Sony New Full Frame Lenses launch and its Optics Paradox

The New Sony Lenses New lenses for full frame bodies were announced yesterday, for the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 and 12-24mm f/4 lenses, it was a unexpected surprise – unless you frantically believe everything Alpha Rumors posts on their website – and yet a great addition to the ever growing full frame family of lenses for the E-mount system.……

Hacking a WD Passport as a Photo & Video Backup Solution on the Go

Either you shoot video or photo – perhaps both – proper backup of your work is a must. I spent a few months planning my last photography tour through the northern Argentina. Among the multitude of options to prepare, I wanted to find an efficient way to backup all the photos and videos while on location without hauling a laptop……

Register your video & photo equipment prior to US departure

Once I was expecting my bags, upon my return from a recent trip to Argentina, and I was ready to leave the terminal area at the Miami International Airport (MIA) I was requested, by a customs officer, to a manual and thorough search of all my belongings. I didn’t think twice and followed the agent……

Northwest Argentina | Photo Tour

I recently came back from a couple weeks in Argentina. The experience was simply great, not only because I was able to visit friends and relatives, but because I was able to travel with my daughters to my ‘place of origin’. The experience was topped with a family wedding and a unique photographic experience on……

First time lapse – Lessons in time

Last Monday, 4th of July holiday, I ventured into the depths of Hollywood Beach, Fl to try my first time lapse. Although I went prepared and had researched a few things about how to properly do one, I know now, that the information was not enough to complete the one I was trying to do……

Sony A6300 – First Impressions

A little bit of personal history to begin with a few observations: I have been waiting for a camera like the Sony A6300 for a little while. For someone as myself that begun taking pictures and shooting video with analog format (Pentax P30 & Panasonic Compact VHS), the technology behind the Sony A6300 can be simply……

Switching sides – Sony α6300

I’m a deserter | Sony α6300 Yes, I said it. I’ve already per-ordered a Sony α6300 two weeks ago and I’m not looking back. Last weekend I took my trusty old Canon T2i for a spin and I wonder what it would be like to leave it behind. Well, it’s not so dramatic,  I was……

Set narrative and design in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan Labyrinth

Set narrative and design in Guillermo del Toro’s films are as fundamental for the production as the story itself. In this instance I wanted to focus on two wonderful movies by director extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro. I personally consider Mr. del Toro as one of the brightest and most profound directors of the last two……

Timing and opportunity – Tyrants of reality

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013), a documentary directed by Frank Pavich, tells the epic pre-production process of Jodorowsky’s failed attempt at adapting Dune, Frank’s Herbert famous novel. The documentary is very enjoyable and a fantastic journey. Alejandro Jodorowksy work has always been very interesting to me, either because of his surrealistic background in the theater and as……

Is the Camera part of the story ? Sundance Filmmakers

A lot has changed in the last decades. Image acquisition and film-making have gone through major light-year leaps. I have to confess a little jealousy for the availability and easy access to the stupendous image quality and versatility that nowadays cameras are capable of achieving. Take it from me. As someone that watched 8 mm……