We recently often photograph in small historic towns and capture images that show quite a bit of perspective distortions. Lets have a look how we can improve it in Lightroom 5. Here is a typical image: The new Upright tool in Lightroom 5 works often very well to improve the image. With such an image […]

Editors Note: Here we have the second installment in how a professional production is conducted using the Atomos Ninja 2 field recorder, told from the first hand experience of Sean Ware, the DP as he shot it.  It is rare to get a look “inside” another’s head and  hear the thoughts that pass through as […]

Dog Schidt Optiks ‘Flare Factory 58g’ (Green Tint) Taking Lens + Iscorama 36 from Melting Bloke (Richard Gale) on Vimeo. From the “Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All” department comes a UK company with the unusual name Dog Schidt Optiks.  This innovative company brings to market an equally unusual new product line.  The Dog […]

Based in Los Angeles, Larry Jordan is an internationally renowned consultant with national broadcast experience as a television producer, director, and editor. He has published eight books on editing and is the winner of multiple awards for his broadcast work, as well as his online training. Learn more about Larry Jordan  This video is a speech that was […]

For years, I have heard warnings about the poor quality of photos taken by small point-and-shoot cameras that have digital zooms. Critics would say that they never use that feature because it would mean giving up the quality that only an optical lens could provide. That made sense to me, so I seldom used the […]

We often use a two-step method to add additional processing to our images. The first step is to develop the color image to be kind of standard and natural (both subjective). But sometimes we want to add to the image a grungier look, convert it to B&W and/or sharpen with out Optimal Sharp V3 scripts in Photoshop.  Because […]

Few people in the online camera realm speak with the voice and authority of Phillip Bloom.  Like so many, I find Phillip’s work interesting.  I also find his reviews of cameras to be spot on.  Bloom takes them apart from a users perspective as a working professional, not as a camera reviewer.  I like that. […]

Mastering The Illusion of Perfection with Photo Retoucher Amy Dresser from PhotoShelter.com on Vimeo. Master photo retoucher Amy Dresser started out working for two years with famed photographer Jill Greenberg.  Today however,  Amy works for a wide variety of “A-List” clients including Playboy, Barbie, Britney Spears, Weird Al, Pepsi, Target, and a whole list of […]

Featured Photographer: Steffen Jahn My good friend Steffen Jahn is a very lucky guy.  He gets to shoot some of the finest automobiles ever made, and gets paid to do it.  Talk about a dream fantasy job.  But as with all pleasures also comes a great deal of work, skill, and true craftsmanship when you’re […]

By Jim Quinn Light modifiers are where you find them. Today I found one in my local Walgreens drug store.     My wife, who loves the idea of packing away small umbrellas “just in case,” spotted a display of Totes Skinni Mini umbrellas in a variety of colors. Only nine inches long when folded, […]

The Art of Texture Blending #2 from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. This Video Slideshow demonstrates some of Uwe Steinmueller’s excellent Texture Blending samples. Created with FotoMagico 4.1 Part #1, the first slideshow video is here: vimeo.com/57507858 Please see outbackphoto.net for further texture blending information here: outbackphoto.net/news/2013/1/12/our-texture-blending-resources.html PLEASE RATE THIS STORY!  

Landscapes: Volume 3 from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo. There is something about seeing the world move in slices of time as opposed to viewing it as a flow.  Time-lapse photography fascinates when it is particularly done well.  It draws you in.  It creates a virtual world all of it’s own.  At it’s very best, as […]

Canon Cinema Primes vs. Canon L Series from Jonathan Yi on Vimeo.   Sooner or later, if you get deep into video production, you will feel an “itch” to try out new looks that will up your game, and further refine your storytelling tools.  One of these is exploring the differences between lenses, often from […]

The Sigma DP3 Merrill is the latest in the series of compact cameras incorporating the Foveon X3 direct image sensor.  It’s making its debut this week at the CES show in Las Vegas, NV.  The new SIGMA DP3 Merrill, featuring a 50mm F2.8 lens, will join the lineup of the “SIGMA DP Merrill” series. The […]

UP NORTH from Joël Wagner on Vimeo. From Essen, Germany Joël Wagner (Profile in German HERE) and his brother spent 16 days for their dream adventure trip of a life time, a  750km journey from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon, the month of September, 2012. Their choice of equipment for this adventure: Olympus OM-D EM-5, Leica […]

CraigsList All Stars from TheCameraForum on Vimeo.   The House of Blues in Los Angeles opened in 1994 and is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Home to unique pieces of art and architecture such as work by Alan Sainte,  James Boudrot and their “Jake and Elwood Blues Brothers” movable bars; the Los Angeles […]