Montreal-based artist Benjamin Von Wong is known for creating evocative, otherworldly images, and last month he gained notoriety as one of the creators behind the viral hit Nikon Symphony—which made music with the electronic sounds of 14 different DSLR bodies. Ben inhabits an uncanny ability to inspire others through his work. We caught up with him in Vancouver, Canada, to find out how he feels about collaboration, limitation, and the tricky balance of being a technician and an artist. Read on to get a taste of his infectious enthusiasm for life and creativity.
This week in the news: Fujifilm released a dedicated iOS app for their X-Series cameras; Magic Lantern announced a "dual ISO" capability that adds 14 stops of dynamic range to the Canon 5D Mark II and 6D; Pioneer unveiled a new line of powered monitors for DJs; Tamron announced a three-day repair service for lenses; and ASUS officially announced the MeMO Pad FHD 10 LTE tablet.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 16, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
This week in the news: Nikon announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, the SB-300 AF Speedlight, and the COOLPIX L620 point-and-shoot; Samyang announced a new 16mm f/2.2 cine lens; Zeiss announced a new 55mm f/1.4 lens on their company blog; and Instagram updated their iOS app to allow video importing.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 9, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
It can be very beneficial to utilize a camera support system when shooting video with a DSLR; however, it can be challenging to figure out what equipment to buy, and how elaborate of a rig you need. We spoke to Duy Linh Tu about the compact rig that he uses for shooting documentaries with his Canon 5D Mark III, how his rig has gotten smaller as it has evolved, and his approach of recording audio directly into the camera.
This week in the news: Panasonic unveiled the Lumix GX7 Compact Digital Camera; Canon announced the Vixia mini camcorder; Sigma introduced a new mount-conversion service and extended warranties; Panasonic announced the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds; and Radiopopper announced the Nano system.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 2, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
My father was indirectly responsible for my introduction to non-traditional photo techniques around 35 years ago. When I told him of my intentions to become a professional photographer, he convinced me that one practical option would be to earn a certificate in medical photography. However, taking pictures of impaled eyes, severed heads and bloody surgical procedures was of less interest to me than shooting with infrared film.
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