Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Herbie Hancock & Pixma Pro-1: Part Duex

Back in October, I posted some pictures of Herbie Hancock that I took with my Canon 5D Mark II at the party to launch the new Pixma Pro 1 printer. Herbie was awesome - as he was when I first saw him in the early 1970s while attending Berklee College of music in Boston.

At the event, several Canon photographers shot stills for a cool video. Check it out. It's awesome.

Speaking of shooting in low light: don't be afraid to boost the ISO. When you do, use in-camera noise-reduction for best results.

More on noise: If a picture is so boring that you notice the noise, it's a boring picture.

At the time, the printer, with 12 LUCIA pigment inks, was not available. Well, I just got mine and I can say that it is awesome, too.

Of course, you can't see the image equality here on my blog. If you could, however, you'd see images with rich tones and perhaps the best blacks that you have ever seen.

Five monochrome inks (Photo Black, Matte Black, Dark Gray, Gary and Light  Gray) contribute the the awesomeness of the monochrome prints).

© Rick Sammon
Speaking of black and white, I turned my color image of this sand dune in Death Valley into a beautiful black and white image using Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. Click here for info (and to save a few bucks) on all the the plug-ins I use.

Click here to read more about the Pixma Pro 1 printer.

Explore the light,

1 comment:

Will B said...

I really enjoy your posts. They are always well constructed an informative. I'm trying to learn as much about all aspects of photography as possible, and blogs such as yours are always refreshing!