Photography

Experimenting with Natural Looking HDR in Zion

When NAB wrapped in April I wanted to take a few days to explore some of the great national parks in the area. So I rented a car and did a small camping road trip through Zion and Bryce Canyon. The south of Utah is an insanely beautiful assortment of one national park...

5 Ways to Use Still Photos in Movies That Are Not the Ken Burns Effect

While not usually a problem for fiction films (unless it's a stylistic choice), most documentaries find the only visual media available for some parts of the film are still photos. The most common method that comes to mind to add movement to still photos is the Ken...

Coffee Meets Celluloid: Caffeine as Developer

Interesting article on using coffee, tea, or vitamin c as a developer. Caffeine apparently works really well as a developing agent - how cool is that! Yes, it will take a lot longer (25 minutes for T-Max 400) and more light (rated at ISO 100), but if you're shooting...

How to Operate Your DSLR via Your iPhone for $4

Want to control your digital SLR camera from your iPhone (or Touch)? When I was taking pictures of grilled cheese sandwiches, there was a bit of downtime between the grillin', so I figured out how to work this totally awesome magic, all for less than $4. (While...

Grilled Food Photography

So here's one of the images from the food photography shoot. And here's the lighting setup: My main goal was to fill the image with as much soft light as possible. This setup is what I settled with later on. Main light behind the food, kind of low to rake across the...

Cheesy Photos

Heading back from Vero Beach after a grilled cheese photo shoot. It's for Grilligans, this awesome resturaunt that makes a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious shakes (a perk of food photography is you get to try everything). Here's a teaser photo. I'll...

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