Category:Photography

A Cine Lens, Reconsidered

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Zeiss or Sony. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own.

 

By Jeff Knapp

 

Sometimes a tool’s intended purpose is not necessarily the best way to use it.

At least, that’s what I told myself in an effort to rationalize my first experience with the Zeiss 50mm/T2.1 CP.2 Makro-Planar Cine lens. While by no means a bad lens, it happens to lack the one critical feature that tends to distinguish cinema-grade glass from its smaller, less expensive photographic cousins: a telecentric design. Continue reading

Silicon Valley Comic Con

Rumored to be the biggest event in Downtown San Jose ever, Silicon Valley Comic Con comes back to the San Jose Convention center and we will be there covering the event. We hope to see Grant Gustin (CW’s The Flash), Astronaut Buzz Alrdrin, many leading tech companies as well as artist such as Drew Struzan (Hollywood’s World renowned Movie Poster Artist) If you see us please feel free to say hello!

For more information on the event click here.

 

Moto Z Droid and FV-5 App Review

By Jeff Knapp

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Motorola, Adobe, or Camera FV-5. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own. All photos taken with the Moto Z camera with Camera FV-5 and post-processing in Adobe Lightroom Mobile.

 

 

When it comes to serious photography, SLR (single-lens reflex) – or, more recently, DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) –  cameras have been the standard for professionals around the world for over half a century. But, according to some in the ubiquitous tech field of Silicon Valley, advancements in smartphone camera technology will sound the death knell for the long-standing industry staple.

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The Aputure Amaran HR672 (and the importance of CRI)

By Jeff Knapp

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Aputure. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own.

 

As cinematographers and photographers, we often get caught up in the minutiae of our gear. From choosing the sharpest lens or the highest quality full-frame camera, to fretting over rigs, sliders, jibs, etc. But, sometimes we ignore the most important part of any shoot: Lighting.

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Make A Splash!

With such a heavy importance placed on sports in our society, it is hard to go through the day without seeing some sort of athletic advertisement during your daily routine. Our days are cluttered with phrases like “just do it” and “is it in you?”, but it is often the images – not the words – that resonate with viewers. Inspired by this style of advertising, the B.Co team came together to discuss how we would shoot photos of a Vitamin Water bottle. Continue reading

B.Co Creative Agency 1 Year

Our first year has been a great learning experience. Along with the 1 year there were a lot of first that happened in year one.

Collectively we shot our very first VR Scenes.

We inducted our first dedicated sound designer / music director.

Our first charity event in helping children during the holidays.

We here at B.Co will continue to build. There were and will be many more first in year 2 we are sure!

Thank you to all who believed and supported us, may we be so lucky to have your continued support!

-G.Bains

Creative Director

Louisiana Saturday Night

If you don’t know yet, I am about to tell you, “Hey, you get down the fiddle and you get down the bow. Kick off your shoes and throw ’em on the floor. Dance in the kitchen till morning light.”

These lyrics, written by legendary musician, Mel McDaniel, perfectly captures the essence of Louisiana in the famous chorus from his hit song, “Louisiana Saturday Night”. Continue reading

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