Month: December 2016

Michael Wicander Phase One 'Hygge' competition

How do you Capture ‘Hygge’?

How do you capture ‘hygge’? We invited Phase One photographers to participate in a contest by capturing the essence of the Danish phenomena ‘hygge’. The Danish concept of ‘hygge’ loosely means a feeling of pure coziness and content. Needless to say, the entries were as different as the photographers themselves. Here are some of the pictures that we received from all over the world. Gustavo Marx captured a happy scene that radiates the warmth of the day and has a sense of carefree contentment. “The afternoon was magical. We had spent hours at the margin of a glistening lake in Brazil and were ready to wrap up and go home. This image almost shot itself without my intervention. One of those overpowering instinctive reactions one just can’t avoid. I’m just grateful for having captured this instant in time. ” Congratulations to Gustavo, who was the winner of our ‘Capture Hygge’ contest, who won a Schneider Kreuznach 35mm Blue Ring lens. “I wanted to capture a cold winter evening sitting inside making a warm cocktail to enjoy …

Christopher Mertz shared his first impressions when he tried out the XF 100MP Camera System

First experience with the XF Camera System

Christopher Mertz shared his first impressions when he tried out the XF 100MP Camera System. “For me, Phase One is the top choice if you’re looking to change your DSLR to medium format. With fantastic image quality, 16-bit files, depth of field that can’t be compared to any other camera out there, and a ton of useful time-saving features, Phase One makes the decision an easy one.” “… This was my first time using the XF, and I was hugely surprised by the performance and overall experience of using the camera. There are so many features to play with, but a few really stood out.” “As a Profoto user, the fact that the XF IQ3 100MP Camera System has a built-in integration with Profoto Air is a very useful and utterly cool detail. It made lighting changes during the shoot simple and fast.” 16-bit color depth “You also get 16-bit color depth to play with, which means you can reach a whole new level of accurate color reproduction. The colors in the files are unlike any …