LA Funtimes… with the Leica Q (Typ 116)

I recently bought the new Leica Q from Ken Hansen (if you want great Leica dealer–I highly recommend him) and was lucky enough to be able to take it for a spin during a trip to Los Angeles.

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Taken with the Leica Q #nofilter

View some photos in the gallery.

This was the first time I’d used the camera, but wow, what an amazing piece of kit. There’s a lovely quote from Ken Hansen to Craig Cutler which I’ve pulled from the Leica Camera blog to share:

“These are the best lenses in the world, choose your f/stop, set your shutter speed, start shooting, and throw away the owner’s manual. It’s that simple.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Like a lot of people I totally fell in love with this camera. It’s next level no-compromise product design. But more importantly I had fun shooting with it–and am looking forward to throwing it my bag, taking more photos, and maybe even becoming a better photographer in 2016.

It’s also an absolute stunner.

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Stop motion form and colour, using light painting techniques

Light Drive has it all.. stop motion, light painting, Arduino and some Tron soundtrack action.

Light Drive from Kim Pimmel on Vimeo.

The video is stop motion, so every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases. The lights are controlled using Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing. The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and more.

More info on the Vimeo page. Woohoo!!

Future Photography from the Sci-Fi Airshow

Love this, but especially when the 3D models are in the ‘real world’ environments. The space shots on the site don’t really carry the effect as well. Click the images for a larger view.

Full photo set here – http://www.scifiairshow.com/guided-tour.html