Category Archives: Publications

Sony Global Imaging Ambassadors Interview

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Want to learn more about my story, my vision and how I work in the field?
Curious to learn how much work I put in one single image before, during and after I shot it? (and realize how insane I am about it?)

Check out the interview I did with the great people from the Sony Global Imaging Ambassadors.

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New solo show at the New England School of Photography

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Come join us next week for my next solo show at the New England School of Photography!
11 big prints of my most recent and best seascapes work.
I hope to see you there!!

Text of the original announcement:

NEXT at the The Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions: Aquae: Photographs by Thibault Roland Fine Art Photography. Aquae is a series of landscape images that explores the serene and formal nature of water in a most alluring and minimal fashion.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30pm – 7pm
Show Runs: Nov. 16 – Dec. 18, 2015

New tech for long exposure photography

GenusND03-600x338Prototype Genus electronic ND fader system

Placing filters at the back of a lens is a technique that was used “back in the day” of film photography (although it is still done nowadays).
It has drawbacks and advantages, one of the latter being there is almost zero risk of vignetting.

As far as I know, OWL is the only system that lets you do just that for modern photography on mirrorless systems. It sure is convenient, but not ideal because it does not have electronic control of the aperture nor AF.

I came across this article and video demonstrating a similar line of thoughts. The company  Genustech  is developing a new ND filter system that is placed inside the lens adapter, and electronically controlled.
It seems like a good idea on the paper, because it will be much more convenient than having to transport and put on / take off delicate filters. (trust me, it can be a real pain in the… neck). Also, they claim it will be possible to remotely control it, which is really cool.
A few questions arise from this tech though (I will skip everything that has to do with aperture and AF control here and focus on the new feature):
1/ It currently does not have aperture nor EF control, with may or may not be a problem depending on the lens or subject you shoot. But they mention in the interview electronic control will be available in the final product, so check.
2/ what will be the maximum density the filter reaches? For 3-5 minutes long exposure in day time, you need about 16 stops. They mention in the interview it will go up to 12 stops, which is a bit on the low side… But let’s see if they can push it darker.
3/ what about optical quality? and especially chromatic aberrations, color cast/shift?
4/ what about light leaks? Pretty obvious point, but when you have a 16 (or even 12) stops filter, you want your adapter to be really light tight. I guess it’s the case, but who knows?

Bottom line, I think it’s a cool product and every long exposure photographer out there should keep an eye out for it.
Lots of potential, some real questions and technical challenges.

Let’s hope we get to see a finalized product that will be high quality and we’ll all die to use.

 

SOURCE: http://www.newsshooter.com/2015/09/15/ibc-2015-the-holy-grail-of-dslr-filmmaking-genus-show-prototype-lens-adapter-with-built-in-electronic-nd-filter/

Preparation of my upcoming exhibitions in Paris

IMG_1754I’ve been lately hard at work preparing the two exhibitions that will take place in Paris next week.

I feel very fortunate to have the help and support of many people for these two HUGE events. To name but a few, Sony US and Sony France (in particular, Kayla, Astrid and Romain) have helped a great deal with the marketing materials, press releases and more. Chritophe Marlot and José Alcantara were of course instrumental in letting me show my work in their galleries, thnak you both! And Christine and Philippe for their incredible help and support in way too many ways to describe here.IMG_1755

You will find higher two photographs of the flyers and posters that Sony France printed. These will be sent to their partner pro photography stores in Paris. don’t they look great!? 🙂

Please click the following link to access Sony France Press Release (in French): Press Release Sony France.

Details of the show on the flyers and in the text below:

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25 rue de Verneuil

75007 Paris

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27 rue de Verneuil

75007 Paris

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Below are some of the photographs I will show next week right after signing and numbering them (they are all of course limited editions):

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And these two are the largest prints I have ever had printed to date: ~50×150 cm! (~20×60″!)

 

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20150502_123758 20150502_123831 For those of you who wonder how my limited editions are, I sign and number them on the front side (see higher) and use a seal on each one of them, and add my signature, number in the series and the title on the back, see below:

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CameraPixo Publication & Editor’s Choice Award

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I’m really happy to announce that one of my newest photographs from my Isolation series,  has been published by the great Camerapixo editions.

If you don’t know them already, please click on the image above. I’m also very happy to have been published alongside wonderful artists such as Ajit Menon Iurie Belegurschi, Jose Ramos, Philip Gunkel, Sal Virji, Stian Klo and so many more!

CAMERAPIXO NATURE 03 PUBLISHED

New Publication: Landscape Photography Magazine (UK)

landscape-pageI was glad to learn recently that one of my only color photographs is published in the great UK Landscape Photography Magazine, issue 49.
It’s a picture I shot in Monument Valley in the USA. Truly one of my fondest memories of my first (and longest) road trip in the USA: about a month, and 20 000 km. Epic! 😉

Have you ever done such a road trip? If so, I’d be curious to hear about the little gems you found on the road. Did you find not-so-famous locations you’d recommend others to visit? Please share them in the comments below if you do!landscape-cover

Upcoming Long Exposure Workshop in Maine

flyer-4 copyWell, seems like it took me a little longer than expected to share it, but behold! 🙂

I am glad to announce that I will be mentoring a workshop with Satoru Murata in Maine March 28-29.
You will learn how to shoot and process unique and breathtaking long exposure seascape photography, and we will visit 5 of the most iconic lighthouses of the Portland and Rockland areas.
This workshop is supported by some of the major players in the industry: @Sony, Formatt-Hitech, SmugMug, Mirex and HCam.de, so be prepared for some surprises!

Places are limited to 8 in order to give you the best experience possible, and the first two to register will have a 10% discount.
Attendees are welcome to register to any or both days of the workshop.
Sunrise and sunset options are also available.

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So check out the details and program here:
http://www.thibaultroland.com/Workshops
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And don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions!

For examples of what subjects we will shoot, take a look at my series:
http://www.thibaultroland.com/Beacon-of-Hope

Please feel free to share, thanks!

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