With the a9, Sony is certainly “Being in the moment, present with expressive technology”
At every Sony launch I’ve attended—Sony has been relentless in their release schedule—the president of their North American operations, Mike Fasulo, has mentioned Kando. Each time he does so with a little more emphasis.
Sony is now expressing their design aesthetic even louder with an event in Santa Barbara happening now where I’m expecting...
Testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, as it survives the elements in the Pacific Northwest—and a bike crash
Tumbling through the air after getting thrown from my bike when the front tire hit a root, I hoped I’d be okay and wouldn’t break a rib, collarbone, or worse. In an instant, I had tucked, and rolled, and hit the ground in motion, minimizing the impact, and protecting my head with my forearms.
I got up, did an inventory of myself and the bike, and...
It doesn’t matter what camera you shoot with—really—what matters is that you get the shots
Canon EOS M6
The one thing I’ve learned about camera systems, after reviewing several, is that there’s no perfect one. My idea of perfection would be an Olympus body with a Sony sensor, Fuji’s in-camera profiles and Sigma’s lenses. I’ll never get that, just like the pony I always wanted. I can get pretty close to perfection these days, though,...
Using shapes, lines, colors, tones and lighting to create visually interesting and painterly photos of the city
Scene from a typical spring night in NYC. When considering geometries, note that the architect’s vision of the building is ignored because I’m instead concerned with the visual activity around it.
In this photo taken during the Sony a9 launch of 30 photographers crowded around the long jump at The Armory, notice what David J. Schloss is doing—he’s...
The new mirrorless camera has many specs that are unmatched in pro photography today
Sony has just announced the a9, a mirrorless camera with many specs that are unmatched in other pro cameras today. Its feature list puts it in direct competition with the top-end offerings from Nikon and Canon, clearly by design. With a custom Sony 24MP sensor, fast processing times and a huge buffer, the a9 can shoot 20 fps for up to 362 JPEG or 241...
Affordable, powerful continuous light for location or studio
By David Schloss
The idea of continuous lighting is incredibly appealing—create your lighting solution without having to predict the effects of various strobes and light modifiers, and adjust your settings and solution on the fly. Thanks to the rapid increases in LED technology, the pricing has plummeted while performance and power have increased.
The result has been...
A first-time attendee on his experience at the world’s leading wedding and portrait event
By DL Byron
Mid stroll through the exhibition hall at WPPI, I wondered aloud about the mood. I haven’t walked a Vegas tradeshow floor and felt such positive energy since the height of the dot com bubble. Overhearing my conversation with another journalist about the positive vibe of the show, an exhibitor interjected, ”this show is about enthusiastic photographers...