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New Portraiture eBook

I am very excited to announce that my newest eBook, You Can Shoot Upscale Portraitureis now available on Amazon.com, for direct download to your Kindle-enabled device. The concept behind You Can Shoot Upscale Portraiture is to help photographers take their…

DP Creates App To Help Film Crews Working In China

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Feature film cinematographer and CrewOfOne reader Dean Head wrote to share with me an intriguing appĀ  that he has created. It is called “Hollywood in China,” and Dean describes it as “an App that translates more than 1,000 film &…

Dean Trippe’s “Something Terrible”

I really like creator-owned comics, largely because they represent the singular vision of an artist in a way that the technical and collaborative process of film and video really doesn’t allow. I just read “Something Terrible” by Dean Trippe, and…

Color Theory and Subliminal Advertising

People talk a lot about color grading, but not very much about the color theory behind it. I recently saw this commercial for Bud Light, and I was struck by the conscious use of color theory in it. At the…

A Good Time To Buy Lenses

I was surprised to discover today that all my favorite Canon lenses are actually on sale for the rest of the week (until July 6). If you’ve been putting off a lens purchase, this is probably the best chance you’ll…

DEFY Gimbal Lineup Announced

  The folks at Relentless, Inc. announced the lineup for their DEFY Gimbal products today. Here’s the scoop: G2 Gimbal – $2,300 gets you a 3-axis stabilized rig for smaller micro four-thirds cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, Sony Nex,…

New Defy Gimbal Footage

For those of you who have been following with interest the “Defy Gimbal” product evolution, here’s some new test footage that hasn’t been widely distributed yet. I’ve gotta say, it looks pretty good.

Colombian Army vs. Rebels in Music Video Smackdown

Everybody loves music videos … Even guerrilla fighters in the South American jungle! According to this article from PRI, the legendary FARC movement – historically associated with kidnapping, murder and other antisocial behavior – is trying to promote a kinder,…

Chicago Sun-Times Replaces Photographers with iPhones

No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, although it certainly sounds like one. The venerable Chicago Sun-Times (which has been in print, under one name or another, since 1844), has fired its entire staff of photographers, and plans to train…