Posts Tagged ‘MAC Group’

John Woodward Kicks Off The New Unique University!

April 3, 2009

Images from tonight’s SOLD OUT Lighting & Portrait seminar with John Woodward at the newly expanded Unique University at the Unique Photo superstore!

John Woodward

John Woodward

Unique Photo President Matt Sweetwood addressing over 100 attendees

Unique Photo President Matt Sweetwood addressing over 100 attendees

Matt Sweetwood introduces John Woodward

Matt Sweetwood introduces John Woodward

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John Woodward Portrait & Lighting Seminar @ Unique Photo 4/2

March 27, 2009

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© John Woodward Photography

© John Woodward Photography

John Woodward has spent 35 years producing images for many of todays major corporations such as Chase, Citibank, Viacom, Paramount, Hawaiian Tropic, Hyatt, and Marriott.  His work has been seen worldwide.  The Professional Photographers of America at their annual convention in 2007 named John Photographer of the Year.  He holds the Photographic Craftsman Degree and is an Approved Photographic Instructor from the Professional Photographers of America.  No matter what you are using to capture an image, whether digital or conventional film, it still comes back to how you handle the light.

This seminar is about having fun, and learning at the same time. Let John help you take your photographs to a new level of expression and composition. Wrapped in a little “down-home humor”, John’s approach certainly will not be boring.  This class will be held at Unique Photo Inc. in Fairfield, NJ at it’s new state of the art classroom at Unique University!

John will explore and demonstrate the following: · A compositional study guide · Facial Analysis · Creating dimensionally in your images · Portrait, glamour, modified glamour, and window light forms for the studio · The great myths of exposure · The great myths of digital imaging · Determining proper exposure outdoors · Understanding the “kill zone” outdoors · Location Mapping · Color Management and Workflow (time permitting)

Receive A FREE $25 Unique Photo Gift Card With Registration!

Advantage Of Digital Medium Format For Portrait Photography

March 12, 2009

By Joe Brady

I recently compared Mamiya DL-28 system against a 21 megapixel DSLR.
I wanted to see for myself how each camera performed under identical
lighting conditions with all camera parameters matched (ISO, comparative lens focal length, shutter speed and f-stop). While I expected the DL-28 to surpass the quality of the DSLR, with the megapixel difference relatively small (28 vs. 21) I wasn’t sure exactly how obvious the difference would be.

Well, it turns out that the differences were clear. While the DSLR
produced a very good file, the medium format DL-28 provided not only
more detail, but a clarity and depth with no edge artifacts at all that
the DSLR simply couldn’t match. Shooting at the same distance and
enlarging both files to 100%, I overlaid the eye detail from the DSLR
over the Mamiya DL-28 sample. The size difference of the two eyes is a
result of the DL-28 producing a larger file. I’m not sure how well you
can see the results through your browser, but notice how clear the
eyelashes are, the detail of the skin texture, the definition of the
fine strands of hair and how clear the color definition is rendered in
the eye. The beautiful and subtle shades in our models hazel-green eyes
are captured faithfully by the DL-28 yet are slightly muddied by the 21
megapixel DSLR.

Advantages of Medium Format Digital For Portrait Photography

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Medium Panic: Leaf Responds to Franke & Heidecke Insolvency

March 12, 2009

There’s been some serious cause for concern in the world of medium-format digital cameras this week after Franke & Heidecke, which manufacturers the body for both the Sinar Hy6 and Leaf AFi camera systems, announced on Monday that it has filed for insolvency.

That news was first reported on Luminous Landscape and then follwed up on by the British Journal of Photography today which showed both Sinar and Leaf in damage control mode as they attempted to reassure customers that cameras will continue to ship despite the German-based Franke & Heidecke’s financial woes.

In response a query from PDNPulse, the MAC Group, which distributes Leaf products in the U.S., shared a statement (in full, after the jump) about the Franke & Heidecke insolvency from Leaf’s Director of Sales & Marketing Ziv Argov.

“Regardless of what you might have heard, the F&H manufacturing plant is operating normally and will continue to operate while F&H works with their creditors to reach agreement on the best way forward,” Argov’s statement reads, in part.

“While this process advances, production of Leaf AFi parts and components continues. To further ensure that F&H continues operating efficiently, an interim administrator is being appointed to evaluate the F&H business. What this means is that we will continue delivering Leaf AFi-II camera systems, lenses and accessories.”


Medium Panic: Leaf Responds to Franke & Heidecke Insolvency From PDNPulse