Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Building a Leica Lens

July 11th, 2011

Leica has always been known for its beautifully crafted cameras and lenses. Here to demonstrate the building of a Leica lens is a newly released video showing the manufacturing process. The time it takes and the precision involved with building each lens or camera is something that we rarely think about when using our equipment.

TSO Norwegian Timelapse Photography

July 3rd, 2011

Terje Sorgjerd is a very passionate Norwegian photographer known for his beautiful time-lapse videos. Terje shoots on a Canon 5D Mark II with various lenses: Canon 17mm TSE, 16-35mm 2.8 II, 24mm 1.4II, and a Sigma 12-24mm. If you’re like me and want to see his camera setup, check out Terje’s photo stream.

Wanken on Instagram: Are you?

June 29th, 2011

Instagram has been all the talk in 2011 with their huge amount of funding and the quick expanse of their user base. Since I most of you are on it, I also wanted to do a quick post letting you know I have it as well. You can catch my uploads through the username wanken or view the url.

Photographer Cole Rise has some great images on his Instagram account that are worth checking out. Feel free to drop your Instagram handle in the comments as well.

Sergej Vutuc Photography

June 26th, 2011

Sergej Vutuc is a German photographer who publishes photographs connected to street culture and skateboarding. While searching through his galleries I expected to see some sort of description of the how and why he shot them and the equipment used. However, on his about page he mentions that his goal is not to add description, rather to allow us as the viewer to build that story with our own eyes.


Kalle Gustafsson Photography

June 16th, 2011

Remember Kalle Gustafsson—a mind blowing Swedish photographer? He’s since updated his portfolio with some really great new images. Most have less use of sun flares as we saw with some of his older work, but the first image I’ve included here brings on a huge wave of nostalgia. The flanel, torn pants, rocky outcrop, and the trees remind me of everything about growing up in Idaho. Oh how I’ve truly missed it.


Chillout Sessions

June 9th, 2011

The Chillout Sessions were created by Collider for the Ministry of Sound in Australia. The Ministry was looking for a new direction with the series and after the 10th album it was time for a change. This particular session paid homage to Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra and fused two different time periods together—the 50s and the 80s—for really welcoming Californian feel.


Steven Taylor Photography

June 6th, 2011

YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview ImageI’ve recently had the good fortune of connecting with Steven Taylor is a celebrity and music photographer based out of Los Angeles. He grew up in Florida and lived in Nashville, Tennessee prior to making his way to Los Angeles. From there he found connections through his past music endeavors and began shooting for strong names such as Snoop Dogg, Bruno Mars, Edward Sharpe, Incubus, John Mayer and more.

After catching up with Steven and talking about his process he mentioned that even if an assignment requires shooting in digital, he’ll still bring film. That way he can shoot at least one roll to his personal liking. More often than not the film images are the photos that get used anyhow.

Perhaps one of the best parts about his portfolio is that he compiles behind the scenes videos for a select few of his shoots. These type of videos are great; it’s a shame we don’t see them nearly as often and as great as these are. While they aren’t gearhead type of videos, they do really show short and to the point idea of what it would be to work with the photographer.

USB Film Roll

May 13th, 2011

Here is another great little idea by Photojojo. Remember their last? It was a Canon lens mug. This time however, they’re repurposing the film canisters for USB drive holders. Each canister holds a 4GB drive.

Via Swiss-Miss

Polaroid 600 SE Film Camera

May 6th, 2011

I’ve always wanted a Polaroid camera but just haven’t stepped up to owning one. Someday along with owning a normal Polaroid camera, I’d like to purchase the Polaroid 600 SE camera. It not only looks interesting and produces great photos, but it also uses interchangeable Mamiya lenses. Those three lenses are the 70mm, 127mm, 150mm.

Images via eBay

Navis Photography + Las Vegas

April 19th, 2011

Usually when people shoot photos of a city or Las Vegas for that matter, it’s long exposures with light trails in a clean and typical fashion. Fellow photographer Tim Navis took a much more interesting approach and shot this beautiful set of simulated double-exposures on his Canon 5d Mark II.

Digital Cartridge for 35mm Film Cameras

April 5th, 2011

The RE-35 is a cartridge just like the classic 35mm film roll that slides into the standard film camera compartment. The RE-35 cartridge uses flash memory to save the digital images in high resolution JPEG’s or RAW up to 4, 8 and 12 Megapixels.

To export the photos and charge the cartridge you connect the cartridge via USB to your computer. It works on both Mac and PC. Unfortunately there aren’t any test shots or tech specs on this just yet. I sure hope this is as good as it looks and not an April fools prank. It’s an awesome idea and I’d hope the quality would be representative of actual film. Curious about the cost for this thing because I’m completely sold.

What do you think about the cartridge?

Convert 8MM Film with the Canon 5D Mark II

March 16th, 2011

Super 8 and 8mm have always been my favorites when shooting video. Although transferring the film to digital has posed problems mainly because of its expense and decline in locations to transfer. The video above by James Miller shows his method for transferring 8mm footage to digital using the beloved 5D Mark II and an Eumig Mark 501 (or the Eumig 610D & the Eumig Mark DL). The end result looks great, is much much faster and way less expensive. Now I just need to get a 1D Mark IV or 5D Mark II.

Hit the jump for more information on the process and the transfer results.


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