Capture One Wins 2019 Lucie Technical Awards for Best Photo Editing Software

Capture One Pro 12 has just been named Best Photo Editing Software at the annual award ceremony during PDN PhotoPlus Conference + Expo at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“We are honored to receive the Lucie Technical Awards for best photo editing software,” said Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen. “This is the second time we have won this prestigious award and we would like to thank the editors, creative directors, writers and other industry professionals who have recognized our technology. We share their passion for advancing the art of photography.”

The Lucie Technical Awards aim to honor the large and small companies and the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a given year. All-inclusive, these awards encompass technology and hardware such as cameras, lenses, lighting, camera accessories, as well as papers, printers, inks, software and more. The Lucie Technical Awards is the newest initiative of the Lucie Foundation, and sister program of The Lucie Awards.

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Come join us at shootKL!

Following the tremendous successes of shootSIN in the past years, we are pleased to announce that our annual shoot_event will happen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year.

shootKL will feature speakers: Urs Recher (Switzerland), Sails Chong (China), Awamu Moja (Luxembourg), Eric Dinardi (Indonesia), Tengku Azri (Malaysia) and Mezame (Singapore). They will be sharing with us their experiences, stories, techniques and tricks of the trade over the course of two days.

When and where will shootKL be held ?
Date:  Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2019
Time:  10am – 6.00pm
Venue:  DPAC, Damansara Performing Arts Centre
Address:  H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Tickets:  Book here

Early Bird Tickets- Register BY 31/5/2019
RM260 – shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 19
RM165 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 19

Standard Tickets – Register AFTER 31/5/2019
RM300 – Standard Ticket: shootKL 2-Day, 29th & 30th June 19
RM195 – shootKL 1-Day, Sat 29th June or Sun 30th June 19

This event is organised by Broncolor Malaysia Sdn Bhd with support from Eizo.

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Post shootKL photography workshop

SAILS CHONG Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dates:  Mon, 1st July 2019 |  Tues, 2nd July, 2019
Time:  Mon, 9:00am – 7:00pm | Tues, 9:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: Q Event Space
Address: Qliq Damansara Hotel, Level 2, Empire Damansara No.2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


Join China’s top wedding photographer Sails Chong for a 2-Day photography workshop.

As a Brand Ambassador for both Broncolor and Hasselblad, Sails Chong is highly dedicated and constantly striving for perfection in his craft. As an educator, he is meticulous, precise and principled in his teachings. In recent years, he has conducted numerous workshops across China as well as in Singapore, Indonesia and Burma and has proven to be a great inspiration to his students.


Workshop Schedule

Day 1 | Mon, 1st July 2019
Basic Theory & Advanced Theory
Branding & Strategies Indoor Lighting Session

Day 2 | Tues, 2nd July 2019
Outdoor Lighting Session
Image Editing
Critique Session


Workshop Fees 2-Day workshop: USD1500/MYR6300
REGISTER NOW
Enquiries: mybroncolor@gmail.com

*This event is jointly organised by Broncolor Malaysia Sdn Bhd & Dloven Resources.

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Fashion For A Social Cause

On Sunday 14 October, we joined Professional Photographers Association Singapore (PPAS) at Marina South Pier MRT station for a shoot to support Fashion For A Social Cause by Singapore Fashion Runway. The main shooting area for groups was equipped with a Para 177 and two 30 x 180 strip softboxes with Pulso G lamps, while a smaller set-up for individual portraits was equipped with an Octa 150 and Unilite lamp. Participating photographers included Ukay Cheung, Ruth Soh, John Yuen, Aaron Ang, Eujin Goh and Tennant Lim.

BTS photos by SFR founder Eileen Yap.

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Light Shapers – Softboxes

We resume our weekly highlight on Broncolor light shapers with SOFTBOXES in various formats; square, rectangle, strip and Octa. Detailed specifications on each softbox may be found here.

As with our previous post on Reflectors , the constants are as follows;

Camera: Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 240mm LS f/4.5 IF

Exposure: F/11, 1/125s, ISO 50

Lamp: Broncolor Unilite 3200 powered by Scoro 3200 S

The front surfaces of the softboxes were maintained at a distance of 1m from the subject’s face to ensure the comparisons are fair.

The variables are the softboxes and the power level on the Scoro to adjust for the varying intensity of the light. The Scoro S power level ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 with every round number being halve of the next; eg. 10.0 = 3200 J, 9.0 = 1600 J, 8.0 = 800 J, etc.

We strongly recommend that you view the images below on a calibrated monitor instead of a mobile device. The differences for most of the images are subtle so the small screens may not display them accurately. Although the shots were taken tethered through Capture One, none of the images has been edited in any way.

We start off with comparison groupings by the softbox categories.

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We realize the differences are incredibly subtle and the results of these demonstrations are not sufficient for most photographers to form definitive conclusions upon. Hence, we will conduct more demonstrations over the next few weeks to further present the unique characteristics of each softbox. This will include half body portraits and various angles of light source to show relativity between softbox sizes and light coverage.

To be continued…

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Light Shapers – Reflectors

As a photographer, selecting a light shaper can be an incredibly daunting process. Softbox or beauty dish? Grid or without? If gridded, how big? Over the next few weeks, we will demonstrate how light behaves with each group of light shapers; reflectors, softboxes, parabolic, beauty dish, etc. The objective here is not to compare which is better, but rather to present what each reflector can do for you and how they can be effectively utilized in your photographic project.

We kick off the series with the following reflectors (click for more specifications from our website); Standard – this comes bundled with Siros L lamps, P-Travel , P70 , P65 , P50 , and P45.  The setup is simple;

Basic Reflector lighting diagram

The constant factors are as follows;

Camera: Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8

Exposure: F/11, 1/125s, ISO 50

Lamp: Broncolor Unilite 3200 powered by Scoro 3200 S

The lamp is positioned 1.2m away from the subject (yours truly) who is 1.2m from the background.

The only variables are the reflectors and the power level on the Scoro to adjust for the varying intensity of the light. The Scoro S power level ranges from 1.0 to 10.0 with every round number being halve of the next; eg. 10.0 = 3200 J, 9.0 = 1600 J, 8.0 = 800 J, etc.

For reflectors with grids (P70, P65 and P45), we kept the power levels constant through the three grade (fine, medium and coarse) so you are able to see the differences objectively.

We strongly recommend you view the images below on a proper, calibrated monitor instead of a mobile device. The differences for most of the images are subtle so the small screens may not display them accurately. Although the shots were taken tethered through Capture One, none of the images has been edited in any way.

Look at how the light transitions from highlight to shadow, light spills (look at the background), and note the power levels required to achieve the optimal exposure. Eg. P-Travel and P70 looks almost identical, but the former required 0.2 less power. However, the P-Travel does not allow for honeycomb grid attachments, so that’s something to consider for your needs. The power levels are an indication of how you can use the reflector under varying conditions; eg. the P45 has a longer throw so it may be ideal for lighting subjects from a longer distance.

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As mentioned above, this is not a review of each reflector and we invite you to form your own conclusions and opinions on the above comparisons.

Next week, we shall do the same demonstration with softboxes.

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Nikon Experiential Event at Plaza Singapura

At the Nikon Experiential event on 27th and 28th September 2018, photographers Elliot Lee and Ee Tong conducted demonstration sessions with the new Nikon Z 7 using Broncolor lights.

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Elliot Lee prepping his setup.

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Elliot demonstrated Nikon’s focus stacking feature.

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Ee Tong presenting her body of work.

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Dance photography demonstration.

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Fujifilm Workshop with Ivan Joshua Loh

Broncolor Singapore was invited to support a Fujifilm photography workshop by Ivan Joshua Loh at a top secret location on Saturday 22 September 2018. The casual, fun-filled workshop garnered about 40 attendees who were eager to shoot models Dwayne and Jasline in a location filled with vintage cars, pinball machines, dentist chairs, and loads of amazing antique treasures. Also in attendance to support the workshop were representatives from Capture One, Eizo and Wacom to demonstrate their products in a workflow.

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