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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

  Great story, client with low production budget, good but public shooting location, no lights, crew or assistants?  I grabbed my Panasonic GH3, and Panasonic’s fantastic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix zoom, and went for it. The Panasonic GH3 is a fine video camera for a lone storyteller. All of this footage I used in this movie […]

Creativity is not a destination.  Contrary to what many believe, it is also not something that you are just born with or that develops over the years in some magical, unseen, uninterrupted series of creative events.  Creativity is not an elusive creature that stalks you in the night, waking you to run to your computer […]

AeroDrome from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Some may think me a dinosaur when I express a preference for working with a manually focused lens.  When I started in photography there weren’t any autofocus cameras, so everybody either learned to use manual focus or learned to live with blurry snapshots.  Over the years, many thousands of photographs […]

Sony A7R from Simon Hammond on Vimeo. The versatility of the A7/A7R allows a professional photographer many different options for lens choices.  Some lens adapters though can be challenging to mount.  How a pro changes a lens can be the difference between success and abject failure if the lens gets dropped. Videographer and professional production […]

This story of love is the journey a Cincinnati, Ohio, family is making through life.  A complete cycle; from start to finish and everything in between.  It is a short story of love but already an epic journey, rapidly unfolding over just four and a half short years.   This story of love is about […]

As a young man growing up, “I want to be a Cameraman” was never heard around our house. Too difficult. Is there any professional value in that dream today? Ironically, the possibility of becoming a photographer was a goal I never considered, though I was gifted my first camera at eleven years old.  It was considered […]

Have you ever seen a TV or stage set of a room? Have you been to a live play?  There are usually 3 walls – the back wall and 2 side walls. The fourth wall is presumed to be there, but it’s invisible – it what the audience is watching the play or TV show […]

MIDWAY – Plastic Beach from Midway on Vimeo. “In the Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. A beach cleanup on Midway Atoll made us feel just like Sisyphus.”   There are […]

MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo. MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre, is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of […]

My Keynote Address from Mike Brookes on Vimeo. Last month, Apple opened its Worldwide Developers Conference with an inspiring video outlining its core brand values. Here are Mike Brookes core values.  I think Mike speaks for all of us in the creative industry. His name is Mike Brookes; He is senior designer for Across the […]

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 […]

We Only Attack Ourselves from Jonathan Irwin on Vimeo. Contemporary, modern avant guard at its finest.  Remarkably refreshing in visuals, story, and production.  Beautifully done Jonathan, you got my juices going!   Directed, Edited and VFX by Jonathan Irwin Produced by Michael Donnelly V Director of Photography: Piers McGrail Management: Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment […]

Like A Lunatic from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo. It’s not often that I run across something that is so incredibly good that I say to myself “Damn, I wish I had done that.”  This is one of those times, and one of those creations.