Author: Kurt Lancaster

Kurt Lancaster

Kurt Lancaster is the author of DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video. His digital film projects have been screened nationally and internationally, many of which can be found at kurtlancaster.com. He teaches filmmaking at the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. He earned his PhD from NYU

Website: http://kurtlancaster.com

Posts by Kurt Lancaster:

dslrcinema

Shooting Video with DSLRs— Some Tips for Photographers

by

Use the basic tools of photography When I tell my students that they should master photography before shooting video, they think I’m kidding.  But the tools of photography offers all the basic tools required to shoot good video: Composition Lighting Color balance ISO settings F-stops Focus Lenses Depth of field Not to mention the more…

DSLR_Cinema_FEAT

Composition – The Golden Mean

by

Your three-dimensional subjects and the scene they’re in are composed through your lens. This composition relies on many factors, including lenses and shot sizes, as well as camera angles. But one underlying principle can’t be understated: the golden mean appearing in nature, a ratio studied by mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras (whom you might recall from…

Figure 3

Shooting “Grand Canyon Winter” with the Canon 5D Mark II and Editing with Final Cut X

by

Shooting in the winter with a DSLR can be a bit tricky due to the high chance of getting blow-out in the exposure. DSLRs—although great in low light situations—are notorious for easily blowing out the highlights. Hollywood cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, says that you need to treat the exposure range as if you were shooting…

Latest Tweets

Stay Informed

Click here to register with Focal Press to receive updates.


about MasteringPhoto

MasteringPhoto, powered by bestselling Routledge authors and industry experts, features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews, and other resources for hobbyist photographers through pro image makers. No matter what your passion is—from people and landscapes to postproduction and business practices—MasteringPhoto offers advice and images that will inform and inspire you. You’ll learn from professionals at the forefront of photography, allowing you to take your skills to the next level.