Thursday, April 29, 2010

Doing Fashion Right

The guys a King Street Studios really know how to rock the fashion house with killer photography and video.  Watch this HD video of a recent fashion show they completely setup and shot.  It's amazing work, I especially like the single light system they used to shoot models heading out to the runway.  The image quality and lighting simply rock.

Fstoppers Original: King Street Studios Shoots Charleston Fashion Week from FStoppers on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hells Angels: Studio Shoot

Last night a buddy and I finished up a big event, it was a studio shoot with 7 models, 5 motorcycles, and about 20 photographers.  We organize the events through and the group has been active for about a year now.

We found an auto shop that was willing to host the event, which they absolutely loved and invited us back again next year.  They want to make this shoot an annual event, of course they get the rights to use some of the images for marketing purposes. 

Here's a video I put together of the event.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NatGeo and the 7D

This video was shot with a Canon 7D.  It's quite impressive how good the video looks.  Double click on the embedded video below to view in full screen mode.  It's much more interesting at full resolution.

NG Earth Explorer Desert Adventure from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Camera Phones to Replace DSLR's?

Nokia's CEO Anssi Vanjoki has gone on the record as saying "there will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses" while talking about the progress being made in cell phone camera technologies in Helsinki yesterday (4/20/10).  He's of the opinion that camera phones will one day soon replace our heavy DSLR's.

He also predicts that HD video will be coming to cell phones within the next 12 months.

I mean honestly, does this man think a cell phone with a sensor the size of a pencil eraser will really challenge a full frame sensor of say a D3s or 1Ds?  Does he really think Hasselblad will fold in the face of the fierce competition fielded by Nokia and their latest cell phone?  I'm guessing he's more than a little off base here.

But the comment about the lenses is really troublesome.  The lens, as we all know, is the most critical piece of hardware for a camera, especially a professional grade camera.  How in the world does he plan on fitting a lens with a f/1.2 aperture that delivers a razor thin depth of field and creamy bokeh on a camera phone?  Obviously the man doesn't understand what a DSLR is or how it works... or why it works.

But then this is the same guy that predicted the N-Gage was going to revolutionize gaming.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

House Season Finale Shot Using 5D Mark II

An article has surfaced that claims the final episode of this seasons House MD has been shot using a Canon 5D Mark II.

You can read more here.

According to the director of the show Greg Yaitanes he was quite impressed with the video quality of the 5D Mark II and claimed in a Twitter interview that he "loved it [5D Mark II] and feel it's the future.".

They used "all of the Canon prime" lenses in filming and also used the 24-70 and 70-200 zooms.  It's interesting to note they used Canon lenses for their super shallow depth of field.

The show has been traditionally filmed using 35mm film, so this is a big step forward for the House crew and for cinematography in general. 

Being a big House MD fan, I can't wait until May 17th to see this episode!