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Go your own way: James Ferrara’s signature style


February 2020 issue Profiles

It could be James Ferrara’s background in film that gives his work a free-flowing, cinematic feel. Fifteen years of working on movie, television, and commercial sets developed in him an intuitive sense of movement and staging. Or it could be his longtime passion for the still image, launched in high school and carried on for years as a hobby.Whatever it is, it works. And it sells.Looking for a creative outlet that he could control, Ferrara, M.Photog.Cr., began shooting the occasional... Continue Reading >

Highly focused LED Fresnel

June 2019 issue Tech

© Courtesy NanLiteThe NanLite LitoLite 8F Focusable LED Fresnel is compact and suited for use on-camera, on a light stand, or on a tripod. It’s easily portable at only 0.7 pounds and offers powerful, flicker-free light output in a range from a 10-degree spotlight to a 60-degree flood, dimmable from 0 to 100 percent.It uses high-efficiency LEDs that produce up to 560 lumens of illumination, comes with warming (3,200K) and cooling (6,500K) filters, barn doors, and a case, and also has an... Continue Reading >

Review: This LED light nails performance and price


May 2018 issue Tech

As LED lighting becomes a more viable option for still and motion photography, it’s important to look for a balance between high output, high quality light, cost, and size. The Lustra 50 from PRL Lighting fits that bill. For still photography the Lustra 50 is bright enough to use as a key or fill light for close-up work like still life and head-and-shoulders portraits or as an on camera light for event shooters. It’s equally well suited for small-scale video production.The Lustra 50 has... Continue Reading >
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