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Lens curator S05E08


The eigth edition of Lens Curator’s fifth season brings you 5 new excerpts from the world of photography and videography. This month we take a look at Canon/Sony comparison, Ethan Hawke TED talk, how to key hair on green screen, vintage macro lenses and tips for great photo compostions.

Where does it all end?

Canon recently released their new R5 mirrorless flagship which was just wow! The company is renowned for shooting itself in the leg with their camera specs, but R5 with 8K (non-cropped) and 120fps in 4K set up the bar high. And then, a couple of weeks after, Sony released the highly anticipated a7 III with a killer autofocus system, improved color science, and 15 stops of dynamic range! Sadly the prices are (expectedly) high, but there’s no reason why we can’t drool on this comparison video from Parker Walbeck.

Ethan Hawke’s TED Talk on Creativity

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. “There is no path till you walk it,” he says. This TED video is not solely for video/photo creators, but for all creatives alike.

Step up your green screen game!

Shooting and editing a green-screen shot can be a pain in the ass. In my opinion, it’s a neverending learning process. And one of the most difficult things to key is someone’s lush hair. As always, if you shoot correctly, editing will go smoother. Film Riot dives into some great tips to make keying hair much easier.

Vintage lenses and macro photography?

Macro photography transports you into a world with unlimited subjects and angles that many people never saw before. Mark Holtze is a macro aficionado and in this video, he talks about five tips to shoot with a vintage macro lens. Macro lenses can be expensive, but with vintage glass you can have your cake and eat it too.

5 Photography Composition Tips

It’s not about the gear! It’s about the result and great images! Don’t depend on bokeh and shallow depth of field to make an image interesting. SLR lounge brings us 5 great tips about composition which you can utilize even with a smartphone.