From http://www.productionhub.com we bring you an interview from the 2013 Cine Gear Los Angeles Expo with August Bradley, a photographer turned cinematographer who has been using Carl Zeiss lenses since he began in the industry. Camera lenses from Carl Zeiss are used by millions of photographers all over the world and their cinematography lenses have […]

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, freelance director of films, boarder of story, sometimes public speaker, and a former Pixar Animation Story Artist.  Emma has since moved on to directing her own projects and advising others how to make theirs.   Reading her great blog at  storyshots.tumblr.com ,  I’m sure even in her new rolls she finds […]

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 […]

We often use a two-step method to add additional processing to our images. The first step is to develop the color image to be kind of standard and natural (both subjective). But sometimes we want to add to the image a grungier look, convert it to B&W and/or sharpen with out Optimal Sharp V3 scripts in Photoshop.  Because […]

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, […]

Mastering The Illusion of Perfection with Photo Retoucher Amy Dresser from PhotoShelter.com on Vimeo. Master photo retoucher Amy Dresser started out working for two years with famed photographer Jill Greenberg.  Today however,  Amy works for a wide variety of “A-List” clients including Playboy, Barbie, Britney Spears, Weird Al, Pepsi, Target, and a whole list of […]

Featured Photographer: Steffen Jahn My good friend Steffen Jahn is a very lucky guy.  He gets to shoot some of the finest automobiles ever made, and gets paid to do it.  Talk about a dream fantasy job.  But as with all pleasures also comes a great deal of work, skill, and true craftsmanship when you’re […]

Featured Photographer: Michiel Schierbeek We have followed the photography of Michiel Schierbeek for some time now. His quiet composions are lovely. Recently Michiel also added a Sigma DP2 Merrill to his camera set. We think this unique camera and his style are a great match.   Here, in his own words:   “After reading good things about this camera […]

There are endless iPhone camera replacement apps and many are better than the Apple app. We always liked the 6×6 app for shooting square images because of its elegant simplicity. The same author has now published his PureShot camera app. For us, it is so far, the camera app we like the best. PureShot turns […]

By Jim Quinn Light modifiers are where you find them. Today I found one in my local Walgreens drug store.     My wife, who loves the idea of packing away small umbrellas “just in case,” spotted a display of Totes Skinni Mini umbrellas in a variety of colors. Only nine inches long when folded, […]

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!  

Landscapes: Volume 3 from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo. There is something about seeing the world move in slices of time as opposed to viewing it as a flow.  Time-lapse photography fascinates when it is particularly done well.  It draws you in.  It creates a virtual world all of it’s own.  At it’s very best, as […]

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is the latest in the series of compact cameras incorporating the Foveon X3 direct image sensor.  It’s making its debut this week at the CES show in Las Vegas, NV.  The new SIGMA DP3 Merrill, featuring a 50mm F2.8 lens, will join the lineup of the “SIGMA DP Merrill” series. The […]

Today, just ahead of the official start of CES and via a press release on it’s website, FujiFilm unveiled its latest camera: the FUJIFILMX100S.   Two years ago, FUJIFILM launched the prestigious X100 with a FUJINON 23mm f/2 fixed prime lens and superb image quality in a beautifully designed compact camera body.  Its unique style and international […]

UP NORTH from Joël Wagner on Vimeo. From Essen, Germany Joël Wagner (Profile in German HERE) and his brother spent 16 days for their dream adventure trip of a life time, a  750km journey from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon, the month of September, 2012. Their choice of equipment for this adventure: Olympus OM-D EM-5, Leica […]

CraigsList All Stars from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.   The House of Blues in Los Angeles opened in 1994 and is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Home to unique pieces of art and architecture such as work by Alan Sainte,  James Boudrot and their “Jake and Elwood Blues Brothers” movable bars; the Los Angeles […]