Tag Archive for photography

Panasonic GH5 – First Footage & Initial Thoughts

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First things first … Here’s some ungraded footage I shot today with my new Panasonic GH5. All this was shot in 4K 8-bit mode, using the Lumix 12-35 f/2/8. It was downscaled to 1080p, and Vimeo adds the usual compression…

“House Of Cards” Style Photo Tutorial

I had so much fun doing a self-portrait in the style of the “Gotham” promo photos that I decided to do another. This time, I’m using as a stylistic reference the extremely cool b&w portraits done for the Netflix hit…

“Gotham”-Style Photo Tutorial

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I’m a big fan of the new “Gotham” TV show. I also like the promo images that were done for each of the main characters. I couldn’t find any information online about who took the images,or how they were done,…

Food Photography Tips

Food is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Not only is it an enjoyable challenge, but I usually get to eat it after I’m finished! I’ve done a fair bit of food photography, and refined my system down to…

BTS – MMA Fighter Portraits

It’s always fun to photograph athletes, and martial artists are great subjects. Not only are they usually very interesting looking, they tend to be very serious about their sport, but not too serious about themselves. This makes for an enjoyable…

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…

Steal The Shot: GQ & Esquire Covers

If you happened to peruse the magazine rack at your local bookstore this month, you may have done a double-take … GQ’s cover photo featuring Robert Downey, Jr., and Esquire’s photo of Robert Redford are virtually identical. Although these photos…

Flash Photography Essentials

Yesterday, a friend of mine who does a lot of video work asked me a big question. “I’d like to start learning some photography. Portraits to begin with. What type of strobes would you recommend? I know I would need…