Alessio Michelini Photography

Lens Diffraction in Photography

12 February 2015

This is an insanely good video, made by the very good Steve Perry, that is going to explain you what lens diffraction is, which is something that most of the photographers don't really understand and why always shooting at f/22 or further it might not be a good idea. That's a very nerdy talking, but you must understand how your gear work to achieve the best results.

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How to Recalibrate Focus on Your DSLR

22 November 2014

3 Minutes of a video that explains how to find out if your lens suffers of front or back focus, extremely handy if you use fast lenses like me.

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Understanding your camera histogram

17 June 2014

Histogram is the best tool to understand if a photo is correctly exposed or not, but often is the most ignored tool by photographers or aspiring photographers. Yeah, in most of the cases you can see with your eyes if the photo is well exposed or not, but the histogram can tell you quickly if there's something wrong that you might have missed on a quick glance. And there are situations where you can't simply trust what you see on the screen of your camera, for example on a very sunny day in summer, where is quite difficult to see perfectly on the screen.
In this video by John Greengo made for CreativeLive it simply explains how to read the histograms you can find in any DSLR or MILC.

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How To Care For Your Camera

16 June 2014

Canon USA made this video to explain simple tips about maintanance, cleaning and system checks we should always do to our camera(s). Doing these tasks will help you to keep your lenses and sensor clean longer, and to keep your gear in the best conditions. Some of these might sound trivial, but they are essential, and many photographers I know keep forgetting these simple checks.

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Tips for creating quality videos

12 June 2014

I'm not a videographer, and I don't see myself starting anytime soon, but that's a very simple yet a very effective video, created by Filme von Draussen, that shows you some simple basics of how to create quality videos. It doesn't show you insane tips, but how to create the concept for a video and the basics of how to shoot it. And while the title of the video is How to Make a Mountain Bike Film, I think you can copy and paste the idea for almost anything you want to shoot.

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7 Simple Photography Hacks

05 May 2014

I just saw this video made by The Cooph on PetaPixel and I couldn't post it here, it's just too cool to ignore it. 7 simple photography hacks you can do it right now, on the cheap, and very quickly. The number 2 & 3 are my favourites!

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Eye of the Storm

04 April 2014

It's been a while since the last time I posted a timelapse, but as I planned, a trip in Iceland this summer I had to watch as much videos of Iceland I could find, and this one is pretty impressive, shot between february and march during a massive X-class solar flare and coronal mass ejection hitting the atmosphere of our lovely planet, it shows how spectacular and powerful can be mother nature, and thankfully landscape photographer and filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee didn't use any Sigur Ros song, unlike the other 99,9% of timelapses about Iceland.

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Wes Anderson and how he uses symmetry

18 March 2014

I love Wes Anderson's movies, I love the stories he tells and I love how he shot them. It's use of symmetry, alongside with specific colour gradings are his trademark. So I couldn't post this video I found today on PetaPixel.

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A must see movie for all photographers: The IPCRESS File

04 February 2014

Last weekend I was surfing around on the usual websites I always read, and on one of them I found this post with a bold title: "THE IPCRESS FILE - 100 amazing Cinematic Shots like photographer you must watch".
I don't generally really trust such boldy sentences, they are just good to catch hipsters, but I gave it a go and I watched the video, and surprisingly I was so amazed by the video that I decided to find the movie and watch it.
And while it's a almost 50 years old movie, as it came out in 1965, the photography is simply superb, maybe it's not high def as modern standard, but how it was shot it's simply superb in my opinion. So, if you don't know what to watch tonite, that's a film you must see if you care about photography.

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How to use the Perspective Warp in Adobe Photoshop CC

18 January 2014

A few days ago Adobe released a new update for Adobe Photoshop CC which included a few new tools, and one of the most prominent tool was the Perspective Warp, and in this interesting video Andrew Trice shows us how to use this new tricky tool, which is probably going to make happy a lot of photographers, especially if you often work with composites or even simply if you shoot landscapes / architectural.

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