Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Jan
22
2015

Timelapse Moab 2015: This is Special

I can’t think of a better way to meld photography with a spiritual journey through time and nature than spending five nights under the dark skies of Moab, Utah learning timelapse photography in Arches National Park. planet5D friend, TL specialist and instructor Ron Risman will…
Jan
16
2015

Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

Many of you know Vincent Laforet because of reverie and his contributions to the DSLR filmmaking community, so you may not know that he was originally Pulitzer Prize winning photographer! Vincent has made some amazing photographs over the years, [adrotate group="6"]but this recent set of…
Jan
12
2015

SpeedLooks 4 Studio Log LUT Set, A Closer Look

When LookLabs released version 4 of its two SpeedLooks 3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) sets for editors and colorists, I wrote a news item and overview. Since then I have begun putting LUTs from SpeedLooks into action on a series of short movies currently in…
Jan
8
2015

Venus Optics Unveils World First 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens, Focusing from 18.5mm to Infinity

It looks like China is shaping up to be a major player in the stills and movie optics design and manufacturing industry. Anhui-based company Venus Optics is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, announcing the first 60mm macro lens with 2x magnification…
Dec
16
2014

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up on and now it is an essential component of my kit. Here is why. [adrotate…
Dec
11
2014

VistaLUT by Cineplus Lifts the Gloom, Makes Skin Tones Lighter & Brighter

VistaLUT is the latest 3D Look Up Table aka 3D LUT by Swiss moviemaker and software architect John Hope of Cineplus, and it introduces a lightness and a brightness into the unseasonal gloom of our current southern hemisphere summer. I am trying VistaLUT out for…
Dec
10
2014

Monopods rock! So how does the MogoPod Monopod compare to market leaders?

I love monopods! So how does the Mogopod Monopod fit in with my photography and video needs? Monopods are supposed to make your life as a filmmaker or a photographer much easier so that you can be portable and yet still have some very good…
Dec
5
2014

Miniature Photographs That Will Blow Your Mind

Richard Tuschman is an amazing photographer/artist. I ran across this article and thought there are so many good visual ideas that one can draw from his work it was worth sharing. Tuschman builds dioramas of his sets and photographs real models and then blends the…
Nov
22
2014

What Makes People More Comfortable in Front of the Camera

I ran across this video and I thought it is worth a watch. One of the main things we all shoot, regardless of our market or genre, is people. Whether or not you are working with actors, a professional spokesperson or “non-talent” talent, those that aren't used to…
Nov
21
2014

Attention, Filmmakers: You Are Now Allowed to Use Drones

We all know that drones are becoming almost omnipresent (and in the case of my Facebook feed every other post) and it seems like everyone now has a drone of some size they are trying to learn how to fly. You now have permission (sort…