FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

“What is a Colorist?” from icolorist on Vimeo. Color grading is the magical artistic process of either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally changing and enhancing the color in a motion picture film, video image, or still image. The photo-chemical process is also called color timing where chemistry adjustments and temperatures are manipulated for differing color effects.  Typically these manipulations are performed at a professional photographic laboratory, in the film development chemistry […]

Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: About the Essence from Leica Camera on Vimeo. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG, introduces the Leica T System and speaks on its design, real craftsmanship and ease of use – a symbiosis of the best. Leica – “das Wesentliche.”  I have a few observations. So […]

I had never been to WPPI, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International show in Las Vegas,  so when Paul Gero told me he was going I made an on the spot decision to join him.  The Sunday afternoon drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes a bit over four hours at a legal and […]

Published on YouTube Jan 28, 2014 Randy Halverson is a driven person, as driven as anybody living in rural South Dakota can be I guess.  Randy and his two Canon 5D Mark III’s sure did some traveling last year, covering South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah shooting in 4k.  Oh, you didn’t know the 5D Mark III […]

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 […]

The Nikon D610 HD-SLR Delivers FX-Format Quality and Pro-Level Features for Enthusiasts Ready to Take Their Passion to the Next Level MELVILLE, N.Y. – Nikon Inc. today announced the Nikon D610, the latest FX-format HD-SLR to incorporate cutting-edge features and superior operability to help photographers create amazing images and Full HD video.  Engineered for those enthusiasts […]