Unit Still Photographers Workflow

By John Platt | 26/12/2021

INTRODUCTION A Unit Still Photographers Workflow requires efficiency. Injesting, backing-up, editing and delivering the work promptly, is key to the job. Every Unit Photographers workflow is different and is constantly refined to suit the individual and then adjusted to integrate with the workflow of the productions Publicist/Photo Department. Over the years I have adopted and…

Electronic Shutter Banding effect

Electronic Shutters, Banding & Solving the problem

By John Platt | 21/02/2021

INTRODUCTION If you own a mirrorless camera then chances are it offers you both mechanical and electronic shutter options. There are additional choices but for the purposes of this post, we’ll stick to these two. If your reading this then you’ve probably encountered banding and the ‘rolling shutter’ effect. I’ve read numerous posts where camera…

Fujifilm XF 90mm f2 LM WR

Fujifilm XF 90mm f2 LM WR hands-on Lens Review

By John Platt | 11/02/2021

In terms of full-frame sensors, the 135mm focal length has always been one of my favourites. In the world of Fuji and their APS-C 24 x 15mm sensor this focal length converts to 90mm. For me the flexibility of the XF 90mm f/2 LM WR is the primary reason for the appeal. The inherent shallow…

Actor Aaron Pedersen from Mystery Road by Unit Still Photographer John Platt

It’s important to grade the approved images

By John Platt | 11/11/2020

Final Graded Image Ungraded RAW File This image of Aaron Pedersen from Mystery Road, Series 0ne was widely used in the publicity for the show leading up to it’s screening here in Australia and is a clear example of how important it is to grade the approved images. I was able to secure Aaron for…

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There’s an upside to having your images stolen

By John Platt | 08/11/2020

Have you ever had your images stolen, used without your permission? Would you even know if they had? Up until the arrival of Google’s ‘reverse search’, I had no idea. When I tried it for the first time, I was shocked, but I have since discovered an upside to having my images stolen. For the…

Black Rapid Double Breathe Harness whats in the box

BlackRapid double breathe camera harness

By John Platt | 07/11/2020

This review is based on my use of the BlackRapid Double Breathe Camera Harness on-set for a month. I work a minimum 10hr day so the strap is in continuous use. As a Production Still Photographer on Film and TV it’s essential that I have immediate access to two cameras. With little time and the…