I should call this video “Digital Blindz” or something, that horizontal banding is so bad. As an environmentalist, I applaud the conversion from incandescent light bulbs to fluorescent and the new LED digital bulbs.  The energy efficiency is so much better it can save a great deal on a monthly electric bill, and give even […]

PMG MultiRotors from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. PMG MultiRotors, from Cinegear LA 2014. Once again this year, CineGear LA 2014 proved to be a big hit. Right outside the main entrance, I ran into the baddest multi rotor ‘copter I have ever seen. No, make that THREE of them, ranging in lift capacity from 100 lbs […]

You or a Loved One TRAILER 1 from Rubric Pictures on Vimeo. As most of you know, I own and use a set of three Fiilex P-360 lights and one P100 light for my productions.  I had the set out with me yesterday at a shoot though we never got to using them.  At other times […]

Video: Australian photographer Karl Taylor presents Parabolic reflectors vs other professional light shaping tools. As with everything else in photography these days, studio lighting is changing rapidly.  So fast, I find it hard to keep up with the various types of lights, light modifiers, light sources, CRI Indexes, and the huge number of new vendors few […]

Pay Particular Attention II from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.This video is about Paying Particular Attention to what goes on behind the scenes, where the real dealing takes place.  [Pay Particular Attention Song and Video ©2013 Suzanne Birrell as performed by Cats With Class: Victor Arno on Drums; Suzanne Birrell on Bass & Vocals; Evan Hauser on […]

SassBirrElla from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Not every client job goes according to plan.  Take just this past week, for example.  I had a shoot for “SassBirrElla” a new up and coming Los Angeles area swing band.  We had planned to do a series of stills, and some video at their live gig to put together […]

One of the harshest mixed lighting environments to shoot in is the lighting department of a professional camera dealer.  It is always at least a couple of stops brighter than anyplace else I’ve ever shot indoors.  The ambient celling light is supplied by what you find in most retail locations; “daylight” temperature fluorescent  four or […]

About a year ago I started working again with video in a serious way.  With cameras and a fluid video head purchased, the next thing up was lighting.  In my particular case, I had shot a mix of strobe and fluorescent continual lighting for my still photography work.  The daylight temperature fluorescents work very well […]