Documentary-Style Photography for the Aspiring Photojournalist

Portrait photography is great, but have you ever wanted to take your studio experience to the next level? Reportage or documentary-style photography is something we are all familiar with. There are many photographers using this style of photography in their work already. It’s also ideal  for magazines and newspapers or when working with businesses. It adds a stylistic quality that […]

5 Lighting Alternatives for the Spontaneous Shooter

As photographers and filmmakers we all appreciate a well planned and organized shoot. As artists, however there are often opportunities we simply can’t pass up for a great capture. When such an opportunity presents itself you just have to take advantage of the artistic energy in the environment and create something. Whether it’s a photograph or […]

#TBT: City of God (Meirelles/2002)

City of God is Brazil’s most critically acclaimed film of recent years. Based on the book of the same name by writer Paulo Lins, which in-turn was based on a true story, City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a violent, fast-paced movie that tells the tale of the residents of this Brazilian favela (slum). […]

ARCommunity #FF: Laura Hudock, Director of Photography

This week’s Featured Filmmaker #FF is Laura Hudock whom I had the great pleasure of meeting a couple weeks back. ARC:  You rented from us recently. Laura Hudock:   Yes. The equipment rental was for a feature documentary called Jamaica Man.  It’s about an 80 year old eccentric Englishman named Nigel who has lived down […]

FilmmakerMag: “It’s Not Enough To Have a Good Story with a Video Camera in the Vicinity”: Lucy Walker on The Crash Reel

The following interview was originally published on  by Scott Macaulay on Dec 14, 2013  (photo: “Kevin Pearce”  by Breck Moran.)   Read the full article here.     Depicting professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s rise to the top of his sport and then his struggle to recover from a monster wipe-out and traumatic brain injury, Lucy […]

ARC Picks of the Week – ProductionHUB, FilmmakerMag, Snowflakes, Chernobyl Photographs & more.

Check out this interview from with AdoramaPro’s Kevin Reagan at the CCW Convention earlier this month.  A much appreciated shout out to ARC’s growing Digital Cinema Department. DIY:  Russian Photographer Alexey Kljatov shows us How to Photograph Snowflakes.  I wonder if any of our readers have a different technique they use to capture snowflakes with […]

The Best Camera For You: Sony F55 vs. Canon C500 part 1

I was able to sit down with Dave G last week and talk about the next two cameras on our list for this series:  the Sony F55 CineAlta and the Canon EOS C500.  We had a lot to talk about so I split this one up into two parts.  To get right into the conversation […]

ARCoverage: Documenting Communities Impacted by Gun Violence

On Saturday 21st of September I attended a talk on the topic of Documenting Communities Impacted by Gun Violence.  The talk was inspiring in that, here were a group of four individuals pooling their talents and resources to aid neighborhoods and families who would otherwise be left to their own devices when dealing with this […]

#TBT: Baraka (Fricke/1992)

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday goes to an amazing documentary released in 1992.  Baraka combines documentary filmmaking with photography in a unique way.  Ron Fricke, who was cinematographer on Koyaanisqatsi (Reggio/1982) takes this follow-up film to new levels.  The first thing that stands out in this film are the captivating video portraits.  In photography you get one frame, […]