WALLEY POS-86 Promo Video from Walley Films on Vimeo. On the lighter side today for those who haven’t seen it yet, Walley POS-86 is a short promo video that parodies the endless production and marketing of prosumer video cameras. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley have created a camera that is both a reverse trend in consumer […]

In days of old when men were bold, and DSLR video was not yet invented, to record video you would turn to a dedicated video camera. If you wanted to be a hybrid storyteller you wanted both photos and videos.  So you’d need to bring two cameras with you, a “still” camera, and a “video” camera.  And of course, all the […]

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Frame Grab Instructions from Mark Toal on Vimeo. My friend Panasonic Rep Mark Toal put together this excellent tutorial video on how to “extract” or “frame grab” one of the 8MP still JPG frames from the 4k video stream of Panasonic’s latest 4k capable still cameras, the bargain priced FZ1000 and […]

Wisentgehege 2014 (Version 5) from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. Want to see how good the Video Frame Pulls can get?  Be sure to take the QUIZ at the end of the article.  The results will SHOCK you! Recently, Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller received their new Panasonic GH4.  One of the reasons they bought […]

  Anthony Jacobs, the founder and chief pilot for Perspective Aerials (perspectiveaerials.com), became the first person I know of to fly a Canon 1DC with a drone rig. The 1DC is a camera I have some very mixed feelings about, as I have already stated in other articles on the subject.  Then when I see the […]

Dog Schidt Optiks ‘Flare Factory 58g’ (Green Tint) Taking Lens + Iscorama 36 from Melting Bloke (Richard Gale) on Vimeo. From the “Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All” department comes a UK company with the unusual name Dog Schidt Optiks.  This innovative company brings to market an equally unusual new product line.  The Dog […]

Today, the most popular first lens bought with a new body is a zoom.  The two most usable focal lengths, according to the many professional photographers I’ve discussed this with is a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm.  These are the typical zoom focal lengths chosen for full frame, 35mm DSLR type bodies.  APS-C size digital sensors, […]

The Art of Texture Blending #2 from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. This Video Slideshow demonstrates some of Uwe Steinmueller’s excellent Texture Blending samples. Created with FotoMagico 4.1 Part #1, the first slideshow video is here: vimeo.com/57507858 Please see outbackphoto.net for further texture blending information here: outbackphoto.net/news/2013/1/12/our-texture-blending-resources.html PLEASE RATE THIS STORY!  

Bhutan Panasonic GH3 October 2012 from Ira Block on Vimeo. My friend Ira Block is an internationally renowned photojournalist, teacher and workshop leader who has to date produced more than 30 major stories for the National Geographic magazine and its affiliates, N.G. Traveler and Adventure. Ira tells the backstory of this video in his seminars that he […]

  Back in August, thanks to a kind loan from Will Crockett over at DiscoverMirrorless.Com, I got to try the Fuji XPro-1 for a couple of days.  That story is here:http://thecameraforum.com/xpro-1/   I liked it very much.  Though I didn’t have time to shoot any low light, or “available darkness” subjects with it as I would […]

Here’s Chris Niccolls from TheCameraStore in Calgary, Alberta, & Nick Devlin, renowned  landscape photographer and columnist on Luminous Landscape, testing the Sigma DP1 and DP2 Merrill edition cameras.  While certainly not for everyone, these horrible little cameras produce absolutely stunning landscape photographs.  I particularly like Nick Devlin’s comment that shooting a DP Merrill is about the […]

It isn’t every day that something new comes along in the way of a photography “gadget” that is much more than a novelty; a cute toy we all buy from time to time, normally on impulse .  I know I have a drawer full of them, and I bet you do too.  Once in a […]

By Lawrence Beck In the mid-80’s, while on a flight to New York, I met a San Francisco photographer named Jimo Perini.  What caught my eye was two bricks of film sticking out of his tote bag: Tri X and Ektachrome 160.   I asked him where he was headed, and he said, “Europe.”   […]

  Amore Mio is Italian for “My Love.” Judging by this excellent wedding production done by Austin, Texas, wedding filmmaker Joe Simon, that love certainly shines too.  Joe shot Amore Mio using a prototype software version of the new Panasonic GH3.  Joe’s thoughts?  Well, the quality of the production above speaks for itself.  In the Behind […]

By Jim Quinn With some photo subjects, extending the frame to the left or right, or even up or down, can work far better than the usual 3×2 format that photographers have been dealing with since the earliest Leicas. And with the Sweep Panorama feature in Sony cameras, and similar features offered by some competitors, […]

First up, here are Canon’s marketing claims for their first mirrorless camera system, the EOS-M: “Inspired by Canon’s EOS technology, the EOS M digital compact system camera allows limitless creativity. Capture full HD video with smooth, quiet continuous autofocus made possible by Movie Servo AF and STM lenses, advanced CMOS sensor technology, and the processing […]