In this vlog post I’m going to demonstrate how when you change the frame rate of your video clips, you can add emotion to your hybrid eProducts. When you change your frame rate or clip speed you can do it in camera or in editing. In this video I changed the frame rate in the [...]
Author Archive: Marlene Hielema
With over 20 years as a pro shooting editorial, sports, corporate and industrial photography, Marlene Hielema has become comfortable with the craft of digital output. As a photo and video tinkerer and troubleshooter, Marlene enjoys relaying the practical uses of photo and video hardware and software that you might not find on the manufacturer's or software publisher's websites.
Thousands have seen her work on YouTube and her popular imagemaven.com site where Marlene teaches photography and photo editing online, in the classroom, and one-to-one.
Find out more about what Marlene can help you with here on discovermirrorless, as well as imagemaven.com and www.imagemavenvideo.com.
Watch the video and read below to learn about a color temperature problem I had at a roller derby event that I recently photographed at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada. Let me set the stage Camera: Lumix GH3 with 12-35mm f2.8 lens I took an in-camera custom WB using a shutter speed of 1/60s (i.e. [...]
Adding camera motion to your video clips is a great way to make your shots more interesting and add value to your hybrid eProducts. In the past I’ve talked about using a slider to add motion. In this video I’m demonstrating how to use a jib. A jib is a piece of camera gear that [...]
This video blog post explains the basics of mirrorless cameras, and it’s meant for beginners and people who don’t know how they differ from dSLR cameras. My students asked me recently: What’s the difference between dSLR and mirrorless cameras? In simple terms a dSLR has a mirror and a mirrorless camera doesn’t. But why is [...]
I’m a longtime raw shooter. Perfect WB. Perfect Exposure. Perfect tonal range. Perfect everything. Perfect for corporate photography. But perfect can sometimes be boring. Then I got my Lumix GH3 camera, and soon discovered the Creative Control mode. I started playing (did you notice I said playing) with the built in creative presets. Things like: [...]
People love to get fast glass and full frame sensors because the bokeh is so good. And they think you can’t get bokeh from small sensor cameras. But in this video I show you that you can! First let me define bokeh for you Bokeh is the Japanese word for blur. It’s that simple. But, [...]
Hey there it’s Marlene Hielema and in this blog post I’m going to be comparing the ISO of a half frame mirrorless camera to a full frame dSLR. I’m really fussy when it comes to sensor noise I’m doing this comparison because I’ve recently switched to using a Panasonic Lumix GH3 mirrorless camera in my [...]
Using a camera slider for your video projects gives a much different look to your clips than regular panning from a tripod head. In this video I show you a slider I’m testing out, as well as the different looks you can get from it. I show you: sideways panning slides a push in slide [...]
So you’ve got your orders – make videos and create eProducts. But let’s add another dimension to your video productions: Getting you in front of the camera! Easier said than done. I know! Like many photographers, I’m an introvert — a total wallflower-at-parties introvert. You wouldn’t suspect that from watching this video though, would you? [...]
For great looking, easy to make and edit eProducts, you need to get everything right “in camera”. To shoot video you need to let go of the attitude that many inexperienced raw shooters take – the shoot-loose, auto-everything, fix-it-in-Lightroom mentality. What is an eProduct? To quote my colleague Will Crockett, “An eProduct is a blend [...]