What does it mean to tell a “Story With Soul?”  I see photographs posted online that often make me stop and shake my head.  Perfectly executed technically, but with little soul.  These photographs show solid understanding of  equipment operation, but nothing of the human condition or emotion that gives a photo soul.  These photos are wooden, lifeless, though […]

Unboxing The A7II from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. There is always excitement and great anticipation when a new camera body is released, especially one with revolutionary features like 5-axis image stabilization, XAVC-S Codec, and S-Log2 from ISO 1600 up.  To differentiate it in my mind, I have started calling the new Sony A7II “The Deuce.”  Paul gets […]

One of the strangest, most desolate places I’ve ever been is in the weathered volcano crater called La Morada del Diablo (the place where the devil dwells) in the Pali Aike national park in Chilean Patagonia. People lived here once. They must have had a very hard life.   A few weeks ago, our group […]

For years, I have heard warnings about the poor quality of photos taken by small point-and-shoot cameras that have digital zooms. Critics would say that they never use that feature because it would mean giving up the quality that only an optical lens could provide. That made sense to me, so I seldom used the […]