Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This photography project is very cool! Over 100 cameras were given to people to capture footage and photos through the eyes of Toronto’s homeless population.
  • Photography project highlights Toronto homelessness (680 News)
Who else’s favourite season is fall? This article will give you some tips on how to get some better fall photos! Looking for some good books to help you up your image quality? Check out this article that will tell Continue reading "Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12"

History of Photographyy, Handmade Ultra Large Format Camera, Film Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-10-11

To take a photograph is to take a moment and store it as a memory that will last forever. This article opens up a unique perspective to photography as more than an art, but more of a way to keep memories.
  • Through the Lens: A journey through the History of Photography (Brunswickan)
Film photography was considered to be irrelevant quite a few years ago. But much like records and 80s fashion, it is making a comeback in 2018. This article talks about the increasing demand for darkrooms and the reincarnation of film photography.

Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K vs Arri Alexa

Last week I told you about the great work Sareesh Sudhakaran is doing showing the results of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4k. Here's an awesome comparison to the incredibly expensive Arri Alexa. Not that the two cameras are in the same ball park when it comes to price or features or results, but for folks looking to see what they can do with a low price camera, this is a great way to see just what you could get from a $1295 camera. Related planet5D articles:

Actors Turned Film Directors, Best Architectural Photography, Photobox Instagram Photography Awards and More – planetOids – 2018-10-05

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This is a very interesting article. Read about 11 actors who have directed movies and shows that have turned out very well.
  • 11 Notable Debuts from Actors Turned Directors (Collider)
Directed by Koen Mortier, ‘Un Ange’ is a Canadian film that has received very good reviews. Check out this article that discusses the film and its story.
  • TIFF Review: ‘Un Ange’ Gets Seduced by Its Own Cinematography (Exclaim.ca)
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Unboxing and First Impressions on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

I've always liked what Sareesh Sudhakaran is doing over at wolfcrow.com – and this first impressions video about the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k is up to the test. I'll have another video that he's done later this week comparing several cameras to this one.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Unboxing and First Impressions

Related planet5D article: =============== About this video ==================== In this video I unbox the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and go through some important features like handling, LCD brightness, startup time, menu operation,
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Japan’s Rovers, iPad Photography, Lighting of The Nun Film and More – planetOids – 2018-10-02

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Who wants to see some photos that are OUT OF THIS WORLD?! (pun intended). Check out these photos from Japan's rovers!
  • Asteroid Photography From Japan’s 2 Rovers Are Out Of This World (Huffington Post
Who wants some free courses from Apple? These courses teach you how to do some video, photography, music, and more skills for the iPad.
  • Apple releases Everyone Can Create free course on Apple Books, covering iPad photography, music, drawing and video (9to5Mac)
Here are 5 Continue reading "Japan’s Rovers, iPad Photography, Lighting of The Nun Film and More – planetOids – 2018-10-02"

Action Cinematography, Acting Lessons for Directors, Taking Candid Shots and More – planetOids – 2018-09-28

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Jimmy Chin is a world-renowned climber, National Geographic photographer, and filmmaker. He recently worked on a film that involved many dangerous shots and actions by himself and his crew. In this article, he discusses some of the dangers they encountered while making the film.
  • ‘Free Solo’ Co-Director and DP Jimmy Chin on the Risks and Rewards of Action Cinematography (Studio Daily)
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GoPro Hero7 “The Gimbal Killer” – Will This Bring Them Back?

The new GoPro HERO7 Black looks like a great set of features that just might save GoPro from the death spiral it has been on. In the Casey Neistat video below, the CEO boldly claims it is the “gimbal killer!” Pre-Order at Adorama The feature set is actually very interesting to me. Why? Well gee, the biggest problem I've ever had is fooling with those tiny menus LOL (granted I haven't had a GoPro since like version 3? So yea, i'm behind). So being able to talk to it and make life happen is a great thing. The stabilization and
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Black and White Photography, Product Photography, Robotic Arm-and-Camera Module and More – planetOids – 2018-09-25

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This is a subject that I think many people (including myself) hold strong opinions about. Is Instagram ruining travel photography, or even photography in general? Read what this writer has to say! Black and white photographs possess a unique quality that no coloured photograph can hold. Monochrome can be a stylistic choice, or can be used to better portray a subject and tell a story. This article gives some good tips on improving Continue reading "Black and White Photography, Product Photography, Robotic Arm-and-Camera Module and More – planetOids – 2018-09-25"

Blackmagic Design Announces Advanced New Blackmagic RAW Codec

There's been a lot of excitement around the web about this announcement. So we've gathered some of the important coverage below. Of course, this is good for Blackmagic buyers… the big question to me is how will it impact the industry long term? Note… you should watch the Bart Johnson video below because he discusses that! Make sure you have a look at all the new Blackmagic Cameras at Adorama

Introducing Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic RAW announced

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Blackmagic has announced Blackmagic RAW, a brand new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU
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Photography Mystery, Instagram Photography, Magicians of Light and More – planetOids – 2018-09-20

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) We live in an age where social media allows us to connect with people around the world through the touch of a button. But what about back in 1991, when social media didn’t exist? This photography enthusiast tells a story about how social media helped him find out more information about the prints that he purchased in 1991 when the internet wasn’t an option.
  • How social media solved a 1970s era Newfoundland photography mystery (CBC)
This journalist talks about what she Continue reading "Photography Mystery, Instagram Photography, Magicians of Light and More – planetOids – 2018-09-20"

Netflix Crime Drama, iPhone Xs Camera Features, Artificial Lighting for Food Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-09-18

If you’ve ever watched the Netflix crime drama, Ozark, you would know that the cinematography is outstanding and does a crucial part in telling the story. This article talks about Ben Kutchen’s job as the cinematographer for this show and his process.
  • ‘Ozark’ Cinematographer Ben Kutchins Wades Into Highly Cinematic, Extremely Dark Realism With Netflix Crime Drama (Deadline)
This article discusses the different factors and choices that go into choosing artificial light for food photography.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Artificial Light for Food Photography (Fstoppers)
This article talks about some of the new features that Continue reading "Netflix Crime Drama, iPhone Xs Camera Features, Artificial Lighting for Food Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-09-18"

Tokina FiRIN 20mm F/2.0 FE Product Review

Adam Flores won the grand prize in our Tokina Firin Giveaway. He won both the autofocus and manual focus versions of the The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lenses. He agreed to do a short review, and frankly, I expected something pretty basic… but Adam went way over the top and produced this awesome review. He's quite the filmmaker. Thank you so much Adam! “Thank you Tokina and thank you planetMitch/planet5D for the work you all do!”
– Adam

Tokina Firin 20mm Review

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF

The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF (buy on
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Cute Animal Photos, Travel Photography Class, The Cinematographer and More – planetOids – 2018-09-11

Who wants to see some cute and funny photos of animals? WE ALL DO! Check out this awesome article that shows some hilarious and cute photos of animals! For people who travel the world with their cameras and meet hundreds of people that would otherwise be complete strangers, it can be rewarding to meet all different kinds of people. This article talks about what it’s like to do just that, and what it's like to ‘give back' through photography.
  • The photos that change lives (BBC)
This 1951 film shows the Continue reading "Cute Animal Photos, Travel Photography Class, The Cinematographer and More – planetOids – 2018-09-11"

Timelapse Workshops Announces Unique Photography Workshops for 2019

Timelapse Workshops has announced three very unique workshop experiences for 2019 – including a 7-day expert storm chasing photography workshop, a 7-day Lake Powell workshop, and a new 4×4 off-road timelapse & photography workshop in Moab, Utah. New 2019 adventure photography workshops will take you storm chasing, floating on Lake Powell and off-road in Moab, Utah. Moab, UT – August 23, 2018 – Timelapse Workshops has announced their new 2019 adventure photography workshop schedule including a storm chasing time lapse&photography workshop; a 7-day adventure dark-sky workshop on Lake Powell; an advanced night-sky dark-sky time lapse workshop; and an off-the-beaten path
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Canon EOS R Full-frame Mirrorless Camera – Now Available for Pre-order at Adorama

Canon EOS R Full-frame Mirrorless Camera is now available for pre-order at Adorama. Get it HERE.

First Look at the Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone of Three Blind Men and an Elephant Productions gives his overview of the newly announced full-frame mirrorless system. Shot in the Adorama Event Space.

ALC: Canon EOS R: Canon Debuts New Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System

Via Adorama: The wait is over! Canon users have long been clamoring for a full-frame mirrorless camera from the brand, and today we finally get our first look at the EOS R—Canon’s first
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Canon XF 705 Professional Camcorder – NEW and Available for Pre-order at Adorama

The New Canon XF 705 Professional Camcorder is now available for Pre-order at Adorama. Get it HERE.

Canon XF705 Professional Camcorder With 4K UHD HDR Recording

Via Adorama: The XF705 is Canon’s flagship 4K UHD professional camcorder with HDR recording, and it is specifically designed for applications that require mobility and high-quality output even when streaming online. This makes it perfect for news broadcasts, event coverage, documentary filming, and more.

Introducing the Canon XF705 Professional Camcorder

Built to produce the most natural, true-to-life 4K video with highly accurate color rendition, the XF705 4K UHD is the first of Canon’s
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New HiPock “bolidist” cage system for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K by LockCircle

New HiPock “bolidist” cage system for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K by LockCircle

Via LockCircle: The HiPock is another innovative professional LockCircle cage designed to fit like a glove around the latest Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera featuring the exclusive “Asymmetrical Design Approach” for right hand camera grabbing and control with the original camera ergonomic feeling. The aesthetics follows the innovative Pocket 4K camera design adding a touch of italian “bolidism” style with an streamlined and organicly shaped form-factor, matching the cutting edge needs of handling ergonomics, always available in the LockCircle camera cages. Creative filmmakers loves tools that reflects
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Toy Cameras in a Photography Festival, Ocean Photography, 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards and More – planetOids – 2018-09-11

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) In an age where taking a professional photo is as easy as pulling out your smartphone and pressing a button, it is sometimes good to take a step back and use some of the original cameras that the pioneers of photography used. This article talks about a photography festival that uses toy cameras, and links a website that has some really cool photos displayed! Survey and ocean photography is a Continue reading "Toy Cameras in a Photography Festival, Ocean Photography, 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards and More – planetOids – 2018-09-11"

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