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By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 03, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III

The Canon 5D Mark III follows in the footsteps of the Canon 5D Mk II with good quality video with a full frame sensor and improved processor.

Is it right for your workflow? In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I walk you through the ins and outs of the Mark III.

By Starshine Roshell | Friday, July 03, 2015

10 Courses Your Kids Can Watch—and Use—Today

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If your kids’ idea of summer vacation so far means vegging out on YouTube Minecraft videos (please tell me that’s not just my kid), we’ve got help!

Encourage them to learn something new this week—today, even—with the following lynda.com videos. We’ve hand-picked these fun, beginner-level courses to spark their creativity and boost their productivity.

They’ll love it because it’s sanctioned sofa/screen time. You’ll love it because they’ll learn valuable skills they can put to use right away—and even into the school year.

Ready, kids? Get set … watch!

By Patrick Inhofer | Thursday, July 02, 2015

Color Grading vs. Color Correction: What's the Difference?

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In the history of the Indianapolis 500, Al Unser is in the top three of career Starts, Front Row Starts, Pole Position, Laps Led, and Wins. But do we refer to him as a driver—or a racer?

As a professional colorist and colorist coach, the question of which term to use—color correction or color grading—feels to me like the Al Unser question.

Over the past few years, the answer to the color-grading-vs.color-correction question has changed among professional colorists. I’ll show you what each term means—and how to color grade like a colorist.

By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, July 02, 2015

How to Disable Hyphenation in InDesign

disable hyphenation

You may have proprietary names or terms in your layouts that you don’t want to see split across lines, AKA hyphenated.

Luckily, there’s a way to prevent words from hyphenating automatically in InDesign.

By Starshine Roshell | Thursday, July 02, 2015

Slam Dunk: From Basketball Star to Elearning Expert

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He was a pro basketball player who broke Guinness world records … and knew absolutely nothing about computers.

Now he’s an Apple Distinguished Educator who shows teachers how to use digital media to engage their students.

Here’s the story of how determination—and fascination—led lynda.com author Renaldo Lawrence from the nation’s courts to the world’s classrooms.

By Jim Heid | Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Fire Away: Bright Ideas for 4th of July Photos

4th of july photos

This is the time of year when every website in the U.S. runs an article on how to photograph fireworks.

I’m happy to say that this not one of those articles.

But it is an article about photographing Fourth-of-July festivities—not just fireworks (although I’ll get to them), but also the festivities that precede them: food, family, friends, and summery community fun.

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Get Some Accountability! Starting Today


If there’s one thing I’m absolutely crazy about, it’s follow through. I love people who do it.

Ship what you committed to ship. Be where you said you’d be. Step up and say you messed up; it wasn’t anyone else’s fault but yours. It all makes my heart happy—because it’s honest.

Accountability is a distinguishing and competitive career advantage. It’s also something you can learn—not a hard-wired trait, but a habit you have to practice to develop.

So let’s start building those accountability muscles! I can help.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Auto-Blending Multiple Depths of Field in Photoshop

blending depths of field in photoshop

Photographers know that if you want a flatter depth of field, you have to be farther from the subject—and the background.

But in some shooting scenarios, that’s just not possible. You may end up with some shots where the foreground is in focus, and some shots where the background is crisper.

Luckily, if you’re looking for flatter depths of field, there’s a way to combine shots in Photoshop and end up with a pretty decent looking image. The best part: A large part of the process can be automated.

Deke shows us how in this free (and fast!) episode of Deke’s Techniques.

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