The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. It has a 22.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor.  Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012, the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650. It was also Canon’s 75th anniversary. The Mark III went on sale later in […]

Pass That Bottle To Me from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. I know, at first it might seem a bit far fetched to do a head to head comparison between three such widely different cameras, the A7R vs 5D Mark III vs Zoom Q4, all at opposite ends of the price spectrum.  However, when it comes to music video […]

This story was a bit of education for me.  Of course, we all know that there is no way that a Galaxy note 3 cell phone is even in the same league as the industrial video workhorse, the Canon 5D Mark III, right?  Well, right and wrong, depending upon what your needs are.  If all you are […]

Published on YouTube Jan 28, 2014 Randy Halverson is a driven person, as driven as anybody living in rural South Dakota can be I guess.  Randy and his two Canon 5D Mark III’s sure did some traveling last year, covering South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah shooting in 4k.  Oh, you didn’t know the 5D Mark III […]

Dia de los Muertos from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. I’ve photographed Dia de los Muertos in Mexico for seven of the past eleven years.  It is one of those long term photography projects that just snuck up on me.  I didn’t even realize it was a long term project until I was, pardon the pun, dead […]

  The A7 is near.  Very near. We are about a week from the release of the initial shipments of the new Sony A7/A7R cameras.  With only a few days left until the release, I need to decide the hard decision – will I be an early entry into this new Sony A7 full frame […]

  I photographed Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos” as it is more properly called, in Mexico seven of the last ten years.  It is always a challenging shoot, but such a magical experience it is a must attend event however difficult the photography.  This year I chose Day of the Dead […]

“The Lion City,” is the latest creation of tilt shift time lapse photographer Keith Loutit an Australian filmmaker based in Singapore.  His stated goal?  “For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant […]

From the deepest depths of “In My Fondest Dreams” and from a Bad Kreuznach Division IBC Press Release, 13.09.2013, I bring you the current #1 pick for my “Christmas Video, 2013 Most Wanted Stocking Stuffers.”  (Saint Nicholas should be this good to all of us .)   Schneider-Kreuznach presents its new range of Xenon full-frame […]

Life At A Snail’s Pace from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. In the modern fast pace world, Life At A Snail Pace could be right in your own back yard. In my case, that is exactly what happened! It is amazing what inspirational stories you can find to tell right from your own yard. This video short […]

Podunk Poets from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. August 8, 2013 – The Podunk Poets: Cindy Jollotta & Kelly Kidd – Vocals, Patrick Generosa – Drums, Suzanne Birrell – Bass, Jake Kelly – Guitar.   For several years now the demise of the still photograph has been foretold.  It is said that with video having progressed to […]

Editors Note: One of the best things about our move to the Studio City, CA area last fall was the proximity to the action “where the nerds live” in the movie business.  They don’t call it Studio City for nothing…. our apartment is surrounded by all major studios within a couple of miles, six major […]

Canon 5D Mark II HDR Video from Neumann Films on Vimeo. Working with a variety of the latest tools available are producing some amazing results.  One such tool that is getting wide attention lately is Magic Lantern.  Magic Lantern?  No, this is not some new type of video lighting.  According to their own web site:”Magic […]

Canon 5D Mark III Continuous Raw Video with Magic Lantern (1920×1280 24p) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo. They laughed and called it an April fools joke when the news first broke.  Nobody covered the story.  Most said it couldn’t be done. It has. Here is the proof. Bottom line, continuous raw video on the 5D […]

Canon 5D Mark III & Atomos Ninja 2 …finally from Stefan Czech on Vimeo. After waiting  over a one year, Canon has finally released the long rumored firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. One of the main features of firmware version 1.2.1 is the ability to now output a “clean” uncompressed 8 […]

Several of my professional photography friends and I have recently begun discussing our business futures.  As many of you know, the photography game as a business has changed pretty dramatically in the last three years.  Not only have the paying client jobs been fewer in number, but the client demands have increased.  Where once most […]