Lighting has always scared me. It was never my strong suit, and probably still isn’t. When I first started back in 1999 in regional commercial production in Australia, budgets were tight and deadlines even tighter. “Lighting” back then consisted of putting up one Ianiro ‘redhead’ with a piece of diffusing paper, and a full CTB converter gel, and frequently aiming it at a white ceiling and flooding the room. You barely had time to shoot anything, so you didn’t waste time putting up more lights than the basics.
How are we meant to repair items that were built to outlast their perceived usefulness by their owners? Specifically, the Vinten Fibertec tripod. There is no information online about repairing these, so I made one after being shown through the process.
I love time-lapse photography. It’s something I’ve loved watching, the passage of time as life seemingly speeds up to an incredibly fast speed, whilst the camera remains firmly locked in place, or moving seemingly slowly across a set path on a slider. Particularly with a focus on Astrophotography, seeing the stars spin through the night…
You’re in the field, you have an HDR camera, and your client has requested the ability to grade the hell out of the raw material that you’ll give them at the end of the day. You only know that skin tones for news gathering should be around 70%, the highlights should be around 90%, and everything else should work out, right?