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For The Love Of Drones

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Drones have come an incredibly long way in a short time. I can remember unboxing the DJI Phantom with great anticipation. Everything from the set-up to calibration seemed complicated and finicky, but at the time who cared – I was about to take a video from the sky and that in itself was just amazing. […]

Beginners Guide to Photoshop and Lightroom

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New To Lightroom, Photoshop and First Shot School? If you are new to Photoshop or Lightroom and need some advice on what classes to take and in what order to take them – we’ve got you covered.  Both Lightroom and Photoshop are deeply powerful platforms. It’s impossible to learn all that they have to offer in […]

Find GoPro’s “Sweet Spot”

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GoPro’s have a “sweet spot”. Knowing where it is – can be incredibly helpful in capturing beautiful footage or images of people. Because the most popular angle to shoot from with this camera is super wide (170 degrees or 14mm) it’s easy to misjudge how far away the camera should be to capture great footage. […]

Photoshop Tip: Placing A Logo – We take requests!

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Own It! When you make an image that you know is special and spend time agonizing over the details in post, making sure everything looks perfect, you’re proud. You know that feeling. You get it when you are about to print or share something that you love. It makes sense that you might want others to know […]

How To Shoot A Time-lapse

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Reveal The Hands Of Time Time-lapse photography is a popular and creative way to capture something that occurs over a period of time. Instead of looking to freeze action with your camera, time-lapse photography gives you the option to create video-like movement out of still frames. You’re telling a story through motion with time-lapse, instead […]

Shooting Sharp Video

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Even Pro’s Come Back With Soft Video I’ve worked with veterans in the news industry. People who’ve spent 3 decades behind the camera doing nothing but capturing video day in and day out. Believe it or not, even the most seasoned professionals come back with soft video sometimes. What’s worse – is it happens much more […]

Free Expo Pass to WPPI 2017 – Las Vegas

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If you are into photography, one of the best events out there is the WPPI Show in Las Vegas.  From unparalleled networking, to cutting-edge education, and the best of Las Vegas nightlife it’s a show that really give you a great mix of fun, inspiration, and learning.  You can find all the details about the […]

GoPro Hero 5 – Stabilized?

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Hero Hype When I watched the folks a GoPro hype the new Hero 5, I was pretty excited about it. I’ve reviewed every edition of the GoPro since the Hero 3 for B&H Photo and Video so I’m intimately aware of where this camera is amazing – and where it’s really lacking.  Since I felt like […]

What is She Tech?

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One thing that I’ve tried to do since entering this industry is to make sure that the voices of women are well represented. There are loads of female photographers and videographers, but the mainstream industry voices are still often male. She Tech is a spot where I can dedicate my time and efforts into giving […]

Welcome to First Shot School!

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Why? That’s the question we hear the most. Why would you decide to create an online learning platform when there are so many out there already. And they’re all pretty much teaching the same thing. After spending a decade in the industry, it’s a question we knew the answer to immediately in our hearts, but […]