plate was not protruding through which was preventing me from snapping tight the speaker to the backplate of the bracket. Bose should make the screw a 1/8″ smaller or include a smaller version with the one that was packaged. I didn’t use the packaged screw as it would not work. I used a shorter screw which accomplished the job. No review ever mentioned this until I watched the YouTube video and noticed that the screw barely protrude thru the whole, which would allow for a good snap.

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    LowOverhead September 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Serves it’s purpose well – Originally posted on Bose
    One of these brackets was purchased to mount a center speakers above a TV. Bose included all the hardware to mount this easily adjustable bracket including plastic anchors for masonry walls, screws for wood stud mounting and “butterfly” toggle mounting on gypsum (drywall) walls when hitting the stud isn’t possible. A small metal, rectangular backing plate with four mounting holes is provided to mount the small, but heavy speakers. The bracket, like Bose speakers, is high quality and includes a couple of adapter pieces to accommodate vertical or horizontal speakers. There is also provided an adapter piece that snaps onto the back of the speaker. This pieces allows you to fully mount the metal plate and set the vertical and horizontal angle of the bracket without you needing to support the weight of the speaker while tightening the single adjustment screw. Before mounting the speaker, a small decorative piece covers the backing plate. There is even thought given to routing the speaker wire through the bracket and into the speaker with small notches and a hole through which you use the Bose style speaker-wire termination plug. Picture instructions are provided for the numerous styles of vertical and horizontal Bose center, front and surround speakers speakers. Of note, the butterfly toggles provided require 1/2″ holes. I would guess most home owners/DIY folks have 3/8″ cordless or corded drills. This makes it necessary to carefully enlarge the holes in the gypsum just the tiniest bit to insert the toggles. However the screws provided with the toggle are long enough to adjust for 1/2″ or 5/8″ thick gypsum and perhaps even thicker plaster installations.

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    hippobackdrops November 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    You snapped a photo that you hoped would come out looking like a winner. In the photo is your favorite pet, yet in the background the scene is dark. What are you to do? Crack open the image-manipulator program because you are going to need a few tools. Now that we have an underexposure shot situation, we want to turn this picture inside out and make it an exposure copy.

    Most editing software’s or at least a lot of them will automatically adjust brightness and contrast by using filters. The downside is the computers can’t read a picture as you can read it, and will adjust the photo to its own liking, which is often not to your liking. Therefore, you want to get out your thinking cap, since you are going to manual adjust your own brightness, contrast and shadow if you like.

    Assuming you are using Photo Deluxe imaging manipulators, we are going to check out the commands brightness and contrast. Once you select the commands, you will notice a dialogue box appearing in the window. The box should have sliders. With your mouse, click on the brightness slide and move it left or right, depending on what you are seeking to achieve. If you want less brightness, move the slider to the right. Do the same, dragging the slider to the left if you want a darker image. If you notice in the dialogue box, there is a little white box with numbers showing. You can use this box to select your own level of contrast or brightness if you know what you are doing. Likewise, to achieve contrast effect, move the slider either left or right.

    You should highlight the area you want to contrast or brighten, since if you command brightness and contrast to adjust the entire pictures and some areas are dark while others are light, you will get an off tone shading. That is, the light areas depends if dark or light will either get darker or lighter.

    Note: YOU can use the saturation command to adjusts overexposure colors if they appear flushed down.

    One downside about Deluxe Photo programs is that it doesn’t give you the sophisticated commands that Photoshop offers. Still, you can do a lot with either program if you know your moves. It pays to learn the commands in all imaging-manipulating programs so that you have a feel of the table when the cards fall down.

    You can use the Shadows Command to cast a shadow over the image. You are the only one looking at this image now, so it is up to you to adjust accordingly. You can play with each command, experimenting with the image as long as you saved an original copy and backed it up. This will give you the opportunity to learn your stuff.

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    Ross Finnie November 20, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Cinema lenses are way over priced. Only rental for me.

    I think cinema lens are expensive because manufacturers think they can charge more. That’s it. Modern manufacturing techniques and tooling makes all of these lenses as easy to produce as each other. The materials used will be more expensive yes but not so expensive as to justify the massive price difference.

    If you can afford to hire a cinema lens you should if only to make your life easier but buying one? Maybe have a think about that one.