March 25. 2013 11:03
This video made the rounds a few years ago and it seems to be making a resurgence once again on several photography & creative blogs. It may be long and the speaker presents his view from the point of a creative at a design company, but it's really worth the time to watch as most of what they talk about will apply to commercial photographers too.
2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. from San Francisco Creative Mornings on Vimeo.
Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).
Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)
A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (twitter.com/rawle42).
The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (twitter.com/brilliantcrank).
Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/SanFrancisco_CM
March 2. 2013 02:03
Another in our series of: Photo Assistant Basics _ Pentax 6x7 120& 220 film loading
November 1. 2010 08:23
Thanksgiving Extended One Day Weekend Special Wednesday November 24th 3pm - Monday November 29th 10am = Only 1 Day Rate
July 29. 2010 09:08
Our friend David Harry Stewart posted a great article on his site
5 Questions for a Hollywood Director:
David Tausik has worked in Hollywood for over 20 years as a director, producer and writer. He started his career working under Roger Corman. He is now preparing a feature he wrote and will be directing, to be set in Cuba
You can check it out here
July 10. 2010 21:48
I saw this link on a twitter post and thought I would share it.
It seems every 15 years the photo industry retreads the stuff we used to do and call it new.
this is a perfect example of what we did in studio 20 years ago.
And we did it before computers.
Back then,...in the olden dayz,.. like 18-20 years ago,... photographers called it "Photo Illustartion"
In fact some photographers whole business and marketing plan was based on their photo inllustartion and nothing else. Suffice it to say that they did not last long and the smart ones rebuilt their business model and managed to stay in business. Others were stubborn and not so lucky. (Names witheld to protect those now out of business)
Some of you, older than 20, may recall when Chip Simons began his career and was one of the first to introduce the concept of light painting for editorial and commercial photography. This was around 1990 or 1991? I can't recall exactly. Those interested in photo history can dig up an old copy of PDN to see the article they did on him.
Next came Aaron Jones and his invention: the 'Hosemaster' which was an interesteing marketing gimmick along with the instructional videos that so many ran to invest in. kinda like those guys you see buying up all of the latest crap at the Photo Plus Expo that will help them become "Pro Photographers".
Even earlier Man Ray Pablo Picasso was photographed in 1949 doing a quick sketch in the air.
SO why did this trend never last?
Because it is time consuming, labor intensive, and th eresults can not be duplicated exactly every time.
As we know clients want it yesretday, they want dozens of shots a day, and they want it cheap. Light painting, when done properly ain't cheap. Shooting digitaly certainly speeds things up but even so your still looking at long time exposures and if your using strobe your doing multi-pops of the stobe. Amazing results but not something for those not tech savvy.
We also as in the Youtube video used non-standard forms of strobes and lighting. ("And I'd be happy to sell you that information.")
For any photo school students I would suggest spending a weekend playing around like this. It will teach you invaluable lessons in lighting and exposure.
I should also add one more thing, anyone can do this type of photography. Very few can do it very well.
June 13. 2010 08:15
We did it! Just in case you haven't already heard, the Petition to Save Street Photography in New York City was a huge success! So many people stood up for our collective rights and said "No way", the MOFTB Permit Office had to drop it!
If you signed the Petition, wrote letters to the MOFTB or just simply forwarded the email, 'Thank you' for helping to raise awareness! Democracy in action can be such a beautiful thing!!!!
"Power to the [Photo] People"! Hope that you're doing well, having fun and keeping cool.
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Just as I'v always said, "Just say no!"
April 22. 2010 22:03 Elmsford, NY – April 22, 2010 –
PocketWizard today launched a major firmware upgrade for USB -enabled MultiMAX Transceivers. Firmware Version 7.5 for both FCC and CE MultiMAX radios is packed with new features and capabilities for serious pro shooters
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April 13. 2010 08:39
I can not say enough about this workshop, absolutly amazing, and its FREE on line.
For anyone looking to get more information on useinga nd shooting HDDLR's this Vincent Laforet has put together a 1 of a kind event along with Chase Garvis and CreativeLive.com
If you can't make time to see this live streaming event they will be offering a DVD version inteh future. But I hada the chance to watch the rerun late last night and can't say enough about it. check it out here.
Event: creativeLIVE Weekend Workshop: Vincent Laforet Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 30 - May 02, 2010. Times: Daily, 9am - 6pm P.S.T (See in Your Timezone) LIVE Video Feed: creativelive.com/live
Your 3-day workshop with Vincent Laforet starts today! Vincent's 3-Day Introduction to HDDLSR Cinema is a special event for photographers making the leap into video.
You will come away from this online workshop with a good understanding of what tools you need for your productions, and when and how to best use them.
How to Watch and Participate in the LIVE Event: This workshop is streamed as a live video feed for as many people as we can reach. Use these links to watch and participate in today's workshop: Live Video Feed:
creativelive.com/live Lowres Video Feed: creativelive.com/live/lowres.html Online Chat: creativelive.com/chat IMPORTANT Note About Prepurchased Videos: If you have prepurchased the course downloads, we will send you a download
link later. Because the live event has not happened yet, there is nothing to download. We will send you links to the video download pages as videos become available. Video production take time.
We hope to have rough videos available within 24 hours of each day's live events. The 3-Day Course Schedule is posted! Day 1, Friday: 1 - Introduction, Still Photos vs Video. 2 - HDDSLR Camera 3 - About Audio 4 - Into to the
Gear Day 2, Saturday: 5 - Language of Cinematography 6 - Lights & Camera 7 - The Film Team 8 - Our First Shoot! Day 3, Sunday: 9 - Preproduction for Second Shoot 10 - Our Second Shoot! 11 - Workflow Issues 12 - Finishing Details
Check the creativeLIVE calendar at http://creativelive.com/calendar for a breakdown of this 3 day broadcast in your local time zone. Vincent has posted a more detailed description of topics for this workshop on his blog.
Follow creativeLIVE on Twitter for breaking news: A live event like this can change quickly. To stay in touch in case of problems or changes, follow @creativeLIVE on Twitter.
Even if you don't use Twitter, you can check our Twitter page for updates as the weekend progresses: http://twitter.com/creativelive Note: If problems occur during the live feed, we'll post updates on our Twitter.
Pass the Word! This type of live free event take a LOT of work to put on. The way you can help support this effort (and ensure more like it) is by spreading the word, and helping us attract as large an audience for Vincent as
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