Imaging Products Business decreased its revenue (down 3% from the previous quarter) due to declined sales volume of digital cameras.
Year-over-year revenue in the imaging business was down 22%.
High-end camera sales was brisk thanks to the new [mirrorless] launch, but fierce competitions in the shrinking entry/mid-range DSLR markets suppressed the volume largely in addition with the initial cost, resulting in revenue/profit reductions.
Today Aaron shows you how Curves Adjustment Layers can be used to fix exposure, brighten up a subject, and add creative coloring to any photo. Learn how to use Curves in combination with Layer Masks and the Brush Tool to make precision adjustments and solve a wide variety of problems in Photoshop.
Rochester, Minnesota, February 1, 2019 – TimeLapseCameras.com, the exclusive North American retailer of the Afidus ATL-200 long term time lapse camera, introduces an exciting tool for video creation.
Go beyond hours of capture and think days, weeks, even months of unattended shooting without battery life concerns.
Dedicated time lapse cameras are typically used for construction documentation.
The Afidus ATL-200 is positioned for mainstream use from construction to crafts, to research and education, the applications are endless.
Kitchen remodels, restorations, 3D printing, crop growth, traffic studies, weather patterns the sky is literally the limit when it comes to long term time lapse.
Full 1080 Sony sensor with high dynamic range
Optical zoom lens (16-35mm DSLR equivalent)
Wi-Fi app control with full screen preview
Wi-Fi download to phone
Weather resistant without a housing
Timer with day of the week scheduling
Pinch zoom app Screen to confirm precise focus
MP4 file format in-camera generated video
Macro Focus inches from the lens
One tap auto focus with manual precision
Days, weeks or months of battery life
Customizable time stamp and video orientation
1:1 square format preview
The highlights just scratch the surface of what the camera is capable of. Digging deeper there are some very unique features. Video Lapse mode allows you to capture 3-5 seconds of 15 FPS video at any capture interval. Rather than a time lapse of individual frames, it is gaps of real time video which is a hassle free way to create a compelling and interesting video.
“We have been in the long term time lapse business for years, the Afidus is an unbelievable camera update from a well established surveillance camera company in Taiwan. The optical zoom with macro capabilities gives you a range of creative flexibility comparable to a DSLR. Not having to worry about shutter actuations or tying up expensive gear is a production relief. Josh Banks, Founder of TimeLapseCameras.com.
Josh sums it up well, “Go beyond before and after photos with before, during and after time lapse.”
This camera makes long term capture easy with stunning results.
An initial round of cameras are in the hands of users. The $389 Afidus ATL-200 is on preorder for late February delivery, visit TimeLapseCameras.com for details.
I took advantage of a similar PIXMA PRO-100 deal and my wife and I are loving the prints we're getting from from the printer. Studio portrait clients have been equally impressed, especially when I hand them a high quality signed print before they leave the studio. The printer is an absolute steal at the after rebate price shown above. [Sean]
Of course, B&H will publish the photographers' presentations as individual videos later, but right now you can catch the Depth of Field: Day 1 presentations live.
I've been watching for a few minutes and it's been very interesting, educational and entertaining. [Sean]
MELVILLE, NY, February 5, 2019 – On February 3rd, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, was proud to see an estimated 70 percent1 of professional photographers in the Atlanta stadium captured the Big Game between Los Angeles and New England with Canon cameras and lenses.
The sidelines were filled with Canon’s iconic white barrels from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.
In addition to the sports photographers using Canon camera systems throughout the stadium, an extensive array of Canon HD and 4K UHD broadcast lenses were used to help deliver the live telecast to over 100 million viewers.
“As one of the premier sporting events in the world, the Big Game has become an iconic piece of American culture,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
“The opportunity that these photographers have on such a large stage is one that can launch a career with the push of the shutter.
Canon is proud to help support these photographers on this important assignment, while also helping to broadcast every inch and angle of the game for viewers to enjoy at home.”
A fixture at major sporting events throughout the year, the knowledgeable staff from the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team was on site at the stadium in the week leading up to game day to assist photographers in a multitude of ways.
The CPS team kicked off preparations by bringing in loaner gear to supplement the arsenal of cameras and lenses owned by Canon professionals.
On site, credentialed photographers were able to bring their gear to CPS for a thorough clean and check to help ensure their equipment was in peak condition and ready to go.
Right before game day, the CPS team hosted a Canon-sponsored luncheon dedicated to photographers capturing the Big Game.
A Canon broadcast lens technician was also on site at the stadium in the days leading up to the Big Game, providing cleaning and maintenance services to help ensure optimal image quality could be achieved for the vast television viewing audience.
For veteran sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer, Canon and CPS have always been a great resource throughout his career.
Strohmeyer has shot the Big Game for 33 years, with 2019 marking his 31st consecutive year.
“Each year, CPS pulls out all of the stops for the Big Game,” said Strohmeyer.
“But quite honestly, CPS service and support is phenomenal all year round.
My Canon gear is incredibly important to help me get the job done.
I always know what is going on with my gear, and I’m always supported if I need a replacement or want to try something new.
Knowing that I have CPS behind me gives me great peace of mind – especially at an assignment as important as the Big Game.”
In 2019, Canon Professional Services will be on site to assist professional photographers at over 25 engagements, including major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood and political events.
For more information about Canon’s extensive lineup of professional imaging products, please visit pro.usa.canon.com.
One of my jobs here is to make sure that this site, a free resource that hopefully has value to you, remains adequately funded.
The costs, in both time and money, of maintaining and developing this site are substantial and it is becoming ever-more-challenging to meet those needs.
Basically, there are five ways you can help support us.
The first is my favorite (and it costs you nothing additional), but hopefully you can use at least two or three of these options regularly:
A friend of mine, Maria, who has recently become interested in photography asked if I would accompany her on a sunrise shoot.
As it had been much too long since I had photographed a sunrise, I eagerly agreed.
Of course, when when I awoke to my alarm clock well before sunrise on an otherwise lazy Saturday, I was considerably less eager to set off for the sunrise shoot.
But, I was ready when Maria picked me up about 45 minutes before sunrise.
I had advised Maria to use The Photographer's Ephemeris to scout out possible locations she'd like to use for the sunrise shoot.
We are fortunate to live in an area of the country that provides vast views of the sky with interesting, varied landscape options (the Atlantic Ocean, marshes, rivers, fields with oak trees, etc.) with only a short drive required to arrive at any of them.
Unfortunately, time had gotten away from Maria; she had not researched any options before arriving at my door.
So, we drive a short while before coming to a small town, Thunderbolt, about 5 miles southeast from downtown Savannah along the Wilmington River.
After seeing a nice looking dock on the right side of the road (before the upcoming overpass), I suggested we stop to photograph it before the sunrise.
As we were walking the short distance to a clearing with a good vantage point, I noticed how striking the glow of the covered dock looked against the rich blue of the sky.
"Blue hour," as it's commonly referred to, is the time just before sunrise and just after sunset.
This time presents especially good opportunities to photograph landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes (as well as many other subjects) set against the deep blue color and hint of warm sunlight that often graces the sky just before sunrise.
Sunrise came not long after this shot was taken, but clouds obstructed its view making us very glad to already have our blue hour photos in the bag.
My advice? Take some time this week to shoot a sunrise. Even if the circumstances prove to be less than ideal from a photography perspective, the experience may prove fulfilling from a personal one.
There's just something refreshing about a sunrise.