Posts Tagged ‘phase one’

Read About My RAW Image Process In The Phase One Blog

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Hit up the Phase One blog to read an article I wrote about my RAW image processing tips using the software Capture One Pro 7: http://blog.phaseone.com/my-raw-processing-software-of-choice-by-douglas-sonders/ Hope you enjoy it!


My Review Of The Phase One IQ250 Medium Format CMOS Back

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Camera and software maker Phase One let me have/demo/test the brand new groundbreaking CMOS 50 megapixel digital medium format back for a couple of weeks. You can check out all of my thoughts and impressions as well as test images over on Fstoppers.com: http://fstoppers.com/review-of-the-phase-one-iq250-medium-format-cmos-back


My 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Photo On The Front Page Of Jeep.com

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Cool! My Jeep Cherokee photo is jeep.com’s main image! Kind of a dream come true! This was part of the campaign I shot in Jackson, Wyoming a few months ago for Jeep. Never thought it would make the front page! I think the beauty of Wyoming did half the work for me on this project […]


Announcing The Amazing Robocop Retouching Contest! Win Prizes!

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The Contest As you may have seen on Fstoppers or on this blog, I did one of my dream shoots with an actor wearing an original style Robocop costume along with his replica of the OCP Robocop police Taurus. The Robo suit is actually made from original molds used to create the actual costume used […]


Shooting And Creating A 58 Foot Composite Print For BMW Using Stunt Drivers

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Sean Madden, creative director from the ad agencyBrains On Fire, reached out to me earlier this year and asked if given an arsenal of stunt drivers, the newest high performance BMW’s, and a closed race course, could I create a 58 foot long composite print for BMW. My answer? “When can I start?”. Read more […]


Behind The Scenes Video Of My Photoshoot With The A-Team Van And KITT From Knight Rider

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I’ve been working on a personal photo series capturing movie and television cars (real and replica)for about 5 years now under the title “The Unicorn Project”. Most recently, I had an opportunity to photograph a replica A-Team Van and KITT from Knight Rider while I was in Los Angeles. These happen to be two of my […]


Preview: My New Panic At The Disco Alt Press Magazine Covers

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Last month I was in Las Vegas shooting a cover feature on Brendon Urie, the lead singer of the band Panic At The Disco. I’m so pleased with how the entire shoot panned out. I can’t show you all of the photos until the magazine is out next month, but here are a few approved […]


Catch My Work And Interview In Hong Kong-Based Photo Magazine

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Photo Magazine in Honk Kong interviewed me while I was on my Phase One speaking tour through China. Looks like they profiled my work very prominently! I’m honored! It’s really exciting to be able to share my work with the literal other side of the planet. Now if someone would translate it for me! Haha.


Photoshoot With Cari On The Farm Using New Phase One 75-150 Leaf Shutter

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I recently ventured into West Virginia to do a personal (fun) shoot on a horse farm. Just an opportunity to mess around for a couple of hours on a beautiful day. Most of the shots were done with one or two lights, combined with ambient light. You can really see the dynamic range of the […]


My Rod Stewart Portrait: 3 Minutes Of Setup And 2 Shutter Clicks

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My portrait of Rod Stewart: 3 minutes of setup (due to multiple location and schedule changes on the talent side, which is normal on a portrait taking place the same day as a concert) & literally 2 shutter clicks before the shoot was wrapped. Taken with my Phase One IQ140 with their brand new 75-150 […]


My Camera Maker, Phase One, Loves Me (Birthday Edition)!

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Over the weekend, I turned another year older. Hard to imagine, but despite my antics, I have survived to live another year. Coincidentally, the Phase One worldwide team was in town here in Washington DC as well as the US distributor and retailer of digital format systems, Digital Transitions (they sold me my Phase One […]


Just Got Back From My Photography Speaking Tour Through China

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Phase One asked me to go on a speaking tour through China for a week (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing) to share about my photo career, creative inspiration, and being a Phase One shooter myself, to demo their innovative new IQ2 digital medium format camera back system. Now, many miles later, I am back in America. This was a […]


I Visited Hong Kong & Did A DigitalRev Cheap Camera Challenge

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After flying in to Hong Kong from Washington DC just hours before for my speaking tour, I had the great honor and pleasure to be a part of Digital Rev’s Cheap Camera Challenge. A broken Holga + jet lag + beer + a goof like myself = What could go wrong? 2 days before hitting […]


Capture One Express 7 Announced – Phase One’s Affordable Raw Processing Software For Under $100

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  Phase One announced their new Capture One Express 7 raw image processing software today and it’s free to try for 60 days and only $99 to buy! Express 7 is actually a streamlined version of their advanced Capture One Pro 7 software, which is what I personally use, focusing primarily on RAW processing. Also, I’m […]


Like Shooting Tethered? Check Out Some Of These Awesome Products From Tethered Tools

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  If you haven’t heard of TetherTools.com yet, well… you have now. Tethered Tools makes a wide range of fantastic products to make your tethered shooting go more smoothly. They are your one stop shop for all of your tethered shooting gear needs including software… but you do have to provide the camera and computer. […]


What My Last Two Weeks Have Been Like (Hint: zoom, vroom, brrrr, whoosh)

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First of all, apologies for the few blog posts the past month. It has been a wild and diverse 2013 so far! In the past two weeks alone I shot a magazine cover in pittsburgh, taught photography to 250 people in DC (taught over 600 folks in the month of January), filmed a TV ad […]


My Crazy New Customizable Camera Strap By Vulture Equipment Works

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The American-based company Vulture Equipment Works hooked me up wish a crazy new camera strap for my Phase One, although it works on essentially any camera. Sure, it may appear bulky to some, but so did another “Made in America” product, the 1967 Pontiac GTO. Also, the hooks, straps and quick-releases all have a functional […]


Catch Some Of My Work On The Phase One Camera Website

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Phase One is featuring some of the new images I took with my new Phase One and IQ digital back. See more here and click my name under the “photographer” menu. It’s always really exciting to know that the makers of your camera system choose your work to help represent the abilities and greatness of […]


Speed Racer Mach 5 Shoot Coming Very Soon

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I’ve been teasing this shoot for a little while now. It’s almost time to release the full behind the scenes video and photo shoot! Stay tuned! Images shot on the Phase One IQ160.


New Release: Capture One Pro 7 – The Professional Choice in Imaging Software

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I’m excited to finally announce the new Phase One Capture One Pro 7 raw processing software. I’ve been working behind the scenes for months on helping with the product release. This new generation Capture One is a leap forward with its brand new image processing engine and catalog organization system among other improvements. If you’re […]


Catch Me On The Front Page Of Gizmodo – Golden Lamborghini Edition

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Check it out! I’m on the front page of Gizmodo and a few other sites! Thanks Gawker team! Intel flew me to Miami made me a part of their new marketing campaign for the new Ultrabooks, giving me a chance to photograph and drive around around with some awesome cars. Make sure to check out […]


Awesome Motorcycle Club Photoshoot With Digital Medium Format – Pics And Video

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I just did a promotion with Phase One and Nik Software to showcase the abilities of Phase One’s medium format camera system (I shoot with the Phase One IQ160 – 60 megapixel) as well as their amazing RAW processing software Capture One and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4. It’s pretty awesome to have the […]


Photo Retouching Contest Time – Jumping Joe And Win Free Stuff

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It’s contest time again! You may recall this image above from a shoot I did with my Phase One a few weeks back (click the hyperlink to see behind the scenes and video). Snag my buddy Joe in the image above and put him in some crazy places or situations. Serious or funny, doesn’t matter to […]


Learning To Fly – Fun With A Trampoline And The Phase One IQ160

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I took the day yesterday to do a personal shoot. We had a beautiful, but hot, day here in the Washington DC area. Some friends came together to help with the shoot. Shooting with a digital medium format, the Phase One IQ160, is pretty awesome. You can see in the image above, the incredible depth […]