VitaminBW - Single and Triple Tone Black&White Converter | By Davide Barranca

 

VitaminBW Back&White ConverterAn original approach to Black&White Conversion with a very clean and simple interface. This is nothing like a Jumbo 747 control panel with hundreds of option confusing the user, just a simple tool to get easily the best possible black & white conversions. Simply press the  "Single Shot" button. Or press the "Triple Tone" button to be quickly introduced to advanced conversion techniques.

 

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Manfotto Sympla Moving Platform | The aesthetics of technology

Manfrotto Sympla moving PlatformIn the last couple of months I have been deeply involved in the Manfrotto Sympla project.
We created a new style with the goal of underlining the innovative technical solutions and aesthetics of this product.

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Food Photography | Hanna & Elia. Catering at The State of the Art

hanna_elia_thumbBefore I met Raimund Frötscher, a very talented chef from the region of South Tyrol, Italy, I thought of catering as mass produced and average quality food. This assignment I totally changed my perspective.

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Roberto Bigano | Plastic Girls 1978-2011

Plastic Girls CoverPlastic Girls
1978-2011

My book on mannequins, documenting over  30 years of evolution in fashion and style

110 Black & White and Color Photographs
Pages: 120
Text: English | Italiano

Blurb 2011

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Channels Power Tool. Advanced Mask Editing for Photoshop | By Giuliana Abbiati

A small-great utility for your workflow in Photoshop. Easily get a preview of all available channels.
Create and load masks from the channels. Use available masks and the powerful Apply Image option to precisely recover the details of your file. Channels Tools will enhance your color control precision and productivity.
Now for CS6.

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The amazing, extraordinary story of "Wonderful Mistakes"

This is an amazing story. The story of a lazy assistant who misplaced a box full of film, outside, exposed to the weather, the heat, and the bugs. The negatives stick together, they transform; dirt, insects, and other unknown particles become part of the gelatins. The transfiguration of the original details creates new "original images" with new meanings.

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1976-1992. A very serious, semi-serious biography

Roberto Bigano

This is my semi-serious biography, written in 1992. It narrates my beginnings as a photographer, first as an amateur then as professional. It is especially targeted to those young people about to embark in this tough but beautiful profession. In order to break through, they will have to overcome great obstacles, because of the competitive nature of this field: nobody dreams of becoming a butcher or a pastry chef nowadays, but many want become photographers. Just remember that, before them, we have all had our fair share of experiences, failures, sufferings, and gaffes.

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The medieval ivories enigma, from Amalfi to Salerno

About seventy ivories from the twelfth century school of Amalfi, represent images from the Old and New Testament; these are kept at the San Matteo Diocesan Museum in Salerno. They are very finely hand carved and they have a unique charm, but, to this day, they are still pratically unknown. A wonderful exhibit, "The Medieval Ivories Enigma", introduced them to the public.

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ALCE V2 - Advanced Local Contrast Enhancer for Photoshop | By Davide Barranca

Ferrari F40 and Bburago Die Cast Model An easy-to-use and powerful Photoshop tool to effectively improve and finely tune the local contrast of an image, by means of a smart algorithm which avoids the clipping issues typical of methods like shadows/highlights. The user interface is simple and clean, with just one slider, allowing the user to customize the effect in a straightforward way.
With improved performance with the new Version2.2 - Now Available for CC

 

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Victor by Hasselblad | Roberto Bigano - The Bugatti Portfolio

Bugatti Type 57SC Coupè Atalante Whose heart doesn’t begin to race at the sight of a Bugatti?
Photographer Roberto Bigano seizes a unique opportunity to shoot an entire fleet of these glamorous vintage cars using his Hasselblad H3DII-39MS multi-shot camera in the flowering hills of Tuscany.

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The 3F system | The revolutionary professional scanning system by Hasselblad

3F raw In 2000 Imacon, now Hasselblad, created a new proprietary format for the Imacon scanners, the Flexible File Format or fff. 3F has determined the biggest revolution in the field of original analog scanning since the introduction of the drum scanner.

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