Are you an Artist? Are you familiar with American photographer Roger Ballen or his work? If not, you should be. Do you think before you shoot? This and 7 thoughts from world-renowned artist Roger Ballen on what the differences are between the way an artist sees life and the ways many photographers view the world.  These […]

Another #GREAT #photographer bites the dust. Legendary Philadelphia-born photographer Mary Ellen Mark, 75, has died.  Mary Ellen Mark was a photographer known for her incredible humanist photography.  She passed away Monday in New York City.  Her rep confirmed the news this morning.  RIP Mary Ellen Mark.  Your inspiration, wit, humor, and unique artistic view of the world will […]

My friend and mentor David Alan Harvey begins his talk at TEDxVerona with the observation that photography is now the only universal language, a common thread understood around the world without need for translation.  He goes on to observe we are now all visual storytellers, thanks to the incredible proliferation of cell phone cameras and […]

Have you ever heard the stories of Photographer Dennis Manarchy?  He goes down in my book as one of the great living American photographers.  Not only does Dennis Manarchy have the magnetic powers of a P.T. Barnum, as a photographer Dennis Manarchy possesses an excellent set of photographic craft skills, an eye for classic portraiture, and excellent […]

Can you just imagine what the audiences reactions would have been down through history if 35mm cameras had been invented 2000 years ago?  What historical images do you think you  would prefer to see today, crowd sourced digital or the work of a photojournalist with time at the job and training in the crafts? In the new age […]

A7II Hands On Review Video Introduction by Paul Gero, Sony Artisans of Imagery Program from Paul Gero on Vimeo. Ladera Ranch wedding and portrait photographer Paul Gero is no stranger to the regular readers of TheCameraForum.  Paul has appeared in several of our stories, the latest of which we got to enjoy seeing Paul open […]

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. Studies show consumers are willing to pay 5 to 10 per cent more for sustainable green products and services.  But only so long as they function as well as their non-sustainable alternatives. Sustainable options must […]

When Dreams Collide from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “The distance between where you are now and the path you think you should be on is probably smaller than you think it is” – Chase Jarvis. In the process of preparing his time machine, as he calls his mobile TruckCam, Ian Ruhter had no idea this […]

EDITORS REPLY: It seems that I have inadvertently offended somebody I had no intention to offend.   I apologize and beg forgiveness.  Since my inadvertent error has lead to most of you now reading this, I will place my open response to him here as well as in a more personal communication to Mr. Thein […]

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 […]