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Tallinn Fashion Week 2014 subtleties.

Keep it secret, keep it safe. October 2014.

Keep it secret, keep it safe. October 2014.

Sharing couple of thoughts about shooting at Tallinn Fashion Week 23.-26. October 2014. Photographically speaking shooting catwalk models walking in spotligh on dark backround is not just exercise in contrast. Its also keeping subtle black details visible on black backrounds without loosing those highlighted skintones. Mainly exercise on exposure and dynamic range. One important tip to remember here – know your cameras sensor limits on dynamic range and set your exposure accordingly. This is one of the few things where you are in charge. Continue reading

1D X and D4: Conclusions

Is time to draw some conclusions and share some of my my personal thoughts about those cameras.

Väljaprint ( 300 dpi). Niisugune näeb tegelikkuses välja suurusevahe 18 MP (all) ja 16 MP(ülal) puhul.

Print ( 300 dpi). Above 16 MP and below 18 MP pictures. You can can see the size difference, but its quite small.

Output – prints: I also printed out the comparison images with typical 300 dpi resolution that gives you approximately A3 size prints. Printing those images clearly reduces perceptible noise and adds value by making those moments more tangible. The differences between the D4 and 1D X become even smaller. Continue reading

1D X and D4: In the Studio

Red Lips. January 2013 (Nikon D4)

Red Lips. January 2013 (Nikon D4)

Most studio images in our country are shot on crop sensor or 35mm full frame cameras. The jobs are done, the clients are generally satisfied and don’t know what else to wish for. Still, it’s good to know that even in photography there are generally optimal tools for particular genres. For reportage and documentary work – 35mm full frame cameras, for portraiture – medium format cameras and wide format cameras for landscape. Continue reading

1D X and D4: Action in Poor Light

Take-off. January 2013 (Canon 1D X)

Take-off. January 2013 (Canon 1D X)

We continue our high-end camera testing with some practical action shooting in poor light conditions. Previous articles in the series:

This is the story of D4 and 1D X in their natural environment – in poor lighting conditions, catching fast movement. Continue reading

My 2012 – year of the secret lover.

By July I got tired of frying myself in the town so I headed for Viljandi Folk Music Festival (for the 5th time). 12 hours a day three days in a row reportage style shooting concerts in low light indoor, bright daylight or at night to shoot with Nikon D800 and Nikon V1 FT-1. You going to feel every rubber corner and every gram of your equipment at the end of the day. This time I felt something else too. I longed for more peaceful intimate moments. And fate kindly offered me some. So I stayed away from front rows and stage itself.

Connection. July 2012 (KODAK PORTRA 400)

Connection. July 2012 (KODAK PORTRA 400)

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