My first digital fine art photos

With a point and shoot compact camera…

dc210Zoom

The DC200 camera features:

– built-in flash with red-eye reduction
– an easy to use status display of camera settings
– removable memory card
– video out capabilities which allow you to connect your camera to a TV and show the pictures on your TV!
– color LCD to immediately see or preview your pictures
– software to easily transfer pictures from the camera to your computer
– a mode dial to activate one of four different functions on the camera:

Capture—takes, previews, or deletes a picture and adjusts the exposure
Review—review or delete pictures
Preference—adjust camera settings
Connect—camera communicates with your computer

The DC210 has all of the features of the DC200 plus:

infrared remote connection to compatible devices
2X zoom lens (29 to 58 mm) to zoom in on subjects and a close up option to set the focus at 8 in. (20 cm)

More on http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DC200/DC200A.HTM

Google Art Project

WOH! Includes Dutch art as well : http://www.googleartproject.com/

We are able to zoom in on the finest details.

What kind of camera was used here? Ah the street view camera.

OMG, an image that is over one gigapixel…

Google Art Project is an online compilation of high-resolution images of artworks from galleries worldwide, as well as a virtual tour of the galleries in which they are housed. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, and includes works in the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.

The “walk-through” feature of the project uses Google’s Street View technology. The project includes 16 images over one gigapixel in size (over 1 billion pixels); the largest, Ivanov’s The Appartition of Christ to the People, is over 12 gigapixels. By comparison, a typical digital camera takes pictures at 10 megapixels, or about 1000 times smaller in area.  Read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Art_Project

A digital zoom lens?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/no-cheese-photographer/sets/72157629354015806

Yesterday I was on the beach in Wijk aan Zee, where I happened to see paragliders in action.

I also spoke with some paragliders. Nice guys, talkative and happy to be active on a first sunny west wind spring day).  They made me enthusiastic about their sport and it was a joy to photograph them. I briefly wished I could lift off -so seeming smoothly- and glide in the air too… But soon I had another wish : a zoom lens on my dslr. I could not quite capture them in the air as I wanted. I guess a zoom lens would have suited me better.  Now I am seriously rethinking a 24-105 again. Or will my dream lens be launched shortly : light, small (digital zoom lenses are so big and heavy!), sharp, all purpose and crisis affordable. I wish / eye wish…

Studio Lighting | light technique

As I am setting up a photo/video studio in a corporate office (the attic), I thought I should compile and share some basic information as quick reference/toolkit for myself and maybe some fellow studio user, the “corporate videographer” and others that take an interest.

Photo.net | Why go into the studio?

Shortcourses.com | Continuous lights

Working with equipment, model and light | Workshop by Ken Henderson, videos :

Part One : explaining high, mid, low key

Part Two : explaining (flash) umbrella’s, background and camera angle

Part Three : explaining the soft box, the importance of the eyes and skin tone readings

Part Four : explaining back grounds, gels, effect lights, ‘French flag’,

Part Five : explaining skin highlights and catch lights in the eyes and basic accessories

Part Six : slide show/explaining his portraits and technique

Part Seven : light meting head light and back ground light

Part Eight : light height, mood, expression, smile

In my own studio I work with Profoto. Good video’s are availabe here).