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Raghu Rai

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m41s
Language: english
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Photographer Raghu Rai from India originally worked for the Government as a civil engineer. In 1965 he decided to follow the example of his elder brother and step into photography.
 
One year later his career began when he worked with Indian magazine "The Statesman". In 1984 Rai attained special recognition for his photos of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
 
In our FotoTV. Interview he talks about his attitude to photography and photojournalism that determined his commercial career. He also talks about his personal projects in which the workaday life takes a high priority. And of course the interview is about his home India, to which he has devoted 50 years of photography.

Massimo Vitali

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Runtime - length of the film: 18m17s
Language: english
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The Italian photographer Massimo Vitali is known for its contemporary and large-format art photographs of beaches.
 
In this interview he talks about how he's ever come to photographic art and his motives. His current project "Natural Habitats" shows scenes of people on beaches. Typically, his pictures are very bright, shining and equipped with many details.
 
Specifically, he discusses three pictures from his exhibition, tells how they were formed and what are the characteristics of them.

Malick Sidibé

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m14s
Language: french with english subtitles
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Malick Sidibé is an African example of contemporary photography. He documented people of Mali and created a lasting image of his homeland.

Born before the age of digital photography, he represents the analogue process with strong conviction. He describes his sleepless work routine, as people queued up outside his photostudio.

See why Sidibé cherished his work and sees photography as the ultimate medium.

Greg Gorman – The Exhibition

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m34s
Language: english
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Greg Gorman is a famous American photographer who is mostly known for his photographs of celebrities and nudes.

Greg Gorman kindly agreed to talk about his life and work with FotoTV. What he said can be seen in this video series.

This last part is a tour with Greg Gorman around his exhibition of nudes in Zingst. He talks about the exhibited work and its background.

If you like his work, have a look at the first three parts, where he talks about his early years, his workflow and his most recent projects.

Old Lenses on Modern Cameras 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m46s
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We see and hear a lot rabble about using old lenses on digital cameras. Here is Benjamin Jehne to give us the low down on what this all means.

Here in this introduction film we get a hands-on view of what kinds of lens are being used with what modern cameras and we begin to get a feel for what the buzz is all about. The crop factor on certain APS/C and 4/3 cameras are ideal when using old full format lenses.

A close examination of the benefits of this crop factor combined with the cost factors show why this is a win/win situation. We then see the nuts and bolts of how the lens is adapted to the mounts and a general overview of what is available as far as adapters go.

To close this introduction we get a brief examination of the "coolness" factor and other side benefits such as creative control being returned to the artist. You will definitely want to tune in to this new film.

Creating an Analogue Look

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m40s
Language: english
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Ralph Man is back and with a very helpful look at how to achieve "that look".  A real trend lately is a natural creamy enamel look and this is often achieved using continuous lighting as opposed to the standard flash strobes.

Ralph gives a demonstration using a simple light setup to demonstrate the technique and the result. With the help of model Arielle from Model Pool Düsseldorf. The trendy natural look that is now seen quite often in fashion shootings is explained clearly using fixed continuous lighting and then contrasted with the same setup using strobe lights. We get the theory and the practice thanks to Ralph's hands-on approach.

Part of the "natural look" implies a certain degree of acceptable un-sharp elements. Ralph show how to introduce the exciting element into the picture and give examples of how less is more.

These elements of the "classical" look are then applied to the Black and White medium and we see the benefits of combining the classic natural lighting look with the classic medium of black and white. A discussion of whether to introduce "digital" grain or not is also included here in this film investigating the use of continuous lighting.

We're sure you will get something beneficial out of this film so tune in.

The Wet Collodion Process

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Runtime - length of the film: 15m54s
Language: english
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The wet collodion process is a process that was developed in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer.
In this film Stefan Sappert shows us how to implement this antique photography technique.

Stefan explains what collodion is and the best way to photograph using this process.  He also shows us how to develop the photographs and how to make sure exposure is correct.

So check out how Stefan shows us how people like Roger Fenton photographed the American Civil war using just this technique!

Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m28s
Language: english
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Hiroshi Sugimoto resides studios in Tokyo and New York. He created some impressive series during 40 years of his professional work.

"Theaters" has been in the making for 26 years. Long-exposed theater screens illuminate the interior space. He combined learning the craft of a photographer with that of an artist.

In "Seascapes" he visualised childhood memories. Sugimoto noticed that our ancestors saw oceans with the same eyes as we do today, while landscapes have changed significantly.

He also documented the life of a candle and spectral colours.

Mark Arbeit

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
Language: english
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Three Boys from Pasadena

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Mark Arbeit is one of the three Boys of Pasadena, he lives in Hawaii. From there he looks back on his previous career as photographer. He learned his artisanry from scratch and he spent most of his time not in Lightroom but in the darkroom. Today Mark Arbeit has chum up with the advantages of digital image editing, and he developed a method of combining digital with analogue work. But in his photographer's heart he stays being an advocate of the darkroom.

In our FotoTV. interview he talks about a project that he wanted to realize before the darkroom would be closed forever: Nude photographe with very big roles of photogram paper. Mark shows us the awesome deliverables of that project and he talks about the production workflow.

Besides he presents his other projects like "Torso" or "Polajunk", where we can take a look at the results of successful combining digital with analogue.

Tina Barney II

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m36s
Language: english
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Tina Barney I

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Tina Barneys narratives literally became more personal, since she did self-portraits in familiar settings.

Finally she explored new grounds, from local museums to central Europe. "Small Towns" documents the life of her domestic small town. The Project about traditions and generations bridges to Barneys earlier work "Theater of Manners".