Photography allows me to be what I want to be, to be where I want to be, and to do what I want to do ... I'm not professional photographer and I don't need a title, I love to take photographs and that is what I do, I love to learn and I always try to do it better ...

Pretty cool spot motion made with a 5DMrkII

I love stop motion videos, problem is, I dont have time to even think about starting one! Here is a very nice one, which looks almost 3D if it was not for the BTS video. Take a look and dont think about how much time it takes to cut all these sheets… And the making of……

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Who is FCPX target market?

It is us! While we read about pros complaining about FCPX all over the place, everything I have read (and personally tested) about FCPX pleases me. Call it Apple biggest mistake if you want but they built this app for people like us.…

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First wedding of the season

Last weekend, I shot my first wedding of the season with my friend Robert Cato (see below). This gig had me play with a few new pieces of gear, like using a monopod instead of a shoulder rig (more on this in the next post) but what I wanted to talk about is the newest genius idea Robert had: hiring an assistant for the day!…

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Oups moment about the Baby Primes…

Just got this email from a Zeiss rep. I guess that I have to repost the whole email if I dont want some bad guys knocking on my door tonight.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to address a report that has been released by the company Kelvinkamera+ on June 5th regarding Carl Zeiss as an e-mail press release.

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Zeiss quality on the cheap: Baby Primes!

Just receive this press release from about their new product.

My career of digital cinematographer started long time ago (1983) and my first ambition was to have serious and creative optics on my analog video cameras. I convert so many lens to work with Betacam’s SP in tha way I was working before with my Bolexs and Arriflexs.

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Site review: ZapLife

I have been contacted by Michael from ZapLife, he asked me to look at his site and give him some feedback. Seems like I am getting a request like this every week now. And I love it! While a few years ago everyone was trying to copy Flickr now each company has its own vision of what a photo sharing site should be and their implementation are quite different.…

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A story about pricing

Since money is always a hot topic and a lot of people ask me for advices about how to price their services, here is a short -true- story. A few months ago, I received a request from an “acquaintance” asking me to shoot her wedding.…

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New Canon 5DMrkII firmware: nothing new

Canon Asia just released a new firmware update for the 5DMrkII. According to the documentation it does not do much:

Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button.

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