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 […]

Did you see yesterday’s article on the Exposure Triangle for still photography?  It’s here: http://thecameraforum.com/exposure-triangle/ For video cameras, the same rules apply.  There are 3 ways to control exposure internally on a camera, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed or “Angle” as it is called on moving film cameras. For video, where movement is the rule vs the exception, the meanings […]

Press Arrow Above To Play Video You think you have it tough as a freelancer bringing in enough money to cover your monthly bills?  The life of a freelance artist looks easy when your name is Shauna McClure and your job is as the Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council.  I’ve had the pleasure […]

[aesop_image imgwidth=”930″ img=”http://thecameraforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DSC04251.jpg” align=”left” lightbox=”off” captionposition=”left”]   Cosplay is literally a contraction/combination  of the two words “Costume” and “Play.”  Cosplay can mean dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character).  Or it can be used to describe the costume itself.  Noun: Making that cosplay only took me 5 hours. […]

Have you ever heard the stories of Photographer Dennis Manarchy?  He goes down in my book as one of the great living American photographers.  Not only does Dennis Manarchy have the magnetic powers of a P.T. Barnum, as a photographer Dennis Manarchy possesses an excellent set of photographic craft skills, an eye for classic portraiture, and excellent […]

FAIR USE AND ONLINE VIDEO Contrary to popular belief, United States Copyright and Patent Laws were not put into place to protect creators; they were an attempt to legislate creators to share some rights in their creations with others. The cultural value of copying is so well established that the United States Congress has written it […]

Dog Schidt In The Park from Andrew Reid on Vimeo. Shot on Schidt.  An experimental test of Schidt Optics FF58 PL mount on Olympus OM-D E-M1, entirely handheld.  Full review of the Dog Schidt Optiks Flare Factory 58 (PL Mount) is here: http://www.eoshd.com/2015/02/dog-schidt-optiks-ff58-flare-factory-58-pl-mount-review/ As Andrew Reid says in his excellent review linked above, “In the cinema lens industry Hawk Vantage […]

A comic review of the Motion Nine Cube cage for the A7s, with guest appearances from a team of real life experts: Ren & Stimpy, Philip Bloom, Mr. Horse and a special cameo appearance by Michael Knight.  Produced and recorded by Filmkit.  Filmkit is created by Gerben Schmidt, a Dutch freelance cameraman and web-designer. In all […]

Coming from the wild “Mirrorless Madness” world of Still Photography, I find many strange things are used in video production that at first blush made no sense to me at all.  It was only after my video experience started to catch up to my enthusiasm that I begin to realize how much I actually do need some of the video only specialized pieces added […]

Black Friday was for much more than just shopping at Venice Beach November 29th, 2014. It was a crazy stoner kind of Friday late afternoon, so typical of Venice and its Endless Summer… and just perfect for a stroll with the Sony A7S fitted with the FE 50mm f/1.8.  The more I use this combination, […]

Moonlight | Sony A7s ISO test from Carbon Studios on Vimeo. Their goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. They waited for the “right” full moon, and on the night of September 8th set out to explore the Northern California coast on a mission of discovery. Discover, they did. […]

The Creative Life from Shawn Blanc on Vimeo.   This video is a part of an ebook and interview series Shawn Blanc made: Delight is in the Details. “What does our best creative work look like? I believe it looks like a gift. I believe creativity is, by nature, an act of humility. An act of […]

It’s Not About the Nail from Jason Headley on Vimeo. “Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen.” Every man has heard these words. Some feel they are the law of the land. No matter what.  Others, that most times #beinghappy is more important than #beingright. According to writer/director/actor Jason Headley, these words are […]

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. Studies show consumers are willing to pay 5 to 10 per cent more for sustainable green products and services.  But only so long as they function as well as their non-sustainable alternatives. Sustainable options must […]

Theo Jansen from Salazar on Vimeo. Directed and Produced by Salazar for Red Bull Media House To learn more about Theo and his beasts www.strandbeest.com Music: Edo Van Breemen Editor: Jason Myers www.salazarfilm.com www.redbullmediahouse.com Is inorganic life even possible?  Is this guy a reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci?  No, but certainly one of his modern […]