Everything from:Photography

645 PRO Image quality.

645 PRO has been designed, from the ground up, for professional and serious amateur photographers. So it works the way a camera works, not some piece of computer software. Every setting is managed directly from the camera—no layers of menus to negotiate. You have instant access to everything that can be controlled, from focus/exposure and white balance locking to a 645 PRO-exclusive choice between spot and multi-zone metering. And you have all the information you need, all the time, including a real-time ISO and shutter-speed reading and even a live histogram! (Almost) no compression 645 PRO is the first and only iPhone camera app to give you lossless “developed RAW”—dRAW—TIFF files*, a workflow essential for many professionals. Its HI-quality JPEGs, too, are of a quality typically associated with higher-end digital cameras, with the option to save MAX-quality JPEGs with no visible compression artefacts at all. The JPEGs are enhanced by 645 PRO’s seven gorgeous Film Modes, inspired by classic film stock as used by top photographers from the 1960s through to the present day. You’ll get photographs from your iPhone like you never imagined! Get the app thru iTunes in the Apple app store, here. […]

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Merry Christmas! Here’s a gift for everyone, the free iBook ‘ASIA’ with my best photos from 2005-2010.

Check out a preview from the book ASIA: ASIA by JAKOB MONTRASIO You can download the iBook version for the iPhone and iPad free of charge right here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/533526/Asia-by_Jakob_Montrasio.epub You can download the book directly if you open the link from an iPhone or iPad. If you download it with a computer, just import it into iTunes afterwards and sync it to your device. You can also order a beautiful hardcopy through Blurb: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2803637 I recommend the premium paper, it really makes a difference. Merry Christmas, and a happy new year! – Jakob […]

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New HDR’s.

It’s been a long time since I last posted some of my images here. I’m trying to upload at least 5 new works every week to flickr, but recently I’ve fallen a bit behind – there’s much business stuff going on at the moment and I’ve to take care of a visiting family member, too. But I managed to squeeze in some time here and there for some new pics in the last weeks and here they are! Enjoy. This is the new CCTV building in Beijing. It was supposed to be finished before the Olympics but that didn’t work out too well. So now they try to finish it by 2009, as far as I know. Here are some shots that I took in Parma, while visiting my sister. They are some months old, but I never got around until recently to edit the hell out of them. Parma is a nice little city, these were taken downtown. The food there, especially the bacon and cheese, are uber delicious. My sister got a new dog just two weeks before we arrived… She’s such a cutie, so here are three images from Agatha. Last picture from Europe: Switzerland. We went […]

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iPhone Wallpaper: My Contribution.

I took personal favorites out of my 200 most popular flickr pictures and converted them into the iPhone accepted wallpaper size of 320 to 480 pixels. Feel free to modify them or whatever, they are all with a creative commons license. Enjoy these free iPhone wallpapers: That’s it for now. If I can ever afford an iPhone myself, I’ll probably make more. I can’t even test them… *cry* […]

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Official John Rabe(约翰拉贝) pictures.

Most of my friends know what I’ve been doing during the last three months: working with the VFX team on the german movie John Rabe. Sadly, no trailer has been officially released yet so I don’t really have anything to show. But! ‘Majestic Film Verleih’, the company who will bring the movie to german cinemas this year (or so I hope) released 8 official press pictures. So here you go, a little something to feed your appetite in regards to this movie. 8 pictures! Dr. Georg Rosen (Daniel Brühl), employee of the german embassy, tries to handle the threat in regard of the chinese civilians in diplomatic ways. (Picture: Majestic / Ruggero Rossi) Dr. Robert Wilson (Steve Buscemi), leader of Nanjing’s hospital, fights tireless for the survival of the people. (Picture: Majestic / Tomoko Kikuchi) Valérie Dupres (Anne Consigny), leader of the International Girls College, can’t enjoy the festivities – she’s worried about her students. (Picture: Majestic / Tomoko Kikuchi) Nazi Werner Fließ (Mathias Herrmann, 3.v.l.) is supposed to take John Rabe’s (Ulrich Tukur, 5.v.l.) place as the leader of the Siemens branch in Nanking. (Picture: Majestic / Ruggero Rossi) John Rabe (Ulrich Tukur) is desperate, the uncertain future worries […]

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A walk on the wall.

Yesterday we took a day off from all that family-meeting-during-spring-festival business and took a almost two hour long walk on the famous Xi’An city wall. The Xi’An city wall surrounds completely the inner downtown area, which makes it a incredible 13.74 kilometers long. It was established in the year 582, which was the second year of the Sui dynasty and it was always repaired and kept in shape during the following dynasties (Tang, Ming), too! It has four huge gates in the north, south, west and each as well as many smaller ones in between them. Every gate has a temple-like looking watch post, but what you can see from up there during walking from one gate to the other one is even more interesting. Luckily I took my camera and shot a lot, have a look. Watchpost. Unfinished. The Bell. Sorting The Trash. Roofs. Restaurant In A corner. Poor Place. My Angel Jiajia. Lanterns. Endless Wall. Cannon. Broken. A Tower. […]

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