Phase One officially announced the release of Capture One Pro 7, a new version of the industry standard in digital capture and asset management software that features a new processing engine and several new tools including Live View support for selected digital SLRs. Phase One Capture One Pro 7 is available now for Mac OS X and Windows at www.phaseone.com/store for $299.
Tags: Capture One Pro 7, Capture One Pro, Capture One, C1Pro, Phase One, Photo Assistant, Digital Tech, Photographer, DSLR, 5DMKIII, 5DMKII, Canon
Today Lexar announced the digital imaging industry’s first 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card. The card enables 400x minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed and is designed for capturing, storing, and transferring high-res images and 1080p Full-HD and 3D video.
The card leverages Micron’s 128Gb, 20nm NAND flash memory process technology, and adheres to the SD 3.0 spec to reliably address the workflow needs of professional photographers and videographers.
New 32GB microSDHC and 64GB microSDXC Cards Empower Mobile Users to Quickly Capture, Play Back, and Transfer Photos, Songs, and 1080p Full-HD and 3D Videos
Tags: Lexar, CF, SDHC, UHS-I, SD, Flash Memory, Photo Assistant, Digital Tech, Photographers assistant
"Whether you're an aspiring photographer or assistant, If you're looking at http://www.photoassistantbootcamp.com and wondering if you should sign up....get off the couch and just do it. You will not regret it! I've had the pleasure of working with James quite a few times on different shoots. I know nothing about assisting but James and the photographer were kind enough to take me under their wing and make sure I didn't blow up any of the equipment or myself. You'd think that after working with James on quite a few shoots, I wouldn't need to take the PABC Workshop. Well.....you're wrong.
I was lucky enough to have assisted James on a shoot that was in a building that hadn't been opened to the public for maybe 20 years or a fashion shoot on the busy streets of New York, or right in the middle of Times Square, a simple studio shoot for an ad campaign, and few others. All these shoots have one thing in common......"NOTHING"!
The equipment was always different, the lighting was different, the pace of the shoot was different, the PROCEDURE in assisting was different, even what we wore during the shoot was different.So I signed up for the workshop and never looked back. James experience in the field is absolutely priceless. This class is not just for assistants, it's for aspiring photographers that want to go pro.
If you're wanting to become an assistant, this workshop is definitely a must. James vast experience in the field becomes obvious as soon as he starts the workshop. He'll give you hands on experience with the equipment that you'll encounter on the set of a professional shoot. He'll also give you hands on experience with the different ways the equipment may be used all whilst listening to his different experiences and scenarios will help you troubleshoot when you find yourself in a similar situation. He'll give you hands on experience on lighting a subject the way the photographer would want it lit. He talks about etiquette on set to ensure you will be hired again by the photographer. James will be able to help you anticipate what the photographer needs before the photographer realizes it himself. This all helps get you hired again and again, which thus helps you start your business.James will go over simple techniques that will make a huge difference on lighting. None of these techniques are obvious, again, all through his experience of what works and what doesn't, is passed down to you. Everything you learn in this workshop will help you get hired over and over again.
If you're an aspiring photographer, this workshop is invaluable. If you're starting to build a book, unless you have your own equipment and studio space, you'll need to rent. Most studio spaces rent equipment as well. This workshop will help you walk in any rental studio and use any lighting equipment the studio has to offer. This in itself helps you conceptualize your shoot. Through James' vast experience in the field, he will go through lighting with you. Show you the most efficient way to make the lighting work. What tools you will need to get the lighting you want whether it be a light modifier or a specific color temperature, he'll give you hands on experience on how to accomplish it. He will introduce you to lighting equipment you may never have thought of using. He had a notebook full with notes from past shoots that was being passed around. I couldn't stop reading it. Every page had diagrams, power settings, distances, etc etc etc with Polaroid's of the actual results, this to me was a goldmine. "
Rico - 08/10/2012
Tags: Photo Assistant, Photo Assistant Boot Camp, Photo Assistant Training, Photo Assistant Workshop, Photographers Assistant
IMPOSSIBLE ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH IN ANALOG INSTANT CAMERA DEVELOPMENT NEW MODULAR PLATFORM IS BASIS FOR VARIOUS NEW ANALOG INSTANT DEVICES FIRST CONCEPTS INTRODUCED IN KICKSTARTER CAMPAGIN AND AT PHOTOKINA 2012 New York, USA, 10 September 2012. – After 18 months of intense research and development, Impossible today introduces a groundbreaking module for analog instant photography: A high precision platform named “Impossible FPU” (Film Processing Unit), that processes and develops Impossible instant film. This highly advanced device is the basis for a range of new analog instant cameras and hardware concepts to be introduced in 2013. When Polaroid discontinued camera production in 2007, all know-how, machinery and components linked to analog instant camera production were being disrupted. With Impossible being dedicated to today’s creative market of analog instant photography by re-inventing new instant film materials, the development of a new analog instant hardware was the next major ambition. Impossible reinvented the FPU from scratch, based on today’s available components and materials and new expectations and demands.
Tags: Polaroid, Instant film, Impossible, Fuji, 669, FP-100C, type 55, film processing
Photo Assistant, Photographers Assistant, Digital Tech
Tags: Canon, C100, C300, C500, 5DMKII, 5DMKIII, 7D
The following is from Vincent Lafort's blog, and as he is probably the most well informed when it comes to motion capture these days I feel it is well worth the read.
Canon just announced the EOS C100 today – the little brother to the C300 if you will – and it is scheduled to be available in November.
I think this camera will likely put a noticeable dent in the use of mid- to upper- range HDSLRs for video production such as the Canon 5D MKIII and Canon EOS 1DX given that the C100 meets a lot of the ergonomic needs of filmmakers that HDSLRS lack (EVF, LCD, Built in ND) and a superb sensor behind it that generates an extremely sharp, wide dynamic range, and low noise image at high ISOs, off of a super-35 size 16:9 sensor.
We now have 3 Canon "C" bodies to choose from and here’s a basic recap of where each camera stands:
At the top of the food chain is the Canon C500 - 12 bit, 4K, 4:4:4 MXF Codec or Full RAW up to 60p (via external recorder) EF and PL versions, HDMI and HDSDI (x2) out, Canon Log Gamma, Records to dual CF Cards or external recorder – $30,000 (Now scheduled for an October release.)
In the Middle the Canon C300 – 2K 50 Mbps MXF 4:2:2: Codec format up to 30p (from the same sensor above) EF and PL Versions, HDMI and HDSDI out, Canon Log Gamma, Records to dual CF Cards – $15,999
And now the Canon EOS C100 – 1080p 24Mbps up to 30p AVCHD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, 4:2:0, 15% smaller than the C300, EF mount version only, locking HDMI out, Canon Log Gamma, Records to dual SD Cards – can also output uncompressed digital HD to an external recorder… $7,999 (Note: some sites are already listing the price at under $6,700.)
Please follow this link to read the full article.
Tags: Photo Assistant, Canon, C100, C300, C500, 5DMKII, 5DMKIII, 7D, Photography, Profoto, Sekonic, Chimera
8x10 LARGE FORMAT INSTANT FILM TO MAKE COMEBACK First test photos premiere at The Impossible Project Space NYC from August 23 – September 24, 2012 New Impossible 8x10 film goes on sale August 30 Enschede, The Netherlands, 22 August 2012. – Based on previous achievements in analog instant film development, Impossible successfully engineered a new instant film material for 8x10 cameras. “Back in 2009 we preserved the last intact 8x10 Polaroid production machine and transferred it from Waltham in the USA to our factory in the Netherlands. At that time it was uncertain whether it would ever be possible to manufacture a new 8x10 film. Today we are proud to announce the revival of this legendary format with the new PQ 8x10 film”, says Florian Kaps, the founder of Impossible. Polaroid introduced the 8x10 film in 1973 making high-resolution large format instant photography possible for the first time. The unique size and characteristics of the 8x10 film soon captured the attention of photographers as an artistic medium. During the 1980s it was frequently used for landscape, fine art or advertising-photography, scientific applications as well as high quality proofs. Just like all other types of Polaroid film it was discontinued in the 21st century. From August 23 – September 24 the Impossible Project Space NYC presents the very first photos taken on test film of the upcoming PQ 8x10 Silver Shade film. This landmark exhibition features work by acclaimed and up and coming photographers Chloe Aftel, Penny Felts-Nannini, Adam Goldberg, Thom Jackson, Tim Mantoani, Alan Marcheselli, Melodie McDaniel, Stefan Milev, Nicholas Misciagna, Rommel Pecson, Bill Phelps and Neal Winter. The new PQ 8x10 film will go on sale August 30 on www.the-impossible-project.com, in Impossible Project Spaces NYC, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo and at selected worldwide partner stores and dealers. One pack contains 10 photos and costs EUR 169 I 189 USD. PQ 8x10 film is compatible with all 8x10 cameras equipped with a Polaroid film holder, as well as the original Polaroid 8x10 processor.
Tags: The Impossible Project, Polaroid, fujiroid, instant film, 8x10, large format, view camera, cambo, sinar, arcus
This is the behind the scenes video associated with the Brooklyn location scout video we posted a couple of weeks ago.
Tags: Brooklyn, Fashion, Profoto Pro 7B, Beauty dish, Canon 5DMKIII, Capture One Pro, Nyc.
Lighting Diagrams APP Vol.1
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"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison
"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton
"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz
"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee
" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles
"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton
"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla
"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon
"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton
“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston
"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle
"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe
" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand
"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst
"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein
"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson
"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith
"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan