Okoppe Winter Wonderland

Hokkaido Winter Landscape Tour 2020 Travelogue 3 (Podcast 695)

In this post, we conclude our three-part series to walk you through our antics as I traveled with a wonderful group of photographers on my 2020 Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Tour.

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • drecht
    Posted at 04:31h, 23 February Reply

    Hi Martin. Inspiring shots as always. Can’t wait to try myself next February on your 2021 tour. Two questions, a bit unrelated: 1. Do you just use Capture One to process for B&W? If so, any tips on the process that you can share? I have a friend that processes and prints in B&W and she mentions using color channels in PS to preserve or add contrast in specific areas. I seem to struggle in getting B&W images that “pop” so curious what you do. 2. Since you have been a year with Canon EOS R and still shooting with it I assume you are pleased with it. Are you planning on buying the Canon EOS R5 when available? Although information is sparse at this time, anything that you think is especially compelling? Anything that is missing on the R that you hope they add to the R5? Do you think the R5 will provide equal performance to the Sony AR7IV? Thanks

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 15:13h, 09 April Reply

      Hi David,

      Sorry for the delayed reply. I missed this until now.

      Yes, I do my B&W conversions in Capture One Pro. I uninstalled Silver Efex Pro in the summer of 2016 when I jumped ship to Capture One, and haven’t used anything else since. I did release a video showing some of the techniques I use here: https://mbp.ac/606

      Capture One Pro is better now though, so I’ll try to put together an updated video soon.

      Regarding the R5, as I communicated via email last week (after this comment, my bad) I will definitely be getting an EOS R5, probably two. It is pretty much what I’ve been waiting for from Canon. I jumped on the EOS R because I saw from the RF mount that this was Canon’s future, and I have no regrets at all, but I would like more megapixels and faster frame rate, and the R5 delivers both of those things, and more.

      I haven’t checked the performance of the Sony AR7IV, so I can’t really say, but I imagine it’s a good match. Frankly though, having fought with the menu systems on the Sony with my workshop guests, I thank the camera gods that I didn’t follow my urge to jump-ship a number of years ago. I have renewed faith in Canon and can’t wait for the R5 and 100-500mm lens etc.


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