I kind of feel like I don’t need to say anything else. But I, like clearly many other artists, feel this sense so much. And it’s what I need too. And it’s what I needed to hear. And it’s what I need to think. And it’s time to get back to work.
The rest of us just show up and get to work.
All the best ideas come from the process; they come from the work itself.
Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive.
Zack. GET THE F*CK TO WORK.
Read the article. Don’t get inspired, get out there. I’m going to do my best to do the same.
The 1D X Mark II is finally out in quantity, although early reports say Canon can’t meet up with demand.
My basic commentary: the 1D X Mark II is a worthy successor. It may not however make sense for people with a 1D X to go out and upgrade other than the most demanding Sports shooters. The 1D X is still more than sufficient for anyone doing work and not simply wanting the latest and greatest, except for one killer feature. The 1D X Mark II does 4K. It’s now more or less merged with the 1DC. Depending on how the 5D IV/5D X turns out, the 1D X II may be the dSLR cinema camera of choice. Mostly because it can do everything and is versatile as well as supporting a wide range of frame rates as well as RAW recording. The price tag is a minor deterrent. The 1D X Mark II is a better deal from a cost perspective than the C300.
That’s pretty amazing to think about. Technology just keeps getting better, faster, cheaper.
fStoppers has put up an all too important short series of videos on color management. From the shooting process to processing and then print.
Frankly, I don’t have a lot to say, other than this stuff is critical. Skipping steps makes producing the final product maddening. Having a ColorChecker Passport and an i1 Display Pro changed a huge amount for me.
Check it all out after the jump.
I can’t afford medium format yet, at least not to own. But it’s interesting how it’s changing.
I remember when the D800 came out, the average user though it would be the end of medium format. In a resolution sense, it might have been. But not in where medium format really shines: dynamic range and sensor size [which has numerous benefits far beyond ‘just’ resolution, although that’s a part].
Phase One has relatively recently upgraded their body with the new XF and come out with a 100MP CMOS back. Now Hasselblad has done the same. Ming Thein, industrial photographer and Hasselblad sponsor, created a short editorial commenting about it.
The site is undergoing a massive overhaul. I’ll be working on this over the next few weeks to get it up to speed.