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Creative Shooting

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m26s
Language: english
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In this FotoTV. shooting Bert Stephani shows his own way to grow as a photographer. He developed a training that he does several times a month.

Under a limitation of equipment and time he challenges himself in unknown locations. He improvises and flows from one idea to the next. His aim is to get the best possible pictures. That beefs up the artistic sense and stimulates the creative craft.

Today Bert's training takes place in a hotel room. Again his sparring partner is model Swetlana.

Arno Rafael Minkkinen

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m59s
Language: english
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Arno Rafael Minkkinen is a Finnish-American photographer with a great body of work. In his workshops he supports other photographers in finding their own visual style.

He developed a concept called "Power of Three" which focuses on a photographer's body of work. FotoTV. met Arno Minkkinen at Arles 2013. In this interview he explains this idea to great detail.

In an upcoming video he shows many examples by presenting his exhibition at Arles.

photokinaTV - FotoMagico 4.5

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m17s
Language: english
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What happens with our collection of images after publishing them on facebook or other sharing websites? Too often they disappear in the timelines of social networks.

The company Boinx offers the software FotoMagico that provides a solution for a longer high-quality presentation of that pictures - even with 4K technology .

FotoMagico works together with popular libraries and creates multimedia presentations of picture and sound.

Bastian Woelfle is our guest and reports on the versatile features of that tool.

Mark Arbeit

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
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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.

Pinholes and Projections

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m15s
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In this film three different artists present us with their Pinhole and Projection work from Arlés.

A few years ago the duo stenop.es began taking pictures in India using the Camera Obscura principle, by projecting the outside world onto indoor walls. They finished further work in Paris that also show pictures and films projected onto indoor walls.

In addition to stenop.es, the artist Clément Briend presents us with projections made in cities, apartments and on various objects that he made with the help of a modified torch.

A special project of his shows us projections from Buddha onto trees in Cambodia.

The 4th FotoTV Christmas Carol

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m00s
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Eberhard Schuy is back again with now his fourth annual Christmas card film. After a trip to the cellar to gather some decorations in preparation of the season, he serves us up with a collection of three red christmas tree balls, merrily hung in the studio.

He starts off with this simple set covering the basics of framing and lighting the scene. Then, bit by bit, he begins applying the principles of some of this past years contrasts themes. All the important lessons can be applied in one way or another. Moving the existing scene to the right and setting a decisive fourth ball in the upper left, gives us both the foreground and background, plus the leading lines.

There are substituting colors for color contrasts and sharp unsharp contrasts presented as well as a final twist with motion contrasts. And just to keep us all on the straight and narrow, there's the post processing overlays to adhere to the Golden Rule of thirds and the balancing of the composition with the golden triangle as well.

So jump in and make your own Christmas cheer.

Smoke on the Water

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m20s
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Again, Carsten Simon and the other guys from the german studioCOMMUNITY make huge efforts: They visualizes Deep Purple's famous song "Smoke On The Water".

The set is built in only one minute - just using a wooden strip and a plane they construct a mirroring water surface on which the model is seated.

The model is surrounded by white damp, produced by a fog machine. In order to send out the damp very flat, it's getting freezed.

A beautyidsh and some effect lights brighten the fog up und emphasizes the contours of the model's body.

Storing and Archiving Digital Photos

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Runtime - length of the film: 23m08s
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Photographer and “Naturfoto” magazine editor Hans-Peter Schaub discusses the steps and the pitfalls to creating and maintaining a digital and analog image archive. Schaub focuses on the workflow involved and how to optimize photographic images so that archiving images runs as smoothly as possible.

Starting with the basic tools necessary to begin an analog image archive, Schaub shows viewers the different materials and equipment needed, such as the right archival sleeves, scanners and data storage software and devices. One main point of the video is definitely data back-up, data storage and data security. Schaub list several different methods to store analog material and several different methods to safely store and back-up complete archives and data files to prevent loss or damage.

Many photographers will benefit from Schaub’s experience and comprehensive examples, as well as his useful tips and information. One thing Schaub recommends is creating a clear and concise method of assigning keywords for the images to be archived. This is one piece of advice a photographer preparing to archive his images cannot do without.

In the long run Schaub’s methods will save photographers lots of time and undoubtedly stress, when searching for images or sending the images out to prospective clients for viewing.

photokinaTV - HP Z6200 Photo Printer

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Runtime - length of the film: 8m25s
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HP presents it's new flagship model. The HPZ6200 Photo Printer. The printer can perform at speeds up to 140 sqm/h . HP's reputation for dependability is further enhanced by new smaller pigments providing brilliant print results.
We welcome HPs chief's engineer Dr Sascha de Pena Hempel to our glass studio where he gives us a special look at this exciting new product from HP.

You can download a podcast of this photokinaTV show at:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=346566809

Preparing Digital Photos for Printing

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In this FotoTV film, Christian Fickinger shows viewers how to prepare digital files before sending them to online printing service to turn pixels into prints.

Fickinger is the owner of www.digiprinz.de, an online print service specializing in fine art prints for large formats. Today he comprehensively covers the four most important aspects of digital printing, resolution, file format, color management, and sharpening. As Fickinger demonstrates with numerous examples, key to the resolution is PPI, or pixels per inch. This is important in digital photography printing because it determines print quality. The more pixels you can cram into every inch, the better the print will be.

Another highlight of the film is file format. Nowadays photographers have many options when sending their digital files to an online printing service. JPEG, Tiff, and PDF are several of the most popular file formats known. Fickinger lists all other file formats available to achieve the best and most professional result. For instance the JPEG file format, which compresses image data, is suitable for sending pictures in e-mail or posting them to the web. For fine art photo printing TIFF files are more appropriate because the images are smoother and crisper.

Fickinger also points out that a computer monitor and print paper are completely different media. Therefore, the print isn’t going to be an exact match of what is displayed on the monitor and he gives some great tips on color management to great quality photo prints.