September 25, 2020
Quick and Easy Audio Fade Out in Premiere Pro

Having complete control of your audio levels in Premiere Pro is simple. Here are two quick ways to fade audio volume in and out with ease.

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September 23, 2020
50 Premiere Pro Templates Worth Having

Here are 50 of the absolute best Premiere Pro templates to create stunning video projects with ease - lower thirds, titles, youtube & more.

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September 14, 2020
Top 5 Keyboards Every Video Editor Needs

We analyzed price, build quality, efficiency, and ease of use for video editors to find the absolute best video editing keyboards out there.

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June 15, 2020
How to Shoot Portraits at Sunset Perfectly

Taking pictures in bright sunlight is gorgeous, but tricky. In today’s post we’ll walk through step by step how you can take incredible portraits at sunset each and every time.

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June 10, 2020
Best Microphones for Streaming Great Audio

In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you my top ten best microphones for streaming audio. I’ve included factors like price, quality, and functionality to help you distinguish among them so that you can decide which microphone will be best for you.

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June 7, 2020
21 Best Premiere Pro Transitions For 2020

In this post, I’ve put together 21 of the BEST Premiere Pro Transition packs that will give you everything you need and more at affordable prices.

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May 2, 2020
How To Resize Videos In Premiere Pro

Here are three quick and easy ways to resize multiple clips and photos throughout your project in Premiere Pro. We’ll also talk about the differences between Set to Frame and Scale to Frame and which you should use for your projects.

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May 1, 2020
Best Free Lightroom Presets Of 2020

We’ve curated the top 15 BEST and FREE Lightroom photo presets of 2020. There are many comprehensive lists of presets out there, but not many of them are very good or worth trying. In this list, you’ll find only the best for your photography.

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April 25, 2020
How To Export Videos In Premiere Pro

In this free Premiere Pro tutorial for beginners, we’re diving into the best video settings for exporting your videos. With so many options to choose from, which are the best settings for exporting high quality mp4 or mov videos in 4k, HD, etc to YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and more.

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April 23, 2020
The Best SSD External Hard Drives Of 2020

Solid state drives are faster and more reliable than traditional hard drives. Today we’re sharing the top 5 best SSD external hard drives to buy in 2020 based on price, quality, as well as other factors like extra speed, security, and durability for gamers, filmmakers, photographers, video editors, and more.

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April 21, 2020
Learn How To Edit Videos With Premiere Pro For Beginners

In this quick 20 minute video tutorial we will take you step by step through the entirety of how to start editing your first videos using Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing videos doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult. This free tutorial is the perfect place to start for beginner video editing.

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April 20, 2020
Top 3 Best Microphones For Wedding Videography

Capturing great audio on a wedding day is so important, but it’s also challenging. There are a variety of spontaneous scenarios that you’ll have to cover. Check out our top three mic recommendations for recording great audio for your wedding film.

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February 5, 2020
How to Add Adjustment Layers in Premiere Pro CC

Adjustment layers are a very helpful feature in Premiere Pro CC that will keep your projects more organized, simplify your editing process, speed up your workflow, and overall make you a more efficient video editor. Win, win, win. Find out how easy and quick they are to use for beginners, when and when not to use them, and more in today’s post.

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January 10, 2020
Which is More Important for Selling Stock Photos: Quality or Quantity?

We’re breaking down the absolute most important factor in selling more photos and videos as a stock contributor and I think the answer may surprise you. It’s actually not quality or quantity, but a combination of these two factors plus one more…

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January 9, 2020
My Top 5 Best Selling Stock Photos And Videos

Want to know what type of stock footage and stock photography sells the best? I’m sharing my top 5 most sold stock video clips and stock photos from this year. I’ll be sharing why I believe these clips sold the most and how you can do the same with your stock photography and footage.

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January 2, 2020
How Much Money I Made Selling Stock Photos and Videos this Year

Want to know exactly how much money you can make in a year as a stock contributor? I’m sharing all the juicy details of how much passive income I made selling stock photography and stock footage this year on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock.

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December 29, 2019
Top 10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers

Want to make better videos? Here are ten quick ways to improve your filmmaking skills. Go beyond film school and learn how to make cinematic and professional films that will impress and inspire others.

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December 27, 2019
The Rule of Thirds for Beginner Filmmakers

The rule of thirds for filmmakers. What exactly is the rule and should you use it in your filmmaking? We’re diving into the basics and more to discover how this fundamental rule works. Hint: it’s not just for beginners. It can truly change your filmmaking forever.

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December 20, 2019
Actual Income from a Real Stock Photography Contributor

Can you actually make an income selling stock photos and footage online? Each month I’m keeping track of how much I’ve made and sharing all the juicy details here on the blog - here’s how much money I made in November on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock.

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December 18, 2019
Best Books on Filmmaking for 2020

If you find yourself in a slump, grab a new book and immerse yourself in some fresh knowledge. Spark inspiration and creativity from this list of all time favorite filmmaking books to add to your collection for 2020. Here are our favorite books all about cinematography, lighting, storytelling, and filmmaking in general.

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December 11, 2019
130 Best Hashtags For Filmmaking : The Ultimate List

There are many quick tools out there to help you find relevant hashtags, but not many hand curated lists. As a filmmaker myself, I’ve done some research and pulled together an ongoing list of some of the best hashtags out there to make your work stand out and gain a loyal following.

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December 10, 2019
The difference between a videographer and a cinematographer

Which is better? The terms cinematographer and videographer often overlap in today’s video world. We’re cutting the confusion and getting right into the major differences between these two careers in today’s post.

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December 8, 2019
How to Edit Faster Using the Ripple Delete Shortcut In Premiere Pro CC

Today’s tutorial is all about one of the best tools for improving your editing workflow and making cuts with literally just a few clicks. In this article you’ll learn what the ripple delete tool does as well as how to quickly set a keyboard shortcut to use it.

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November 30, 2019
How to Render Faster in Premiere Pro

We’ve rounded up a few quick and easy tips that will help speed up your render time in Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as improve your overall video editing workflow. Follow these editing hacks to make sure you’re doing all you can to make your edits as painless as possible.

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November 27, 2019
Top 4 Best Lavalier Mics for Filmmaking

Recording great audio is just as important as visual quality, yet it’s often neglected. Today we are sharing our top four most recommended lavalier microphones for filmmaking.

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November 26, 2019
The Ultimate (free) Fresh 48 Newborn Shot List

Prepping for a fresh 48 or newborn hospital shoot can be exhausting. Check out our free shot list detailing exactly what you need to capture to keep things rolling smoothly, to give yourself confidence, and to be sure you get all the shots you need for the perfect cinematic newborn film.

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November 15, 2019
The Beginner's Guide to Lifestyle Filmmaking

Learn the ins and outs of how to make your own family video and lifestyle films using a DSLR camera. An introduction into the emerging trend of lifestyle family filmmaking for photographers that want to learn how to take great videos.

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November 10, 2019
7 Quick Tips for How to Take Great Videos of Your Kids

Turn ordinary iPhone videos of your kids into memorable, cinematic films that you’ll cherish forever. Here are several helpful tips to show you how easy it is to take great videos of your kids.

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November 7, 2019
Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorials: How to Customize Your Editing Workspace

A quick and easy tutorial about how to personalize your own custom workspaces in Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn to navigate predefined workspaces or create and save your own. And learn exactly what all those editing windows do!

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November 6, 2019
Sell Stock Photos Online | My Monthly Income Report for October 2019

Is it possible to make a decent income selling your own photos and footage? Check out exactly how much money I made in October 2019 on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock as a stock footage and stock photography contributor.

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October 31, 2019
Make Your Videos Instantly Better With This One Lighting Technique

Mastering indoor lighting is the one skill that will make your films instantly and dramatically better. If you want your photos and videos to feel light, airy, and beautiful then learn exactly how to master the art of indoor lighting in today’s post.

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October 27, 2019
Top 10 Gift Ideas for Mom Photographers That You Haven’t Seen Before

Unlike other generic gift guides, we’ve curated and handpicked each item with the photography lover in mind. Being a mom photographer myself, I put together a list of a few of my absolute favorite things that would make great gifts for that professional or hobbyist photographer in your life.

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October 23, 2019
Easy Way to Find Out Where Your Stock Photos Are Being Used Online

Ever wondered where your stock photos end up online once they have sold? In this post I’ll share with you exactly how to track down your own stock photos, as well as share with you where I have found some of my own top selling stock photos online.

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October 15, 2019
Filmmaking for Beginners : How to Make Great Videos

We are diving deep into the basics of how to tell a story using video. I’ll take you step-by-step through my process of getting great shots, using a variety of camera angles, and shooting techniques to evoke emotion and make awesome family videos and lifestyle films.

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October 9, 2019
Stock Photography Income Report | September 2019 - My Worst Month Yet

Check out a detailed breakdown of exactly how much money I made as a stock contributor this month selling stock photography and footage on Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and Pond5.

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September 22, 2019
51 Best Cinematic Wedding Video Songs

Find the perfect music for your wedding films. My absolute favorite 51 songs for wedding films, affordable, royalty-free, and created by real musicians.

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September 19, 2019
Best Way to Organize Digital Photos and Videos

In today’s post we’re tackling how to get all those digital photos and videos organized as well as the easiest methods to keep you organized for years to come. We’ll learn all about how to structure files and folders as well as the best places to store them and how to use external hard drives and the cloud.

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September 16, 2019
Realistic Income from Selling Stock Photos - Is it worth it?

How much income is realistic from stock photography? Here’s exactly how much money I make selling stock photos on Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and EyeEm. Is it still worth it? Which is better - stock photography or stock footage?

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September 15, 2019
Best Cameras for Beginner Filmmakers

What camera do you need to get started as a beginner filmmaker? We’re discussing exactly what type of camera, lens, and editing software will be best for making your own films with a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

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September 3, 2019
Stock Footage Monthly Income Report for August 2019

Ever wonder exactly how much money you can make selling photos and footage on stock sites online? I’m breaking down exactly how much I made in August on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock for this month. I’ll also be sharing my top selling photos and footage for the month.

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August 30, 2019
How Long Does It Take For Stock Footage to Sell?

Exactly how long does it take for your uploaded stock footage to actually start making money? I’m diving into this question today by breaking down just how long it generally takes for videos and photos to start making money online at Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock.

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August 28, 2019
How to Choose the BEST Music for Your Films

Choosing the perfect music for your videos can either make or break your film. Learn how to find just the right music for affordable, copyright free music to use in personal videos and lifestyle family films.

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August 11, 2019
How to Export Stock Footage in Premiere Pro

Want to export lots of clips all at one time? We’re showing you exactly how to automate hundreds of clips to export on queue using Adobe Premiere Pro and Media Encoder.

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August 4, 2019
Best Camera Settings for Filmmakers - Mastering Manual Mode

Mastering manual mode will give you the creative freedom to make incredible videos and become a great filmmaker. Here are the top DSLR and mirrorless camera settings to achieve a cinematic film look with your videos.

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August 2, 2019
Top Stock Footage Trends | What to Shoot in 2019

Take your stock footage to the next level by shooting exactly what’s hot and trending in 2019. We’ve compiled a complete shot list of what’s popular and worth shooting from Storyblocks, Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock.

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July 29, 2019
Top 5 Best Mirrorless Cameras for Shooting Stock Footage in 2019

Choosing the right camera can be overwhelming. We are breaking down the top five absolute best cameras for shooting stock footage based on finding the best balance between quality, function, and price in this list of the most favorited cameras by other filmmakers.

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July 22, 2019
How to Upload Stock Footage via ftp - Easy Step by Step Guide

A step-by-step guide explaining exactly how to upload your video files to various stock sites using ftp. With detailed pictures, let’s simplify the process by walking you through exactly how to get your footage up and running on sites like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and Pond5.

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July 17, 2019
Top 7 Best Camera Settings for Shooting Stock Footage

Let’s take a look at the best camera settings for shooting stock footage on a DSLR. It’s so important to get these right from the start, as you will maximize your video sales by ensuring that these key variables are set correctly. A detailed look at how I set my own camera to maximize sales as a stock contributor on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock.

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July 14, 2019
Using Blackbox for Stock Footage, Is it worth it?

Taking a closer look at what BlackBox does for stock footage contributors. How much does it cost and is it worth it for selling stock footage? An honest review.

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July 10, 2019
How I Use the Shutterstock Keyword Tool to Sell More Stock Footage

A step-by-step guide on exactly how I use the new Shutterstock keyword tool to upload and sell stock footage and photos quickly and more effectively. My top tips for how to rank high and rank often in Shutterstock search results.

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July 9, 2019
5 Easy Steps to Start Selling Stock Photos and Footage Online Quickly

Five things you NEED to know to start selling stock footage and photos online. A step by step beginner’s guide to getting your photos and videos noticed and actually sold on stock media sites.

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July 1, 2019
Realistic Income from Stock Photography | June 2019 Monthly Report

Can you really make money selling stock photos and video footage? Here’s exactly how much money I made selling stock footage in June 2019 as a Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock contributor.

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July 1, 2019
How Much Money I Make on Shutterstock | July 2019 Income Report

Can you make a living selling stock footage? In this article I am revealing exactly how much money I made this month selling stock footage across three of the major stock agencies: Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and Pond5. I’m sharing all the tips and tricks to help you sell your video footage quickly.

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June 28, 2019
Best sites for selling stock photos: Shutterstock, Pond5, or Adobe Stock?

Which site is best for selling stock photography and video footage? We analyzed Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Stock in detail to find out which earns the most money and has the easiest process for uploads. Check out my experience with these top three stock sites.

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June 25, 2019
Selling Stock Footage: My Passive Income Journey

My personal journey into the world of stock photography and videography, including monthly income reports from making passive income as a contributor on Shutterstock, Pond5, and Adobe Creative.

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March 15, 2019
11 Creative Camera Movements to Make Your Videos More Cinematic

Check out our top ideas for unique camera movements and easy techniques to make your home videos and family films more cinematic, while also minimizing handheld shake without using a tripod, gimbal, or slider.

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September 19, 2017
How to Shoot in Manual Mode with a DSLR Camera

A complete guide to shooting in manual mode with your DSLR camera. Once you’ve mastered the basics of exposure and how to easily control exposure with your camera, you will have complete creative freedom to shoot photos and videos like a professional.

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June 30, 2017
5 Easy Tips for How to Photograph a Large Family in a Lifestyle Session

Photographing a large family with four kids or more can be daunting. Here are 5 quick and easy tips that I use all the time during my family sessions to be better prepared, have more fun, and take better pictures.

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