Why Should a Photographer Shoot Video?
Welcome to the ATP Videography Tips page.
Whilst I am by means no expert in videography, I have had some success in selling stock videography clips through various agencies as well as producing my own set of wedding photography training DVD’s over the past 5-6 years.
I have also created, produced, rendered and uploaded a whole host of training and instructional videos to our private membership site ATP Members.
I have learned a lot along the way and even started videoing various parts of weddings using a HD camcorder back in 2007 as I wanted to add audio and “moving” pictures to my slideshows. I also thought it could be a valuable upsell to offer the couple a high definition, Blu Ray DVD of the ceremony, speeches and first dance if they didn’t have a professional videographer on the day.
I even ended up filming the entire Girls Aloud gig at a wedding in Italy whilst photographing it at the same time…the couple LOVED that, especially as no-one else there captured it (including a cool out-take where “the Irish one” got attacked by a bug much to Cheryl Cole’s amusement)!
These parts of the wedding are relatively easy to set up to video and you can learn how to do this alone, with no assistant, and as you photograph the wedding throughout these pages of videography tips.
Digital photography has a rather steep learning curve to make your images stand out from the “snapshot brigade”. For example, you need to know how various settings and pieces of equipment or accessories can help to produce better images than without.
Videography is no different and whilst it has its pros and cons over stills photography, there is still a lot to think about when shooting video for fun or for a living and merging the two can be quite tricky.
Please note: The following links are pretty much redundant at the moment but are there to let you know what we will be adding in the future. Please bookmark us and come back regularly as we add more pages.
- Wedding Videography Tips
- Sell Stock Videography
- Formats and Codecs
- Sound and Audio
- Video Stabilisation – Holding the Camera Steady
- Shutter Speeds
- Gain and Noise
- Filters (ND, Grad etc)
- Regions (PAL/NTSC)
- Light Flicker (It Hertz)
- White Balance
- Internal and External Microphones
- Rendering and Output