What I’ve Learned in the 5 Months Since My Last Post

Five months… man! I didn’t think I would take that long to update this, and yet here we are. School ended a couple months ago, and that prevented me from continuing. So how have I grown and learned since then? Quite a lot actually! Continue reading

What If You Could Build Your Own DSLR?!

The Equinox

 

This image acquisition sector changes almost as fast as the PC industry does. Day in, day out, guy like me who have fallen in love with the craft and art of photography and film making go out looking at what other artists are doing, what the latest great examples of art and film bring to the table, and the latest tools to pull off that ever elusive image we are trying to re-create. We have a dream and an image in our minds we want to achieve, and we keep hoping that just around the corner, maybe tomorrow for example, someone will release a piece of equipment that allows me to do everything with little other gear with me. Just so you know, that will never happen. There will never be a camera that is made for all situations and for all customers. The needs of a Instagram shooter are not even in the same universe as a DOP on the set of Star Wars VII. The similarities almost stop at the point where both shooters camera have a sensor, and literally thats about it! The size of the sensor and the components built around it are so vastly varied in the spectrum of camera equipment that exists that you could never achieve a all-around camera. Continue reading

Why Do We Treat Electronics As Disposable Items?!

It doesn’t seem so long ago I was the proud owner of a Nikon D5100. I worked at a very small documentary film studio as a video editor, and wanted an entry-level camera for personal photography, as well as for the occasional video. Takes pictures? CHECK. Takes videos? CHECK. But it was the things it lacked that began to grate on my nerves. All too soon I realized I was locked into a pre-set auto white balance system. The flip out screen was nice, but a bit low resolution. So whats a guy to do? I had out grown the thing in like a month! Well I begged my poor wife (Lord bless her soul) to let me upgrade again. Continue reading