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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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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

France

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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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Building a technical camera – Part IV

20150322_130154Step Four of Building a technical camera: adding left/right shifting to the back element

Last time, I showed you the results of milling out a chunk of the back element of the Fuji camera. Today, I’ll show you why I did it, and how to mount different parts together and insure they are perfectly parallel or perpendicular to each other.

For that particular step, I bought a cheap Chinese precision rail system on eBay. For $8 USD, it’s hard to get a better system that can be modified, drilled, cut or tapped. The following picture shows you exactly what this part looks like before modifying and mounting on the camera.

DSC01151First step was to take apart the rail itself (with the screw sticking out of the slot), from the support piece that is originally meant to attach on the tripod head. In the final design, the parts will be flipped: the rail will become the support (attached to the camera, see below) and the other part with the precise movement knob and the stopper. The latter part will be modified so I can attach a support plate for the camera.20150404_192705

You will find below a few pictures that I shot while adjusting the rail to the camera so that these two part are perfectly perpendicular to each other. This step is very delicate, because the slightest misalignment between them will lead to the sensor plane not being perpendicular to the lenses, effectively creating unwanted tilt. 20150404_192717

To make sure the parts were perpendicular, I used the precision of the milling machine and an indicator, see below:

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Just so you have a better sense of what things will look like eventually, here is a photograph of the back element with the inverted support part that I’ll drill and tap in order to mound the camera standard:20150404_193117No a few photographs of the camera with the rail system, where you can see how left/right shift will work:

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Drill the rear standard support (part with the two knobs in the pictures higher).

Conclusions:

1/ this was one of the most delicate but easiest steps so far. Easiest when you have the right tools, but these are hard to come by and even harder to let a machinist let you use his toys 🙂

2/ I found a solution to add rear swing (left/right tilt) by ordering a precise optical rotating stage for about $80 USD from China. I’ll give you the details in a later post if you are interested (please use the comment below if so). I’ll first work on a prototype that won’t have swing, see how it goes and then add the rotating stage.

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!

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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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New special offer for Valentine’s Day with Smugmug: get 20% off

I just came across a special offer for Valentine’s Day with Smugmug until 02/18/15:
Save 20% off all Photo Website packages at @SmugMug with “SASVday”

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Click on the image to get to the website, and use coupon code “SASVday” until 02/18/15.

Partnership with SmugMug; 15% rebate for you and you only :)

SmugMugTRI am extremely happy to have setup a partnership with SmugMug recently, and I would like to tell you more about it.

SmugMug is a platform that provides photographers and videographers with top of the line services:

  • build your own website for your fine art work: high resolution image preview, secured storage of your images
  • sleek website designs (you can create entirely new ones or modify templates to your liking
  • Monthly or Yearly subscription plans dedicated to each photographer, from amateurs to pros: Basic – Power – Portfolio – BusinessSmugMug-Plans
  • CSS is supported which means that the computer guru in you can personalized their templates even more
  • complete integration of your Social Media streams in order to share pictures or pages on them
  • direct sales of your photographs to your clients in a “hands free” fashion; what I mean is that all you need to do is upload your files on their server, choose what products you want to offer (pictures, canvas etc), the price of the pictures, which lab will print them and ship them directly to the client etc.
  • you can also setup direct payment from your clients for other services you may offer: workshops, one-to-one mentorship, limited edition prints etc

I have been using their services for nearly 2 years now with my website. I am very happy with their professionalism, the services they offer and they also have a wonderful customer service in case you need help from them. On top of it, they also have developed online support for people who want to tweak their websites even more.

If you’d like to see more about what can be done with SmugMug, I recommend you check out:

If you’re ready to go, you can benefit from a 15% off rebate on their yearly subscriptions by clicking on any of the images in this article, or here.

On a different note, I am very excited to announce that SmugMug will also be supporting my workshops and mentoring programs, with lots of great stuff and opportunities for my students!

So if you’re interested in some of the group events I am organizing or want to work on a one-to-one mentoring program with me, please comment below or use the contact form on my website: http://www.thibaultroland.com/

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