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.
Ok I’ll bite, what is the camera and software ?
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Heather Elder Represents Blog
Beautiful work, David! Of course I’m eager to know what Canon camera you’re talking about. Is it the new 6D, or the more expensive Mark IV? Thank you for sharing your work!
Hi there! So sorry we didn’t share from the beginning. Our intention was for the post to be about the images and not the camera, but we can totally see the interest. The camera is the Canon EOS 1D X and Capture One Pro 7 software.
Thank you, Heather! I’m in the market for a new Canon & glad to know about this one.
love David’s work….
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