DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

DIY Photography Hacks: make your own motorised time lapse slider

If you’ve ever watched time lapse movies of setting suns and blooming flowers but thought it was something you could only do on a budget like the BBC’s, well think again. Our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he built his own DIY version of a motorised slider to shoot amazing time lapse movies on a budget.

DSLR Video Recording: HD movies and what you absolutely have to know

HD Movies: essential DSLR video techniques

We take it for granted that new DSLRs – and in fact most digital cameras – these days come with the capability of recording HD movies. In this tutorial we’ll start by answering some of the common questions about DSLR video, then explore some of the finer points of making HD movies, such as how to pace your film, understanding frame rates and what direct controls on your camera can make the DSLR video process easier for you.

HDSLR: 10 essential tips for editing DSLR video

HDSLR: 10 essential tips for editing DSLR video

Make no mistake, editing DSLR video is an exciting adventure. The chance to polish and perfect your HDSLR movie is as creative, challenging and rewarding as capturing the footage in the first place.

Among the many reasons for this is that editing offers so many opportunities. If you don’t like the length of a scene you can trim it, if you don’t like the way the story is developing you can alter it, and with myriad audio options (narration, sound effects, music) to choose from, you can dictate the atmosphere of your DSLR video. And if it doesn’t work? Just change it again.

Contrary to popular belief, editing DSLR video doesn’t have to be an expensive habit, either. There are dozens of PC and Mac video-editing programs available, ranging in price from free or a few pounds to several hundred pounds for the pro stuff, so if you do get the bug there are always more sophisticated options to investigate.

New iPad features 5MP camera, Retina display

New iPad from Apple offers new features for photographers

The new iPad is finally here, boasting several new features for photographers.

Following months of speculation, Apple has confirmed its third-generation iPad tablet, which offers users a new 5-megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics.

The new iPad camera uses a backside illumination sensor, auto white balance and face detection, as well as record full HD video at 1080p.