Well, it’s nice to be back in person to the 2022 NAB show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It had been a few years since I (or anyone, for that matter) has been able to attend, due to the pandemic. So it was nice to see old faces and meet some […]Read More
The Art of Lomography
Back in the 1960’s, various companies began developing all sorts of plastic cameras. Not just plastic camera bodies, but the lens too! 100% plastic. Sounds crazy, but it works. In fact, this simple invention is considered one of the reasons photography reach “art” status — because looking at an image […]Read More
Holiday Photo Tips
This entry is in conjunction with the “Home Wizards” show on KFWB 980AM with Hosts Cindy Dole & Eric Stromer that originally aired on Saturday, December 3, 2011. To listen, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptZUw2gX118 It’s time for the holidays once again, and time to capture those precious memories – especially on Christmas […]Read More
RED 8K Cameras & the Helium Sensor – What’s all the excitement about?
When RED DIGITAL CINEMA debuted the RED ONE 4K camera in 2007, it was an instant game-changer. Way ahead of it’s time in terms of resolution (keep in mind, high definition, or 2K, was just becoming widely accepted), and for under $30K, you could own your own digital movie camera […]Read More
White Balance on a Canon 5D Mark II
Whether you are shooting video or stills, working with a 5D Mark II can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re stepping up from a Canon Rebel or a more automatic camera. One of the questions I get asked most often is about white balance – “What do you set […]Read More
ISO Settings on the Canon 5K Mark II
There are a lot of questions about ISO on the Mark II. Here are some answers. QUESTION: When you shoot, do you set your ISO to 160 when outdoors or 320 with a ND filter over it? I almost always shoot at 160 outdoors during daytime. In order to get […]Read More
There were quite a few great new items introduced at NAB 2014. And many of them were a surprise! Cameras The Arri Amira was debuted at NAB and it had quite a crowd. The small, compact, “Documentary-Style” camera as Arri Calls it, seems be a nice piece of gear. Priced significantly […]Read More
Does the Canon C300 work for “Reality” TV?
Has the “Holy Grail” of cameras finally been created? For years, DP’s such as myself working in the unscripted world have yearned for a camera with a large sensor to shoot our shows to achieve a the cinematic look our friends in the film world can achieve. The Canon 5D […]Read More
Still Camera Overview – 2011
There are quite a few types of still cameras on the market. It can be a bit daunting when looking to purchase a camera. Which one is right for you? I’ll break down the basics and let you decide. These digital cameras are listed in order of cheapest to most […]Read More