Yep, I’m cutting my Summer Vacation from writing here short and covering the Democratic Convention if the DNCC will kindly provide me with Press Credentials to access the inner sanctum sanatoriums. Keep your fingers crossed for me, and hey, if you know anybody now would be a great time to give them a call on […]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually shoot a feature length motion picture using only a Sony mirrorless body?  Wonder no more, The movie is called Three Days In August! This first feature film shot exclusively in 4K on a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera premiered on the big screen April 19th, 2016 at the […]

  The story progresses forward!  I’ll let you enjoy our first release of the Married Young trailer, and talk more about it in my next post.  Any questions, please ask them in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

Once again, the first hints of Spring in the air, the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International show, WPPI 2016, beckons me to Las Vegas.  This conference is one of my annual favorites.  I love the focus on up close and personal education, the intimate setting of the MGM Grand Ballroom & Conference Center, and having […]

Are you an Artist? Are you familiar with American photographer Roger Ballen or his work? If not, you should be. Do you think before you shoot? This and 7 thoughts from world-renowned artist Roger Ballen on what the differences are between the way an artist sees life and the ways many photographers view the world.  These […]

The Dillon Markey story: In 1989, Nintendo released the Power Glove for its Nintendo Entertainment System.  In 2015, Dillon Markey modified a Nintendo Power Glove, turning this humble Nintendo relic of a bygone generation into the most awesome stop motion animation tool ever made. Dillon Markey is an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, among other […]

Life in Western Mongolia is an adventure. Training eagles to hunt, herding yaks, and racing camels are just a few of the daily activities of the nomadic Kazakh people. Global nomad filmmaker, Director, DP, and editor Brandon Li spent a few weeks living with the nomadic Kazakh people.  To really understand a culture and people well […]

When it comes to a subject as complex as choosing what particular set of expensive video lenses to use, nothing substitutes for actual hands on experience.  The experience a Professional like Jem Schofield has acquired over his many years of using the various lenses and lens combinations, gives Jem a level of understanding few of us will ever […]

Sony today unveiled their latest “consumer” level camera, the a6300. Although the distinction between consumer level and Pro level are getting harder and harder to tell.  The successor to the already excellent Sony a6000 brings almost all of the high end video features of the latest a7 series Sony cameras, and places them into this consumer level APS-C sensor […]

(G Master Lens Discussion starts at 4:10 in the above video, after the discussion about the exciting new a6300) G Master.  Now there is a name that instills confidence.  And rightly so from a look at the specs of the new lineup of Professional highest quality glass for the Sony E mount.  Apparently, Sony has […]

Panasonic, no stranger to the camera game, today announced a major new development in electronic Global Shutter technology.  This Global Shutter tech or something similar will eventually find its way onto almost every new camera produced.  And not just by Panasonic.  Frequently, large manufacturers cross license each others patents, and / or directly purchase manufactured […]

From Clay To The Cloud On View at the Laband Art Gallery Loyola Marymount University January 23 – March 20, 2016 Opening Reception Was Saturday, January 23, 2-5pm Talks were by Brewster Kahle, Founder of Internet Archive and Artist Nuala Creed, Creator of 116 Clay Archivists From Clay to The Cloud explores the human impetus to preserve our […]

  The Boy With A Camera For A Face is the superb online premiere of the multi award winning short film from writer/director Spencer Brown. The Boy with a Camera for a Face is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by […]

On January 6, 2016 Olympus announced officially their new High-performance, super-telephoto lens, and it sure looks like a winner from the specifications.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this baby for a test!  For now, here’s their full press release. M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (35mm equivalent focal length: 600mm) The […]

French Photographer and teacher in Paris, Serge Ramelli (Artisan Cinema), brings us this story about a pair of photographers attempting to use their individual bottomless bags of photo gear to win the attention of a beautiful lady by staging a lens duel.  Filmed in a public park, this red head gal is on a bench eating lunch, when the […]

In the North of England, within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, lies the rural costal market town and civil parish of Kendal. In antiquity known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal. As small and remote as it is, it is from this rural Kendal setting that Jamie Spencer makes some of the best keyboard shortcuts cheat sheets […]