The Sony PXW-FS7basically ticks every box I was was looking at, and the new form factor
is truly wonderful. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Canon’s Cinema
cameras, but I always loved the handling. The new handgrip and much
more usable EVF of the FS7 puts it in line with Canon’s C300, but with
much more modern specs. The slow motion capture, while not quite
reaching the 240FPS of the FS700, gives you great colour and flexibility
in post, while recording to capacity of the card.
“Welcome to my personal review of the Pentax 645z. There are many postsand even though they will undoubtedly cross over in places with regards
their content, I’ve tried to focus on certain aspects with each page.”
Exposure 2015: The Portrait Saturday
Jan. 31st – Feb. 17th 2015
CAG Gallery: Elevation Place 102-700 Railway Ave Canmore AB.
Upping colour or contrast has a long and honourable history. Everyone who shot Fuji Velvia was taking advantage of the film’s tendency to push colour to unreal levels. Agfa film was known for its warm tones, others did nice things to skin, and even Kodachrome wasn’t real, just nice, and long lasting.
With digital editing, it’s simply a slider away to take the colour and push it up till it pops, and many do so, with nearly all of their images. Heck, cameras even have a setting for it. A quick visit to popular photo sites will reveal colours that never saw the light of day, so to speak.
In evaluating print quality, these are the factors I take a hard look at:
• Colour Printing and Paper Profiles
• Tone Transitions
• Colour Shifts Under Different Lighting
• Surface Sheen on Luster and Glossy paper
• Black and White Qualities
• Paper Handling and Printing Speed
It was early spring and I hadn’t been to Fish Creek Park in a long time. It was mid afternoon, the light fairly harsh, and I didn’t find anything to excite me ’til I made my way upstream and I was literally under McLeod Trail. In the shadows under the bridge and away from the heat of the sun were some ice formations, and one in particular stood out because it was lit from behind by a stray beam of sunlight sneaking under the bridge from the other side.
There is temptation looking through Louis Helbig’s “BeautifulDestruction” to get caught up in a rant that hasn’t much to do with the
content of the work, and getting past that may require a second glance.
On Thursday, February 26th, The Camera Store is presenting a very special lecture by documentary photographer Gerd Ludwig.
Midtowne Gallery Presents:
Photography Month, Charles Hope
February 7 – March 7, 2015,
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015 2:00 – 6:00pm, Artist in attendance.
When I picked up my Pro-1 from The Camera Store it was almost a ceremony. I welcomed some help to slide the big box into the back of my SUV. While I managed to get the sixty pound printer into the house and installed by myself, I’m reasonably big and strong. Moving and placing the printer is chancy for one person but is a snap for two, so I recommend having someone along to lend a hand.