Recent Posts

Business card for photographer & videographer

My university background is in business. I have a Bachelor and Master degree in these fields. I know all about the importance of networking, how to present a product, etc… Yet, up until recently, I never had a business card to promote my photography business. I had my reasons: no defined photographic style, no time (ya right!), procrastination, did not ...

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Book review: The Photographer’s Eye

With the redesign of the blog, I decided to put more emphasis the books I read to learn about photography, video and imaging. To prove that I actually own these books, I have taken a picture of each one, and there are a few more on the way too!  One of my favorite of the stack is The Photographer’s Eye. ...

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Site layout update

Procrastination is over! I spent the whole night tweaking the site to make it more visually pleasing by adding pictures and by moving some of the least used sections to the footer. I have also reduced the number of articles on the main page to speed up the load time. I have not had the time to do all the ...

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Focal length and perspective

This is a repost from my old blog. It was one of the most visited page and since I keep seeing people asking the same question over and over again, I think it would be a good idea to forward them here. I have a few more of these posts that I will file under ‘learning the basics’. Using tools ...

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DIY sensor cleaning tutorial

Note: this article is a translation from French of the excellent article written by Stéphane on his Folo blog. There are already a few articles on this topic on the net but Stéphane post is well illustrated and simple. Of course, cleaning your camera sensor can be a dangerous operation and I cant be responsible of the result. Do it at ...

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Custom Function: Autofocus Micro adjustment

Unless you are very lucky, you have probably noticed that not all your lenses focus perfectly every time. Some might focus a little bit in front of the subject, others a bit behind it. These issues appear mostly when using a long and wide aperture lens such as the 50mm 1.8 (or 1.4) where the depth of field is less ...

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The effects of shutter speed control

Before the release of the firmware update, I wrote an article about why controlling the shutter speed would be as important for us, cinephotographers, as controlling the aperture. I promised to show an example video at the time. Well, it took some time but I finally managed to get the required clips! The best subject for such an example would ...

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Zacuto Rapid Fire review

Here it is guys, my review of the Zacuto Rapid Fire! I still have not used with it enough to feel like I have toped out but I have played enough to give it a fair critic. An updated version will come out once I get my Zfinder. Usability I had a hard time to make up my mind between ...

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Site update, Received my Zacuto Rapid Fire & More

I am going to update WordPress to 2.8 in a few moment. So if the site behave strangely, please drop me a line. Technically everything should go smooth but you never know. True to my word, I ordered a Zacuto Rapid fire a few days ago and received it moments ago. I have not had time to play with it ...

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