Brooklyn Footage with the Sony 135mm G Master

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

This is a short film with video footage and stills with the Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master portrait lens. I thought I’d do something different for this video since I had so much good stuff from the Sony shoot. So this is presented as a short collection of visuals without me talking. If you want … Read More

The ULTIMATE PORTRAIT LENS? :: Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

The Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens is the 31st lens in Sony’s full-frame, e-mount lineup. I quickly fell in love with this lens – it is outstanding. Designed for longer portraits, this has some of the best optical rendering that I’ve seen on any lens to date. This is the ultimate portrait lens. Bokeh … Read More

My Current Video Setup

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

I’ve used a variety of equipment to film my YouTube videos over the years but have settled in on 4 main cameras for my current workflow depending on whether I’m shooting in studio or traveling. My main studio camera https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1394217-REG/sony_ilce_7m3_alpha_a7_iii_mirrorless.html/BI/8986/KBID/10442/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x880512/SID/EZ My vlogging camera https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222744-REG/sony_ilce6300_b_alpha_a63000_mirrorless_digital.html/BI/8986/KBID/10442/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x707642/SID/EZ My point and shoot https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1289584-REG/sony_cyber_shot_dsc_rx100_v_digital.html/BI/8986/KBID/10442/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x769357/SID/EZ My audio interface https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333778-REG/sound_devices_mixpre_3_mixpre_3_mic_preamps.html/BI/8986/KBID/10442/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x818080/SID/EZ My microphone … Read More

THIS was unexpected!

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

There was a huge surprise in the mail today! I get some amazing things sent to me by viewers. Today I got two Sam Haskins books that are fabulous! Sam Haskins was a British-born, South African photographer famous for his photo books in the 1960’s. These featured his style of “in camera” montage images. His … Read More

Canon EOS RP :: Why?

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

Canon has just announced a new entry level, full frame mirrorless camera – the Canon EOS RP. The most interesting features on this new camera are the RP’s small size and its price. Its the most affordable full frame mirrorless camera to be introduced in the last year. But this makes me wonder, what is … Read More

No photography allowed?!?

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

This weekend I went to Marfa, TX to visit the Chinati Foundation. Of course, no photography allowed. I’m always the first to defend the right to photograph, but in this case I actually agree with the policy. Experiencing the works of art by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, John Chamberlain, Robert Irwin and many others – … Read More

Minimalism

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

This weekend I’m headed to Marfa, TX. Why? The main reason is Donald Judd. Judd is one of the leading minimilist artists from the 1970’s and 1980’s. While working in New York City, he started purchasing property in West Texas to display his large scale environmental works. Today, Chinati features works by Judd as well … Read More

Panasonic S1, S1R :: First Impressions

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

Panasonic has officially debuted the first 2 mirrorless cameras for its full frame, mirrorless L mount – the Panasonic S1 and S1R. Or at least they sponsored an event which had cameras that sort of worked. Despite the lack of final firmware and the minimal shooting time for those who attended, we do at least … Read More

Switching to an iPad for PHOTO and VIDEO editing?!?

By Ted ForbesEpisodes

Can I actually use my iPhone and my iPad Pro to replace work that I do on my iMac? The bulk of the work I do on a computer centers around photography and video. The idea of working on mobile is attractive to me because I spend a good amount of the year traveling. When … Read More