Chris Schmid Tells Wonderful Story About South American Cowboys In His New Short Film

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While American cowboys have been popularized by the media and entertainment industry, not many know about the gauchos: the South American cowboys. Chris Schmid has undertaken a short film project to document the lesser known stories of gauchos.

The film “O Homem do Campo” focuses on the story of one man, a gaucho who dedicates his life tending to the herds of farm animals all day while riding his horse. He lives a solitary life, leaving the house at the crack of dawn and traveling great distances across breathtaking landscapes in the vast and seemingly endless agricultural land. A gaucho’s main job is to manage the cattle and Criollo horses of the land.

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Can the Panasonic GH5 See In The Dark?

Panasonic’s latest flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the GH5, has been highly anticipated with curiosity over what improvements this new cinematography-centric camera brings. Nick Driftwood, who has worked with Panasonic on the development of the GH5, has posted a sample of an extreme low light video recording on his Youtube Channel.

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Inspiration: The Olympus PEN-F Shoots Some Beautiful Video

We feel, and most others agree, that the Olympus PEN-F was one of the most beautiful cameras to come out in the last year and a half or so. The craftsmanship, build quality, and all of the aesthetics were on point and top notch.

Unfortunately, we also felt, and many agreed, that the price was a little high based on what you were getting from an image quality and performance standpoint. Most of our thoughts focused on the still image portion of the camera, but how about its video? Well, it is certainly not meant to be a primary video camera for a video focused creative, but how about for those just looking to capture some good video clips here and there? Continue reading…

First Impressions: Panasonic GH5

For CES 2017, Panasonic is reannouncing the Panasonic GH5 camera–the company’s flagship that has been mostly targeted at the videographer for many years now. With their newest addition to the lineup, the company is trying to make an even bigger splash. The GH5 is being pumped filled with all sorts of awesome features. Let’s take a look!

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Model/Photographer Hattie Watson Explains How She Grew Via Social Media

It’s a sad fact that companies look to work with photographers who have large numbers of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Heck, it’s how we grew Phoblographer.

If you’ve been in the portrait photography industry for a while, you most likely know who Hattie Watson is. But for the uninitiated, Hattie was (and is still) a beautiful model with lots of tattoos and a personality that works really well on camera. She’s taken the transition to being a photographer, but she explains that when she started out, no one really wanted to work with her.

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Can One Camera System Truly Do it All for Photographers?

Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re all good and can help image makers in many ways. Working photographers these days need to be able to do a variety of things though not including just photography, but also things like video. Some photographers need to have access to a fully working flash system and find features like WiFi integration to be critical. Plus, they need tough gear that can take abuse in rough weather and do most of what they need to get done easily.

Considering that we’ve used every camera system, we’ve put together an analysis.

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Do You Know How a Lens Bellows Works?

Many modern camera lenses focus by moving the elements inside of the lens. But not all lenses focused like that. Modern large format and some medium format cameras focus with the use of a lens bellows. Part of this is because otherwise the lens itself would be huge. In today’s tutorial video, we show you all about focusing a camera with a lens bellows, the problems around them, etc. We don’t get into everything, but for the person looking to go big with medium format or large format, all this is great information to know.

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