The ACP Blog

Featuring posts, articles, insights and knowledge pertaining to my own experiences and the world of photography.
How Visual Effects Can Enhance Your Work for the Better

How Visual Effects Can Enhance Your Work for the Better

Love it or hate it, CGI and digital compositing are here to stay. I think you'd actually be surprised at how much of it is used without you even realizing and for this reason it's something which you should be open to embracing to enhance your video and photography...

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How I Got Over 900 Million Views on Two Different Photos

How I Got Over 900 Million Views on Two Different Photos

Back in 2015 I was pretty active on Google+ and most of my posts would get over a hundred plus ones, which are basically the same as a like on Facebook. Getting this much activity on a public post meant that more people were likely to see it. Eventually this pattern...

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Demystifying Camera Picture Profiles

Demystifying Camera Picture Profiles

Most, if not all, have seen the picture profile settings in our cameras. These can include settings for Landscapes, Portraits, or even Cine-style formats for filmmakers looking to achieve that cinematic look. But what do these mean and how do they affect our final...

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Shooting With Different Cameras, Does it Lead to Inspiration?

Shooting With Different Cameras, Does it Lead to Inspiration?

For the last decade I’ve been sticking to my guns, shooting on a Canon 5D Mark II with a small selection of lenses. This camera has been the love of my life for so long even my family and friends get jealous. But what if you get the opportunity to dive into the dark...

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Why A Cage Will Help You Shoot Better Video

Why A Cage Will Help You Shoot Better Video

"If I want to shoot great video in the future with my 4k, video enabled DSLR, what should I buy first?" This is a question a get a lot of the time from photographer friends. Given they already own a tripod, my first answer is always to start with a cage. Here is why....

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How To Recover Corrupt Panasonic GH4 and GH5 .mdf Files

How To Recover Corrupt Panasonic GH4 and GH5 .mdf Files

One of the worst gut wrenching feelings any content producer can face is opening up a memory card only to find that a file is corrupt or missing altogether. Recently we sold most of our Nikon gear and switched over to the new Panasonic GH5 cameras because of their...

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The Sony a9 Continuous Eye Autofocus Looks Amazing

The Sony a9 Continuous Eye Autofocus Looks Amazing

There has been a ton of excitement drummed up around the Sony a9, and today, there seems to be another reason to anticipate the camera's release. A Japanese camera tester posted a video of the camera's eye-tracking autofocus in action, and the results are highly...

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The Best Shots of All Time in Film (Part Two)

The Best Shots of All Time in Film (Part Two)

Part of the magic of the movies are the brilliant visual tricks and compositional decisions directors use to capture our attention and heighten or subvert our expectations. Here are more of the best shots in film. [ Read More ] Source:...

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Simple Ways to Manipulate Natural Light in a Boudoir Studio

Simple Ways to Manipulate Natural Light in a Boudoir Studio

Many boudoir photographers starting out may be green with envy on studio owners with larger square footage. In many cases the ability to move around furniture and props without tripping every step is a welcomed luxury. However, the grass is not always greener on the...

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