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 […]

Editors Note: With the rumor mill alive with speculation about a soon to be announced Sony A7R Mark II with a whopping 59MP of resolution, a discussion immediately came up with some of my professional photographer friends about where is the actual diffraction limit going to be with a Sony 59MP full frame sensor?  The limit being the […]

[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. […]

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 […]

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 (http://triplescoopmusic.com ) explore the incredible mix of acclaimed photographers, top educators […]

Contax Zeiss Distagon 28mm F2 Sony A7S Test from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. I find it hard to believe, but it has already been over a month ago that I received the Sony A7S.  As I anticipated, hoped, and expected, it has been a very interesting camera to work with.  The better I get to know the […]

One of the wonders living near Hollywood is the number of opportunities that come up to see first class, top drawer creative  works.  The real deal, too, works from the world’s top creative artists.  Much of it is surrounded by a lot of pomp and pageantry, and yes, much of that is quite pretentious.  It is, after all, […]

When you’re always on the lookout for good photojournalism styled documentary stories as I am, you never know when or where a story is liable to happen.  The best you can do is be ready, and jump when you see the scene setting into place.  Never leave home without a camera, always have the camera battery fully […]

NAB 2014: Honorable Mentions from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. There were all those tasty tidbits from the NAB 2014 Show in Las Vegas, NV, that were not in their own right worthy, sufficiently compelling, or sufficient information available  for their own separate stories; or items who’s stories I have already told but not to be forgotten. […]

SOURCE: NextWaveTV Carl Zeiss was not absent from the scene at NAB 2014.  In fact, Carl Zeiss came with some exciting news other than the announcement of their latest entry into the compact cinema zoom lens category.  In what can only be called the first “official” confirmation, Zeiss is in fact hard at work developing […]

Few things I have seen at this year’s NAB 2014 show impressed me as much as the Jigabot AIMe.  What an incredible idea!  Simply put, the concept is you attach an electronic “sensor” to your body or the subject you wish to track, mount your camera onto AIMe, and Tada!  AIMe tracks your every movement.  Wow. […]

NAB 2014: DJI from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. When I started writing this series for TheCameraForum.Com a year and a half or so ago, DJI was just ramping up.  I never expected to have a special category of camera for DJI Quadcopters.  But here we are only eighteen months later with that new category.  The whole “drone” […]

Atomos-HD 720p from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Atomos Global Pty Ltd, Level 1, 36 Park Street South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia, the creator of the award-winning camera-mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, is an Australian hardware design/manufacturing company few have ever heard of.  However, that is rapidly changing.  In just a couple of short years, Atomos has […]

Introduction Of The Sony A7S from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The world premier of the Sony A7S introduced on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the NAB 2014 Show In Las Vegas by Mr. Shigeki Ishizuka, Sony Executive Vice President. I had planned to attend the NAB convention in Las Vegas, but I had not anticipated being […]

Using Iridient Developer and Lightroom for Processing Fujifilm X-Trans Files from Thomas Fitzgerald on Vimeo. This fairly lengthy video tutorial shows Thomas Fitzgerald’s process and workflow for working with both Lightroom, and Iridient Developer to get the optimum quality from Fuji X-Trans files.   This is the same workflow that I use myself, Iridient Developer […]

LET US ROAM – Ray Barbee from Let Us Roam on Vimeo. Ray Barbee is a legendary professional skateboarder from San Jose, California, who now resides with his wife and two children in Long Beach, California.   He made his first appearance in the skate film “Public Domain.”  First available in 1988, Public Domain rocked […]