This post is going to be all over the place today because I’ve stumbling across all kinds of cool photography stuff this weekend. So let’s start!
First off is Vincent Laforet’s HD DSLR cinema workshop that continues with day three today. I’m learning tons of info there. And… check out the screengrabs (above and below) from the workshop. Those are some mighty tricked out DSLRs. Needless to say, the cost of accessories for shooting HD cinema with a DSLR can quickly eclipse the cost of the camera itself– $50 to $70K just for the steadicam. A steadicam is the device above (with an external monitor) that allows a camera operator to shoot smooth, non-jerky video without a tripod or rails or jib. As cool as that set-up is, my budget is more along the lines of using a wheelchair or office chair as my “steadicam” (both ideas from the Vincent Laforet workshop).
Second, here’s an awesome photo blog that I ran across this week. It’s really one of the best I’ve seen and has definitely made my list of daily reading. Just check out this post on photography vs. reality.
And finally, here’s another cool photo blog I ran across this week. Seven by Five is technically aimed at amateurs, but has some useful posts for you pro photogs out there too!