Special effects photography For the ultimate image Taking materials Jurgen, for the last twenty years you have worked exclusively for big clients and agencies. Yet…View More SINAR Information No 29
Controlled subject brightness range, established by careful spot exposure readings in the film plane is just one aspect. Equally vital is professional colour control for a specific impact. The result the client gets should need no further explanation – it must make its point in creative content and technical perfection.View More SINAR Information No 28
The SINAR p2 made its showing in professional black glamour at the 1984 photokina – so it’s no longer really new.
On the other hand we should now be able to tell how well that glamour translates into solid practical user value. This top model from SINAR has six significant characteristics. Here, in their own words, is what professionals from nine countries think of the p2.
Good results in print depend on careful planning when you shoot the pictures to be reproduced. You must know what you want in print and the factors involved. Photographers tend to forget that print processes differ in characteristics, paper, screen rulings, ink weight etc. You must allow for the fixed conditions specific to the process – hence the original must suit the medium in which it is to be printed. We shall deal here with the main ways in which printing affects image quality and with how to achieve the best results.View More SINAR Information No 25
View camera photographers tend to use small lens apertures. The reason is largely one of ancient tradition.
The practice of stopping down by one or two lens stops more than really necessary was originally meant to cover focusing errors. That included not quite accurately set swings in sharpness distribution control.
The problem of yaw in conventional view cameras interferes even with simple and straightforward adjustment sequences:
For instance, if you want to show something of the top as well as the front of an upright object, you have to use a dropfront (vertical shift) movement.
Professional photography in the 1980s will stand in the light of technical progress in hardware, and in the shadow of raw material shortages, including silver and hence all film materials. Looking at specific areas in these terms gives us an idea of the trends facing professional photography in the 1980s, especially concerning large-format use.View More SINAR Information No 19
Professional photographers have to cope with every kind of client and every type of assignment. No two jobs are the same, or even alike. That calls for considerable creative as well as technical adaptability by the photographer. His photographic tool should logically match this flexibility.View More SINAR Information No 15
Exposure measurement in the image plane of the camera is by now generally accepted as being superior to the use of external exposure meters – as evidenced by the current trend in camera design. The question however arises, whether such image plane measurement should integrate the whole picture area or be based on selected spot readings – and in what way the two methods differ.
The question itself is an old one.
The best lens, with the best resolving power and the use of best possible film material depend entirely on the precision of the image setting.
Here the large-format view camera has a not undeserved reputation of being too complex in its settings.