April 8th, 2007

photography

S5 Pro Review Part 1B: Dynamic Range Stress Test


The S5 Pro Dynamic Range Stress Test
Originally uploaded by carpe icthus.

When I say the S5 Pro has amazing dynamic range, what exactly do I mean?

These are two frames of the same picture. The frame at left is the original, unretouched exposure. The frame at right is what I was able to salvage with Adobe Lightroom. Obviously there are problems with the result, which is at the absolute limit of the sensor, but it's hard not to be impressed.

photography

Embracing the Light Side


Embracing the Light Side
Originally uploaded by carpe icthus.

Rachel and Kirsten in what could be an ad for … Nikon??? Has the world gone mad or have they finally seen the light?

Speaking of light, it's not often that you can catch a genuine candid in front of a studio light, but they just happened to be playing in front of my set-up.

Rachel, Kirsten, and Steve came over to my studio/apartment for drinks, laughter, and a great deal of photo-geekery, mostly involving wireless flashes and fisheye lenses. You can see the madness in a slideshow here.