Canon EOS 5DS

Designed for Detail: The Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R DSLRs

Photography, Reviews

This review was originally published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

The ultimate in resolution for full-frame DSLRs: this is what Canon’s latest 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R offer users. These cameras take a huge leap forward in resolution for the legendary 5D series and, when one looks at the files, they are impressively sharp and detailed. I was also able to observe the main differences between the two models and zoom almost endlessly into those images. It was a fun experience, and anyone looking for maximum resolution and detail will not have to search for much longer.

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Black & White is Back!: The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Photography, Reviews

This review was originally published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

Long gone are the days of having to pick between color or black-and-white film stocks before setting out the door. We have now entered a digital world where many critical artistic decisions are made long after the initial image is created. Leica has decided to change that by offering a new camera that makes images only in black-and-white, allowing photographers to solidify their vision and mindset before they head out the door. And, after taking it for a spin over the past week, I can say that it produces images that absolutely cannot be matched.

Welcome to the black-and-white world of the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder Camera.

Leica Q (Typ 116) Featured

The No-Compromise Compact: Leica Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera

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This article was originally published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

Users looking for optimal image quality in a compact body would do well to check out Leica’s latest release, the Q (Typ 116) Digital Camera. Packing a full-frame 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor into a portable and, I must say, beautifully designed body, the Q aims to deliver high-end image quality while still ensuring it can remain on you at all times. It also implements a Leica Maestro II-series image processor, along with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens to quickly create images with smooth bokeh, at sensitivities up to ISO 50000.

Canon 5D Mark III

A Decade of Innovation with Canon’s 5D Series

Feature, News, Photography

This article was original published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

Ten years ago, in 2005, Canon broke new ground in the imaging world with the EOS 5D, the first full-frame DSLR to feature a body size similar to that of a 35mm film SLR. Today, Canon is still revolutionizing the industry with the 5D series, most recently with the jaw-dropping 50.6-megapixel resolution of the 5DS and 5DS R, announced in February. In order to celebrate this decade of innovation, let’s take a quick look back at the most notable features and trends introduced by the 5D series.

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica’s M Monochrom (Typ 246) Brings B&W Photography to New Dimensions

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This article was originally published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

Taking black-and-white photography above and beyond, Leica has brought the M Monochrom (Typ 246) Digital Rangefinder to the world, with the company’s signature styling and modern functionality. Improving upon the original, the new Typ 246 stars a higher-resolution 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor that omits the color-filter array, as well as the optical low pass filter, to create stunning black-and-white images with higher clarity, depth, and resolution at sensitivities up to ISO 25000. Operation has been sped up with the Maestro processor and a 2GB buffer for saving up to 30 DNG or JPEG files in a sequence. Also, this sensor and processor pairing enables full HD 1080p video recording at 24 or 25 fps.

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Lightweight Portable Power: The Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Off-Camera Flash

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This review was originally published on B&H Photo’s Explora blog where I am a regular contributor.

Profoto has done it again. A little over a year since the release of the revolutionary B1, the company is expanding its Off-Camera Flash System with the B2 250 AirTTL, a portable battery-powered pack with TTL operation for both on- and off-camera use. It has two fully asymmetrical outputs for connecting one or two of the extremely lightweight heads that can be easily mounted on a bracket with your camera, a monopod, or a stand for setting up the lights exactly as you see fit.

Screen capture from Caution: A zombie classic.

Caution!: A zombie classic

Fiction, Film & Video, Home, Uncategorized

Welcome to my work from freshman year of college also known as Spring 2011 Cinema Production 1 taught by Joshua Bonnetta.

A couple of my portraits.

Rethinking Instagram

Home, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Over the months I have written a few posts about how Instagram is bad for photojournalists and how it really shouldn’t be used. However, that is a very specific viewpoint to write from and I feel like I didn’t give Instagram a fair chance.

Rally coverage down in DC

Journalism, Photography, Uncategorized

This past weekend was the Forward on Climate rally in Washington D.C. I was fortunate enough to cover it for The Ithacan. So, myself and a staff of 4 other reporters, photographers and videographers headed to D.C. to check it out. It was a great time, here are some quick shots.

Fred Wilcox shares his activism stories.
Shawn Steiner/The Ithacan

Professors share narratives of lifelong activism

Documentary, Film & Video, Journalism, Journalism, Photography, Photography

Here at Ithaca College there is a large group of professors who stand by their beliefs and ideals. These professors are activists and constantly go out and protest and do work in order to make these ideas known and to fight injustice. As a part of a collegiate institution they share their beliefs with their students and try to be the inspiration for them to get out and fight for what they belief in.