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Joint exhibits in Paris at Kusch+CO and BJF Galleries June 2015.

Thibault-ROLAND-poster_resizeI am very happy to announce that I will show photographs in two galleries in Paris (France) for joint solo shows in June, supported by Sony USA and Sony France. Both galleries are located in the prestigious Distric “Carré Rive Gauche” located near the Assemblée Nationale. The exhibits are part of the annual district event “Metamorphosis“.

Each will present two aspects of my work: architectural and seascape photography for Kusch+CO and BJF galleries, respectively.

The opening ceremony will be at Kusch+CO Tuesday June 2nd 5pm-9pm.

For more details, please see below and flyers.

Kusch+CO

25 rue de Verneuil

75007 Paris

France

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BJF

27 rue de Verneuil

75007 Paris

France

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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!

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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

Building a technical camera – Part I

$_57Fuji GX680 III basic body with rear and front elements and bellows. Missing lens, film back and viewfinder.

Step One of Building a technical camera

I have a new project: the ultimate DIY camera fun.

After much discussion with my buddy Satoru Murata, I decided to take on a project for the next few weeks. I will share with you some of the steps I will take into building a technical view camera… of sorts.

For those who are not familiar with such cameras, you can find a description here and a sketch below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_camera

In a few words, this camera is made of a front board which holds a lens, and bellows that ensure the image coming from the lens goes without interference to a back element containing film or a digital sensor (there are also other types of capturing media but no need to go into such details here). What makes this type of camera special is the ability to move the front (and back) element in order to obtain large amounts of tilt and shift.

If you have been following me for a little while, you know that I use tilt and especially shift in my work, and sometimes using such special lenses in particular situations (for instance when you find yourself very close to the subject). For those who are into technicalities, another limitation of regular modern style T/S lenses is that movement happens at the front of the camera and not at the back. Back movement is however preferable because moving the front element changes the position of the image circle, and it usually is better to tilt (in particular) the rear element rather than the lens in order to avoid such changes in image circle position.

Now, you also now that I use Sony cameras for my work, as well as different sorts of lenses, ranging from modern and old Full Frame lenses to 30-ish years old Medium Format lenses (and I even also do Large Format film for fun). All these lenses are great, and MF provides a larger image circle, meaning that I can do larger movements than with FF lenses. Unfortunately, none of the adapters available on the market allow for full access to the MF lenses image circle, and some of them simply cannot be used, period (such as Mamiya RZ67). It is also impossible to use LF lenses on modern FF or MF dSLRs and backs.

So here is the idea: build a technical camera that will let me mount ANY (and I insist on ANY) lens (FF, MF, LF) on a modern digital FF mirrorless dSLR or MF back, and give TILT and SHIFT movement both at the front and back elements.

After some research online, I found that people can hack a Fuji GX680 body into doing something like this.

So I present you a new member in the family: a cheap (~$200 USD) Fuji GX680 III body which I will start stripping off its different elements in order to keep only the base body and moving elements.

$_573245Next steps to come, after I removed all the unnecessary parts! 🙂

On a different note, I’ll need to find this camera a name after it’s finished… let me know if you have suggestions! 🙂

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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BIG announcement tomorrow

Big announcement tomorrow!!
If you’re interested in seascape photography and want to learn how to shoot long exposures and produce breathtaking images, keep an eye out… and keep March 28-29 free 🙂9N6A0402 copie_resize

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.