Sometime we are so busy taking pictures with our digital cameras that we forget to actually look for the right moment. A roll of expensive film, a simple camera without displays, histograms, 10 frame per seconds, auto focus and we can free our mind again from the tool and concentrate to the moment. Yes, I love digital photography and all the opportunities that it offers to us just, once in while, is worth to create a cathartic experience and relearn what is really important. Only 36 frames, a day to spend in a place. I had to walk around and really look for an interesting subject and avoid to waste a picture opportunity on something not worth. Walking around, looking around and, once I found a nice scene with a good composition, just wait for something to happen. In this case was a storm with a lot of rain and the sun appeared illuminating the rain with its rays. Sometime we must think film also with our digital camera, be patient and take the one good picture instead of thousand of mediocre images.
I started to take some pictures with my IR converted EOS 5D by LifePixel and I’m having a lot of fun! Every weather situation is different and can provide an original interpretation of the subject, even the fog that is usually not the best scenario for IR, can come out pretty good. All the pictures are elaborated with CapturOne 9. Saving in jpg to share BW on internet is a crime and you can see it form the banding in the sky… bust still Internet does not manage 16 bits files…
Here a brief tutorial that explain how to use CaptureOne8 to convert infrared RAW files generated by IR modified cameras. I had my camera modified by LifePixel and it’s a lot of fun… soon also some pictures!
Luigi Barbano was nominated finalist a the OneEyeland photography award 2014 with two images: Thunderbirds Nude The OneEyeland photography award 2014 received 3313 images from 48 countries and nominated 409 winners, selected by an international jury panel.
LOS ANGELES 04-22-2015 – Professional photographer Luigi Barbano, from Italy and based in Clearwater, was presented with the 8th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title, with 4 images, in the category of Americana and Wildlife at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, April 18, 2015. The live online gala was attended by over 8,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography. 8th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; Edinburgh Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London who honored Color Masters with 541 coveted title awards in 33 categories. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,358 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Luigi Barbano’s exceptional images entered in the Americana and Wildlife categories, represent contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.” INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a […]