I also wanted to confirm that Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks works fine in terms of tethering the Canon 1D X. Tethering works in both Aperture 3.5.1 and Canon’s DPP v3.13.45.
A reminder, too, for all programs running in Mavericks where you need them to run in the background (e.g. FCP X, Aperture, DPP, Photoshop, etc.,) be sure to turn off “App Nap.” Go to File Menu > Get Info (command – I) and select “Prevent App Nap.”
Updated 12/2/13 – Corrected C300 firmware number and link.
Fun shoot I worked on this past September, TV commercials and print ads for Pine Brothers’ Softish Throat Drops featuring Martha Stewart.
The commercial was produced by Rider McDowell, directed by Fred Wolf, and DP’d by Bob Franco. I shot the stills for the print ads and was 2nd cameraman plus grip for the video.
30 second spot:
10 second spot:
The set was the Lyndon Johnson Suite at the Waldorf=Astoria Towers in New York City.
This past September I had the opportunity to work with Chance, a division of Hubbell, helping tell the story of how their helical piles are giving new life and safety to existing homes at the Jersey Shore. What I found were homeowners who were visibly emotional about this product since for many it is their only solution in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Helical piles are extremely strong and can be sunk to depths of 50′ or more. But what’s more surprising is that they can be created with almost no clearance and very little room to move. For homeowners looking to raise a house to meet post-Sandy flood codes helical piles, unlike wooden piles which need more space to install, are a house saver.
An assignment like this is run, run, run. So, it was zoom lenses and a Canon Speedlite when needed at 1 – 2 stops below ambient.
Jake Jones, former Philadelphia 76er and current Director of Community and Economic Development for the city of Long Branch, NJ. Photographed this past July for Assumption Magazine.
Jake was photographed using a Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash, mounted off-camera in a Chimera XXS Softbox, and triggered via Canon’s ST-E3-RT transmitter. Having radio wireless in these small flashes is so much more reliable than the optical (infrared) method they used to use. Well worth the investment/upgrade if you are considering it.
The image above is from 1987 when I had just started freelancing. Cameron Davidson, FUSEVISUAL editor, asked for an old image to publish with the recent work. This photo is of Village Voice columnist Michael Musto (glasses & car) with club kids (Michael Alig, James St. James, and others ) at The Tunnel nightclub in New York City.
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- Canon C300: FCP X vs. XF Utility for Backup/Archive
- Longer Look - Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E Lens
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- Canon's New TS-E Lenses (17 and 24 II) vs. Medium Format
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- Sola ENGs on Set
- Quick Look - Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E Lens