Canon listed as "Master of Photography" TV show "digital imaging partner", replacing Leica

LDS

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Canon is now listed as "Master of Photography" digital imaging partner, role that Leica held in the past seasons. Thereb this year competitors have been given Canon gear (they have to use the sponsor cameras and lenses, choosing among the available ones).

It looks competitors will use a Canon R, and RF lenses (no hints about other models) - and images will be printed on a Pixma Pro (probably a 100S...). This year, the whole workflow down to printing will be part of the show.

The show too, like last year, will be wholly shot using C300 MKII cameras, and different CN-E and EF lenses. According to Sky, CN-E lenses are preferred for studio shots, while EF ones outside.
 
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cayenne

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I've never heard of this before....

Is this a TV show? A YouTube channel? Something streaming somewhere?

Thanks in advance,

cayenne
 

LDS

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It's a TV show produce and broadcasted by Sky on its Sky Arts channel in Europe (UK, Germany, Italy, and some others). It's a contest - like many other shows popular on TV today - among a group of professional and amateur photographers. Each episode has a theme, and competitors may be sent to different cities or in a studio to shoot, followed a video crew that documents their attempts to create the images to submit to the judges.

They have a limited time to complete the assignment, and they have to use the cameras and lenses made available by the sponsor, though. Canon is going to promote the R cameras and RF lenses, it looks. With Leica there weren't extreme or special lenses - themes like wildlife photography or sport photography weren't touched (even if athletes were used). I don't think Canon will change it.

Post-production is usually limited to Lightroom - it's not a competition for Photoshop wizards. As in most shows today, one or more are eliminated at each round. The winner gets 100,000 euro.

Photographs are evaluated by a panel of three judges (photographers, editors, etc.) - Oliviero Toscani was the common one in all editions. In each episode there is also a guest - usually a known photographer, but can be another role in photography or even an actor, who can give advises to competitors (and whose work is briefly presented, usually linked to the episode theme) . Unlike some other shows, anyway, everything is kept within very polite boundaries (even if Toscani is always Toscani...), and well above standard Instagram images level... yet it's still a show, not a photo course, nor a documentary, it's aimed at viewers with an interest in visual arts and photography, not aimed at photographers only - and moreover free of any discussion about IQ, DR, bokeh, diffraction, etc. ... it's mostly about photography as an art.

My family finds it entertaining, and a kind of window on photography operations and trends.

https://masterofphotography.tv/en/ - but I'm afraid it's available to Sky subscriber only - don't know if it is available in some other ways.
 

cayenne

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Hmm...sounds interesting.
I don't usually go for any type of "reality tv", but something like this, I'd watch a few episodes to see how it was.....wish there was an US outlet for it.