‘Witness’ is a new 4-part documentary from HBO and executive producers Michael Mann and Davide Frankham. It follows combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Libya, South Sudan and Brazil. The next episode airs tonight at 9pm ET.
Zack Arias is known for his OneLight mantra and has been making waves for the past few years as a standout commercial and editorial photographer in Atlanta. Kai over at DigitalRev got him out in a Chinese back alley for a round of Pro Photographer Cheap Camera.
In this episode, Zack gets stuck with a full-auto Kodak C142 digital camera and a single speedlight. Then, he has to figure out how to make the two work together and turn out something respectable.
It’s worth a watch to see just how much Zack can pull out of a $79 camera and a single speedlight.
Over at A Photo Editor, there’s an interesting interview with Vincent Laforet concerning the future of photography. In it he discusses where these photo and video cameras are heading, including how new technology will affect the vision required to capture “the decisive moment.”
Here’s what’s important, if you can shoot 120 frames or 96 frames per second at a high resolution, it removes one of the single most difficult aspects of being a photographer, which is to capture the “decisive moment.”