Top 10 Reasons to use an EIZO Monitor

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Top 10 Reasons to use an EIZO Monitor We look at them every day. They are probably the most looked at accessory that we have in our photography studio. So why do we pay it such little attention and just buy the generic monitor? Our reason for choosing the monitor often comes down to one or two simple calculations; size vs cost and the visual appeal of the monitor itself. … Read More →

Top 10 things to know about the Profoto B1

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Profoto’s new B1 is arguably the most exciting and successful product release from the company in recent years. Profoto has taken the strong features from the popular D1 series, and advanced to the next step with the wireless B1. The B1 brings so many unique values to the table that it’s not surprising it’s being coined a game changer for professionals and hobbyists alike. If you are a location, lifestyle, … Read More →

Top Ten Digital Back Innovations

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Medium format digital backs have for years offered a great alternative to smaller digital formats when it comes to premium image quality. This list recognizes some of the important innovations from a historical vantage point. There are many to choose from, and while many of these may not seem terribly advanced in and of themselves, when combined with the leading image quality that medium format digital backs provide, (and the … Read More →

Top 10 Perks of DF Studio

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Top 10 Perks of DF Studio With the dawn of digital photography arose a new adaptation of a time old issue for photographers. How to organize and store your images? With film there was at least a tangible object that you could touch and see pilling up on the filling cabinet or endless binders of negatives, to be alphabetized and categorized. With digital, it became even easier to let your … Read More →

Top 10 Reasons To Love The Leaf Credo

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Digital backs come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Leaf has always been a major player in the marketplace, and has a history of creating groundbreaking products. For years, Leaf Aptus digital backs were heralded for their color reproduction. The Credo line builds on the already extremely solid foundation the Aptus series by adding modern day speed, functionality, and an updated and … Read More →

Top 10 Essential Accessories for the DF / DF+ Camera Systems

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Top 10 Essential Accessories for the DF / DF+ Camera Systems There are plenty of camera systems out there, but I decided to write about our biggest mover this time around. I picked it partly as I was not very experienced with the DF / DF+ system prior to coming to Capture Integration, as the “Hasselblad H camera with Phase One back” was the more common setup in New York. … Read More →

Top 10 Quick Tips For Every Digital Tech

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TOP 10 QUICK TIPS FOR EVERY DIGITAL TECH Most people outside of the commercial photography field don’t even know what a digital tech is much less what their role is on set. In some cases, for one reason or another, they may not be considered necessary. However, when you shoot a job and realize that no one ever turned the camera from small Jpeg to RAW one quickly realizes they … Read More →

Top 10 Quotes of Capture Integration

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As I get older, the uncluttered words of Thoreau have become more and more important to me personally.  “Simplify, simplify, simplify” ring in my ear on a regular basis.  We too often get over complicated and over burdened – both at home and in our careers.  Sometimes we can run a business and try to be “too much to too many” rather than more focused on core products.  Never has … Read More →

Top 10 Reasons Why I Chose Capture One Pro over Adobe Lightroom

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It’s pretty well-known that we at Capture Integration highly promote the use of Phase One’s Capture One Pro software. In fact, we’ll even travel to schools and events to teach in-depth classes and training on it. While it’s now my job to handle most of the Capture One software support and training, I came from a strong background and years of use with Adobe Photoshop, every version of Lightroom, and … Read More →

Top 10 Lightshaping Tools

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My Top 10 Lightshaping Tools I started my first job in photography back in 1984 in Glasgow, Scotland with Granville Fox Photography. A local wedding and portrait shooter who taught me so much more in 2 weeks than college did in 2 years! I learned about medium format, communicating to clients, how to shoot portraits and weddings in the “real world” and generally learned many valuable little tips and tricks … Read More →