Monday, November 19, 2007

Vertical Grain

I woke up this morning and thought: Film really gonna disappear ? (after reading yesterdays news that Kodak stop producing 3 more films by end of the year). Will my collection of cameras, which I used all (at least once) render useless exhibition artifacts ? I am thinking about digi back in medium format. Nuts, aint? Some verticals as remedy for the sensitive reader. Streets of Singapore.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Krasnogorsk FT2 Panorama Camera

Finally, found one on 1-2-3- ! Always missing in my collection of panoramic cameras. The FT-2 was manufactured from 1958-1965 by KMZ – Krasnogorsky Mekhanichesky Zavod (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant). It exposes an unique 120 degree on 24x112mm using a 50mm lens. Its now on the way, might take a while before reaching Singapore. I will update you.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Book Printing

I worked out the layout and content of the first coffeetable book in pretty short time as part of the presentation I was doing. The quality did not meet my expectation, the paper is ok, the tone matches (almost) the colors of my reference prints. But in some images are stripes, which are not in the original. The paper of the embedded cover image is curling. I will find out what printer they use.
I must say I am very happy yo hit such a steep learning curve again ! Last wedensday I attended a presentation by HP about their Indigo digital press (link). Thanks to Andrew Ng for the professional presentation. They invited people to bring along image files for on-the-spot print out, and I am pretty impressed by the quality of the results (without touching up or adjusting the images before printing). The Indigo printer is nothing for home-use due to the $-tag but you should look for a company using it. I am preparing now the next batch for another local printing company using HP Indigo press. I will update you and upload a before-after comparison.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Daily dose of panoramic grain

Why is grain so attractive in some images, the same time we are pushing the limits of digital photography in terms of resolution ?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Recap P.I.X. Singapore 2007

Finally its done. I did my presentation about Panorama Photography. I enjoyed both preparation and doing the presentation. The auditorium was half full and the participants were looking interested. My problem: I tried to pack too much into the presentation. The organizers problem: they gave 50min and there was no break between the sessions, so people needed to run out and join the next session, that might have started already because you extended a couple of minutes. Never mind, it was a good start and I am looking forward to next years event (I hope there will be one!).

To all attendants: If you like to have the slides or any panorama related questions, dont hesitate to drop me an email.

All the best !
and now back to my new upcoming pano projects and backlog of stuff !