Last Updated on 08/04/2021 by blogbuddy
Are you looking to learn to improve your video skills like a pro or you are an absolute beginner in photography world!
If you are like many professional photographers, you may be finding that more and more clients are asking if you can also do video for them when you’re on-site doing a photo shoot.
Video can be a “strange new world” and you may be passing up some good opportunities. Most modern DSLRs are quite competent in shooting video, and you can use them to create industrial and commercial productions that are ideally suited for use at corporate functions, in sales presentations, as training aids, and as promotional spots on YouTube…so there is a great opportunity to expand your service offering by including video.
Now you can learn the fast track system used by a world class photographer and videographer to shoot, direct, and produce any type of video, regardless of your current skill level.
but first you need some basic skills for to achieve pro level.
Here’s an overview of necessary skills and knowledge you’ll primarily need to being pro video shooter!
Camera Basics For Video
Whether you have a Full Frame, Cropped Sensor, Mirrorless or Micro 4/3rds camera the same camera basic rules apply.
The goal of this section is to quickly refresh some best practices when venturing into shooting video.
A few of the secrets waiting for you in this section…
- Todd’s recommended equipment setup for shooting on site or on set (everything you need to do it right and make it a smash hit)
- The type of memory cards you should use for video and why (this is different than still photos)
- The definitive guide to different sensor sizes, including the pros and cons of each
- Our best practices to avoid issues when on shoots (most people completely overlook these)
The Importance of Frame Rate
Frame rate is one of the most important settings for DSLR video. Many cameras offer you 24, 30 and 60 fps but if you don’t choose wisely you might not capture the video you were looking for. In this section you will see us use Hungry Hungry Hippos to demonstrate the differences between the frame rates.
A few of the secrets waiting for you in this section…
- How to master 24, 30, and 60 frames per second and exactly when you should use each
- Todd’s best practices for capturing slow motion footage
- How to get the cinematic “film look” with your DSLR
- One simple adjustment that will make your videos look clean and crisp
What is the BEST Resolution?
Cameras today offer many different resolutions from low quality VGA to 1080HD and beyond. It’s extremely important to understand what the differences are and the reasons why you should select one over another. This is one section you can not miss.
A few of the secrets waiting for you in this section…
- The #1 reason why you should always shoot video at your camera’s highest resolution (most people completely forget about this)
- How to tell if your camera is automatically lowering your resolution and how to prevent it from happening again
- How to “future proof” your work so you can keep up with industry standards
But i don’t know even what is a dslr camera?
DSLR stands for “Digital Single Lens Reflex”. In simple language, a DSLR is a digital camera that uses a mirror mechanism to either reflect light from a camera lens to an optical viewfinder (which is an eyepiece on the back of the camera that one looks through to see what they are taking a picture of) or let light fully pass onto the image sensor (which captures the image) by moving the mirror out of the way.
Although single lens reflex cameras have been available in various shapes and forms since the 19th century with film as the recording medium, the first commercial digital SLR with an image sensor appeared in 1991. Compared to point-and-shoot and phone cameras, DSLR cameras typically use interchangeable lenses.
How to Use a DSLR to Shoot High Quality Videos?
Without a doubt, shooting video with a DSLR can be more complicated than shooting stills, but you can achieve beautiful, creative results by following a few, simple guidelines.
First let’s prepare yourself to ask some questions to you!
- Is your DSLR the right tool for the proposed video assignment?
- How to choose a frame size and frame rate?
- How to match shutter speed and frame rate?
- What are typical camera settings?
- What is Moiré and how to deal with it?
- How to deal with video rolling shutter and the “Jello Effect”?
- How to manual focus and the use of a follow-focus?
- How to use zoom lenses?
- Understanding about ISO and lighting considerations
- understanding about difference in dslr camera models
- How to achieving a ‘film look’ with your productions?
- How to deal with sound considerations?
- How to hold camera stability during video shooting?
- How to use camera movement to add drama and interest to your productions?
- How to use a camera stabilizer for best footage?
- How to shooting a scene with more than one camera?
- What memory cards are best for video shooting?
- What are long lasting batteries for your dslr camera?
- What are professional grade video editing software?
- What hardware dslr camera have to shoot professional videos?
- And Finally what time it will take to learn all the above skills?
Steps for Learning How to Use Your DSLR include:
Here’s some basic steps for learning to shoot like a pro from your DSLR Camera!
- Master Shooting modes (including priority modes and full manual) – You need to learn about various shooting modes Aperture Priority (Av or A), Shutter Priority (Tv or S), Program (P), Manual (M)
- Understand ISO – learn about Low ISO numbers, High ISO numbers
- Learn the ‘exposure triangle’ – It’s important to note that aperture, shutter speed and ISO are all part of the ‘exposure triangle’. They all control either the amount of light entering the camera (aperture, shutter speed) or the amount of light required by the camera (ISO) for a given exposure.
- Master Metering including exposure compensation – Learn about different types of ‘Metering’ like Average , Centre-weighted and Spot metering with exposure Compensation
- Learn About Focusing – DSLRs come with a range of autofocus modes, however, for simplicity, the two that are most important to understand are AF-S(autofocus-single) and AF-C (autofocus-continuous). Both of those focus modes rely on what are known as focus points.
- Understand file size/types – You will also have the option of choosing whether to record the images as ‘raw’ or ‘jpeg’ file type
- Learn about White balance – The white balance can significantly impact colour tone of your photographs. You may have noticed that sometimes your images have a blueish tone to them or, in others, everything looks very orange. This is to do with the white balance and, whilst you can make some adjustments to the image on your computer, it is much simpler if you get it right up-front.
- Lenses – Lenses control a lot of things, or improve them. Lenses usually determine what F-stop that your camera can reach, and how much zoom that you get. The more features (like OIS), the lower the reach of the aperture, and the more zoom tend to get lenses more expensive. For example, a 50mm lens with f-1.8 aperture can be around $125, while the same lens, except with a f-1.4 maximum aperture is $350.
- Camera Cards – Learn about compact flash (CF) cards, micro sd and SDHC cards that have a faster write speed than a regular sd, and there are a ton more options that you can explore.
- Taking Care of Your DSLR – Couple things on this, always have a lens cap on when not using the camera, most important thing right there. I also recommend having a camera bag, it’s a much better and safer way of transporting your camera. And… Keep a couple of fully charged batteries with you, it’s the worst when your camera run some out of batteries in the middle of a shoot, I also keep my charger with me at all times, just in case.
Here are some basic tips to use your DSLR Camera for Beginners!
how to shoot video like a pro?
I find a great video guide for giving you shooting skills you are looking for!
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What if you could learn exactly how an award winning filmmaker and photographer shoot, produce, direct, and edit breathtaking HD videos using an entry level DSLR?
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