Who in the world needs a ONE HUNDRED Megapixel camera? Why? The camera is the Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format DSLR.
Surfing through a photography Facebook group last week, I stumbled across a guy who owns one, and actually earns a living with it. Full disclosure: When I see someone online talking about their newest gear/fanciest widget/shiniest new whatnot, my initial reaction is to tune out. “It’s not about the gear,” I chant in my head, “it’s about skill meeting art.”
This particular guy, though, I couldn’t ignore.
I’ve known Photographer John Hartman for a few years now. Maybe you’ve heard him on The PhotoTellers discuss light painting HERE, or marketing for Photographers HERE. Aside from his time on the show, I’ve shared a couple of meals with John, so I knew two things:
- John isn’t the kind of guy to buy gear sheer for fun–he buys an INVESTMENT that he expects to show a (financial) return.
- John isn’t trying to “buy” his way into great photography. Some guys buy expensive stuff to compensate for weak work. Not John.
So I pinged John, 32 minutes later we connected on Skype. Today’s episode is that conversation.
2 quick house-keeping notes:
- This is NOT a sponsored episode.
- If you’re interested in grabbing your own new Hasselblad, I appreciate you using the affiliate link here:
What can you expect from today’s episode?
- Obviously–John’s opinion regarding the Photographer who can most benefit from this camera
- Why John says it’s actually not about the megapixels
- The benefit of a 15 stop dynamic range
- Important insight for the landscape Photographer
- How John ran a test-run before he bought the camera
- Is it difficult to handle such large files?
- Can clients see a difference?
- Why does John print so much on metal prints?
If you have questions for John, you want to see this camera in action, and/or you want to explore the world of light painting, join John’s Fall tour of light painting workshops! Learn more by CLICKING HERE, and tell him that The PhotoTellers sent you.