Pentaxian Profile: Michele Cati

Night photography with the 645Z

By PF Staff in Pentaxian Profiles on Aug 6, 2016

Michele Cati (Teknuccio) was born in 1982 in Bologna, Italy. He began his photographic activity back in 1997, pointing his Fujica AX-3 first at the Hale-Bopp comet and later at the total solar eclipse in 1999.

In the digital era Michele switched to the Pentax brand with a K-5, a camera which was able to satisfy the requirements of Michele’s favorite shoots. He works with natural light, mostly in low light conditions and at night pointing the lens at the billions lights dotting the night. He tries to keep the postproduction as low as possible to maintain a genuine atmosphere in the images. Michele loves travelling in dark skies locations, such as Ireland or Iceland, as well as exploring his own territory, the Italian Apennines. Michele is Pentax brand Ambassador in Italy from 2014 and is now working on a project of time lapse photography using different Pentax cameras. In this article Michele presents some of his work with the Pentax 645Z.

Pentaxian Profile: Franc Demšar

By Franc III. in Pentaxian Profiles on Apr 28, 2016

My name is Franc Demšar, and I am just capturing the light in time.  I started my photographic journey in the second half of the previous century in a darkroom with the smell of developer and fixer. Now I am chasing the light with digital equipment, but still with the same intentions. The tools have changed, but the magic of photography hasn't!

I live and work in the "heart of Europe", in sLOVEnia (LOVE supposedly always come from the heart). I work in advertising and business photography.  Plenty of examples of my work are spread throughout this article.  Click on any thumbnail to enlarge.

My message to you is inspired (or perhaps provoked) by a recent professional equipment debate.
Some photographers really are brand addicts and to them I say "show me your work, not your camera!".  To everyone else, I say "don't let anybody limit you as an artist!".

Pentaxian Profile: Juan Roldán

Wedding photographer from Colombia

By PF Staff in Pentaxian Profiles on Feb 11, 2016

I am a graphic designer by trade, but I've also been a professional photographer for about ten years now.  When I previously worked with one of the two "big brands", I was in a bunch of different fields like food, jewelry, architecture, and models.  Things changed when I got married and learned the real meaning and beauty of that special day. And so I had a revelation and decided to start shooting weddings seriously.

Weddings are really hard to shoot.  They demand my full effort and push my gear to its limits. When the ceremony is about to begin, there is this electricity in the air and nerves and anxiety everywhere. A lot of eyes are attending to what’s going on; that’s when I need to be ready, watching everything, with hands on my camera and eyes on the couple. When I hear the shutter release I know that my Pentax gear is entrusting me to do this mission.

I do weddings because I believe in love, and I admire the courage between two people who join and start a new family.  They give me hope about this world which sometimes gets so crazy and cold. There are smiles everywhere, tears sliding down cheeks, hugs, families reunited, little ones, and grandparents. Some are happy, some are sad; that's life, and I feel glad and humbled to be there.

Pentaxian Profile - Jeffry Scott

"Once a Pentaxian, Always a Pentaxian"

By PF Staff in Pentaxian Profiles on Sep 30, 2015

You may have heard the phrase "Once a Pentaxian, Always a Pentaxian."  In the case of Jeffry Scott— today's featured photographer— it took extensive experience with four other camera systems for him to come to that realization.

We hope you can relate to this story of soul-searching in the camera world.  Enjoy!

Pentaxian Profile - Terry Miesle

Insect field study

By PF Staff in Pentaxian Profiles on Aug 29, 2015

Editorial note: in today's Pentaxian Profile, we follow the story of Terry Miesle, a Pentaxian who uses his Pentax gear to shoot macros and document wildlife.  Click on any photo in this article to enlarge.

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