David Alexander Willis

David Alexander Willis

DPReview Contributor
Lives in Los Angeles
Works as a Filmmaker - Photographer - Writer
Joined on May 17, 2013
About me:

Editor New Products & Services at American Cinematographer — previously contributing writer to DpReview and Associate Editor for Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, PCPhoto and HDVideoPro magazines. Based in Los Angeles, follow me at https://twitter.com/WTTD

Editorial content

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Review: DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system

Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that's still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. The Ronin-S aims to solve that problem for DSLR and mirrorless camera users, and we think DJI has delivered on that promise.

Tokyo Drifter: Editorial and commercial photographer Alfie Goodrich on working in Japan

First published in 1991 at the age of 23, portrait photographer Alfie Goodrich has been shooting primarily in Japan since 2007. His eye as a photographer as well as a fluency in both English and Japanese has brought him a diverse portfolio of commercial and editorial clients. He commands an impressive online following with a daily blog and popular Google+ page. See his work and find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

Out of Africa: The black and white nature photography of Laurent Baheux

Laurent Baheux began in photography as a sports writer and photojournalist before a safari to Tanzania in 2002 changed his life. There he fell in love with photographing the exotic animals of Africa, preferring a fine art approach that gives his wildlife images a portrait-like quality. Read more

Trashing the Dress: The anti-bridal wedding photography of John Michael Cooper

John Michael Cooper is not your standard wedding photographer. Credited with starting the 'trash the dress' trend, his portfolio of high-fashion bridal photography contains the standard bread-and-butter wedding portraiture alongside more experimental images. Read more

Dreaming for a living: The conceptual composite photography of Colin Anderson

Australia-based conceptual artist Colin Anderson is re-defining what it means to be a modern photographer. An early adopter of Photoshop, Anderson creates complex allegorical images from a number of visual elements, including stills captured with a medium format camera and 3D elements created from scratch. Find out what he's learned from a long career in editorial and commercial photography. Read more

Abandonment issues: The urban explorations of Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs

You might already know the work of photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs - his series of photos of abandoned Soviet spacecraft went viral earlier this year. His fascination with science and technology have fueled his photography, and he's passionate about documenting abandoned industrial spaces striving to always answer the question 'What was this used for?' See his work and find out more in our Q&A. Read more

Road Trip: The wildlife and nature photography of Dave Welling

Based out of southern California, nature photographer Dave Welling has been volunteer and Director to the Wildlife Waystation hospice center since 1987. This has given him an intimate understanding of wildlife, and he often spends weeks at a time photographing the colorful landscapes and rare specimens that populate his portfolio. Take a look at his work and find out more about him. Read more

Pop photo: the commercial and fashion work of Caesar Lima

Commercial portraitist and product photographer Caesar Lima is absolutely fascinated by imaging technologies. His earnest enthusiasm for photography and the business side of the market have helped him stay one step ahead of his peers, and his ability to adapt to digital trends early on has helped keep his studio at the forefront of conceptual advertising. Find out more about him in our Q+A. Read more

War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road

One of this summer's biggest hits is undoubtedly 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. Its narrative is built around an extended car chase, brought to life through physical stunts and visual effects work. We spoke with a few of the film's visual effects supervisors about the gear used to shoot the film (from an Arri Alexa to an iPhone 6) and the impact it had on their work. Read more

The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is known for imagery that couples saturated colors with dramatic flair and cinematic subjects. Shooting HDR for nearly a decade now, his work has been featured on major networks and is even displayed at the Smithsonian Institute. Read our Q&A and take a look at more of his colorful work. Read more