Ok its November and I was at Photkina late September , what can I say , I have been super super busy , thats a good thing , so anyway here is my Photokina 2016 recap of my fav stuff at this years show … Photokina is the world’s largest trade show held in Europe for the photographic and imaging industries. Its a who is who of everything image related , with more then 1000 companies introducing and showcasing state of the art imaging products in Cologne , Germany .
The 2016 photokina was the first taking place under the new slogan “Imaging unlimited” , It saw about 191.000 visitors. There has never been so much to see, experience and photograph at a Photokina. You can try the newest technology; learn from the experts how to improve specific aspects of your photography; and see some amazing image galleries, all at the world’s premier photography event. For this occasion the whole city of Cologne turns into a studio/gallery with photo shoots, events and exhibitions everywhere.
|I tried FACEBOOK LIVE for the first time at Photokina .|
|Hanging out with fellow Sandisk Extreme Team member Liz Kreutz|
|Photokina was all about drone and 360 cameras , the DJI Mavic and the Go Pro Karma caught my attention , im still undecided witch one I want more . The Nikon Mission there new action 360 camera , captures in all directions simultaneously , then you can explore every point of view during playback on your smartphone or tablet .|
|Getting ready for one of my daily presentations at the Sandisk booth .|
|I have been looking into allot of camera options for shooting video and I think I just found my perfect set up at the Zeiss booth , its RED Dragon , and look whats next to it , G- Technology|
|FUJI NEW MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA , COME TO PAPA ..|
|DXO ONE booth was super impressive and big for such a little camera .|
|Sandisk booth where my self and three other Sandisk Extreme Team members had daily presentations|
|awesome group shot of the entire Koylab family at Photokina .|
|KOYLAB is always one of my favorite companies and visiting Photokina and not visiting there booth is just not going to happen ever , I worked very hard this year to make a new advertising portfolio and it was amazing to show it off at there booth .|
|Koylab just launched a very cool product #Quintessence designed by fellow ambassador Pierre Delaunay. Quintessence is Aa very nice way to present your images if your a portrait or fine art photographer . The Box is made of high quality PVC and comes with 10 images and can go up to 30 Prints 15 x15 cm|
|Its always amazing to see fellow Koylab ambassadors DDIARTE work , I am huge fan but the size and quality of this print was insane , well done Chromoluxe .|
|So if you got thirsty or wanted to win some amazing G Technology gear you could visit the Red Bull Photography booth.|
|Look at all the Gtech goodness .|
It was amazing to see where technology is taking us creatively . When we talk about cameras in the future , we could be talking about 360- degrees action camera ,a multicopters , a pocket size 4k drone , a robot eye or even just a image sensor on a lens , Some of the biggest surprises at this years Photokina were allot of new concept cameras, Hasselblad revisits its V-system square-format roots with the V1D 4116 Concept, a prototype design for a modular 75-megapixel camera (presumably 6×6 ).
look at all the beautiful colors from Savage Backdrops If the rainbows of color doesn’t inspire you nothing will .
This is one of the most insane set ups in photography , I love my self a good bullet time , I haven’t created any images yet using this technique , find out more here . http://timesplice.com
I was first introduced to Pro Media Gear last year at Imaging USA and again at Visual Nation in Chicago where i was a speaker . There are Chicago based family owned company that are creating some pretty amazing gear , This was the first peace of Kit that spoke to me , its the BIC1 MODULAR BALL MOUNTING system for the ice light . small , versatile and super well made . I had to pick one up , if you have more the one ice light its a must .. I couldn’t not have left photokina this year with out bringing back Promedia Gear DUO SLIDER , full post on that soon .
If you’re a Pro photographer and you shoot advertising , fashion or portrait work I am sure you are tethering , lucky for us Tether Tools helps make our jibs easier . They launched a series of great stuff at Photokina , I liked seeing this set up with there Tether Table Aero System , 3 Legged Thing tripod i think thats 2 generation Eddie , there new Case Air Wireless tethering system and G -Technology AV portable SSd visit there site to find more cool stuff .
|I also had to pick up a new Tri pod Abert to be exact from the great folks at 3 LEGGED THING|
|RED STATION at the Zeiss booth was packed with G Technology storage .|
|This set up is at the moment my dream set up for Video , Red camera and Zeis cinema lenses .|
|It was great to Hang out with my good buddy and awesome talent David Newton .|