Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday May 27, 2016 | Camera

Plofiz | Flickr

Plofiz | Flickr

“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
Jeannette Walls


The Woman Who Influenced Diane Arbus’s Eye –  WSJ

Why Snapchat Could Change How Photographers Tell StoriesTime

Why This 150 Year Old Photography Technique Is Coming BackCNN

Tainted Love: Why Photographers Fail Lighting Essentials

Anton Corbijin, Finding Peace Through the Lens 52 Insights

Filmmaking Behind BarsABC

“Have a Viewpoint” Photographer Magazine

Filmmaking in One of the World’s Most War-Torn Regions Movie Maker

The Stories Hidden in Contact SheetsSierra Whiskey Bravo

I Am Unable to Visualize AnythingVox

The Philosophy of VR’s Most Cinematic StudioNo Film School

Shooting the Perfect PortraitBritish Journal of Photography

Why War Photographers Are More Important Than EverVanity Fair



Weekend Video

As the summer dawns, ushering in long days full of possibility, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the art of Bill Watterson. This video strays outside of photography, but we think the message resonates.



How an iPhone 7 Compares to an Arri Alexa

Posted by on Wednesday May 17, 2017 | Camera

Spoiler alert: not well. Smartphone image quality has improved rapidly over the past few years, creating a fun sub-genre of YouTube videos pitting smartphones against vastly more expensive cameras. (Watch, for instance, how the iPhone 7 compares to a Red Weapon.) In this video, via Potato Jet, we have what may be the toughest comparison... More