April 7. 2015 12:42
A nice little article on lighting over at Cenema5D.com
Beyond the camera and lens, the most important technical and creative skill you can have is learning to use and shape light. A good place to start is knowing the tools you have at your disposal.
Read more Here
March 30. 2013 01:08
Our friend James Weber who when not shooting fashion and beauty, has become a serious Wet Plate photographer. And like every American he too wants things bigger. To achieve that James did a great deal of research and came up with the idea of using an "Indoor Grow Room" as a camera.
check out his full story with more images videos and details here.
December 28. 2012 21:57
Last week I was helping out a friend with his editorial fashion shoot that he shot using Wet Plate Collodian process; by recording it on video.
I used a Red Wing Boom as a camera jib in order to get a few more camera options which is something I've been meaning to try for sometime.
As you can see it was easy to do simply by adding some basic grip equipment that most photographers would usually have on hand in their studios.
I used a: Bogen super clamp, a Manfroto magic arm, a knuckle and a 6" wall plate which I had previously drilled and tapped and attached to my Cannon HD video camera. Although anyone could just as easily use any combination of grip equipment to achieve the same thing rather than spending money on an additional piece of equipment just to perform jib movements.
For those wondering why I didn't just attach the magic arm to the end of the Boom pin by adding another knuckle, that because I use this same combination of grip as a steady cam set up so having a quick release option to from 1 to the other is a nice option.
This setup proved to work extremely well and afforded great stability; and also because the boom was on a rolling stand it allowed me to move around the studio and change elevation in nice smooth motions. A short edit of the video from this shoot will be posted in the coming days.
July 29. 2011 07:36
Here is a behind the scenes look at a video that I worked on for Sharper Image. This footage never ran in the U.S. but some of the final 2 - 3 seconds that was actually used in the final AD can be found on the internet
February 15. 2011 12:38
Manfrotto shows us the amazing new Genus ND fader
February 15. 2011 12:06
Manfrotto present the Gitzo line of tripods.
February 15. 2011 11:14
Manfrotto show of the new Lite Panels for DSLR video makers