Shoot with the Rule of Thirds

How To : Apply "The Rule of Thirds" when shooting videos

Israel Hyman is a weekend videographer headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Here he demonstrates “The Rule of Thirds” to help you make your own home videos look better. The Rule of Thirds is a principle of cinematography that can make all your imagery look better, whether you’re wo ...more

How To : Compose a shot with the "rule of thirds"

In this clip, learn how to harness the Rule of Thirds when shooting video. The Rule of Thirds is a concept that consists of splitting a shot into thirds and keeping your subject out of the center of the shot. This adds a more interesting and realistic aspect to your filmmaking ...more

How To : Use the rule of thirds with digital cameras

You can get more interesting photos by using the "rule of thirds" technique. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to use the rule of thirds in your pictures. Taking better and more interesting will be easy once you've mastered the technique in this how-to video.

How To : Take Better Photos with Your Phone

It's truly amazing how far smartphone camera hardware has come in such a short period of time. It took roughly 5 years to advance the image processing capabilities from a pixelated mess to the crisp and clear photos we can take today. This reaches well beyond the megapixel spe ...more

How To : Shoot like a pro as a newcomer to digital video

Learn the basics of shooting videos in this video. This funny and informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials demonstrates the importance of things like always carrying extra batteries, holding on to the subject for at least 5 seconds, using the rule ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

How To : Frame and compose a shot for film

What makes a good movie good is that it is both aesthetically pleasing and has an interesting point/plot. This video runs you through how to make it visually effective, stressing how you frame and compose a shot. While the Rule of Thirds is forever a great way to make shots in ...more

How To : Unlock Your iPhone's Secret Camera Level

One interesting feature hiding inside Apple's stock Camera app is a level that helps you take photos of documents and nicely plated food from a top-down perspective. Unfortunately, you'd never know it was there since it's not enabled by default and there is no obvious setting ...more

News : The 5 Best Free Camera Apps for Android

Practically every smartphone comes with a built-in camera app, but these apps are generally created by the device's manufacturer. And let's face it, manufacturers are hardware companies first and foremost, so they don't always produce the best software. Luckily, though, Andro ...more

How To : The Best Camera Settings to Use on Your Galaxy S9

One of the biggest improvements with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is the redesigned camera, with the latter scoring an impressive 99 overall on DxOMark. But with an abundance of features and enhancements, tweaking the camera's settings for optimal performance can be a little confusin ...more

VSCO 101 : How to Use the Selfie Camera on Your iPhone

If you've spent countless hours scrolling through Instagram feeds full of selfies, then I'm sure you know that some are, well ... better than others. There are so many different things you can do to start taking better selfies to post on social media. One really easy way is to ...more

How To : Capture the perfect picture using your camera

Want to take the perfect photograph and apply it to your next scrapbooking project? Learn four simple rules of thumb in taking your next photo; Crop out the abstract images, get up close and personal with your object, change the angle and follow the rule of thirds. Don't just ...more

How To : Plan a shot in pool

This video demonstrates good technique for planning and executing a pool shot, beginning with the 90 degree rule or the 30 degree rule. First visualize the aiming and impact lines, then the tangent line where the cue ball will go. Decide how fast to shoot depending on how far ...more

How To : Take a photography portrait

A great photographer is more than a technician, but all great portraits begin with a photographer’s mastery of equipment and technical requirements. Set yourself on the road to greatness by learning the basic components of photographic portraiture. You will need a camera, a te ...more

How To : Plate Food Like a Pro

We are visual animals. So when it comes to food, presentation is everything. In deciding what to eat, certain colors and textures instantly turn us off or on. Think of runny sautéed spinach versus a salad of fresh vibrant spinach. Which one would you reach for first? Restaura ...more

How To : Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

So, you've gotten (or are getting) a shiny new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Congratulations! It's got great new features including the new A11 Bionic chip, wireless and fast charging, and portrait lighting. And let's not forget a much better battery ... right? Wrong. The iPhone 8 mode ...more

How To : Use the 30 degree rule when shooting pool

This is another example of the 30 degree rule when shooting pool. It shows that the anticipated and actual paths of both balls are the same. With a solid knowledge of the 30 degree rule, you can accurately predict where the cue ball will go and set up you next shot. Use the 30 ...more

How To : Properly Submit Tools for the Null Byte Suite

Hello everyone. I've recently made the annoucement of the Null Byte suite of tools, and we've covered how to download and install it. Now it's time we cover how to submit a tool for inclusion into the suite. It's relatively simple, but we need to get a few ground rules out of ...more

How To : The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Your iPhone

Cases and stickers are always great, but they aren't the only way to customize an iPhone. The software on your device is full of customization options, from a better-looking home screen and cooler lock screen wallpapers to app icon changes and a system-wide dark mode. There's ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Lawn bowl with the basic rules

The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club would like to help you learn how to lawn bowl. Just watch this great video introduction to the much under-appreciated game of lawn bowling. In the United States, lawn bowling is considered a retirement sport, however, worldwide most of the ...more

How To : Officiate when a player is shooting in basketball

This DVD was created to assist in focusing the spirit and intent of the rules as well as an aid to the training of all involved in FIBA basketball including: coaches, players and referees. In this video learn how to officiate when a player is shooting and a possible foul is co ...more

How To : Use the 90 degree rule with cut angles in pool

This pool shooting tutorial illustrates the 90 degree rule, which states that when the cue ball hits the object ball straight, the two balls will separate at 90 degrees. This is true regardless of the "cut angle," or angle the balls are apart from each other. Use the 90 degree ...more

How To : Visualize the 90 degree rule in pool

This video illustrates how to use your own hand to help visualize the 90 degree rule when shooting pool and determine where the cue ball and the object ball will go, so you don't scratch. The thumb and forefinger spread out in an "L" shape will effectively predict the directio ...more

How To : Use shutter speed to make your video look better

Israel Hyman is a weekend videographer headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. In this video, he demonstrates how to use “Shutter Speed” to make your digital video look better. A rule of thumb is: Set the shutter speed at a rate of 1/60 of a second for normal shooting.

How To : Dunk the ball in the post like LeBron James

This will show you how to do the Lebron James Signature Move from Nike series on NBA superstars bball skills. Dunk in the post like the LB #23! Call for the rock, test your defender, jab step and finish strong at the hole. This is a great tutorial from the MJ protege. Your s ...more

How To : Do a Squash backhand drive from the front court

Squash is a racquet sports game, seemingly similar to tennis, but played on a small indoor court with hollow rubber ball, much small than a tennis ball. Squash is an intense, high impact sport. This squash tutorial demonstrates Squash backhand drive from the front court. -The ...more

Quick scope in Call of Duty 7 : Black Ops

Want to learn how to do quick scoping in BO? It's easy: use the variable scope and zoom in to the second or third level of magnification. Voilà. No more two-second delay when shooting. For a complete walkthrough of how to quick scope, watch this gamer's guide. Call of Duty 7 ...more

How To : Solve percent proportions

A percent problem is one in which you are given a quantity and asked to compute the value of a percent of it. You may also be given the whole quantity and a part of it and asked to compute the percentage of the part in the whole. To do these kind of problems you need to use th ...more

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