Something super interesting/geeky looking on a Nikon Rumors post.
Custom profiles for Picture Control settings.
I think you can upload them to your camera using the Picture Control Utility.
It includes profiles for some classic film stock as well as modern cameras.
A friend used custom profiles to boost his blue skies on Ibiza outdoor clubbing photos on his 5D.
Alas I can’t try them yet as I just dropped my camera off for a service today.
Come across this and thought I’d share.
Seems Chris Hondros was injured/killed in the same incident as Tim Hetherington. Wiki says he was a finalist for a Pulitzer on two occasions.
Just the trailer so far – so hard to tell how good/bad it might be.
The Trailer website: http://www.chrishondrosfilm.com/trailer/2015/4/9/hondros-teaser-trailer
Wow – been a while since I posted something to my blog – oops sorry. Been busy doing lots of gigs and such. Not really posted much on that here but does a few bits on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dafowen/
I intend to start a 500px page too.
Anyway – back to the issue at hand – here’s another inspiration video for you. Shows it’s never too late to be / do whatever you want to do.
Found via Kottke.org
I seem to have developed a habit of mentioning or featuring films and books on War/Conflict photography or it’s photographers. It’s not something I want to do but it has fascinated me in the past – I think it’s the potential to get such powerful images and also try to help the world get better.
Aaaanyway, another has just popped up in my news feeds – A thousand Times Goodnight
This is a “inspired by” type film rather than documentary.
Check tag cloud for a word like “Conflict Photography” to see the other mentions – book and videos.
I have Bang-Bang club the film but yet to watch it (read the book a while ago)
Browsing through one of the usual free London papers last week I spotted a piece reviewing a new Documentary about the War Photographer Tim Hetherington.
Most people into photography and quite a few others will be aware of him by now – he was the British Photographer who was killed while covering the Syrian conflict. He was the co director/videographer of the Restrepo film.
This documentary-film is called : “Which way is the Front line from here : The life and time of Tim Heatherington” and is by HBO.
The review seemed to be quite favourable – as have other reviews I can find.
I’ve not seen it yet and can’t find any UK showing times – so sounds like it’s something we’ll have to watch online or buy.
Correction: Just found it’s showing in Peckham and Romford: http://goo.gl/O3IaSR Which in a way is lucky – as I live in Peckham! BUT it seems to start 16:00 – and I don’t finish work until 17:30 – darn. It’s only on today (Wednesday) and Thursday. SO back to the online/purchase option.
HBO have it on their website, but not sure if it will be available outside of the UK.
The Documentary has a Facebook Page which may have more information later.
Here’s the trailer:
Although I’ve not really recorded much/any video yet – as I have a Video capable DSLR and we do some video at work (my day job) I now keep an eye on some video stuff and read some video blogs.
Thought I’d share a feed/channel/etc which I’ve found particularly inromative – which is Film Maker IQ on Vimeo.
Here are a few of the video’s I’ve particularly liked.
Some are on practicalities of film making now, while others show the history of some of the technologies used over time and how they’ve shaped what we use today. All very interesting. Some are a bit technical, but then I’m quite a technical person.
Thought worth sharing.
Introduction to Colour in Digital Filmmaking
The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers
The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio
Composition Techniques for Widescreen Aspect Ratios
There seem to be quite a few Photographer based Documentaries in the works at the moment!
Just seen (via Photo Archive News) that there’s one about Don McCullin showing in London at the moment! May go and see. Although there are a few conflict photography films I have on DVD but yet to watch e.g. Bang Bang Club.
I only realised that Don McCullin was still alive a year or so ago. Since then I’ve :
– Been to see his exhibition at the Imperial war museum which was very impressive – including his famous Nikon which stopped a bullet.
– Just got his autobiography this Christmas (but not read yet) : “Unreasonable Behaviour: An Autobiography”.
– And also realised I’ve lived a couple of streets away from where he grew up in Finsbury Park
Anyway – I have lot of respect for the guy – not just because of photography skill – but how he talks with compassion and emotion about how, what and why he photographed and also the effect it had on him.
Here’s a trailer: