One of the many things I’ve noticed since adding photography to my professional skillset is how it has changed the way that I look at things. There is so much more to a scenario than we perceive at first glance; we also put a huge amount of ourselves to what we perceive. One of the nicest, and most frequent, compliments I… Read more →
It’s been a little while since I blogged about my photography toys… Erm… I mean tools [shaky keyboard]. I’ve cycled through a large amount of kit recently, shotting several thousand photos over recent months, from the top of the BT Tower to Bletchly park and many things in between – even a demo video for Milestone Planner. But… Photokina is almost… Read more →
What a year 2009 Was… I’ve been looking through my Flickr stream and pulled out some highlights. Apologies, as the page may take a while to load, but pictures seem to express the year better than any words I could write. Towards the end of 2008 I was at a dinner with Caalie and the Scobles. There were quite a few… Read more →
Canon sponsored this week’s Tuttle Club, so not only did I catch up with Tuttle folk in London, I got a chance to see some of the kit from the Canon Pro Solutions Show in more detail. The video here was shot at Tuttle, with special thanks to Brian Condon for playing camera man and operating the Canon SX200is this was… Read more →
I spent a good chunk of today in the company of Canon and many of the businesses in what has become a large and successful eco-system around their photography and video products. They took over the business design centre for two days, filling the exhibition space with dozens of exhibitors, as well as their own stands, and a steady stream… Read more →
If you ever wondered how that freeze effect is done in The Matrix, check out this rig of Canon DSLRs.
55 Canon 450Ds with stock lenses and a LOT of PCs and software… 55 Photos from different angles, at the same moment, all then composited into a “video” than pans around a frozen object. Tada! I’m written a full post, complete with a video with Time-slice inventor Tim Macmillan. Read more →
It’s been a little while since I had a Canon 5D Mark II in my hands. I’m very grateful to the good folks at Canon and at 1000Heads for loaning me such a wonderful beast to shoot the digital mission out at South by South West. When a gadget is “shiny new” it is hard to give an objective view of… Read more →