Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

April 21st, 2015

South Gate Police Officer Snatches and Smashes Onlookers Device

Really lady, police have their guns out and you choose to antagonize them – we’re glad he smashed your cell phone!

We think it should be legal for anyone to film police, but from a certain distance

April 9th, 2015

Stop Working For Free

“Shooting for free or “we’ll give you photo credit” is fine or totally accepted by many photographers these day’s. If your well off financially or have a full time job and photography is your hobby many of those photographers will gladly give their photos away to a publication and or company just in hopes to see their image in print or their name in the credit line. Now are we (the photographers who are trying to do this for a living
suppose to get mad at them?). It’s kind of a double edge sword. It’s like if your a new musician trying to get a start in the music industry. You go to coffee shops and ask if you could play on their stage (for no money) in hopes you will get noticed and in return hopes that people would then eventually pay you to play on their stage.

When your trying to get your foot in the door it’s probably not best to play hardball, but yet don’t bend over either. Charge the standard rate and if you don’t know what that is call or email another photographer in your field and ask them. If your a struggling photographer a company or magazine isn’t going to take you to serious if your giving your photos away. Their going to act as if you’re their best friend (for that day) and then move on to the next photographer. Remember you make your bed and you will have to lie in it. If you have a shot (that know one else has) someone really wants they WILL PAY!

Remember in this digital age we live in their are SO MANY photos taken by everyone in return you must have something super amazing for somebody to pay for it. With every brother or sister having a digital camera it’s having the access to the surfer, model, musician, athlete, etc. that is the most important thing these days. Access first followed by getting the shot second. If you turn down what is offered to you ($) from a magazine or website these day’s they (photo editors) don’t really care, their are thousands of surf shots just around the corner that may not be as good, but will get the job done.” – Jack English

“The photography and music worlds are at odds in a dispute between a music photographer and a popular band. Photographer Pat Pope was miffed by a request from the band to include his photos in an upcoming book without any payment, while the band Garbage argues that they’ve already paid Pope for his work, and that they were simply giving him a chance to have his work represented in the publication.” – Petapixel

Follow up to the above story:

Last week I made the mistake of writing one of those open letters you hear about. I wrote it in response to a request from Garbage’s management company that they’d like my permission to use a photo that I took and I own in a book they intend to publish and sell for money. But they’d like to not pay me.
Since it went out on the Internet, it’s caused a huge debate, and within that debate I’ve been called a “whiney weener”, a “sh*tty douchebag”, and an “egomaniac”, and I’ve been encouraged to “watch your back” because “we will find you”. – Pat Pope

Artwork: “Logo by Martin Colyer of the Stop Working For Free Group.


March 20th, 2015

“Tired Of Hearing Film Is Dead? Well, So Are We” – Kodak

“Commercial film is a dwindling business. The 11.4 billion linear feet of film Kodak manufactured as late as 2007, enough to circle the earth about 88 times, has shrunk 96 percent. Last July, just three months after he took over, Mr. Clarke moved to retain part of the past. Supported by directors such as Quentin Tarantino and J. J. Abrams, he reached an agreement with major Hollywood studios to continue buying Kodak movie film for several years.” – By Quentin Hardy / The New York Times

March 18th, 2015

Tales By Light By Canon and National Geographic Channel

Our world of photography storytelling is about to get bigger: introducing Tales By Light – Canon Australia’s our very first TV series on National Geographic Channel, Sunday 24 May.

See the earth’s most exciting locations, through the eyes of the world’s finest photographers – Art Wolfe, DarrenJew, Krystle Wright, Richard I’Anson and Peter Eastway, produced by Abraham Joffe.

March 16th, 2015

Shoot Tank By David Robin

Shoot Tank

The Shooters: Roberto Valenzuela, Bambi Cantrell, Jerry Ghionis
The Entrepreneurs: Milissa Ghionis, Gary Fong
Additional Actors: Max Robin, Melissa Gasca
Directed and Edited: David Robin
Camera and Lighting: John Lee
Sound: Dan Bozin
Grip and PA: Melissa Gasca, Max Robin
Voice Over: Chris Saraiva
Digital Graphics and EFX: Luis Naranjo
Music: Triple Scoop Music

February 18th, 2015

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

“As individuals we must take responsibility for the data we want to preserve.”

February 11th, 2015

IN FOCUS with Rob Gilley

“To increase your publishing odds, you should always be looking for images that tell stories. With this photo, off-center framing helped communicate this year’s relentlessly warm California conditions.” – Rob Gilley / Surfer magazine

Wow, thanks so much for this in-depth way of how one photographer can get his or her’s photos in your magazine – off to the beach we go!

Photo by Rob “Death before Digital” Gilley with his Canon 50D


January 6th, 2015

Using Both Mediums For The Best Result

Kodak’s Chapter 11 filing in 2012 was believed to spell the death of film photography. Only a few manufacturers now make film and much less of it, but celluloid appears to be making a comeback. The FT’s Steve Ager investigates the resurgent interest in analogue.

November 19th, 2014

Julian Richards Quits The Business

“Digital changed the landscape. Before the pixel, craft was still an elemental component of the narrative. A process that involved trusting strips of cellulose in a mysterious dark box was replaced by instant, impeccable rendering, in situ on vast monitors. The photographer’s role as sorcerer and custodian of the vision was diminished: – Julian Richards


October 10th, 2014

Mac House Productions Gets Robbed

Published by Mac House Productions
On Saturday Oct. 4th at 2:45am -2:54am our studio was broken into by two males. They took everything they could in about 15 minutes. One hour later they returned for another 15 min spree at 4:00am-4:15am. Here is some of the video footage with a little bit of audio from our security cameras. We suspect that they live within 15-20 mile radius of our Fremont location, if not closer. If anyone recognizes these men from the video or audio we are offering a $10,000 reward for the recovery of our items. They took over $150,000 in camera equipment, gear, computers, and other miscellaneous items from us. We will upload a gallery of the stolen items later this week. Thanks for your help, if you don’t mind please share this video so we can get more people to help us. For more information please email us at [email protected]