1) Cartoon Bag 2) Photos of my Artwork 3) Chocolate Milk 35mm Camera 4) Fujifilm Instax/Polaroid of a memory 5) Halloween Cookies 6) iPad 7) Portfolio 8) All-Star Superman by Grant Morrisson and Frank Quitely, hands down the best story about the Last Son of Krypton p.s. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing my “vintage” […]
One of my photo/gear bags fell apart the other day, so I replaced it with…the same bag!
Notes: More random color grades from recent shoots. Testing with the blending Nodes, which can act like layers in Photoshop. So with BMPCC video, it’s possible to make your own soft focus screen effects. One other thing I’ve been doing is really pushing the hues and saturations of the sky at sunset. Not realistic, but sure […]
More examples from random videos clips shot with the PCC, and the resulting 2 MP still photos that can be exported from Da Vinci Resolve.
With the Mamiya 127mm f/4.7
Mini Review of the BMPCC: a superb video/cinema camera with the power to shoot Cinema DNG raws or simply take frame grabs from the video files–which rival most dedicated DSLR’s.
Just my thoughts on life, this year, and film…
It took me a few days, but I managed to balance the D600 and 17-55mm combo on another Steadicam Merlin (borrowed from a friend to be used as a test mule). Anyone who has tried to setup one of these things with any camera will tell you it’s a lesson in trial and error and […]
Trying out my “free” lens on the D600. The 17-55mm 2.8 DX is a lens for the smaller sensor cameras, but I thought I would use it without enabling the crop mode.
Revisiting one of the many 50mm lenses I used to own.
The ImagingUSA Expo was in our backyard earlier this week in Atlanta. I went to see the gear of course, and to get some inspiration for new things we could possibly make for photography. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’ve always known that you can’t make an easy living taking pictures, […]
Just my thoughts and opinions on the newest camera to the fleet, Nikon’s Full Frame FX format D600.
Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera and Fuji FP-100C negative recovery with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!
DIY Bracket to place a 160 LED light on top of the J1, making for a slick little video camera.
Our DIY Two Way Mirror Box made from Aluminum and acrylic mirror.
Technical Notes: Olympus E-PL1 and the 80 year old German Leica 50mm f/2 Summar I took off the Russian Zorki 4. Since the lens lacks any coating whatsoever, the flaring is way over the top when I shoot towards any light source. It took a lot of post processing in Capture NX 2 to get the […]
Mounting an 85mm on the J1 with simple mechanical adapters. It works! 🙂
Notes: Went on another treasure hunt and added this to the mix for a very good price. The Zorki (spelled in Cyrillic) was Russia’s attempt at making a Leica clone. This particular model is the Zorki 4, using the M39 Leica Thread Mount lenses. The Summar 50mm f/2 collapsible lens wasn’t in the best of […]
Custom Built “DIY” Slider for video.
Nikon J1 and Cosmicar 25mm f/1.8 Television Lens for some unique color results.
We built a custom twin / double speedlight bracket for the Mola softlight, or beauty dish.
The first digital cameras I used were the school’s Sony Mavicas that stored images on floppy discs and the Apple Quicktakes. It wasn’t until the affordable Kodaks came out that I finally got one of my own. My dad bought me that Kodak DC 210. It was on discount for about $400+. I was in […]
I’ve had this Polaroid Spectra sitting on the shelf for a while. It also came with a pack of expired film.
Random photo hangout with the Nikon 1 J1. Comparisons with other cameras with different sensor sizes.
Land Camera + Pocket Wizards + Nikon SB800
After acquiring new gear, I like to take my own “product shots.” This is the latest addition to the fleet, the Fujifilm X100. Even I get tired of all the clackety clacking that my various cameras make. It’s refreshing to use a large sensor camera with a good lens, and whisper quiet shutter.
Notes: Latest addition to the fleet (although about 10 years late to the party!), the Nikon F100. Will shoot black and white film for the upcoming gigs this month.
Notes: Found this Ampex Vidicon 25mm f/1.4 on another treasure hunt. The other 25mm I have focuses, but you can’t change the aperture. This one, you can change the aperture, but the focusing seems to have been set to infinity by the factory. A workaround is to “focus” by not threading it all the way […]