Steven Shoppman is a contributor to The Visual News and an avid explorer. In 2009 he received the honor of "Adventurer of the Year" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine for his expedition driving two trucks around the world. The expedition was named "The World by Road" He continues to plan new adventures and you can visit his personal website to learn more about him at www.stevenshoppman.com.
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5 Tips for Productions on a Budget

Producing video is less expensive than ever. It is now possible to shoot 4K video for less than $400 in equipment. Slow-motion capture at 1,000 fps that once required a $100,000 camera is now less than $10,000 for a decent ...
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A general view of Chilean Calbuco volcano from Puerto Montt, located at 1,000 km southern Santiago de Chile, Chile, 22 April 2015. Due to the eruption of the volcano with a smoke column 20 km high, authorities declared a red alert and ordered the evacuation of around 15,00 inhabitants of Ensenada, Alerce, Colonia RÌo Sur and Correntoso towns.  EPA/ALEX VIDAL BRECAS *** Local Caption *** 51900788

The Most Compelling Photos of 2015

2015 was intense. Humans accomplished some great things in space exploration. Finally, a pact was made to help combat climate change. The USA and Cuba finally started to work out decades of indifference. On the converse, we saw heart-wrenching violence ...
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These iPhone Movies and Shorts Will Blow Your Mind

Smartphones have changed the world. Many of the ways they would change the world were obvious before the first iPhone was ever released. Clearly, the ability to download apps, pay bills in the palm of your hand, send messages, take ...
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Killer Slow Motion Video

Everything looks better in slow motion. It is more dramatic, provides more detail, and makes moving images seem surreal. Slow motion has been around for a long time; it was first invented by August Musger, a priest and physicist, in ...
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Gift Guide for Video Geeks

Everyone is a videographer these days. Big news outlets often lean on ameteur shots from cell phones for coverage of breaking news stories. Cat and dog compilations still manage to garner huge viral hits on the Web, all thanks to ...
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How Is Timelapse Made?

The definition of time-lapse photography is pretty simple: You play something back at a higher frame rate to create an effect that looks as though time is passing faster than normal. That is the simple part. Time-lapse gives us a ...
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Time Travel Through Photography

We can now speed up time, and it has us all interested. Time lapse is not a new concept. If you record less frames than your playback rate in video, the video will appear to playback faster than time. The ...