James DeRuvo

Staff Writer

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for over 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film "Searching for Inspiration." He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology. He’s a private pilot, podcaster, screenwriter, and dad.

Articles by James DeRuvo

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Photographer Donates a Million Photos of San Diego to Local Library

A local San Diego newspaper photographer has donated his entire collection of photographs taken during his career to a local university library. Dan Rios studied photography at a local community college, before working at the Escondido Advocate and the North County Times newspapers from 1968 to 2001.

TTArtisan’s New 50mm f/2 Full-Frame Lens Costs Only $69

TTArtisan has announced a new 50mm f/2 full-frame manual focus lens. Though not the fastest “nifty fifty” in the company arsenal, the standard focal length lens has a natural viewing angle and the company says it has a fast enough aperture to provide high performance in low light.

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Tourist Ignores Warnings, Falls Into Volcano While Taking a Selfie

An American tourist has been rescued after falling into the crater of an active volcano trying to take a selfie. The tourist had taken a closed-off path up the face of Mount Vesuvius, in Italy, and had climbed down into the crater in a bid to recover his mobile phone which he had dropped.

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What a Shape Charge Explosion Looks Like at 5 Million FPS

The Slow Mo Guys have captured a shaped charge explosion at five million frames per second, showing its path of destruction as it tears through a variety of items. The explosions were captured using a high-speed camera that filters out the color in order to preserve the detail of the image.

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The Profoto A2 is a Soda Can-Sized Off-Camera Strobe

Profoto has announced the A2 monolight off-camera flash that is about the size of a 12-ounce can of soda. The small and portable strobe is billed as ideal for supporting location shoots like weddings, awards ceremonies, or other events.