We’ve had the privilege of hosting video shoots for 4 of Seattle’s most famous companies (we’re under gag order) in recent weeks and their productions had one thing in common: no video camera.
Video crews are increasingly choosing to use new generation DSLRs (still cameras) like the Canon 5D Mark II instead of traditional film/video cameras. These mini high tech marvels offer gorgeous quality HD video and the ability to use all of the high quality lenses used for still photography while being no larger than Uncle Wally’s Olympus film SLR from back in the 70s.
This offers the exciting potential of high powered HD in every photographer’s bag with cameras that cost only a couple thousand instead of 10s or 100s of thousands. Major Hollywood movies are even using them as disposable” cameras for stunt cars and explosions – the quality is that good. And for event applications this offers the ability to have one photographer shooting both stills and video with the same camera sure to open lots of possibilities.
We welcomed Colcorado based photographer David Tejada as our featured speaker for the first ULS Photographer Networking Evening last week. There was a great turnout of Seattle photographers (and some from Canada) who had a chance to talk shop with colleagues as well as learn from David. His presentation focused on his extensive use of off camera speedlights for location photography. David shared all sorts of tricks and techniques with the crowd and then hosted a following day workshop where 10 photographers were able to work 1 on 1 with him. We’re pleased to have David as a friend of ULS and look forward to welcoming him back in the future.
We had a great response to our Photographer Networking Evening and will look to get another one scheduled soon so stay tuned. Feel free to email us if you would like to be included on our invite list.