Bokehlicious Glimpses of the Camera Fanatics Who Attended Photokina 2012

While attending Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany last week to talk about the C300 for Canon, filmmaker Philip Bloom decided to create a short film documenting the event (the world’s largest photo trade show). However, instead of pointing his camera at the shiny new cameras like everyone else was doing, he decided to capture portraits of the camera-obsessed attendees. The video above, titled “Camera Geeks”, is what resulted.

On the technical side of things, he was shooting with the Canon 1D-X with the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lens. Everything was shot at 50p and then conformed to 23.976 frames per second. Some of the flickering you see is due to the bright screens found throughout the halls. The footage was also graded in Colorista II and had some faux film grain added in post. You can see some still photo portraits created through the course of this project over on Flickr.

(via Gizmodo)

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  • Gsundeen

    Very nice, but which camera is the brown leather case is shown in the opening sequence? It was very thing.

  • Alex

    The first camera looks like an iphone with a special case. Google search “iphone rangefinder” to get a better look at the case.

  • mrsmuckers

    Nice work (as usual). But I wonder why that guy at 1:28 gave poor Mr. Bloom the finger.

  • Tim O’Bryan

    I still can’t believe it… the woman in the first shot is my close friend Jenna. texted me the other night asking me who Philip Bloom is because she’d just met him. her case is the Gizmon iCA, and ironically the case AND her phone were stolen at a bar while still in Germany for Photokina.

  • Attila Volgyi

    unfortunately the Flickr link seems to be broken

  • Michael Zhang

    Fixed — thanks for reporting that!

  • Jordan

    Aaah, filming on a DSLR – one way to absolutely guarantee that your subjects freeze for a still when you start filming them. Wearing a t-shirt that says ‘I’m filming video’ is needed. Or a big silly rig thing.

  • Marcus westham

    The Guy squint his eye when he try the camera..but it’s an lumix lx7 no viewfinder..hehehe got you..

  • frenchy

    all i see in this video ” hello i got money but no skills ”