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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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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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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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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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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December 23, 2020
Which Canon Pancake Lens is Better: 24mm vs 40mm

I love having a pancake lens. It's my go-to around the house and travel lens. Here's my favorite and why.

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December 10, 2020
Best Canon Lenses for Wedding Videos: My 5 Absolute Favorites

My top lens choices for every scenario throughout the wedding day. Best choices for portraits, ceremony, detail shots, low-light and more.

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October 26, 2020
15 Surprisingly Easy Filmmaking Hacks To Try At Home

Camera equipment is expensive! Check out these unique ideas to achieve the same cinematic results at home with DIY filmmaking hacks.

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October 18, 2020
Top Filmmaking Techniques Every Filmmaker Should Know

Here are the top filmmaking techniques used by filmmakers to evoke powerful emotions from the audience and to help tell a cinematic story.

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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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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 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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