Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video ND filter, part of DSLR Video Tips: Lighting.
Rich Harrington: We're out here on the beach.…We've got a lot of different light going on right now Rob.…We've got the open water.…Robbie Carman: Uh-huh.…Rich Harrington: We've got some shade here.…But when I looked at the viewfinder, it's overexposed.…Robbie Carman: Yep.…Rich Harrington: And I could of course, we could take the aperture down,…and go really small and control the light but that's not what we want.…We want this filmic look.…Robbie Carman: Yeah, and that's the thing that…you're going to find when you go outdoors all…the time, especially when you're shooting with a DSLR…that you want to take advantage of those nice…depth of field characteristics of the sensors and the nice…fast lens, so you're going to want to shoot wide open.…The problem, of course, Rich, is that when you shoot wide open, and in a…bright environment like this, in a mix…of exposure environment, you're going to get overexposed shots.…
Rich Harrington: Yeah.…Robbie Carman: And so as you say, we could step down the lens…you know, go to, you know F12, F15, F16 or whatever it may be.…
- Moving lights off-center
- Controlling exposure in bright areas
- Using ND filters and matte boxes
- Overpowering a backlight
- Maximizing available light with reflectors and shiny boards
- Using battery-operated LEDs and flashlights
- Enhancing shots in post-production
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
DSLR Video Tips: Cameras & Lenseswith Richard Harrington8h 13m Intermediate
DSLR Video Tips: Technical Knowledgewith Richard Harrington4h 7m Intermediate
1. Can I Attach Lights to the Camera?
Moving lights off-center3m 42s
2. How Do I Control Exposure and Depth of Field in Bright Light?
3. How Do I Deal with Backlit Subjects in Production?
4. How Do I Light without Electrical Outlets Using Available Light?
5. How Do I Light without Electrical Outlets Using Alternate Sources?
6. How Do I Deal with Backlit Subjects in Post-Production?
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