Photography Insights

Dynamic range is a crucial concept in photography, and it refers to the range of brightness levels that a camera or film is able to capture. This range encompasses everything from the brightest highlights to the darkest shadows, and it is an important factor to consider when taking photos, as it can have a significant impact on the overall quality of the image.
I tend to think that in photography, a lot of us get way too hung up on things being technically perfect, that we forget the most important thing that really matters: The emotional impact of the image. How the photograph we take, makes someone feel.
This image might not look like much. A roughly 12 year old posing with a model aeroplane and a can of Coke. But, it is representative of why many people actually take photos. For memories. Back around the time this photo was taken, that was often on compact film cameras.
The biggest new feature, and what excites me most about the Leica M11 is the 64ISO. To me this represents the cleanest, most detailed, best possible images available from the Leica M11’s new sensor. It also lets me use my fast F1.4 50/35/28mm Summilux lenses to their full extent and shoot wide open.
I’ve just tried out my new Leica M11 for the first time. We had tropical level rain out in Adelaide in January 22nd 2022 and writing this on January 23rd, it is still grey, overcast and intermittent heavy downpours so I haven’t yet been able to try the camera out as much as I’d like.
Are you looking for a new way to achieve a cinematic look to your still photos? Cinestill 50D is repackaged Kodak Vision 3 50D (aka Kodak 5203/7203) colour negative motion picture film. Cinestill is buying Vision 3 50D film from Kodak and removing the rem-jet backing which is present on most motion picture films to allow the film to be easily processed by any lab in C-41 chemistry.
There is a lot of misconception about using Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB, and debate in the photography community. Why use Adobe RGB? The Short Answer If you are taking photographs that will be printed in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) on a professional press after having gone through a proper conversion to CMYK then choose Adobe RGB.
I always put a UV filter on the end of my camera lens and keep it there. The “To UV or Not UV” on a camera lens is a hot debate. It is true, and I know this from having worked in a camera store many years ago that camera retailers make a huge margin on a new UV filter.
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