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JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM Brings Still Photo Sensibilities to Video

Fred Blurton Productions uses the JVC GY-LS300 for 4K and HD video shoots. Fred Blurton Productions has been using technology to promote communication with style and creativity since 2002. We handle a variety of projects, including live events, corporate video, broadcast projects and still photography. One of the latest and greatest tools in our arsenal is the JVC GY-LS300 [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

CLYDE BUTCHER: A Seat-of-the-Pants Photographer

Casey Key, Florida, 2014 © Clyde Butcher Known as “the Ansel Adams of the Everglades,” Clyde Butcher is widely admired for the majestic beauty of his wall-sized black-and-white photographs of the Florida Everglades, national parks and the American landscape. When Photographer’s Forum interviewed him in 2000 (Spring/February 2000, Vol. 22, No. 2), he would carry his 11x14 view camera [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

ELENA DORFMAN: Wandering In The Uncanny Valley

Empire Falling 2 © Elena Dorfman There’s an unspoken agreement between artist and viewer that runs through Elena Dorfman’s work — “leave your visual comfort zone, give yourself over to the image and I’ll take you to a place unlike anywhere you’ve been before.” It’s there in her wide-ranging portrait work featuring sex dolls and their owners, in [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

Spring 2016 / Vol. 38 / No. 2

Elena Dorfman’s Valley of the Uncanny Interview with Clyde Butcher Portfolios of Emerging Professionals Videography: Fred Blurton

By |February 15th, 2016|

Digital Photography

FUJIFILM’S X-Series Mirrorless Cameras

FUJIFILM products enjoy an 80-year legacy, including its revolutionary Provia and Velvia transparency films. Five years ago, FUJIFILM introduced its popular line of X-series digital cameras, which incorporate innovative technology to recreate film simulation, improved lens technology and a unique sensor design, according to Yuji Igarashi, Director of Business and Product Development, Electronic Imaging Products. The company has just announced a new flagship mirrorless camera, the XPro2, and here Igarashi discusses its features, along with those of other current FUJIFILM X-series cameras — the X-T1, X100T and X70. FUJIFILM X-Pro2 X-Pro2 This professional camera is FUJIFILM’S long-awaited second-generation flagship model. “Its predecessor, the X-Pro1, was our first interchangeable lens camera in the X-series,” says Igarashi. The FUJIFILM X-Pro2 boasts an all-new APS-C sized XTrans CMOS III sensor and imaging processor X Processor Pro, as well as 24 megapixels. The X-Pro2 also offers an Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, which enables [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

New Products


Sealife Micro 2.0 Waterproof Camera

SEALIFE MICRO 2.0WATERPROOF CAMERA SeaLife has expanded its permanently sealed waterproof camera line with the introduction of the Micro 2.0. The camera can be used above or below the surface down to 200 feet, and is fully sealed, selfcontained and maintenance-free without the hassle of O-rings or doors. Measuring at only 4 inches wide with a 2.4-inch color LCD [...]

  • UltraLight Spring 16L, Ultralight Dual 25L, and UltraLight Dual 36L,

Mindshift Gear Photo Daypacks

MINDSHIFT GEAR PHOTODAYPACKS The UltraLight series of daypacks from MindShift Gear includes the UltraLight Spring 16L, Ultralight Dual 25L, and UltraLight Dual 36L, which all feature side-panel designs to allow quick access to cameras, lenses and accessories without first having to take off the bag. The backpacks also offer generous space and zippered storage for personal items, a hydration [...]


Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 from Lastolite By Manfrotto

EZYBOX SPEED-LITE 2 FROM LASTOLITE BY MANFROTTO Lastolite by Manfrotto has launched the Ezybox Speed-Light 2, a compact softbox that can be attached directly onto a flashgun, whether it’s on camera or off camera. It fits directly onto all standard flashguns and delivers unparalleled soft light thanks to its two diffusion layers. The inner diffuser panel distributes the light [...]

  • Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer

CANON’S IMAGEPROGRAFPRO-1000 PROFESSIONALINKJET PRINTER Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer offers large-format image reproduction in a size that fits almost any home, studio, or classroom of photography students. It sports a new print head that is 50 percent larger than that of Canon’s PIXMA PRO-1 printer and utilizes a real-time ink injection system and anti-clogging technologies. The printer features the new [...]