It’s not about the tool you use

Pro photographer Zack Arias is thrown down the challenge of taking street portraits using nothing but a point-and-shoot camera and an optically-triggered second flash gun. Zack’s ebullient approach and the results we see towards the end of the film show that photography isn’t about using really expensive equipment.

It’s not about the tool you use

The City of Samba

I’ve seen many miniaturized time-lapse films over the past couple of years, but this is far and away my favourite thus far. By Keith Loutit (of course) and Jarbas Agnelli. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end.

The City of Samba

Mobile to the Future

First there was print, then recordings, then cinema, radio, TV, and the internet. Mobile is the seventh and latest form of mass media. And the smartphone is the fastest spreading technology in history. More iPhones are activated every day than babies are born. Read Jeffrey Zeldman’s notes on Luke Wroblewski’s “Mobile To The Future” presentation at An Event Apart Austin…

Mobile to the Future

Portraiture day at the MFO-Park

Our workshop day this past Sunday was a great success, after the rain passed away from the MFO Park in Oerlikon some ten minutes before we started! Blazing sunshine soon warmed the area and gave us plenty of light to work with, so the day was spent mainly working with a mixture of natural sunlight and flash illumination to fill…

Portraiture day at the MFO-Park

Emmental fire festival

The Fire Festival in Signau, a small area in the Emmental valley, is a Swiss folk and artistic festival; a smaller equivalent of Burning Man in the U.S. My friend and independent filmmaker Yannick de Zordo – who plays bass guitar for Choo Choo and who produced the great video for their song “…

Emmental fire festival

Brain Dump

A great coincidence, after yesterday’s post, that US web developer Jason Santa Maria has linked to a list of tips by Pixar story artist Emma Coats, who has tweeted a series of “story basics” recently: guidelines that she learned from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories. The tips are just as useful…

Brain Dump

Squirrel!

One of the greatest problems that I face on a daily basis is that of a lack of focus. I love to do so many things – taking and editing photos, creating designs for websites and books, programming – that when I’m fired up, it’s difficult to know where to start and where – or even when – to stop.

Squirrel!