Joseph Cha

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I'm a photographer and cinematographer based in Southern California. When I don't have a camera in my face I enjoy going to the movies and dissecting the story telling and visual aesthetics.




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Body, Lenses, or Lighting | Which Should You Upgrade First?

Photography equipment can figuratively cost an arm and a leg, and to be honest, you don't have to spend that much to...

The Best Adapters For Sony Mirrorless Cameras

In this video and article I'll be going over the best adapters for the Sony E-Mount system.

Can You Tell The Difference Between Golden Hour And Artificial Golden Hour?

Can you tell the difference between a photo that was taken at golden hour and one used a clever lighting technique to...

Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Review | Uncompromising Quality

I've been using the Otus 55mm for a few months now, taking this massive camera with me everywhere I went, and I can...

Street Photographer Gets Beat Up, Advises On What Not To Do

Michael Boyd is a street photographer who got his camera and face smashed. He has some advice on how to avoid such an...

First Look At The Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 At PhotoPlus Expo 2015

Zeiss has released their newest lens in their prestigious Otus lens lineup. The 28mm is now the widest Otus lens,...

What’s Happening at Sony and Samsung | PhotoPlus Expo 2015

4 years ago, if you were shooting with a Sony or Samsung, you would have been laughed back to the Circuit City you...

Sony a7R II vs Canon 5DS | A Quick Comparison

We have 2 new high megapixel hitters, the Canon 5DS and the Sony a7R II. There's not enough room in this bakery for 2...

Breaking Bad’s Powerful Motivated Camera Movement

When you combine cinematic compositions with intentional camera movement, then you're not just setting up for the...

6 Tips To Capture Creative Family Portraits

I have 6 tips for you so you can step up your family photography game.

RED’s Newest Camera Body Starting at $5950

When discussing RED cameras, affordable is hardly an associated adjective, but that could all change with their...

The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design: A Review On The Perfect Photography Bag

The Everyday Messenger is a bag that's perfect for photographers in any situation in life. Whether you're out getting...