What’s In The Bag? Daniel Milnor Shows How Digital and Analog Live In One Place

“Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” Peter Paul/1980

Analog or Digital? Seems like an easy question to answer.
If you’ve ever used film, you know the difference in the workflow. And the image.
It’s a different skill set that will probably be soon relegated to those few willing to put in the work.

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Today we met with Daniel Milnor: He’s a photographer, journalist, bookmaker and artist who travels the world spreading the word of Blurb: The premier company for self publishing. While gathering up crazy amounts of miles, he has figured out what works best for him in a gear bag.
More specifically, what kind of camera set-ups he needs to get the job done.

Traversing from DSLR, to Medium Format Film, Polaroid Instant, and Leica Rangefinder, there is a purpose for each.
He explains the reason for each
He depends on Tenba bags, with 1 roller and 2 backpacks making the trips with him.
Have a look at what works for him, and see if there is any familiarity with your kit.
Check out his latest site, Shifter, for a look into his work.

CES 2015 Notes: Sometimes, you need perspective

Yes, Photoinduced is all about the image.
Sometimes I’d like to share things about the tech world that could affect you down the line. Or give you a viewpoint about the industry that the photo world deals with in different capacity than a PhotoKina or PhotoPlus East.
So I go to CES in Las Vegas every January to get broader viewpoint on all things tech.

Las Vegas used to host the PMA tradeshow. It has dwindled in size from previous years to have a smaller footprint, to not being visible. The manufacturers of the brands you love in photography have become integrated with the larger trade show. 39 Football fields worth. Even Fuji, who didn’t have a booth there , made a major lens announcement during CES. And we shared Nikon’s announcement about the new camera and 300MM lens
I did meet with many of photo related companies, and also other folks that you may find interesting.

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Here is some insight from Robert Heiblim, Vice Chairman of the Small Business Council of the CEA (which represents the largest number of firms: about 80% of CEA all under $200MM) and the Vice Chairman of the Audio Division of the CEA. Founder and Principal of BlueSalve, a consulting firm for the electronics industry.Mr. Heiblim meets with clients after every CES and does a download of the event, with an informed, valuable, perspective. I think the info he was able to present here is of value.

First up: discussion of the Internet of Things

Then, we talked about marketers:

This was just a taste. More vids from CES will be posted on the YOUTUBE page. And yes, there will be more about the photo gear we saw.

What’s In The Bag? Katy Winn, Fashion Week Photographer, Shares Gold

It’s been a few years since I’ve met with with Katy Winn, and she shared “What’s in Her Bag”.
It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up.
It’s about what works. And works. and works.
It’s about dependable equipment that the assignment photographer can use to make a living. It may get beat up, pushed around, and scarred, but if it works, it’s in the bag.

In this edition , Katy Winn, who is known for her exceptional work during Fashion Week as well as other editorial assignments, reveals what she brings to the party.

It’s a little bit longer than usual, but the information is invaluable.
Katy’s style is indelibly hers, and you can have a look at her photographs right here.

Camera Firmware updates – The Upgrade Variety

It’s about time.
How can you extend the life of your digital camera, and not get stuck in the “computer with lens” upgrade costs? Many companies offer firmware upgrades that will fix problems, and give very minor new features. (Do many of you even do the upgrade?)
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Fuji released a 27 point firmware upgrade to the Fuji XT-1, in December, that almost gave you a new camera.
They must have listened to the users, or in a rush to market they had left out some things they wanted in, and were ready to add.
Whatever the reason, The list of improvements was substantial, adding things like SILENT mode, ( not just very quiet, but a true silent shutter), a 1/32,000 top shutter speed, addition of a Classic Chrome color option to the already robust group, plus 24 more. Fast note on the color option: for those of you who shot with film, Fuji film was the last great standard and they have emulated those color palettes in the camera. Only in JPEG now, but no doubt they will upgrade that.
The has been a rumor about Nikon taking a similar tact on their more recent models-D750, D810, D800, D800E, D610 and D600.
What company may be next? Sony has done some good upgrades to low-light functions, but let’s look at Fuji as the standard bearer right now.
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Dude! Where’s My Gear ?? Real World Reviews of Tracker Tags

You may to go to a shoot where you won’t have your camera bag with you at all times.
Trade shows, Weddings, Events. Or in my recent experience flying back from CES, having Jet Blue insist on checking your camera bag, although it was promised to be hand checked and meeting me at the gate on the other end.
Yes, still abit sore about the situation, but as every cloud has a silver lining, this was a perfect opportunity to test out 4 different tracking devices.
They are meant to let you know when you have left something behind like a bag, phone,keys or can’t find it in your house, like your wallet.
They are not meant to be the robust “Find My Phone” type operations.
Essentially, if you are 150 ft, from your property, the system either beeps or, in the case of a couple of these, will send you a notification on your phone.

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I tried the Trackr, The Tile, XY, and Duet. All about the size of a quarter, battery operated, only one, The Tile, can’t have the battery changed by the user.
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Slipping the 4 into the back pouch of the ThinkTank Photo Airport International, I was ready to go.
The results were not what I expected.
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  • Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
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