March 4. 2013 03:34
Another in our series of: Photo Assistant Basics _ Mamiya 645 120 & 220 Film loading
February 25. 2013 02:32
Another in our series of: Photo Assistant Basics _ Mamiya 67 120 & 220 Film Loading
February 12. 2013 02:36
A few years ago I posted a video about the proper way to coil cords to ensure their long life and more importantly ease in packing and storage. I thought that it was time to bring it back to the front of the play list since there seems to be a great many people that are missing this very simple skill.
Now before those people that work on film shoots chime in and tell me that their method of coiling cords and cables which includes a twisting motion during the coiling of the cables, it needs to be pointed out that THERE IS NO ONE RIGHT WAY OF DOING ANYTHING; there are just some methods that are better than others. And the method demonstrated here is the one that I and hundreds of my peers in the commercial photo industry have been using for more than 20+ years.
Below you'll see a selection of my extension cords and that are all 15 years old or more. They have always been coiled using my method so I know that it works.
May 1. 2012 08:25
Total Control from Capture-to-Delivery
The new Leaf Credo lets you shoot anywhere.
Featuring a high resolution 1.15 MP, 3.2” touch screen, Leaf Credo enables you to view, inspect and edit your images under all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, both in-studio and outdoors. Its powerful processor allows you to verify fine details instantly with excellent color rendition and tonal gradations with 16 million colors.
The touch screen's wide format aspect ratio allows plenty of space for histograms, highlight warnings and to display EXIF data right next to the image.
Its touch screen is extended and covers a larger area beyond the LCD, giving a new innovative handling experience, which enables precise control without touching the actual display area.
The Leaf Credo series of digital camera backs deliver legendary Leaf image quality along with speed and versatility that are second to none.
Available in 80, 60 and 40MP versions.
The Leaf Credo 80 offers the best price-performance ratio of any 80 MP single-shot capture device, allowing you to take your photography further by capturing the highest quality, single- shot images possible. The sensor provides the ability to record the finest detail, eliminating the need to use cumbersome multi-shot solutions.
Click here for more information on the Leaf Credo.
Click here to book a hands-on demonstration or to learn about upgrade offers.
January 5. 2012 07:10
Two sessions are available:
Wednesday, January 11th
Session One - 9 AM Pacific Time Register Here
(10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, 12 PM Eastern, 5 PM GMT)
Session Two - 11 AM Pacific Time Register Here
(12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM GMT)
Join Vincent Versace, best selling author and internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography for this webinar co-sponsored by X-Rite and Nik Software. "Oz to Kansas: The Black and White on Black and White Conversions" is the evolution of thought that began with the chapter in his first book "Welcome to Oz: From Oz to Kansas. How to convert an Image to Black and White Without Ever Leaving the RGB Color Space." This webinar takes a practical applications approach to when, why and how to convert an image. In it, you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.
Some of the topics covered in this class are:
- The only soup to nuts overview of the Silver Efex Plug-in. How to use it and when.
- The importance of color management particularly to black and white.
- When and why you should and should not use global de-saturation.
- Split Channel conversions - what they are good for and a way to get the same effect with a file two thirds the size.
- When to use the Black and White adjustment layer to bring out and separate the tones in a color image.
- Multiple Channel mixer black and white conversions that replicate the physics of film.
- What is "Faux-infrared" and a look at how to convert files to black and white from digital cameras that have been modified to shoot Infrared.
- When and how to most efficiently use the Gradient tool for black and white conversion.
Who should attend this webinar:
- Photographers who enjoy black and white photography
- Digital photographers who want to understand black and white conversions
- Anyone who wants to print black and white images
Learn more about Vincent Versace at versacephotography.com.
We hope to see you there!
August 23. 2011 15:02
Free Live Video Seminar
Join Us Tuesday, August 30 at 1PM EDT watch live here
Log on August 30 at 1:00pm (EDT) for a free one-hour live seminar, hosted by noted photographer and educator Joe Brady. You'll have a front-row seat from the comfort of your home or office as you participate in our interactive streaming-video seminar broadcast in real time. This session focuses on how photographing portraits in the studio can provide you the ultimate in control with light. All decisions regarding mood, shape and drama are yours to make. Learn how to effectively control light so that your creativity is fully expressed.
If you're interested in studio portraiture as a way to express creativity and bring more value to your photographic talents, join us during this live and interactive presentation. We'll take questions live in the studio and all learn together – it will be time well spent!
Learn more and watch here!
Part 4 – Creating Great Landscape Photographs – Wednesday, September 21st
August 16. 2011 09:24
Two sessions are available:
Tuesday, August 23rd
Session One - 11 AM Eastern Time
(10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific)
Learn More and Register Here
Session Two - 1 PM Eastern Time
(12 PM Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific)
Learn More and Register Here
You are invited to a FREE Webinar to see for yourself how to easily have your printed images match your display – every time! For more detailed information please click on one of the registration links listed above.
Monitor to print matching (calibration and profiling)
Obtaining consistent color in camera
One click accurate color edits
Benefits of creating and using custom printer profiles
Soft-proofing in Adobe® Photoshop®
Applying printer profiles in Photoshop®
Digital projector profiling
July 19. 2011 08:37
Improved languages support for the new graphic user interface introduced in Leaf Capture 11.5.
New user interface and firmware update for AFi-II and AFi backs.
Communication issue with some Aptus-II backs is solved.
Power source selection added to AFi-II 12.
Download Leaf Capture 11.5.1 >>
Leaf Capture v. 11.5.1 is compatible with 64 bit Intel-based Macs.
Please see the Technical Bulletin for how to determine if your Mac has a 64 bit processor.
Leaf Aptus-II 12R, 12, 10R, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5
Leaf Aptus 75, 65, 22, 17
Leaf Aptus 75S, 65S, 54S
Leaf AFi-II 12, 10, 7, 6
Leaf AFi 7, 6, 5
Mamiya DM56, DM40, DM33, DM28, DM22
Minimum System Requirements
||Intel based Mac
||Intel Dual Core Xeon
|| 1.83 GHz
|| 2 GB
|| Mac OSX version 10.5
Recommended system specifications for high resolution backs
||Intel based Mac
||Intel Quad Core Xeon
|| 2.8 GHz
|| 4 GB or more
|| Mac OSX version 10.6
February 16. 2011 14:56
Leaf Capture 11.4.5 Now Available
Please be informed that Leaf Capture Version 11.4.5 is now available.
Leaf Capture 11.4.5 features tethered and portable support for Leaf SensorFlex technology on Leaf Aptus-II 12, Leaf Aptus-II 12R and the Leaf Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.
The release of this key feature means that when shooting tethered or to CF memory cards, Aptus-II 12, Aptus-II 12R and Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 users will now be able to choose their cropping dimensions from a range of standard pre-set formats before the shooting even begins. Leaf SensorFlex enables photographers to choose the dimensions, capture speeds, burst lengths and file sizes that are most suited to their work.
Leaf SensorFlex technology enables all Leaf Aptus-II 12 users a range of cropping sizes that includes:
• Full size - 80MP (10320 x 7752 pixels)
• 4:3 - 60MP (8952 x 6712 pixels)
• 14:9 - 60MP (9856 x 6088 pixels)
• 1:1 - 60MP (7752 x 7752 pixels)
The new version also enables support for the Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.
• Download Leaf Capture 11.4.5
• Download Le af Capture 11.4.5 Release Notes