Rakesh Malik

Rakesh Malik

Rakesh’s exploration into photography began with a trip to the Grand Canyon. The grandeur of the place inspired him to capture and share his experiences. Such grand places required a grand vision, so Rakesh began working with large format film cameras, which he continues to favor for his fine art stills. His love of travel and adventure have lead Rakesh to visit exotic and varied places, from cities such as Kiev and Ronda to wild places like the Serengeti, the Alaskan tundra, the Pampas of Patagonia, and even to lofty heights such as the summits of Mounts Kilimanjaro and Rainier. Lately, in spite of continuing to make captivating still images with film and digital cameras, Rakesh has been applying his photographic skills to motion pictures. While still striving to convey a story with each individual frame, he longer has the limitation of being bound to a single form to tell the story.

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New Sigma and Tokina Cine lenses chase the high end

Published in Production

Sigma and Tokina have long held reputations for making lenses you'd buy for your Nikon or Canon camera when you couldn't afford "the real thing" but still needed some okay glass to shoot with. That is changing as new models become more than viable first choice lenses.

Currently a big hit on Kickstarter, Arsenal is billed as the first intelligent assistant for DSLR and mirrorless cameras and couples ultralight hardware with an impressively fully-featured iOS or Android app.

Sony adds to E-mount lens lineup

Published in Production

One of the factors that has been holding up professionals from adopting Sony's mirrorless cameras has been the relatively limited selection of lenses so far. Happily, this is starting to change.

One of the stand-out areas at NAB 2017 was Japanese broadcaster NHK's 8K Theater, which showed just how fantastic 8K will look when the broadcaster starts piping it into Japanese homes around the 2020 Olympiad.

Canon’s latest compact 70-200mm T4.4 completes its line up of large format cine servo lenses, while the EOS update is designed to deliver a massive 800% increase in dynamic range. There’s also a 4K pro monitor firmware update in the offing.

RedShark Review: Really Right Stuff already has a reputation among photographers for making some of the best gear in the business. On the basis of its TVC-24, its carbon fibre tripods only serve to enhance that.

With IMFT’s 3D XPoint technology, higher speed storage and huge computer memory capacity may be coming to a workstation near to you.

Davinci Resolve now available on Linux

Published in Post & VFX

Inevitably it didn't get as much attention as the new camera and panels did when they were announced last week, but in Blackmagic's live stream unveiling Grant Petty also talked briefly about Resolve for Linux.

With cancelled cameras, layoffs in recent months of over 1000 staff, and its stock falling off a cliff after the revelation of an "extraordinary loss" during the last months of 2016, all does not currently seem well at Nikon. How did it get here, though, and what does its future hold?

1000 frames per second... from a Sony cell phone?

Published in Production

High speed mobile: Sony has incorporated some very interesting features into its latest phone camera sensor, but will this technology (and the accompanying high frame rate capture) make the jump to Sony's professional camera lines?

Is Intel in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Published in Technology & Computing

Opinion: Intel is facing increasing and unprecedented competition on all fronts, so how does it ensure its legacy and keep its place at the top table.

Should you think of crowdfunding to make your next film?

Published in Business

Over the past few years the idea of crowdfunding independent movies has gained a lot of traction amongst filmmakers. Rakesh Malik explores the history of the finance model and some of the options available.

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