#TBT: The Godfather (Coppola/1972)

If you’re a filmmaker and you have yet to see Coppola‘s The Godfather, I suggest you drop what you’re doing right this second and find a copy immediately. The Godfather is simply one of those films that (whether you like gangster movies or not) appeals to a variety of movie-goers on several levels, which make […]

6 Snow Day Photo Tips for Better Winter Portraits

With all the snow coming our way, I thought it appropriate to look up some relevant photo tips you can use this winter when taking portraits in the snow. The following are 6 tips from various sources compiled here for your enjoyment and education: 1. EXPOSE PROPERLY Check out this video from Photographer Tony Northrup […]

My Absolute Worst Experiences On Set (And What They Taught Me)

I’ve worked on a few sets over the years and, as it tends to happen, you get some wonderfully inspiring as well as absolutely horrible, makes-you-rethink-your-career-choice type of experiences when you’re first starting out in the biz. Not that you’re immune to them as you gain experience and begin to work with more seasoned directors but, for […]

Fall 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Schedule Is Here!

Better soak up New York Fashion Week as much as you can this season — because after the fall 2015 shows in February, things definitely won’t be the same. Just last month, we received confirmation that the event is getting kicked out of its Lincoln Center home of four years, due to lease violations. While […]

Make Your Movie: How Do You Know Your Script Is Ready For Pre-Production?

We’ve talked about getting your script started, working through that second draft, what you should look for when acquiring a script, and even how to get started with pre-production. But if you’re a writer/director-type, like most of us are, how do you know for sure that the script you’ve been working on is ready to be […]

7 Photo Exercises to Improve Your Skillset and Kickstart Your Creativity

There are many long-term photo projects that can help you become a better photographer. However, if you are pressed for time, the following are a few quick exercises you can accomplish in a day or two. These exercises are designed not only to enhance your photography skills but they can also help kickstart your creativity as well. 1. […]

Using the 5 Zone System When Editing Your B&W Photographs w/ AdoramaTV

Learn how to use zones of light to convert color photographs to stunning, high contrast, black and white images. In this episode Mark Wallace explains his abbreviated version of Ansel Adam’s Zone System. Mark explains the five zones of exposure and demonstrates how to manipulate them using Lightroom 5. What do you think of this […]

Spotlight: Cineo Maverick at DCS Lighting Event with Trisha Maas

Our friends at the Digital Cinema Society presented this informative event with special guest Trisha Maas who shows us the many wonderful features of the new Cineo Maverick. Cineo Maverick™ is the long-awaited portable member the family from Cineo Lighting. This evolutionary fixture provides all of the benefits of Remote Phosphor Technology found in the […]

ARCommunity #FF: Harry Martin, Underwater Fashion Photographer

In April of 2013 Harry Martin, a two-time Emmy award winning TV journalist, began an underwater fashion photography project where he photographs fully dressed models, shoes and all… underwater. I was able to speak to him about his amazing project in the following interview.   ARC: Why Underwater Photography? Harry Martin: I’ve always been interested in […]

Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G Series Lens

“35mm f/1.4 lenses have been the standard lens of news photographers since Leica’s first LEICA 35mm f/1.4 SUMMILUX of 1960 and Nikon’s first manual-focus 35mm f/1.4, which is still sold today after forty continuous years of sale! This brand-new new Nikon 35mm f/1.4 G AF-S NIKKOR is Nikon’s first update to their 35mm f/1.4 lens […]