To say the release of the Nikon DF was hyped is something of an understatement. I don’t know whether it was the clever and effective viral marketing campaign, or the fact that said teasing caught many people by surprise that led to the hype, but the result was one of the most eagerly awaited cameras of the year, despite the fact that it’s existence was unknown only a few weeks previously. Now that it’s here, the retro styled full frame camera has drawn a range of reactions from many people. A lot of the photographers who I’ve spoken to all have the same reaction: “Why?” and personally I’m not quite sure what to make of it either.
There’s been one aspect of my web presence that has always been sorely lacking, and that’s my portfolio. Every time I’ve gone to work on it I’ve ended up playing around with the design or the layout, and ultimately promising myself that I’ll go back to it and finish putting the actual photos up, as well as keeping it updated, but usually that’s the last I do with it for several months. Well, no more, because I’ve finally finished my portfolio website. I have managed not only to finsih sorting out my portfolios, but also set up the structure so it’s easy to keep updated. And it’s all down to a combination of Lightroom’s publishing workflow and Photoshelter’s excellent “Beam” website templates.
If you’re an owner of one of Fuji’s X-Trans cameras and you use Lightroom, you are either perfectly happy with the way the software handles the raw files or mildly frustrated at the way the Lightroom doesn’t seem to quite achieve the full potential of the X-Trans sensor. Unfortunately this has become a charged issue for some people, which is unfortunate, because I think that has prevented this issue form being properly resolved. I’m not trying to be controversial here, I’m just trying to help people. So if you don’t have an issue, then great, you can stop reading now!
I was bored stuck inside with the heavy rain the other day, so I decided to make the best of it and started to film what I could from the safety of indoors. It became an interesting lesson in making something out of nothing,and so enjoy this short film entitled “Rain”. it’s nothing too serious, just a little fun on a dreary day.
I’ve written quite a bit recently about Sony’s camera devision, and how the company, unencumbered by a legacy in the camera market, has really been pushing the envelope. Well, today, they have done it again. This morning Sony launched three new cameras, two of which are major game changers, and have the potential to take significant market share from Canon and Nikon. Those two cameras are Sony’s long rumoured e-mount full frame mirrorless cameras, the A7 and A7r.
When Sony launched the RX1 last year, the little full frame compact camera captured the interest of may photographers, and while those who have used it have marveled at the image quality for such a small camera, the general response was that it was great, but it would be even better with an interchangeable lens. Well, now we pretty much have that in the new A7 and A7r. The rumor mill has been speculating about these cameras for quite some time, and to call them “highly anticipated” is something of an understatement. Continue reading “Sony’s Game Changing New Mirrorless Cameras: The A7 and A7r” »
Two people stand at a hot dog stand in New York’s 5th Avenue. I took this on my recent trip to New York. It was one of the few occasions that I managed to get out with my camera, as I was struck down by a bad case of bronchitis on arrival. I like this shot though because there is real character on the faces of the two men at the stand.