How Safari and Chrome are Damaging Your Colors and a Very Brief Discussion of Skin Tones

I’d been using MPEG Streamclip for years in order to reduce file sizes and upload times, but apparently, that’s not such a great idea. It came to my attention recently that the videos I’d been converting with MPEG Streamclip and uploading to YouTube have an unmistakably crimson appearance when viewed in Safari. And when viewed… Read More

Another Kit Zoom Rant

I just finished watching a lighting tutorial over at Max Yuryev’s YouTube channel where he shows the difference between using a slow kit lens vs. a moderately fast prime. He was limited to f/5.6 on the variable aperture zoom, meaning he had to crank up the ISO to 1000, whereas with the prime, he was… Read More

Leica vs. Panasonic! Plus More Studio Lighting

I’m still playing around with my new studio light, the Lishuai LED 100WB-56, a 100 watt monolight, along with a Godox softbox and reflector. The light is distributed under the Fotodiox name in North America. Last time, I shot while there was still daylight, this time I shot in the evening and the colors look… Read More

Test: Lishuai LED 100WB-56, Leica 12mm f/1.4, Rode VideoMic Pro

For my first video with studio lighting, I’m using the Lishuai LED 100WB-56, a 100 watt daylight balanced fixture, along with a Godox softbox. Kelvin temperature was set manually in camera and Panasonic’s Image App was used to focus and start recording. The video was uploaded straight to YouTube from the memory card. My studio… Read More