The first ever feature-length documentary on the legendary South African photographer David Goldblatt – titled, is produced by Liza Essers and Josh Ginsburg, and directed by Daniel Zimbler.
It turns the lens on one of South Africa’s most prolific image-makers and documents his remarkable contribution to photography, both locally and on an international scale.
I started shooting personal work with my little Fuji. I printed every type of image I had from every camera I had owned. If anything, my Fuji images were just a tad sharper. all the technology in our modern day cameras have increased ten fold or more. Seeing how the focus falls off in that transition from in focus to not in focus. There’s nothing like it; 35mm cameras are tiny baby toys when it comes to that. Have you recently been eyeing a “downgrade” to a smaller sensor like the offerings from Sony, Fuji, Olympus, etc? A gifted teacher and communicator, he has an uncanny ability to meet and connect with all types of people.
Then I pulled it out on jobs from time to time because I loved that little camera. My Phase One medium format images were the only images that had a noticeable change in quality when I looked at everything side by side. When I jumped to full frame sensors they were far better in terms of image quality than the crop sensors of that time. NOTE :: I’m not talking about tilting and/or shifting the lens or film to move the plane of focus. I’m talking about how an area of an image comes into focus and then falls out of focus.
Why are professionals all around the world working with 35mm based DSLRs and not medium format and up? The price of a medium format system is still stupid. If I’m going to drop money on a big expensive camera why piss around with a small 35mm and not just go big or go home? I don’t get shit for saying this stuff or making blog posts like this. I’ve run a few tests for myself and I have yet to see a . If I’m walking up to a scene or creating a portrait and I have a full frame with an 85mm and I want a shallow depth of field I can go to f2 or whatever. Every time I see a beautiful photograph I grab a calculator because math turns me on that much. I know I keep eluding to an upcoming post on stitched portraits and it in the works but let me say this quickly. For a great example of a photographer currently creating kick ass work with an 8×10 please check out the work of Greg Miller. It’s hard to judge subtleties when looking at images on the Internet but look at how the focus falls off in those images.
The workshop was aimed to discuss ambitious space projects that could be implemented or at least started by 2050.
He primarily used large-format cameras because the large film used with these cameras (primarily 4x4 and 8x10) contributed to sharpness in his prints.
Adams founded the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist.
His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.