Also in this edition:
- An Invitation to Las Vegas!
- Banding Effects with Electronic Shutters (video)
Photographing Classic Cars
If you've ever wanted a legitimate excuse to go to Las Vegas, I'm here to give you two. And I'll tell you about them both in just a minute.
First, I'd like you to have this free mini-E-booklet I put together for the Las Vegas Cadillac Club on the secrets of photographing classic cars. It's called "How to 'Wow!' for Classic Cars" and you can download the .pdf file here.I created this e-booklet for members of the The Las Vegas Cadillac Club, who in the past has hired me to photograph their annual Cadillac Through the Years car show, a gathering of proud classic Cadillac car owners under the Vegas sun. This year the event will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 and you are all invited to attend and try your hand at this kind of photography. You can also submit your work and see it published on their official website.
This time, though, I'll be coming out a few days earlier to conduct another world-famous Friedman Archives High-Impact Photography Seminars, and because the Cadillac Through the Years event happens on a Sunday, the Friedman Archives Seminar will be held two days before, on Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th. So two days of inspiration followed by one day of field practice. Plus you can stay a few extra days to enjoy the rest of Vegas. A destination event!
Enjoy the free e-book, and look forward to seeing you there.
In the Pipeline
Tony Phillips is finished completing the rolling release of Fujifilm's most advanced "X"-series camera ever, the X-T3. The full version is over 700 pages and you can purchase downloadable or printed versions of it here.
Yes, I'll be writing a book on the recently-announced Sony A6400. You can pre-order it at a discount here.
Banding Issues with Electronic Shutters
|Photo courtesy Kirk Tuck at KirkTuck.com. Image used with permission.
He's also an awesome blogger at the Visual Science Lab
Traditional DSLRs have two shutter curtains - one that stays closed just before the exposure begins, and one that closes just after the exposure ends. Both are designed to prevent light from hitting the sensor while it goes through the crucial process of either zeroing out the pixels beforehand or reading out the pixels afterhand (that's a word!).
In the last few years large engineering efforts have gone into eliminating one or both of these shutters. But are there drawbacks to electronic shutters? I explain all in this video. Once again, technical insights you won't find anywhere else!
Until next time...
Yours Truly, Gary Friedman