Photojojo has such a long list of fun photo accessories that the problem isn’t finding something for a photographer, its narrowing it down. Not everything on this website is for every photographer, and quality varies, but we’ll try to assist with your holiday shopping by highlighting some of the Photojojo tools that we own, or wish we owned. We hope you enjoy our Top Ten List.[Read More]
Happy holidays! From December 1st through 31st Datacolor will be giving away daily prizes! Not only will you get a chance to win Spyder products from Datacolor, but you will also find a lot of other great prizes from our friends (such as Wacom, Fujifilm, Zenfolio, onOne and many more).
It was not that long ago, despite their glamorous looks, that we could not recommend iMacs as offering sufficient screen quality for use as image editing systems. However, recent generations of iMacs show significant improvements in screen uniformity, viewing angle, dynamic range, and color accuracy, making them the defacto image editor on the Mac platform.
The long absence of any significant upgrade to the MacPro, on the other hand, has forced many Mac users to the iMac, if they needed to purchase a new Mac for imaging. The new (and yes, revolutionary) MacPro will change the balance; but not at the same tipping point as in years past.
Now that the iMac makes a good entry-level imaging station, and the new MacPro will offer a powerhouse for advanced imaging and video, the question will be: which one is right for a given user. The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem.[Read More]
We’re all familiar with monopods. They have a telescoping leg, a camera mount on the top, and a rubber pad or metal point on the bottom. Or do they? Video monopods are stretching that definition, and creating some interesting opportunities in the process.
The magic feature to the latest video monopods is that, while they still have only one leg, they now have three foldable feet; three feet large enough to hold the extended monopod in an upright position without any assistance when extended. This is not a trick you’d care to try with a camera mounted on the monopod, but it does point out how different these devices are from walking-stick style monopods.[Read More]
Datacolor is starting their Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals a bit early to make sure we give you ample time to purchase your monitor calibrator at a fraction of the original price!
Knowing you can work confidently on a properly color-calibrated display and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of the digital process will give you the color confidence you need in order to create a true-to-life reproduction of your images.
Reg. Price: $249.99 – Sale Price: $199.99
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These prices won’t last long!!
Digital photography has been an adventure. But it is reaching a more static phase in its life, where an increase in resolution or dynamic range is about all we can expect to see over the next few years. But digital video is growing at a mad rate. We can look forward to many improvements, and growth in the aesthetics of video, as well as the delivery techniques for motion. If you’re the type of person inspired by a challenge, then motion is the biggest one available in photography today.[Read More]
A dedicated video tripod is ideal – offering sturdy, rigid support – but at a penalty in weight/portability. Tripod steadiness and rigidity are critical, and small movements or camera shake will show up in time-lapse or video capture. (remember that at 24 fps we are working at a shutter speed of approx. 1/50 sec.)
A traditional still camera support like a ball head isn’t suitable for video – it’s just not controllable enough. I recently picked up a used Manfrotto
How to get into reasonable quality video capture, without spending all your cash or going deeply into debt? Many small cameras and iPhones offer video capture, but few, if any, can deliver high-quality, reasonable resolution capture. Real-world people can’t afford a Camera Red (myself included), so what to do?
I’ve been looking into this, thinking long and hard about the opportunities. I’m particularly interested in creating video content for my educational efforts and in fine art imaging. In the latter case, I’m intrigued by the possibilities offered in capturing video with simultaneous camera movement. I’m convinced that one can capture an element of dimensionality and a realistic viewpoint in video not accessible in still photography. That’s a big statement, for a life-long still photographer.
So how to get started? I’ve been working with Barry Anderson and his team during the DSLR Digital Dynamics seminars (still ongoing – next session I will attend is in Miami, others can be found here.), and with Ken Sklute at the recent California Photo Festival, and I’ve picked up a few tips along the way that might be helpful to others.[Read More]
With more than 24,000 professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts in attendance and 250 exhibits showcasing thousands of products, Datacolor was awarded Best of Show by IMPress (an International Press Association Publication) at the 30th annual PDN PhotoPlus Expo.
Check out the full list of Best of Show Awards from IMPress.