Boney Island visionary creator Rick Polizzi  doesn’t like to be scared.  Neither do his two daughters.  In his own words, “I’m basically a chicken and I have raised two chickens.”  Unfortunately, when it came to Halloween entertainment for children in the Los Angeles area back in 1997 there were pretty slim pickings that didn’t scare. So […]

Hot on the heals of the announcement of the Sony Alpha A7S pricing comes what could easily become the star of the Sony show.  Scheduled to ship in June, the new Sony pocket-sized RX100 III is the latest evolution in the venerable line of Sony pocket cameras, and boy is it a serious contender in its […]

Creating a “Talking Senior Portrait” with Stills and Video from Sekonic on Vimeo. To a school portrait photographer, the very idea of video has to be a scary proposition.  But there is a middle ground.  What I call hybrid storytelling Joe Brady calls a “Talking Senior Portrait.”  What’s the difference?  Very little.  Joe shoots primarily talking senior portraits […]

It seems so long ago, but it has only been about eighteen months since Panasonic announced the GH3.  The GH3 has proved to be an able follow-on to the GH2, and an improvement in every regard.  Panasonic saw the light with the wide acceptance of the original “hacked” GH2 and realized there was a market […]

(Video Recorded Entirely With Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder)   Amazon.com Widgets       Sony tries to put old guys like me out of work with the all new Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder. It’s hard enough getting older and having to fight off the bold young newcomers to the photography profession, without also having to fight […]