Accurate color at any depth

In June I got one of those awesome client requests for a job with my favorite photographer Ty Milford to photograph a swimmer executing a racing start dive into a pool.  For this job we shot the Nikon D810, the highest resolution 35mm camera available at the time, in an aquatica housing with a 16-35mm lens, and sync out to our profoto bi-tube providing our key light.

Shooting underwater is something that a digitech is rarely involved in, since water is pretty much an anathema to most forms of high technology.  Nonetheless, accurate color must be achieved.


Check out the team reviewing the shots on the digiliner and see the final tear after the break, there are also a lot more Intel tear sheets in the work section of this site.


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Native Canon 5Ds/R tethering in Capture One 8.3

Capture One v 8.3.0 does not support tethered shooting for the recently released Canon 5Ds & 5DsR.  It is possible to circumvent this using a hot-folder solution with EOS Utility and a Capture One Session but it deprives Capture One of many of its useful tethering functions such as naming images correctly while tethering and automatically applying image adjustments to subsequent frames.

Erik Hillard of Running Pixels and I put our heads together and have come up with a functioning solution that resolves these issues.  In a nutshell our solution is to transplant the Canon tethering framework from the most recent version (3.2.21) of EOS Utility available from the Canon website, into Capture One Pro v 8.3.0.  This is a derivative of a previous workaround that was popular in 2012 to circumvent issues with tethering Canons on OS X 10.8.  I’m not certain who came up with that gem but thank you very much whoever you are.  EDIT: Special Thanks to Eric Isaac, former Digi gone shooter, who actually figured this out in 2009 as a patch for OS X 10.6 compatibility with Capture One Pro 4!

Successful result:

5Ds/R tethering in Capture One 8.3.0 from Zac Hardy on Vimeo.


Step by step guide after the break:

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Work Update

At the end of 2014 photographer Erik Isakson called me in to help him out with a project for Wix websites featuring Terrell Owens.  This shoot was a combined stills motion day and the stills team only had a small window to make the great images below.

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