Got one of my child photos on display at childphotocompetition.com. Was notified that I was one of the featured artist in Inspiring Monday vol 20!
The guys at lenspeople.com have created a blog/website to showcase the works of photographers from around the world. They are already running such a website indiclickers.com which focuses on the photography of Indian subcontinent. Indiclickers.com has gained a lot popularity but that is a regional website so we have planning to do the same or even better on a global level.
They found my work (posted on flickr.com) interesting and did an interview.
When I needed my Elinchrom receivers recently, I found that they where not working. After a couple of hours with unsuccessful charging, I realized that the batteries where dead. Some batteries may loose their storage power and ability to recharge when unused for a long time. I have three receivers and two of them had major power issues.
Unfortunately, the receivers are not designed to have the batteries replaced. I bought these at B&H New York in 2012 and discovered that they only had one year warranty. Having these serviced would cost more or less the same as getting new ones. So, instead of throwing them away, I decided to open them up to see what kind of battery was installed. To my surprise, battery replacement was a breeze. New and cheap batteries are available on ebay. I did buy a couple of 880mAh and 900mAh, both are 3.7 Volt lithium cell. Because the 880mAh arrived first, these are the ones that I installed.
Here´s a tutorial on how to replace the battery. Do it on your own risk and remember that your warranty (if any) will be void.
Woila, the receivers are now as good as new!
As we all know, in 2009, Kodak discontinued the production of the popular Kodachrome film. The film was introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935 and has been extremely successful. It even has a song dedicated to it, the “Kodachrome” written by Paul Simon in 1973 and appeared in his album “There Goes Rhymin´Simon”. The song made it into the Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number nine. For decades this film has given superb colors and wonderful shots.
When Steve McCurry, a National Geograpic photographer, got the news, he asked to be given the absolute final roll of Kodachrome off the production line. Steve has been using this film throughout his career and wanted to make the final roll special. He is the photographer famous for the Afghan Girl which appeared as front cover on the June 1985 issue of National Geographic. The image was shot on Kodachrome color slide film, using a Nikon FM2.
Kodak agreed and he got he honour to make the final 36 frames memorable. He started in New York and ended up in India. Watch the movie below to see how he did and learn about the creative challenges he met.
The successor to the very popular X100 has just been announced by Fujifilm. The upgraded camera has a super fast autofocus speed. The slow autofocus was one of the major issues with the old version. Seems like Fuji has taken customer feedback very seriously. The camera can now focus in 0.08 seconds thanks to the new processor!
The camera body looks almost the same. The S in the front separates this Super-model from the old one. At the back they have made some minor changes and swapped a few buttons. Watch the video below and let the Fuji guys tell you all about it.
Manual focusing has also been greatly improved. Now with focusing aids like focus peaking and split image focusing, makes it a breeze to do fast manual focusing.
- 16.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
- EXR Processor II
- Hybrid viewfinder (OVF/EVF)
- Fujinon 23mm F2 lens
- Intelligent hybrid AF (Super fast AS Speed of 0.08 sec.)
- Start up time of 0.5 sec.
- Burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at full resolution (max 31 frames)
- Super intelligent flash
- Focus peak highlight function
- Digital split image display
- Full HD video
- Stereo microphone and a socket for a remote release/mic
- Redesigned menu system
Have a look at the Fuji Guys - First Look video: