A number of the media industry’s biggest associations and organizations have published an open letter to performers on behalf of thousands of photographers and journalists in the United States. The letter is titled “An Open Letter to Performers Regarding Standard Terms and Conditions for Photographer and Reporter Credentials,” and it has been signed by 11 […]

  Understanding the three pillars of The Exposure Triangle, and how to use each of them to your advantage in concert, is one of the highest arts in photography.  Up there with color and composition.   Understanding the exposure triangle of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is the first step in mastering photography. They are three of […]

Press Arrow Above To Play Video You think you have it tough as a freelancer bringing in enough money to cover your monthly bills?  The life of a freelance artist looks easy when your name is Shauna McClure and your job is as the Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council.  I’ve had the pleasure […]

Parts, Pieces, and Phrases – The 3P’s – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The rest is this poor memory of history almost thirty years ago.  This is the power of creativity.  The power of art.  The power artists have when working together on a common goal. “We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally […]

When I went to school photography education  consisted of a brownie box camera, five rolls of 127 B&W film, five pre-paid Kodak processing mailers, and a teacher/advisor who supervised the yearbook student staff.  “Go out and get us some great pictures!” was about the extent of both the education part of it as well as managements […]

Introducing the new Zoom Q4 Music Video Recorder. I don’t know if it is the exuberance of it being New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse or what, but for some reason this year is starting with a plethora of good sounding, purpose designed live recording devices for capturing live music.  The end […]

The Sight And Sound Of Taste is an audio visual installation produced in association with Schwartz Flavour Shots, an innovative new range of herb and spice blends locked in oil. What does flavor look like? How does flavor sound? These are the questions that inspired herb and spice experts, Schwartz, to create what they describe as a ‘Sonic […]

Understand Music from finally. on Vimeo. Music is a good thing. Without it, few of our film projects would work.  Music is one of those absolutely foundational elements in good cinema.  Music can be, and often is, fitted neatly into the background of a film as a trigger to subliminal emotions in the viewer,most often […]

Once a generation maybe, pressures for change combine with forces for a better, fresher future, and a generational musical event like “The Fox” happens.  That vision satisfies better than an image of a stodgy, smoke filled back room of cigar aficionados deciding who the next music “superstars” are going to be.  Or the possibility that […]

As a young man growing up, “I want to be a Cameraman” was never heard around our house. Too difficult. Is there any professional value in that dream today? Ironically, the possibility of becoming a photographer was a goal I never considered, though I was gifted my first camera at eleven years old.  It was considered […]

Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission Project.  Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love, and light through visuals, music, and writings. Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as Shawn traveled around New Zealand […]