David Martinez Finds a New Camera that Helps him Evolve his Look.

David Martinez recently called me to talk some about what direction he sees his worked heading this year.  It was a great call because David was so excited and passionate.  He had been shooting the new work for a while and said it would be ready to share soon.  He has big plans for the new direction and it got me excited too!

On the call, I asked him what were some of the things that inspired him to create a whole new body of work.  Besides it just being a natural progression and being inspired by the teams he had been working with, he mentioned a new camera that he was using.  Here is what he said about it. 

“Camera technology changes by the second. Sometimes the changes are big (like high def video on a DSLR).  And, sometimes the changes not so big (like an extra megapixel).  I have seen a lot of changes over the past few years; bigger sensors, better buffers, better transfer speeds, and they all help push my work even further.   At the end of last year,  I read about a new Canon camera and software that intrigued me (Canon EOS 1D X and Capture One Pro 7 software).  Thinking it was just another necessary small (albeit expensive) upgrade, I took the plunge and bought the camera. After spending a few weeks with it and the newest photo editing software, I can safely say it’s one of the biggest improvements that I’ve seen in a long time.  Every frame is sharp, I can shoot clean files in the lowest of light, there is a range of detail I’ve never seen in a digital format, tonal transitions are smooth and colors are rendered beautifully.

I’ve found that my new setup has been really freeing as an artist. I spend less time thinking about the technical limitations of what I’m doing and more time thinking about what kind of image I want to make. I’m able to really see what’s in front of me. I can be more present and more sensitive to my environment, which makes any  photographer, or any artist for that matter, better. I get more of the pictures I want more often.

Stay tuned in the next few months for a new collection of David Martinez images.

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Chris Crisman Launches his New Website.

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As anyone in this business knows, it is never an easy task to design a new website.   The design alone is a huge undertaking and then the uploading and sequencing always adds weeks to an already long schedule!  Congratulations to you and your studio for a job well done!  The images are large, the navigation easy, there are portfolios and libraries to review and the grid view is pretty cool.  Check it out yourself here.

And, if you like what you see and what to view his portfolio, that is easy enough. We have a video of it here for you.

Enjoy!

Featuring David Martinez’s Video Portfolio This Week.

After spending all last week showing off our portfolios on appointments in NY, at the At Edge Face to Face event and in Los Angeles at Le Books’ Connections event, we were reminded how much people really appreciate flipping through an actual portfolio rather than clicking through one on line.

We know that timing and budget does not always allow for that, so we asked each of our artists to create a video of their portfolio for people to watch online.  It isn’t the same of course, but a little bit closer to the experience than a website.

This week we are featuring David Martinez.  See below for his full video.  To see the other videos from our group that we have posted so far, please link here.

Enjoy!

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