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'But then much of what is written about 'documentary / street / reportage' photography has more to do with aspirational myth and self awarded self-importance rather than any genuine observational or artistic skills.'Read More
'The top video is a collection of clips I shot yesterday with the Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) in 4K. Because my laptop won't handle editing in 4K it's been 'downsized' to 1080 HD. The bottom video is the full 4K version of one of the clips. And this illustrates the 4K 'dilemma.' The D-LUX (Typ 109) / Panasonic LX100 may well have professional uses, but essentially it's a 'consumer' camera. As you can see it creates beautiful footage, but how many people who buy it have the capability to edit it (or even view it) properly in 4K?Read More
'As well as selling still images, many libraries now sell stock video clips as well. One of the reasons I've been so busy recently is that I've started to take this seriously. I have a handful of video clips uploaded, but difficulties over formats and the time it takes to upload have always made me reluctant to really get serious about it. However, the library above has made things somewhat easier and I now have the option to upload 4K clips from my Panasonic phone which don't take ages to upload and are excellent quality. I'm going to write about the CM1 in more detail in a separate post.'Read More
'This is genuinely innovative tech. and much more useful than lots of other camera 'gimmicks'. It expands our options and allows us to capture difficult subjects with ease. Our two dimensional rectangles will now be capable of recording those magic moments for posterity. And I really do believe that the FZ1000 is a breakthrough camera, because 1" sensors and the lens designs they make possible will get better, both in terms of low ISO quality and high ISO results that are less noisy than they are now.'Read More