Capturing the ISS as it transits the Sun or the Moon is one of the holy grails of every astrophotographer. But how about capturing it as it transits the Sun and a massive sunspot, in the middle of a spacewalk? Thierry Legault has an answer to this question – that’s extremely exciting and you need to be extremely precise, plan ahead, and be at the right place at the right time. We chatted with Thierry about his stunning transition image, and he shared some details about this impressive shot, as well as many interesting details from his rich astrophotography career.
Running with a small crew can be a challenge but if you are coming well prepared, it could be an advantage. Being just one person, or running with a small team means that you can keep things light, move around and generally if you play your cards right, you can set up and teardown relatively fast. While having a big crew is nice, some jobs just call for smaller, light crews. Today, lets dive into the world of “one man” production.
Specifically in this video, I want to talk about creating cinematic interviews. A one-person team does not mean you need to give up on location, sound, or lighting. Most of it comes down to your approach and choices of gear. Hit the jump to see how I handle this.
Swiss website, Digitec recently interviewed OM Digital’s Vice President of Sales and Product Management for EMEA, USA and Canada, Sandro Rymann. In the interview, they cover topics such as the transition from Olympus to OM Digital, the struggles of starting a new company in the middle of a global pandemic, cooperation with Panasonic and new gear.
And in a rather amusingly worded answer, Mr Rymann did indeed confirm that there is a new camera coming in the next few weeks, and it won’t be the only one to come during this fiscal year. I wouldn’t get excited just yet, though. He didn’t say what type of camera it would be. It might simply be an update to the company’s Tough line of cameras.
Johnnie Behiri at CineD recently interviewed Canon Product Management Director of Image Communication Business at Canon Europe (that’s a mouthful!), Katsuyuki Nagai to talk about some fo the EOS R5 and EOS R6 overheating issues – and the limitations imposed on the camera.
Naturally, the topic of whether Canon was intentionally crippling their DSLR and mirrorless cameras so as not to impact their pro cinema line cameras came up. As one would expect, Mr Nagai not only refuted the accusations but said they belong “on the conspiracy theory pile”.
JIP’s been pretty quiet since the announcement of the deal to take over the Imaging division from Olympus. It’s left a lot of doubt and uncertainty about the future of the Micro Four Thirds system – especially when there are also fears that Panasonic might be preparing to ditch MFT. But in an interview with Toyokeizai, Japan Industrial Partners has confirmed their commitment to the format and the brand.
CineD just posted an interview they had with Panasonic’s Director of Imaging Business Unit, Yosuke Yamane. During the interview, they discuss a number of different topics including the influence of coronavirus both on the industry as a whole as well as how it’s affected Panasonic’s production, that 8K camera, and how well the G100 has performed since its release.
The interview was primarily about the new Panasonic S5, but it also offers a glimmer of home for Micro Four Thirds shooters who’ve patiently been waiting for news of a GH5 successor. My Yamane highlights that the GH5 is still a very popular camera and that many creators prefer to shoot in the Micro Four Thirds format and are continuing development of the system.
.Max Rive is perhaps the most famous landscape photographer working today. I discovered his work on 500px back in 2014. His images always give me a wow feeling, and I find his work very inspiring. Ever since our paths crossed, Max has come across to me as down to earth, kind and generous.
I accidentally stumbled across Bryce Mironuck’s images on 500px this fall. He is one of those rare undiscovered gems whose landscape images were a joy to discover. When I began examining his body of work it struck me how well balanced his images are and, not least, that they are characterized by strong compositions and a pleasant visual impact. In this interview we get to know Bryce a little better and also learn about how he approaches landscape photography.
Photographer interviews can often be quite insightful. Especially so when that photographer is a world-renowned Magnum street photographer like Bruce Gilden. And then even more so when the person asking the questions is the equally iconic, and also a Magnum photographer, Martin Parr.
Martin’s been doing a series of “Sofa Sessions” interviews with photographers recently on the Martin Parr Foundation YouTube channel. In this third one, Martin sits and talks with Bruce about his work and journey through photography from its very beginning. It’s a fascinating watch.
If you’re a Fuji shooter (or even if you’re not) that was hoping they’d one day go full frame, then your dreams just got crushed. In an interview by DPReview at this year’s Photokina, with Fujifilm General Manager, Toshihisa Iida, they were told in no uncertain terms that Fujifilm will not be going full frame.