Panasonic, no stranger to the camera game, today announced a major new development in electronic Global Shutter technology.  This Global Shutter tech or something similar will eventually find its way onto almost every new camera produced.  And not just by Panasonic.  Frequently, large manufacturers cross license each others patents, and / or directly purchase manufactured […]

Most big budget movies made today all seem to have a pretty extensive budget for VFX production.  It has sort of become second nature to use VFX in place of very expensive mechanical action or dangerous stunts for actors to perform.  Much better to do with a computer… But what parts of the movie was […]

Looking for something different to photograph? Need a mobile platform to photograph from? How about a self driving electric car?  Keep your eyes peeled on the streets of San Francisco, where you will surely see several of the test versions of the Google Self Driving electric car. Nothing is quite as unsettling as seeing the […]

Amelie and Alchemy from Konstantin Brazhnik on Vimeo. An antiquarian Tintype photographer father. A four year old contemporary energetic daughter. For 15 seconds, the two worlds collide and with a little help from the black arts of  Luther Gerloch emerges poetry…   Tintype, also melainotype and ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that […]

By Lawrence Beck In the mid-80’s, while on a flight to New York, I met a San Francisco photographer named Jimo Perini.  What caught my eye was two bricks of film sticking out of his tote bag: Tri X and Ektachrome 160.   I asked him where he was headed, and he said, “Europe.”   […]