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Why I don’t think “The Hobbit” will suck in 48FPS


I’ve seen a lot of people hating on the idea of a major motion picture being shot in 48FPS. “The Hobbit” is coming out in a couple of weeks and I just watched this 14 minute video on the post production process for the movie and it finally hit me why I think Peter Jackson and crew are sticking with this decision.

When I watch that video, I see A LOT of CG. In a movie of this scale, that is inevitable. I mean they even said principal photography was finished BEFORE all the pre-viz. I’m imaging…

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Bit Depth, Signal-to-Noise Ratios, and How It Relates to Exposure


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It seems a lot of people – even professional photographers – don’t have a good understanding of bit depth as it relates to developing an image for the web.  I got in the middle of a discussion today about the ability to bring up underexposed areas of an image, and in trying to explain it I couldn’t really find a comprehensive explanation that discusses all the elements that go through my head when I’m processing images, so I decided I’d try to make one.

I don’t consider myself an expert on digital imaging, but I believe to truly understand something you…

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Machine Falls


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In addition to photography, I love making videos. A couple of months ago, I went out to Machine Falls and recorded some video with one of my friends and my business partner, Clay. We were mainly just testing out some new lenses, then we decided to turn those test shots into a sort of music video that tells the story of the how the water flows. Whatch in HD & Enjoy!

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