Not since the “YMCA Video” has such a defining moment occurred for gay culture as what took place on Friday, June 26, 2015.  On this date now etched in history, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) voted in a split 5-4 decision to declare Gay Marriage legal under the laws of the United […]

My friend and mentor David Alan Harvey begins his talk at TEDxVerona with the observation that photography is now the only universal language, a common thread understood around the world without need for translation.  He goes on to observe we are now all visual storytellers, thanks to the incredible proliferation of cell phone cameras and […]

I have a confession to make. I have been working with animated gifs for several years.  I believe it to be an art form unto its own.  The movie above was done August 8th, 2011.  At that time, the technology to create Cinemagraphs was difficult, crude, not at all intuitive, expensive to work with since it took more […]

“What is a Colorist?” from icolorist on Vimeo. Color grading is the magical artistic process of either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally changing and enhancing the color in a motion picture film, video image, or still image. The photo-chemical process is also called color timing where chemistry adjustments and temperatures are manipulated for differing color effects.  Typically these manipulations are performed at a professional photographic laboratory, in the film development chemistry […]

Lake of Dreams from roy two thousand on Vimeo. Lake of Dreams – Burning Man 2013 Film and Music by Roy Two Thousand Additional footage by August Winkelman and Connor McNeill Produced by Roy Two Thousand and Crystal Dawn Davis Drums and Percussion by Anthony Mogli Maureal Roy Two Thousand said “Please join my […]

Video review of the Sony A7S from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo. Few people in the small camera video production industry are as widely respected as Philip Bloom.  A photojournalist by former trade, Bloom has evolved his brand and his style to encompass filmmaking as his primary art form. His work is distinctive, […]

When Dreams Collide from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “The distance between where you are now and the path you think you should be on is probably smaller than you think it is” – Chase Jarvis. In the process of preparing his time machine, as he calls his mobile TruckCam, Ian Ruhter had no idea this […]

DIY Pancake Lens from Mark Toal on Vimeo. Panasonic Rep and great mirrorless pancake lens photographer Mark Toal recently got an inspiration for all of us who yearn to make our own hand built pancake lens.  Mark uses conventional store bought Aunt Jemima brand frozen pancakes in his pancake lens construction.  I personally prefer nothing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life In A Snail’s Space from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Life In A Snail’s Space – The Making Of Life At A Snail’s Pace. A Chuck Jones Film.   Deciding to submit my new short for film competition, I see that a lot of short films have a trailer or  a “The Making Of” sequence (my […]

Picking up cues from Apple Computer’s retail theme, Leica brings it’s Brand to retailing with this first grand experiment. From the outside, the new Leica Los Angeles store looks much like one of the many other upscale boutique  stores that surround it.  Do not let that first impression fool you.  It’s not.  Once past the 700 lb. […]