- Style of Northeastern New Territories – That’s What We Call Life Exhibition
- The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet from Canon
- 10 Important Lightroom Library Shortcuts and Tips
- Introducing the Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon
- Better Color from LED Lights
- Video Tutorial – How To Shoot A Beverage Shot With Rob Grimm
- DC Home 12 周年站聚相片精華
- First Look at Annie Leibovitz’s New Disney Dream Project Featuring Taylor Swift
- Behind The Scene Video on Jameson Whiskey Product Shoot
- Behind The Scene Video On A Magazine Shoot
Those were the days
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Laminar, a great photo touch-up app for the iPad which features over 65 amazing FX, features like Layers, Masks, One Touch adjustments, Brushes, etc. all wrapped into one complete package, is now FREE for a limited time on iTunes Store, link here.
Source – Laminar
Opening Ceremony at Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
日期 Date: 25/6/2012
時間 Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
地點 Venue: 香港藝術中心包氏畫廊5樓 5/F, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
A. D. Coleman, Curator, Photography Critic and Historian
A. D. 科爾曼，展覽策劃人、攝影評論家、歷史學家
Lee Cheuk Yan, Chairman, Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
Reverend Chu Yiu Ming, Exco Member, Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China
Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong
Patrick Poon, Board Member & Executive Secretary, Independent Chinese PEN Centre
行為藝術（開幕典禮過程中舉行）: 蔡芷筠, 陳美彤, 莫穎詩, 梁惠敏, 盧樂謙
Behavioural art performance (during the whole ceremony)
朗誦劉霞和劉曉波的詩 Reciting Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo’s poems
7:15pm – 8pm 酒會 Reception
Date & Time 日期及時間：
26/06/2012 – 01/07/2012 From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
02/07/2012 From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Publicity about “The Silent Strengh of Liu Xia” Photo Exhibition on Hong Kong Arts Centre’s website: http://www.hkac.org.hk/en/calendar.php?showall=1&p=1&id=792
上課時間 ： JCCAC804-A，30/6起，逢星期六，共六節
開課日期 ： 2012年6月30日
課程內容 ： 透過黑白菲林呈現出人與人之間的情懷攝影。
第一節: 30/6 (六) 2:30-4:30pm 拉闊文化L804-A
第二節: 7/7 (六) 2:30-4:30pm 拉闊文化L804-A
第三節: 14/7 (六) 2:30-5:30pm 拉闊文化L804-A
第四節: 21/7 (六) 2:30-5:30pm 拉闊文化L804-A
第五節: 28/7 (六) 2:00-6:00pm 大角咀區
第六節: 4/8 (六) 2:30-5:30pm 拉闊文化L804-A
導師 ： 陸藝揚Woody影齡超過20年。94畢業於香港藝術中
收費 ： $1480 (自備菲林或導師代購)
名額 ： 16
What can the Odin do?
Photographers can wirelessly trigger TTL flashes, retaining full TTL functions, as well as remotely control power and flash zoom settings. Shooting with off-camera TTL flash has been made incredibly easy.
Say goodbye to manual mode, proprietary flash-based triggering, or setting values on your camera LCD – reliable wireless radio-based TTL triggering and remote power control is here.
- Wireless 2.4GHz. TTL and Manual Flash Triggering
- Remote power control of groups in TTL with +/- EV adjustments (3 stops in 1/3 stop increments – 18 different levels.)
- Mix TTL and Manual flash – fire some groups in TTL, others as manual.
- Remote power control in A:B ratio modes with +/- EV adjustments
- High speed sync – shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
- Second curtain sync functions
- Remote manual mode flash power control
- Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
- Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers.
- Upgradeable via built-in USB ports.
What does the Odin offer?
The Phottix Odin TTL Trigger consists of an on-camera transmitter and control unit (TCU) and receiver units for compatible hot shoe flashes.
The Odin offers photographers four wireless channels and three flash control group designations. Flashes can be controlled in traditional Nikon TTL ratio modes A:B with EV +/- adjustments of three stops.
What makes the Phottix Odin unique is the ability to designate groups in TTL/Mixed mode. Individual groups, A, B, C, can also be controlled in TTL mode with EV +/- adjustments. Groups can also be set to Manual mode, adjusting power levels remotely, or turned off.
Flash head zoom can be set to be dynamically adjusted as photographers adjust their lenses. Flash zoom can also be easily adjusted manually and set statically from 24 to 105 mm. The Phottix Odin system will also trigger compatible non-TTL flashes and studio strobes.
Compatible with the Phottix Strato series
The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is compatible with with Phottix Strato 4-in1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers. Current Phottix users will have no problem adding the Odin to their current triggering systems. As the world of cameras and flashes is always changing the Photix Odin system can be upgraded when needed using the built-in USB ports.
Specs and Pricing
The four-channel, 2.4 GHz, transmitter and receiver units work at ranges of more than 100 meters and accept AA batteries. Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger sets with a TCU and Receiver will be available, as will as individual receivers.
To order yours, please email to email@example.com. Members of PASM will be able to enjoy up to 10% off list price. Order yours now before it’s too late as we have very limited stock for the first shipment. For those out of Hong Kong, we take international orders as well. Email us for details.
PASM Member Price:
Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Nikon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,410
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Nikon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$880
We completed the beta test and the Phottix Odin for Nikon works great fine with the most of the Nikon models and Nikon flashes including the new D800/D4/SB900.
For Phottix Odin TTL Triggers for Canon, the PASM Member Price:
Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Nikon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,350
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Nikon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$850
More pictures and reviews on Phottix Odin from out previous posts
According to Michael Frye, the first video above explains some of the differences between the old and new processes, how the new tools work, and the ways they affect an image’s appearance. Here are some of the main points:
- The automatic highlight recovery and black point setting in the new process (2:00)
- Why you should avoid updating older images to the new process—unless you want to start over (5:04)
- The new tools: some of the names are familiar, but they all behave differently (7:30)
- Starting points: the numbers are different, but the defaults are really the same (8:53)
- An in-depth look at each of the new Basic Tone controls and how they work (12:38)
HI the second video, Michael talks about how to use these new tools to process both low- and high-contrast images and I quote:
“Here are some of the main points:
- Where to begin? If you’ve read my eBook Light and Land, or watched one of my previous videos about curves, you know that in the old process I preferred starting with all the Basic tone controls set at zero, and the point curve linear. Does this still apply in the new process? (1:10)
- Curves or sliders? The new Basic Tone sliders are much better than the old ones; are they good enough to replace the Point Curve? (10:30)
- Does the order matter? Adobe suggests using the Basic tools in order from top to bottom, starting with Exposure, then Contrast, and working down to Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks—essentially working from the midtones out to the black point and white point. But this contradicts a long-standing tradition in digital imaging of setting the black point and white point first. Should you stand with tradition, or embrace the new order? (13:02)
- Processing a high-contrast image. (21:04)”
You can catch rest of the reading at the following blog post via Outdoor Photographer:
Professional photographers have relied on polarizing filters to clean up noisy light and reflections for decades. The Trygger Camera Case (US$40 up) brings that same polarizing filter to your iPhone® 4/4S, built-in and always ready to take great pictures. The project is now on Kickstarter, link here. With 19 days to go, the project is fully funded already. Check out the videos below for more info.
Check out the all new Swivl, the one iPhone video shooting accessories. It features -
- iOS Digital Microphone: Capture high quality digital audio through a lossless wireless connection to the marker. This enables you to capture the audio you want, even in noisy environments.
- Tripod Compatible: The Swivl also mounts onto most standard tripods through a standard tripod nut.
- Mounting flexibility: The grip is designed to hold your iOS device in various orientations to suit different uses. This allows you to use it with the front facing camera for Facetime or the rear facing camera for HD video shoots.
- Battery or AC Adapter Operated: The Base operates on two AA batteries and provides you with four hours of action capture. It also can be operated with a separate AC Adapter accessory. The Marker operates on two AAA batteries and provides you with up to 10 hours of operation.
- Gesture Controls: The marker comes with gesture control sensors built-in. Now you can control your Swivl with the sweep or the pointing of your hand.
- Automatically Follows You: The base automatically follows the marker and you up to 33 feet (10 meters). It swivel’s 360 degrees horizontally and +10 / -20 degrees vertically when commanded from the Marker. Now you can frame your shot from anywhere.
- iOS Compatibility: Compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (4th Generation). Not compatible with iPhone 3GS or older, iPod (non-camera versions) and iPad.
- In the box: The Swivl and Swivl-it come with a tripod accessory, lanyard, batteries and USB cable. The lanyard is for wearing the marker for best audio performance. The USB cable is for firmware updates and power.
This Event Space Workshop led by Erik Valind covers the characteristics of light, camera settings that control that light, and the steps for building an off-camera lighting setup.