Color Comparison: Canon 5D Mark ll and Mark lll
Posted by cdtobie on March 29, 2012
As the next generation of Nikon and Canon cameras hit the street, one of the questions that always occurs to me is how these new bodies interpret color, in relation to the tried and true models they are replacing. I will be testing more than one such pair, but lets begin with the newly released Canon 5D Mark lll, and its predecessor the Mark ll.
Join us for our next big photography workshop in the Palouse in June 2012 – click on the WORKSHOPS tab at the top of this page.
We’ve been having a great time. We held our Tech Expo (day 1) and Workshop Session (day 2) at the Denver Studio Complex and Denver Pro Photo. This was the first of seven events planned, ranging through Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The Tech Expo featured wide format printers from Canon, Epson, and HP, color management tools from X-Rite, displays from Eizo, cameras from Mamiya/Leaf, papers and print finishing products from Premier, lighting from Westcott, Eizo, and more!
The Tech Expo was very well attended, and we had reps from a number of companies present.
Dennis Halley (digital2you) was the primary host. During the course of the day, we fielded questions regarding inkjet printing, color management, print finishing, art reproduction, media selection, medium format cameras, and displays from Eizo.
We also had quite a bit of original artwork on hand, and print reproductions of many of these examples.
On day 2, we held our workshop on Fine Art Printmaking and Fine Art Reproduction. The session was very well attended; we had approximately 20 students in attendance.
We not only covered the “how to” aspects of fine art printmaking, we also got into the details of the business model for fine art printmaking, using your wide-format printer to make prints for other photographers, art reproduction, color management, print finishing, and more.
We had a complete fine art printmaking setup, and of course a studio setup for fine art repro:
I encourage you to attend one of the next sessions. We will be in Glenwood Springs, Santa Fe, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque.
To register for the workshop session, please go to the Digital2You web site here or CALL FOR DETAILS 303-934-2777
I’ve been building a directory of web sites of interest, published by a number of individuals and sources. These include photographers, printmakers, technologists, consultants, and more. This is only a preliminary update, and I will be expanding the level of detail with a week or two. I’ve done this in response to the many requests I receive each week for info like this.
These are not advertisements, but are references to resources you may find useful. I’ve listed people I know and trust.
Here’s an example of what you can expect to see:
Photography and Consulting
Wayne Cosshall: The Digital Image Maker, http://www.dimagemaker.com/
Wayne writes The Digital Imagemaker, the leading Australian photography, digital art and related area online magazine, with strong readership in the US and a growing readership in other countries. He is an accomplished photographer, writer, and consultant. Infrared and black and white photography, computer generated imaging, workshops, and other areas make up just a portion of Wayne’s areas of expertise.
: Portland Metro Photographic News at http://www.pmpnonline.com
Commercial. Portland, OR’s portal to “all things photographic in the metro Portland area”. Includes the latest news for: photo gallery opening and exhibits, photo education workshops and seminars, photo equipment/software announcements, photo competitions, a virtual Student Gallery, photo tourist information, showcase photographers, and a complete photo event calendar for the Pacific Northwest. Tom also writes several other sites, which you can find via pmponline.com
Daniel J. Cox, http://www.naturalexposures.com/ is one of the world’s premier wildlife and nature photographers, and of course educators. Quoted from his site “He’s traveled to all seven continents, plying his craft in search of the images that help tell the stories and inspire his art.” He has many high-level awards for his work and “he is the sole author of ten books”. Enough said.
Printmaking and Related
Jack Duganne, Duganne Ateliers, www.duganne.com
Jack is one of the few people I know who is truly a master of CS4, not just Photoshop, but pretty much the whole thing. He has been involved in printmaking long before most of us, starting out with the IRIS printer and escalating from there. He is an internationally-known authority on the subject, a superb educator, and photographic experimentalist.
Harald Johnson, www.dpandi.com Best known as an author (Mastering Digital Printing), Harald is at once one of the best specialists and generalists around. He’s an amazing communicator, able to bring artists, photographers, corporations, consultants, and other experts together in effective collaboration on leading edge projects. His web site is one of the best in the world as a resource on digital printing and related subjects.
Web Design, Web Development and Graphic Design
Christopher Green Design, LLC http://www.christophergreen.com/ is a web site design, graphic design and web site development company located in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii near Honolulu. Christopher Green Design produces custom web site design and applications, company logos, web advertising, flash ads and flash demos, identity design, branding and promotional materials, web site analysis, web site planning, Search Engine Optimization, user interface and usability planning and documentation, ecommerce web sites, illustrations, print advertisements web site maintenance, web site redesign, content management systems and consulting.
And the short list (which will get longer…. )
Marc Aguilera, consultant
Mark Alberhasky, photographer
Robert Ash, photographer and printmaker
Andrew Behla, master printmaker
Dwight Blemker, superb landscape photographer
Jon Canfield , photographer, author, educator
Amy Cantrell, celebrity photographer, educator
Milt Carlson, photographer
Nick Carlson, master of panorama photograph
Elizabeth Carmel, master of landscape and fine art photography
Skip Cohen, President, Rangefinder Publishing, and more
Jerry Courvoisier, photographer, Lightroom and Photoshop master, author
Ted Dayton, commercial photographer, educator
Joe Drivas, commercial photographer, educator
Jack Duganne, one of the best fine art printmakers in the world, THE Photoshop Ninja!
Eileen Fritsch, leading editor and author, industry guru
Don Gale, master landscape photographer and educator
Helen Golden, master digital artist and photographer
Chris Green , master designer and THE go-to person for web design and SEO
Francis Hills, fashion photographer par excellance
David Hines, leading black and white photographer and painter
Jim Hull, watercolorist and consultant
Bill Hurter, chief editor and key leader at Rangefinder Publishing (Rangefinder, After Capture) and one of the top authors of real-life, practical photography books in the world
JD Jarvis, digital artist
Harald Johnson, leading authority on printmaking, photography, consultant, author
Ryan Joslyn, one of the best up-and-coming photographers I’ve met in the last five years.
Douglas Kirkland, one of the best photographers in the world (needs little introduction)
Alan Kozlowski, photographer and audio expert, among other things.
Mark Leet, world-class, leading photographer from SF Bay area
John Lorusso, President, Parrot Digigraphic
Sonny Tohan, President, Mac Business Solutions
Joel Meyerowitz, one of the all-time great photographers
Ed Ouelette, superb commercial photographer, S California
Michael Reichmann, of Luminous Landscape fame
John Riedy, one of the best wedding photographers around
Liz Quinlisk, X-Rite, a master of communications and color management
Nadia Salameh, one of the best wedding and inter-cultural photographers I have ever met
Kat Silverglate, artist, designer, photographer
Neil Snape, arguably one of the smartest color scientists I know, and a superb fashion and still life photographer
Uwe Steinmuller, runs numerous websites for photographers, expert printmaker and photographer, author, educator
Bill Truran, amazing depth of knowledge in high-def photography, collaboration with large-scale publishing, color management, educator, author, and more
Henry Wilhelm, the leading authority on print technology, print longevity and testing, and a list just too long to provide right now.
The final version of the Directory will be posted at www.davidsaffir.com