Sony reports a record 66% growth in what appears to be a still advancing and ever expanding mirrorless digital camera market thanks mainly to the Alpha 7 series and a6000 cameras.  However, according to recent survey data the overall DSLR market is not as healthy – shrinking yet another 16.5% in this past year. Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Camera Press […]

WPPI – Get ready for Las Vegas! from Triple Scoop Music on Vimeo. The new film is an exciting, inside look at what makes WPPI 2015 the photo industry’s must-attend event. Acclaimed Director /Cinematographer Sion Michel and Producer Roy Ashen from Triple Scoop Music ( ) explore the incredible mix of acclaimed photographers, top educators […]

For us to maintain our ancestors hard fought and hard-won rights, we need to constantly exercise them to protect us as average citizens or visitors to the USA from wide spread abuse from those in positions of power and authority. But it certainly helps to actually know what your rights as a photographer are first. To help fill that need, above you […]

One of the oldest memorial parks in Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever  was founded in 1899, and rapidly became an integral part of the growth (and deaths) of early Hollywood. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Hollywood’s great studio pioneers, as well as writers, directors, and performers. The annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival […]

The Santa Monica Pier from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. a chuck jones film Background Beautiful sonny Sunday afternoon.  Sony A7r.  Sony 55mm f/1.8 & Leica 35mm Summicron non-ASPH.  Add magic and stir. History Santa Monica has had several piers over the years; however, the current Santa Monica Pier is actually two adjoining piers that long had […]

It is hard to believe, but the July 4th holiday is upon us here in the United States. Officially a celebration of America’s independence from Great Britain’s monarchy, today this holiday has come to represent hot dogs barbecued on an outdoor girl, kids screaming in the swimming pool, and the traditional evening fireworks display. For […]

If you have no idea what Spelunking is, your not alone. Spelunking is the secret to the unusually challenging and most difficult photographic discipline of cave photography. Ever wonder where those fabulous photos come from of the magical environments underground? Let me introduce you to Knoxville-based caver and cave photography specialist Chris Higgins. Recently, Chris Higgins guided a team from JOBY, makers […]

One of the hardest things most people find to do in the studio is mastering portrait lighting. Many, sadly, feel that unless you have four or five lights in some arcane secret lighting setup, the results aren’t any good. Some people are afraid to try studio lighting in any form, fearing the arcane art is […]

Buddy for Life from Daomay on Vimeo. “Sometime we forget that after school it is ok to take the kids out to the beach with his or her friend for an hour or two instead of sitting in front of the TV or play with the ipad. So in two hour I was able to […]

German Places: Ruegen 2014 from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. We hoped the Sony RX10 will help with our production of mini documentaries. The idea is the show places from our personal subjective view in short video clips and still images. It is easy to see that we are stills photographers even if we […]

Creating a “Talking Senior Portrait” with Stills and Video from Sekonic on Vimeo. To a school portrait photographer, the very idea of video has to be a scary proposition.  But there is a middle ground.  What I call hybrid storytelling Joe Brady calls a “Talking Senior Portrait.”  What’s the difference?  Very little.  Joe shoots primarily talking senior portraits […]

When I went to school photography education  consisted of a brownie box camera, five rolls of 127 B&W film, five pre-paid Kodak processing mailers, and a teacher/advisor who supervised the yearbook student staff.  “Go out and get us some great pictures!” was about the extent of both the education part of it as well as managements […]

I had never been to WPPI, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International show in Las Vegas,  so when Paul Gero told me he was going I made an on the spot decision to join him.  The Sunday afternoon drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes a bit over four hours at a legal and […]

WPPI 2014 – Get ready for Las Vegas! from Triple Scoop Music on Vimeo. Have you ever wondered why 13,000 photographers go to Las Vegas instead of someplace warmer in the middle of winter?  This new film is an exciting, inside look at what makes WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) one of the photo […]

Sergey Brin On Taking Moonshots & The Value Of Failing Whatever your thoughts on Google (I happen to be a big fan myself), Sergey Brin is not just a hero to a generation of young Americans, he is also one smart dude. In the above video (start at 1:54), Sergey extols the virtues of the […]

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 […]