Canon will no longer produce DSLR cameras

Canon will no longer produce DSLR cameras

Tommaso Berra · 5 months ago · Photography

POV: You’re a teenager straddling the zero years and the next decade, and you’re about to unwrap a gift you’ve been asking for for months. You know that in that package will be a Canon Reflex, the lintel for a promising career as a photographer that mom, dad and your friends lacking in beautiful photos foresee in your future.
For that camera you won’t need a shoulder strap, the photo production will be more unpredictable, that DSLR will shoot on the beach, among the main cities of Europe visited strictly in a school trip or among the tall grass of the field behind the house, before ending up well stored, for years, in a drawer in the bedroom.
The sense of guilt (largely overcome by the time in another gift box will be unwrapped the iPhone X) for having abandoned the Canon after only one vacation and a few shootings to the friend, could return to the surface, especially after the announcement of Canon with which it announced the end of the production of DSLR.
The CEO Fujio Mitarai in recent days has declared in fact to the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun that the Japanese company will focus only on the production of mirrorless, a generation of machines more advanced as well as smaller and versatile for professionals, launched in 2018 after six years of development.
Thus ceases the production of one of the symbols of teenage aspirations and velleities, but also a tool that has educated to the language of photography and its technique. DSLR have been for many professional photographers the first step to launch their careers and realize their first projects, and for others the tool to take space in an era of representation such as that of blogs and social networks. 

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After the first Eos-1 in 1989 launched by Canon, the last model produced by the company will therefore be the Eos-10 X MARK III. In between models that have made many millennials feel like photographers, cultivating a fetish for photography repositioned on an amateur level, accessible to all, and not only as a technique to be trained with precise skills and experience. The DSLR was for years a desired tool precisely because it was versatile, through which to experiment easily with shots and fires, with results that gave the apparent satisfaction of having been taken in a professional manner.
DSLR became popular when telephones did not allow to make photos and videos as defined as now, so they were advanced tools for the demands of beginners and in some ways indispensable to achieve good results. It’s no coincidence that the same fate that befell powerful cameras like DSLR now befalls the cameras of the iPhone 12 and 13, which have far exceeded the minimum requirements of many and end up being exploited at least 50% of their possibilities.
As mentioned, DSLR played a role in the mass dissemination of photographic culture, especially at a time when the language of communication was shifting more and more toward the image. The era of self-representation born with Tumblr and then continued by Instagram would not have been the same without cameras on cell phones, but probably also without DSLR, which have combined from before the concept of amateur photos an artistic value, a dignity. That photo of the flowers in the garden, the shot of the Duomo in Milan or the friend smoking became artistic photos thanks to the tool, and not a simple memory like the film developed a few years before by our parents. A perversion towards artisticity that has many weaknesses, but that equally defined a widespread trend.

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That DSLR is still on the shelf and has been treated so badly that maybe the flash doesn’t even work that well anymore, and even that little scratch on the lens is a problem. Inside there is still an SD card with all the photos of the trip to London and of the afternoon when a set was set up in grandma’s garden. That day it was easy to feel like a photographer, that day it seemed that all the doubts about the future had found a credible alternative. At grandma’s house everything was ready, as it had been in the rehearsals done at home a few days before, all you had to do was find the button to shoot automatically. 

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The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

San Francisco is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States; over the course of two centuries it has experienced the entire evolution of American civilization firsthand, fostering the birth of artistic and cultural currents that have marked the ages.
The history of San Francisco and the Bay Area more generally is now told in a beautiful volume published by Taschen and entitled “San Francisco. Portrait of a City.” Through 500 photographs it traces the early years of industrial development and the stories of the free spirits of the 1970s through the lights and fervor of the Roaring Twenties.

The volume contains images from archives and private collections, taken by some of the most celebrated photographers, who over the course of their careers have been inspired by the California city. Inside are portraits of the many innovators who have contributed to the development of the city, a place that represents “a crystal ball in which to see a preview of what will come to us in a few years,” as Michele Masneri had described it in The Passenger magazine’s recent volume devoted to the city.
The 480-page collected shots also show a city skyline far from the one we know today, dominated by the Golden Gate Bridge of which construction work from the 1930s is visible. In addition to the Bay Area’s unique climate, “San Francisco. Portrait of a City” also shows areas the multicultural soul of the city, with images of the huge Chinatown district or Fillmore, the one historically home to Jews and Japanese.
You can purchase the book on the official Taschen website.

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Japan as seen in infrared

Japan as seen in infrared

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Hashira Yamamoto is a photographer, but he also describes himself as a traveler and researcher. Over the course of his career as an artist, he has visited 41 countries and 161 cities around the world, in which he has shot some of his photo series, to tell stories i cultures and of all the incredible people he has encountered. Over the years he has had a close look at his home nation of Japan, cultivating a passion for traditional landscapes along the Silk Road.
Yamamoto in his Asuka series has reinterpreted the tradition of historic Japanese buildings through an infrared lens, creating a dialogue between ancient and contemporary Japan to an effect that immerses traditional temples and gardens in a glitchy, vaporwave world.

The saturated colors of the photos alter the perception of a solid tradition that in some respects has remained intact over the centuries. Cultural references are not altered, architectures are not emptied of meaning, but rather taken in a new contemporary guise. Hashira Yamamoto had precisely the goal with this infrared lens to enhance even more the quiet and contemplative magic that testifies to the inherent spirituality of the places photographed. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @polae.jpg, @laurasole_79, @claudiabellati, @carolinalecce, @eli_rmn, @_eleonoram_, @teresa_scafa, @noemily_ph, @matti_b9, @ele.naus.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @zenzeroelimone_, @feebelli, @simeingolo, @davidecannavo, @_barbarac__, @valerycia, @sararotola, @saracamporesi.it, @il_salvo_, @_eleonoram_.

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