Take this email for example. Tim got an email from a ‘high-end interior designer’ based in California asking, not only for free prints but actually asking for the high-res source files. Tim’s response is nothing but priceless, and should be rewad by all photographers that are promised “exposure for work”.
With the many tradeshows we cover, a constant question that comes up is what gear we are using to cover each show and why. Some of the gear has been with us for a long time and some of it changes as we go. For now, though, this is the optimal setup we use to cover tradeshows.
Starting with probably what is our first decision when we plan our coverage is the camera. We have grown quite fond of the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (or BMPCC4K). The footage quality is great and the low light performance are fantastic, especially when it comes to shooting on the tradeshow floor were light can be pretty unpredictable.
When it comes to lights, we used to have a pretty good distinction. Godox did Strobes, and Aputure did LEDs. Of course, we had the occasional SL 60 or SL 200, but generally, it was quite a split world.
Now Godox are expanding into the LED market with a Bowens type light, and it looks like it is aimed to directly compete with Aputure’s line of 120D and 300D.
If you’ve been shooting the popular BMPCC4K you know that that BRAW is a great codec. It is very light on the computer on one hand, and preserve a lot of information on the other hand. It was natively supported in DaVinci Resolve, but you had to to get a $25 third-party plugin to run it in Premiere.
Today Black Magic released an official FREE plugin that supports both Premiere and Avid. You can download the plugin here.
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Here is some interesting news for the weekend. Sony Alpha Rumors just posted a leaked photo of the upcoming Sony a9II. While leaked photos are sometimes real and sometimes “shopped”, SAR is usually a reliable source. The good news: The camera will be announced in October and displayed at the PhotoPlus show in New York. We will be there to provide real-time coverage.
Canon caved in. Up until a year ago, every Canon-oriented post was accompanied by a slew of comments demanding a good mirrorless from Canon. And finally, Canon caved in. Not to the comments on this blog, I guess, but to the unavoidable progress, and the demand from the masses. Canon released the EOS-R line. So does it make any sense for Canon to release a DSLR after already jumping into the mirrorless world? I mean, they just leaked a 90D DSLR…. Tech Radar thinks that the answer is yes, and has some compelling reasons. You can hope over to TR and read the full story, let me bring some of their points here, as I would love to know if you think this move from Canon makes any sense.
I bet you are dying to know more about the Sigma FP that was announced today. A monster capable of shooting 4K 24fps 12bit CinemaDNG. And it does that in a tiny 422g (battery included) 112.6×69.9×45.3mm form factor… That has to be something. One interesting question is how will handling the camera be like?
Readers of this blog know that we are kind of obsessed with color and color perception. Here is a great example of why color can never be an exact science and has a lot do to with your brains and how they perceive color. See if you can tell (without hitting the “read more” button) how many different colors these spheres have.