Tips for Shooting and Editing Outdoor Video

By James Cawley

I often shoot video outside for a range of clients (including Adobe Stock). I’ve developed techniques that make my footage look good despite the sometimes-challenging conditions. Whether you’re shooting for stock or another project, these tips will raise your game.

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In the video above, I show you when to use a long zoom lens, why movement is part of the story, and how to counter overpowering natural light. I then demo some of my favorite tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, including Warp Stabilizer (so handy to reduce unwanted motion, like when wind bounces your camera) and the powerful combination of Adjustment layers and masks to selectively change exposure on a subject's face.

To see more of my work, head to my Adobe Stock portfolio, or follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Check out additional Premiere Pro CC tutorials here.