Category: Product Reviews

Civilization

 By John Veldhoen

 

I’m reading a book that I have out on what looks like an indefinite loan from the Calgary Public Library called “Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas”. It’s a historiographic collection of materials and essays; one, in particular, has held me in sway. The essay is entitled “Thresholds of Meaning: Voice, Time, and Epistemology in the Archaeological Consideration of Northwest Coast Art”. It illustrates a new set of methodologies that parallel ways of thinking from Ancient Greece. Ideas about continuing time versus the instant moment, as expressed in the differential between Chronos, and Kairos. Heady stuff, ok, but what I love about this book is it caused me to hold my ideas up to a lens I am unfamiliar with. 

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Panasonic S1R for Rally Racing – Part 2

 By Jason Nugent

 

Rally is different than other forms of motorsport. Because the teams do not race on a circuit, photographers only get one chance per stage to capture the action. Once the car is past your position, they are gone, rallying on to the next stage in the event. Because of this, it is important that a camera be able to autofocus quickly and accurately.

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Panasonic S1R for Rally Racing – Part 1

 By Jason Nugent

 

Rally is a motorsport like no other. The action is fast and frenetic, the fans passionate, and the logistics challenging. To cover a rally as a photographer you need a camera that can keep up with the pace of the event. Rallies happen in all weather conditions, so the camera needs to be able to get the shot every time.

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Break Free with Olympus

 By Ryley Smith

 

A new professional camera has hit the market and is ready to help you break free. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is compact, light and powerful, offering pro-quality shooting for any situation. Taking the best qualities of its predecessors while adding promising new features, the OM-D E-M1 Mark III is ready to open up your possibilities.

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Notable Books 2019

 By John Veldhoen

 

In my time, taxon has moved towards complexity. Class has turned into identity. It is harder and harder to generalize or predict on the basis of common ideas. Critics and writers are hard-pressed to focus on a rising tide, and curatorial influence has ebbed over what the crowd will see as beautiful, or meaningful. The effort to influence, when accomplished, makes one think the victory is pyrrhic, at best. Nevertheless, I wanted again this year to show the books that affected how I think about photography.

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Real Photography: Five New Books

 By John Veldhoen

 

Talking with photographers reveals much, and it is a privileged position I have to be able to do so. One of the most illuminating discussions I have had is with the great Terry Munro about his time under instruction with Henry Wessel in California. 

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Canon G7Xlll Live Streaming Overview

 By Drew Crawford

 

For anyone who is interested in live video, the Canon G7X mark III presented a very tantalizing feature in its release; the ability to live stream direct from the camera to your own Youtube and Facebook pages. Something never before seen in a standard point and shoot camera.

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