Missed NAB in Vegas? Can’t make IBC in Amsterdam? Then whatever you do, don’t miss ProFusion 2014, Wednesday & Thursday, October 15-16 at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre. ProFusion is your chance to meet the leading manufacturers face-to-face, learn from world-famous professionals, and see first-hand the latest developments in the photo and video world.
For one thing, it’s the only photo and video event in the country that caters to the professional image-maker. As Canada’s premiere pro imaging tradeshow, ProFusion offers you a unique opportunity to network with leading professionals about imaging solutions.
ProFusion will host close to 100 exhibitors on a massive showroom floor. But at 2,000 square feet – five times larger than last year’s booth – the Sony exhibit is an event in itself.
If it’s new and exciting and you haven’t seen it yet, chances are you’ll get to see it launched at ProFusion. Over the years ProFusion has counted many ‘first in Canada’ product launches, including the most talked-about cameras, lighting, camera stabilization devices, software and more.
Learn from the best in the business. Sign up for exclusive seminars and workshops featuring world-renowned image-makers.
• See the latest in 4K, quadcopters, wireless, LED lighting, camera rigs & stabilizers
• Sign up for exclusive seminars & workshops
• Explore the 70,000+ square feet of floor space
• Sign up for exclusive seminars & workshops
• Experience one-of-a-kind product demonstrations throughout the day on the tradeshow floor
• Take advantage of outstanding not-to-be-missed Show Specials
Don’t miss this year’s bigger, better Profusion at the new downtown location.
Easier to get to. More to get inspired by. Make plans now to attend.
Admission is free. Register ahead of time at www.profusionexpo.com
The FUJIFILM X30 delivers a vast array of new features – enough to get enthusiasts as well as pro photographers itching to get their hands on one. But the big news, the REALLY BIG news is this. The newX30 features a Real Time Viewfinder – which is the largest, brightest, fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class. What’s more, it comes with a new ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation mode that delivers muted tones and deep color reproduction for beautifully dramatic images. And let’s face it, if you want a film look, who better to deliver it than the folks who were famous for making film.
FUJIFILM X30 key features:
Award winning photographer Karen Perlmutter, on a recent trip to Italy, embarked on a photographic mission with a twist. She was determined to capture the phenomenal beauty of central Italy, better known as the Umbria region, and specifically to capture the exquisite beauty of the ancient foundations in Spoleto.
Why travel to far-away Italy and take photos using a $69 plastic Holga camera – using nothing but film, no less?
“With this camera, I was able to achieve such effects as blurring, vignetting, light leaks and distortions,” says Karen. As for using film, she claims, “With film I was able to capture the emotions of the shot – a dreamy, almost ethereal appearance, as though time has stood still.”
From the evidence provided, we’d have to say, ‘Mission accomplished’.
See it for yourself.
FOUNTAINS OF SPOLETO: BEAUTY OF UMBRIA
Photographs by Karen Perlmutter.
Opening reception: September 11, 2014
The exhibit runs through October 6, 2014
Lower Gallery – Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery Inc.
Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Avenue West North York, ON
General Inquiries: Tel: 416-789-7011 ext.245; Fax: 416-789-3951
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
I got to take the Olympus TG-3 (Tough) camera out for a little spin last weekend (literally as you will see). The camera has to many features to even go through all of them in a blog post. So lets start by saying this is by no means a review, think of it more as an overview of what this little camera can do, and how it can inspire you to have some fun and take some great photos. If you want to see all the specifications and features check out this link.
Let’s start off by watching a quick little introductory video. Also I want you all to keep in mind that I had the optional Fisheye Lens attached for the Motorcycle ride, and the camera’s video mode had the IS turned on, which worked fairly well, considering.
Danny Turcotte is both a North Bay Ontario based Photographer and owner of Catch-Light Photography. As a contemporary photographer who strives for a style that is both diverse and unique, Danny ensures that each photo he captures tells a story. With his camera, he has traveled as far as India, Cambodia, and the Phillipines. He has also ventured locally throughout towns all across Canada. Danny is constantly searching for new and exciting ways to share his amazing view of the world with those around him. When he isn’t working weddings, you’re sure to see Danny spending time with his son, Dali Roads, or having fun taking his own weekly family photo.
I’m pretty much self taught, other than taking a night course when I got my first digital camera in 2007 and reading every photo magazine I could get my hands on.
Freeman Patterson has had an influence on me. He had some amazing books that I read over and over. I have a few people on Flickr that I follow, but it’s more fun than anything, kind of like following along with their adventures.
That’s really such a random part of my life, I had an old film camera that I used to carry around and take photos with but it was just for fun. Then one day I picked up the local paper and saw an advertisement for a course in Darkroom Photography. It was 3 hours a week but more important it ignited my passion.
Light Painting to me is such an amazing form of photography and the thing that inspires me most about Light Painting is that you get to create a scene that doesn’t exist in real life. You get to make a story come to life with any visions that you may have. For me, it’s intriguing to use bright colours to create a story from an empty space.
I think my inspirations comes from many places, from whatever I’m surrounded by each day. It could be a painting or something I saw flipping through a magazine or online photos or a TV ad. Anything can trigger new ideas. That’s why light painting is so interesting to me. You can make those stories and create them with just your imagination and some lights.
I think my biggest challenges in light painting is always lighting myself in the photo. The problem is, when my camera goes off the flashes light me first, so I’m burned into the image before I start the rest of the light painting. I then have to remember where I was standing and where I placed all the lights.
The best was to start learning light painting is to put your camera on a tripod at night in the dark and open your shutter to 30 seconds. Alternately, you could buy a cable release and that will allow you to have your shutter locked open for as long as you choose. Then all you need is a flashlight or some glow sticks and just move then in the front of the camera as the camera is taking the long exposure and that’s how you light paint. You can use any kind of lights like sparklers or Christmas lights even your iPhone has apps.
I think it would have to be the first picture I ever took of my son with us as a family –that is always going to be a special moment.
I start with my camera on a tripod then I usually mark the edges of my frame so I know what part of the scene is in the photo. Everything is done in complete darkness so that’s tough on its own. Then I test all my flashes and set them so they will light me first (if I’m in the photo) –that’s the hardest part is setting the flashes up to light me proper–after that I start to test the other parts of the photo and picking out what coloured lights I’m going to use for the shot. After I have all that set up, I start to test the image that I have in my head doing each part of the scene light painting one step at a time. This is where I usually start to map out the scene and add in new elements as I go, because sometimes certain colours look better so I change them up until I’m satisfied with the outcome. I always have a set plan in my head when I light paint and as I start it always evolves as I go. Sometimes I spend a few hours just on one photo trying it over and over again until it comes out just right. That’s the thing with light painting – every image is 100 percent original cause each time you try a photo it always varies just slightly from the last frame depending on how you shine the flashlights, what angle you use to light the scene.
When it comes to photo gear – I like my 30mm 1.4 a lot and the classic 50mm but I think I’d have to say my favourite gear to use is a Speedlight SB-910. I always have at least a couple with me every time I take my camera out.
Speedlight for sure, just give me a camera and any lens and a long as I have 2 flashes I’m good to go.
I still use a D300s and I’ve been waiting for a new camera and now that the D810 just came out I think that will be on my list. Also, the 30mm 1.4 is perfect for what I do. I also love the 11-16mm when I’m light painting; I’m a wide shooter more than a zoomed in type of guy.
I’m working on a few projects. One is Project 52 Year 2 which involves taking 1 photo per week of my son (he’s now 18 months old). I’ve actually been doing it for the last 2 years and it’s always the best day of the week. I’m also working on a book collaboration with a local author of short stories.
People can see more of my work on my Facebook page I usually post images every couple days. My full project 366 (a photo everyday) is on there and as well my Project 52 of my son Dali. You can also see Danny’s work in person at Vistek locations across Canada the following Dates and Locations.
Toronto: August 11 – September 12, 2014
Mississauga: October 13 – November 7, 2014
Ottawa: December 1 2014 – January 2 2015
Edmonton: February 2 – 27, 2015
Calgary: April 6 – April 30, 2015
Willow Park: June 2 – July 3, 2015