The ABCDEF of setting up your shot

Here’s how to make your shot as good as it can be, before you press the record button. First, check the settings and the sound. Then check the angle, background, composition and distance. Finally, check the exposure and focus. Angle Which angle will give you the best view of the subject? Could you improve your shot by moving around the subject, or using a higher or … Read more

Filmmaking for photographers

If you’re a good photographer you’ve already got many of the skills you need to make films. But there’s a lot more to filmmaking than the image.

Composition: framing your shots right


Composition means how you arrange things in the shot. Your film will look a lot better if you compose the shots carefully. Pay attention to where things are in the shot, what’s happening at the edges of the frame, and what’s going on in the background.

Canon’s EOS M3, a neat SLR alternative

EOS-M3 with EVF

Canon’s new EOS M3 is a compact interchangeable lens camera that shoots SLR-style HD video and high-quality stills. How does it compare with the original EOS-M for video?