February 2009 Archives
Back in September after having attended Photokina, I hinted that PocketWizard had something up their sleeves in my podcast from PhotoKina as well as in this blog.
They wouldn't go official with it, but my conversation with Lorenzo Gasparini did leave me with the impression that there was something interesting cooking. As a reply to my question about PocketWizard and exposure control, Lorenzo Gasparini said: There's no exposure control... not at this point.
Continue reading I said so! PW's do it smarter!.
In a recent podcast on High Dynamic Range I mentioned Michael Freeman's book Mastering High Dynamic Range Photography, which is an excellent book on HDR. But I recently got my hands on another Freeman title published by Ilex - ”The Photographer’s Eye” - and I have to say that this is the best how-to book on photography that I have read in a very long time.
The scope of the book is to get the reader to think about the process of creating an image – outer and inner frames, the dynamics, the composition, the exposure, the decisive moment – everything that makes a great picture. Freeman refers to it as designing pictures, and I like that term because it so strongly implies that there is more to it than just pointing the camera and pressing the shutter release.
Continue reading The Photographer’s Eye.
Several people have asked me what gear, software and methods I use to produce the On Location podcasts, and after having replied to several directly and in our forum for podcast feedback, I thought it would be time saving to recap it all and expand a bit here.
I will go through it in the sequence I follow when I make my weekly shows. These are the typical steps:
1) Prepare, research and maybe script
2) Record on location and/or at home
3) Mix and edit the sound
4) Create and tag mp3
5) Create images for the slide show
6) Record mix and edit the sound for the slide show
7) Produce the slide show
In general I use a very low tech, dogma approach to the project, and try to keep gear, software and time used at a minimum.
Continue reading How On Location is produced.
This story is just hilarious! It seems that Canon's service center in Russia has been receiving some complaints, which were a bit surprising - over vacuum cleaners!
And for a good reason, because some one has been selling Canon brand vacuum cleaners, and obviously managed to get others to believe that we were talking brand name products. The looks of the machine with the Canon logo could fool most people and add to that the manual and number plate seen here.
This Canon does hopefully suck.
Thanks to Canon Rumors for the heads up.