LED lights are everywhere these days. They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. The problem with a lot of them, especially when making video, is that they are often small in size creating a hard light source. Even when they have diffusion to even out the light, that doesn't make them bigger. The Genaray Radiance monolight is not one of those lights. This is one serious … [Read more...] about First Look At The Genaray Radiance 230 LED Monolight
I’ve often been asked by folks, who have relocated to the north, about anomalies of their photographs here in Fairbanks. Everything seems very blue, trouble focusing, grainy photos. There are some real challenges to photographing in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the winter, and a lot of it has to do with the weather and that we are located at Latitude 65 of this planet we call Earth. … [Read more...] about Artic Winter Air
I’ve heard it, and even said it myself. Photography is all about the light. Unless you are photographing the light source itself, such as stars, you are actually capturing reflected light to create the image. Now, before you say I am just getting nit picky, allow me to explain why this subtle difference is important. Reflected light has a slightly different … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about light behavior.
Full-frame mirrorless is the next camera battleground, and now we have heavyweight Panasonic / Lumix officially joining the fray with the release of the highly anticipated S1 & S1R cameras. Focused on delivering a next-level photographic experience, the S Series becomes the brand's first release as part of the L-Mount Alliance and indicates a strong desire to appeal to … [Read more...] about Panasonic / Lumix S Series Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
Working on group projects, I’m often a little surprised with the disorganization of some photographers. It’s like when we learn to drive a car, we spend most of our time understanding rules of the road how to safely control our vehicle and stay on our side of the road. But, there’s that one other thing we all have to learn; how to parallel park. Organizing and filing our … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes: Organizing Your Photos After a Shoot