News Post 31 – New electronic backdrop system for photographers from Creativity Backgrounds

#Photographers can now automate #backdrops in seconds with the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Engagement with the #model is important to all #photographers, and being able to change the #background simply and remotely while still facing and engaging the model without having to disturb the energy of a shoot is an asset to any session.

A new Motorised Rotor Roller system for supporting photography background rolls in fixed #studio installations has just been launched by Creativity Backgrounds. It can be fixed to the wall or with mounted brackets or simply attached to background support stands using clamp brackets. 

View Video and see product: http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/vmchk/Background-Stands/Motorised-Rotor-Roller.html

Mobile photographers can also benefit from the speed and convenience of using the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller, this is especially useful with the full-width rolls. Event photographers will get a huge advantage from using the automated system. You can set up different colours before the event and change swiftly as the night progresses, flipping between white and greenscreen even.

The Rotor Roller of course also works on the Creativity car-friendly rolls as well

http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/2.08-x-11metres.html

 

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Photographers and videographers are invited to get in touch if they want more information or want to submit images to the gallery vanessa@creativitybackgrounds.co.uk

 

It will be showcased at the SWPP convention stand W2, Photovisions, The Photography Show and Photokina.

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses. 

www.creativitybackgrounds.co.uk 

Bump to baby photographers will also be interested in this new Ella Bella launch, click here for more info.

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Typhoon in Philippines – donation gift

News Post 31 – Typhoon Haiyan donations being made by clients. If you need the link, please find it on here. A little from many can move mountains and make such a difference.

Creativity International

At Creativity, through our products and how we run our business, we try to bring some happiness to crafters, creatives, kids, families, makers, artists, teachers and photographers. Which makes it all the more hard when you hear news of a disaster on such a phenomenal scale. We all were affected when we heard about the Typhoon hitting the Philippines. Some of us have friends who are aid workers out there, and it really brings it home seeing the images on the television, the children whose parents have been swept away, homes and communities wrecked, no food or shelter. Knowing that if everyone puts in a little then it makes up a lot, we have just made a donation to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. If you have some spare change and have been looking for the link to donate to help, here it is http://www.dec.org.uk/

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News Post 30 – Magnum Agency announce Global Collaboration with EIZO

EIZO and Magnum Photos Announce Global Collaboration with Establishment of Ambassador Program 

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Hakusan, Japan, October 23, 2013 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) and Magnum Photos today announced a global collaboration to establish a program in which 14 ambassadors (see list below, including Elliot Erwitt and Martin Parr) from Magnum will integrate EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors into their color management workflow and provide EIZO with objective feedback on their experiences. Their insights will assist EIZO in its ongoing development of new graphics monitor and calibration software solutions.

EIZO and Magnum will also cooperate on creating individual profiles of the ambassadors with insights into their careers, bodies of work, and experiences with EIZO monitors. EIZO will begin posting these profiles on its web site (www.eizo.com) in November. In addition, each ambassador will share a selection of images from their work for EIZO to showcase its monitors at exhibitions and in showrooms worldwide.

Color and grayscale accuracy is paramount for Magnum and its photographer members. With numerous large-scale exhibitions in cultural institutions each year, ensuring the accurate translation of the image into fine-art prints is essential. The integration of EIZO’s ColorEdge series monitors into our workflow will serve both the restoration of historical Magnum imagery and the production of contemporary photographs by our members.” Alex Majoli, President, Magnum Photos International.

The ColorEdge series is EIZO’s professional line of color management monitors. Most ColorEdge monitors come with a built-in calibration or correction sensor and are supported by EIZO’s own ColorNavigator software to deliver predictable color results through hardware calibration and ease-of-use through completely automated screen adjustment.

Magnum Photos Ambassadors

Carl De Keyzer, Elliot Erwitt, Jim Goldberg, Paul Hayward, Alex Majoli, Enrico Mochi, Matt Murphy, Trent Parke, Martin Parr, Paulo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Jonathan Roquemore, Alec Soth, and Donovan Wylie.

For more info:  http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Magnum.html

About Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, and a network of fifteen sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs and multimedia to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. www.magnumphotos.com & http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

Contacts:

For Magnum: Jonathan Roquemore, Brand Relations, Magnum Group L.L.C.    Jonathan@indexltd.ch  +41.79.688.0179

For EIZO: Mark Gorsuch, Marketing Communications , EIZO Corporation         mark.gorsuch@eizo.com   +81.76.277.6795

News Post 29 – EIZO releases World’s first ever 240 Hz monitor for gaming

World's first ever 240Hz #monitor for #gaming from EIZO  www.eizo.co.uk

World’s first ever 240Hz #monitor for #gaming from EIZO http://www.eizo.co.uk

@EIZOUK EIZO Limited announce the 23.5-inch FORIS FG2421, the world’s first #gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate. The FORIS FG2421 also features a low input lag and gaming preset modes that were developed with professional gamers to make it ideal for first-person shooter, racing, fighting, and other fast-action genres.

The FORIS FG2421 comes with a new feature called Turbo 240 that surpasses the 120 Hz refresh rate of conventional gaming monitors. This high refresh rate along with a response time of less than 1 ms produces the smoothest image display available on a gaming monitor.

This high contrast ratio increases visibility in dark scenes making it easier to spot enemies. Plus EIZO developed its own integrated circuit to minimize the input lag or the time it takes for commands from a keyboard, mouse, or controller to appear on the screen.

Two color modes for FPS (first-person shooter) and one for RTS (real-time strategy) games are included. The FPS and RTS modes were co-developed with professional gamers from Fnatic, a leading eSports team, to provide ideal brightness, contrast, and gamma settings. Three fully-customisable modes for users who want to import and export their own settings are also built-in.

EIZO is bundling its new software, ScreenManager Pro for Gaming, with the FORIS FG2421. This software lets users download gaming presets used by professional gamers from www.gaming.eizo.com  or export their own customised colour modes to other gamers who also own the FORIS FG2421.

To allow for using the full 23.5-inch screen, the user can enlarge the image while maintaining the aspect ratio or expand it to fill the entire screen.

Turbo 240 in the world's first ever 240Hz #gaming #monitor from EIZO www.eizo.co.uk

Turbo 240 in the world’s first ever 240Hz #gaming #monitor from EIZO http://www.eizo.co.uk

The FORIS FG2421 is designed to provide viewing comfort over long hours of gameplay. With the Turbo 240 set to off, the FORIS FG2421 maintains a refresh rate of 120 Hz and uses EIZO’s own hybrid technology for providing flicker-free images at any brightness level. A sensor on the front of the monitor detects the ambient brightness and adjusts the screen’s brightness to the ideal level which saves energy and prevents eyestrain. The sensor can enabled/disabled by the user.

PLUS The FORIS FG2421 debuts a new cabinet design. The back of the monitor features an illuminated EIZO logo on a glossy surface that is surrounded by a vermillion frame. Above this frame is a handle for carrying the monitor to a LAN party or gaming event. For viewing comfort, the stand provides 60 mm of height adjustment, 25° of tilt and 344° of swivel. A cable holder contributes to a clutter-free desktop.

Eizo Nanao Technologies www.eizo.co.uk #photographers #images #editing #monitors #colourcallibration

Eizo Nanao Technologies
http://www.eizo.co.uk #photographers #images #editing #monitors #colourcallibration

The five-year manufacturer’s warranty2 ensures a long service life and is significantly longer than the three-year warranty of most gaming monitors.

Availability

The FORIS FG2421 is now available. Please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.

for more information about EIZO visit www.EIZO.co.uk