Author: Dan Carr

First shoot with 5D Mark II !

Last week a new camera arrived the day before a big shoot for a large pharmaceutical company.  I’m not one for going out and shooting test cards and greyscales and all that kind of stuff.  I simply like to test my gear in the situations that I normally find myself. Draw from this what you will then, it is not intended as any sort of review on this camera, there are plenty of those popping up daily on the web.  This is simply a few example shots from my shoot last week, and a few initial thoughts on the...

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DEEP WINTER photo challenge

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of receiving an invite to take part in this winter’s DEEP WINTER photo challenge, presented by Arcteryx in my home town of Whistler in British Columbia. Myself and three other professional snow photographers will battle the elements and storms of the West coast for three days in January to put together a slide show of images to display to a crowd of 2000 people at the Chateau in Whistler. For the last couple of years, this competition has been blessed with deep powder and stormy days. With a bit of luck we will have the same this year and it should lead to some great...

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Video accessories for the Canon 5D Mark II: Part 2 – Video tripod heads

Following on from Part 1 where I took a look at some useful sound accessories for the 5DMKII, this week I’m going to be taking a look at video heads for your tripod. For photographers out there wishing to take advantage of the video capabilities of this camera , there is no getting around the fact that you won’t be able to use your current photographic tripod head. Normally I use a Really Right Stuff BH-40, whilst this does have a separate panning base which might be usable for panning horizontally , it would not allow any vertical panning...

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Video accessories for the Canon 5D Mark II: Part 1 – Microphones

When Canon launched the 5dMKII in late 2008 , the quality and look of the video it produced was lost on nobody. It changed everything, Fast forward now to 2010 and I am updating my original posting on microphones for the 5dmkII because it’s popularity has gone from strength to strength. The final episode of the worlds most watched TV show(in 2010), House, was just shot entirely using the Canon 5dMKII. And what is even crazier about the whole story, is that Canon had seemingly no idea of the potential of this camera when they released it. They never...

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