Vincent Laforet Shoots Boot Commercial at 600fps

The above commercial is the latest creations from Vincent Laforet, who you may recall launched the HDSLR frenzie with his short film Reverie in the Fall of 2008 (shot on the 5D Mark II).  Laforet served as the director of photography on this commercial for Famous Footwear.  It was shot on a Phantom HD Gold camera at 600 frames per second, which required 250,000 watts of light to get the proper exposure.

Laforet has a nice tech write-up on his blog here, along with a behind the scenes video.


Chase Jarvis LIVE: Full Hour-Long PhotoPlus Keynote Now Online

Chase Jarvis PhotoPlus

This is one you don’t want to miss.

At PhotoPlus 2010, Chase Jarvis gave a killer keynote speech, which was followed up by a panel discussion with Vincent Laforet, Jasmine Star, Zack Arias, JoeyL and Rob Haggart.

If you missed out on the live stream, it’s embedded below. Grab a snack, and enjoy.

[via Chase Jarvis]

White House Photographer Live Q&A This Thursday

Open for Questions with Pete Souza

White House Chief Photographer, Pete Souza, will be doing a live Q&A session this Thursday, October 28 at 7PM ET.   He’ll be responding to questions asked over Flickr and Facebook.

Souza made some history last year by becoming the first photographer to capture a President’s official photo with a digital camera (a Canon 5D Mark II).

More details over at

Twitter, Lawyers and Your Photos

I had decided to sit this one out . . . but there sure has been a lot of name-calling, face-making and side-taking, so I thought I would try to clear the air a little bit by offering up my opinion on the matter.

While I am a lawyer, I am not your lawyer and this is an editorial commentary on newsworthy issues rather than legal advice.  Remember that one too – unless you’re paying a lawyer, you aren’t really getting legal advice, and what you are getting on blogs, forums and, for that matter, Twitter is worth just what you paid for it.  Seriously, remember that the next time you want to rely on someone’s advice on a forum.  The judge won’t be too keen on a printout of a blog post when you hand it to him as “evidence.”

Ok, with that out of the way, let’s dig into this Twitastrophe.  And, if you’ve made it this far, and don’t know what I mean when I say the word “Twitter,” feel free to skip this post altogether.  ;-) [Read more…]

Impressive Time Lapse HDR Video from Sony A700


I am always inspired (and humbled) as a photographer as I cull through the Photography Bay Flickr Group each week. As I was checking out some of the additions to the group this week, something stood out a little more than usual.

That something was Flickr user andyathlon‘s additions to the Photography Bay Group Pool, which included the HDR time lapse videos below. [Read more…]