Build Your Own Matrix-Style “Bullet Time” Slow-Mo Rig

On the Fourth of July, a friend sent me a link to a slow-mo "bullet time" video of somebody shooting off fireworks.
By William Sawalich
On the Fourth of July, a friend sent me a link to a slow-mo "bullet time" video of somebody shooting off fireworks. It was cool. But what was extra cool was that the guy who made it, Jeremiah Warren, also made a great instructional video to show how he used…

A Tribute To The Fallen Arizona Firefighters

Photographer Jakob Schiller spent a day embedded with wildland firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots as they battled a wildfire back in the summer of 2012.
By William Sawalich
Photographer Jakob Schiller spent a day embedded with wildland firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots as they battled a wildfire back in the summer of 2012. Nineteen men from that same crew were killed last week in what has been called the worst firefighter catastrophe since 9/11. Schiller has recently…

Black & White Film Style Presets

I loved shooting film, mostly because I loved the look of the finished product.
By William Sawalich
I loved shooting film, mostly because I loved the look of the finished product. I didn't so much love the process itself. Or at least, once I had the opportunity to experience a digital workflow, I wasn't especially sad to give up darkrooms and chemistry. So whenever I come across…

Tips For Fireworks Photography

Happy Independence Day! Let's celebrate by blowing things up.
By William Sawalich
Happy Independence Day! Let's celebrate by blowing things up. Or, better yet, let other people set off the fireworks and you stand back and photograph them. Here's a link to a great collection of tips from DPS on making sure your fireworks photography is more likely to be a success.…

Photographers In The Movies

I have this theory about photographers in the movies.
By William Sawalich
I have this theory about photographers in the movies. It's that there's one major giveaway in motion pictures featuring photographers that the person playing that photographer actually has no idea how to take pictures. It's pretty simple, but I think it's 100% effective. The secret is in how they hold…

Photographing Aaron Hernandez

Photographer Blair Bunting contacted me the other day to point me to a new post on his blog about his experience photographing Aaron Hernandez, the professional football player who last week was arrested and charged with murder.
By William Sawalich
Photographer Blair Bunting contacted me the other day to point me to a new post on his blog about his experience photographing Aaron Hernandez, the professional football player who last week was arrested and charged with murder. Blair's day with Hernandez in February in no way foreshadowed the trouble the…
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