Help Me Teach Future Photogs…

At its core, b-roll.net is about education. Hopefully the many tips and tricks found on this site have inspired a few photogs to try something new. At the very least, we’re a group who appreciates the good work found in our industry. I’ve decided to take that teaching spirit to the next level and become an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While I’ll…

Help Out a Fellow Photog

My Norfolk, VA buddy Ryan Beard is an exceptionally gifted shooter who went from studio camera, to news camera to production shooter. Not only does he have a great eye, he’s got a great heart – and a big smile for the folks around him. I was greatly disheartened to hear that he’s recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. He’s going through treatment now, but the doctors are…

The Bay Area Camera Thefts Are Getting Worse

From KRON4.com “Veteran KRON 4 reporter Jeff Bush and a private security guard were covering a story in San Francisco Friday evening when they were the targets of a hold-up. Two armed men demanded Jeff’s equipment. He immediately surrendered the equipment and took cover. Shots were fired by the security guard. One of the gunmen was hit, and later drove himself to the hospital.”   http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/KRON4-reporter-accosted-guard-opens-fire-4851791.php http://news.kron4.com/news/armed-gunmen-hold-up-kron-4-reporter/

ImageJunkies Tells Us How to Deal with the Cold

Long time friend of b-roll.net, Christian Parkinson is a BBC photog based in South Africa. His blog site, ImageJunkies is filled with amazing stories of international network shooting as well as the tips and tricks that come with it… As our weather here in DC starts to cool off, the fear of winter is creeping up on us (Ok, maybe “fear” is a strong word). BBC Camerawoman Julie Ritson has…

Dave Wertheimer on the Axis of Evil

Screen direction and “crossing the axis” are always tricky concepts to wrap your brain around when you first start shooting. Dave Wertheimer illustrates it perfectly in this video from the NPPA Workshops.

New Server for b-roll.net

Hello, my b-roll.net FRIENDS!

It’s been so long since I posted on this site – I feel like I should re-introduce myself.

Lately, our trusty…

Let the Voices in Your Head Guide Your Sports Coverage | b-roll.net HACKS

Stephen Press joins us again with a little hack to help you on the sidelines.