ZOIP

Lives in Australia Goulburn, Australia
Works as a Photography And Digital Technolgies Teacher
Has a website at 01imaging.com
Joined on Jul 30, 2012

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Still own one and use it for professional work sometimes, the appeal lies in three areas, the viewfinder and ergonomics are excellent but most importantly the colour/tonal rendition is just beautiful, as close to medium format neg film as we ever got with digital in my opinion.

Yep anything over 400 is a bit noisy but it can be cleaned up well enough, but in use I found 400iso really was 400, where as Canons I had at the time overstated their ISO so 400 on the Canons was really only about 250 ISO so the Sony disadvantage compared to the Canons was not really as great as it might at first appear.

The Canons in particular used a less dense red filters which helped high ISO performance but traded off colour quality, especially for ruddy skin tones, Sony chose to go with stronger filtering that traded off high ISO performance but liberated fabulous colour subtlety for the time and even for today.

The noise was largely a result of the red channel being far less exposed at a sensor level, but at low ISO it was fine.

I developed a whole system around shooting the A900 through a red/magenta filter with appropriate RAW processing, this equalised the cross channel exposure at the sensor level and liberated the most glorious colour, clarity and tonality I have ever achieved. Though effectively you are shooting at about 32 ISO.

Anyhow I still love mine and have never regretted the purchase.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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ZOIP: Great wedding photography is about telling stories that last generations, stories that bring a joyous tear to the eyes of Mum and Dad, amaze and delight your yet unborn children and grandchildren.

Most cutting edge work is not about stories but about confection and bride bragging on Facebook, it sells and keeps photographers fed, but its ultimately shallow and short term, These pic represent arty, technically competent and creative work, not wedding photography, but good.

There is nothing wrong with placing couples in non traditonal situations but it should have something to do with the reality of those getting married, for example a Guy who is a super keen skateboarder being shot in a skate park with his bride and mates behind in skate gear makes sense, it would have context and meaning, or say the Bride and Groom in an industrial kitchen if the Bride is a chef of super keen foodie, or a couple on a mountian top if they are both avid bushwalkers and met via that activity.

Teila, must say you do have a point there, I once photographed one of my Cousins weddings, they didn't even last the length of the honeymoon and I ended up with a bunch of pics with nowhere to go. I don't really get the trashing the dress thing either, my wife kept hers, for many years she tried it on each anniversary and still has it as a keepsake but to each their own.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 06:53 UTC

Great wedding photography is about telling stories that last generations, stories that bring a joyous tear to the eyes of Mum and Dad, amaze and delight your yet unborn children and grandchildren.

Most cutting edge work is not about stories but about confection and bride bragging on Facebook, it sells and keeps photographers fed, but its ultimately shallow and short term, These pic represent arty, technically competent and creative work, not wedding photography, but good.

There is nothing wrong with placing couples in non traditonal situations but it should have something to do with the reality of those getting married, for example a Guy who is a super keen skateboarder being shot in a skate park with his bride and mates behind in skate gear makes sense, it would have context and meaning, or say the Bride and Groom in an industrial kitchen if the Bride is a chef of super keen foodie, or a couple on a mountian top if they are both avid bushwalkers and met via that activity.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 23:46 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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