Diptica Photography & Video Production: Blog https://www.diptica.com/blog en-us (C) 2023 - All copyrights reserved - Diptica® Photography - Emmanuel Avargués info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) Sun, 05 Mar 2023 16:57:00 GMT Sun, 05 Mar 2023 16:57:00 GMT https://www.diptica.com/img/s/v-12/u865080623-o934949078-50.jpg Diptica Photography & Video Production: Blog https://www.diptica.com/blog 113 120 Organigram https://www.diptica.com/blog/2023/3/organigram View Diptica's full-size ORGANIGRAM here.


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Invent & ET Servizi (IT) https://www.diptica.com/blog/2019/10/invent-et-servizi-it Otra realización con éxito de un video corporativo para las empresas Invent y ET Servizi (Italia), rodado los días 27, 28 y 29 de Septiembre 2019, durante su junta en el Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, Tenerife. Mucha improvisación, pero salió bien. Cliente satisfecho y contento. 

Agradecimientos a Sante B., Daniel T., Riccardo B. y Morena G.

Puede ver el vídeo realizado en https://vimeo.com/364409570

Algunas fotos aquí


info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) convention event iberostar invent https://www.diptica.com/blog/2019/10/invent-et-servizi-it Sun, 06 Oct 2019 10:51:30 GMT
Launching of WWW.DIPTICA-VIDEO.COM https://www.diptica.com/blog/2019/7/launching-of-www-diptica-video-com Great day for Diptica! We felt it was grown-up enough to deserve its very own web space. Yes, we are talking about our beloved filmmaking and video department. 

www.diptica-video.com is our brand new web for all our video production services. Have a click ‘n have a look!


Diptica Video homepageDiptica Video homepageVisit our new filmmaking dedicated website!

info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) diptica video web https://www.diptica.com/blog/2019/7/launching-of-www-diptica-video-com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:48:40 GMT
Blackmagic Design https://www.diptica.com/blog/2019/6/blackmagic-design Diptica acquires the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 camera, and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, raising the quality of our footage to a cinematic level.

We do not leave Final Cut Pro aside, quite the contrary, but from now on we will use Davinci Resolve for color grading tasks, before doing the editing itself into FCPX.

The URSA G2 now allows us to record at impressive speeds without compression, in RAW format, and in-camera!

High Speed Frame Rates
Blackmagic RAW 8:1
4.6K Full - Up to 120 fps
UHD Windowed - Up to 150 fps
HD Windowed - Up to 300 fps
ProRes 422 HQ
4.6K Full - Up to 80 fps
UHD Windowed - Up to 120 fps
HD Windowed - Up to 240 fps


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Diptica® acquires gigapixels artificial intelligence algorithms https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/diptica-acquires-gigapixels-artificial-intelligence-algorithms


Diptica® acquires A.I.Gigapixel™ artificial intelligence algorithms, offering its clients the amazing possibility to upscale images without loss of quality.
A.I.Gigapixel™ is the first and only desktop application to use the power of artificial intelligence to enlarge images while adding natural details for a sharper and more impressive result.

Using deep learning technology, A.I.Gigapixel™ can enlarge images and fill in details that other resizing products leave out.

Other traditional upscaling methods produce images that are blurry, unrealistically painterly, and lack the details that are present in real high-resolution images.

Contact us now to know more!


info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) artificial inteligence gigapixel photoshop https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/diptica-acquires-gigapixels-artificial-intelligence-algorithms Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:09:32 GMT
28 years shooting stars https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/28-years-shooting-stars 28 years shooting stars, we must celebrate! Over the next few days, we will remember some of the best moments spent with actors, singers, dancers, music bands, artists, writers, fashion icons, movie & tv stars, presidents and politicians...Thank you all!


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Fine Art & Traditional Prints - Text by Adam Scorey https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/fine-art-traditional-prints

Direct link to this article: https://blog.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/fine-art-vs-traditional-prints

Buy a print or download of one of Emmanuel's photograph here, view his exhibit here.

Fine Art Prints

Fine Art ‘Giclee' (aka Inkjet) prints are super-popular right now, and have been for a while. Why? I believe because they offer photographers a greater choice and enables you to align a paper to your brand or style of photography. Depending on the surface texture, Fine Art prints can give a beautiful, painterly effect to your images. The paper itself is also thicker and more tactile, with some providing slight colour casts that can add extra atmosphere to your shots.

The downsides are that they are slightly more expensive, need handling with care as they can scratch quite easily, and they don’t produce quite the same depth of detail in shadow and highlight areas as photographic prints. To some, these prints can look flat, almost ‘wrong’ because of this ‘blocking up’ of the image. Every time we show fine art papers, we always hear plenty of “Oos!” and “Aaahs!” as people express their delight at the textures… They look amazing with the right image – perhaps more ethereal portraits, backlit in sunlight. Lifestyle images work well, as do abstractsnature and landscape images.

We offer six different Fine Art papers at OVI, all available for you to buy and sell through Zenfolio: Photo Rag, Bamboo, German Etching, Portrait, Smooth Art Silk, and Museum.

While there arguably isn't ever a 'right' or 'wrong' paper for a given image, careful paper choice can help bring out the qualities in the image you're looking highlight. For example, you may want the warm tones in your abstract landscape photo to shine through on a smoothly textured surface - in which case Bamboo would be a good choice. Or perhaps you're looking to showcase your prize portrait study in a painterly way with truer-to-life colours - in which case a more heavily textured paper like Portrait or German Etching would be more suitable. 

Each paper has its own unique character and strengths, so the best way to decide which you prefer for your style of photography which is by getting hands-on with a few samples.


Traditional Prints

Traditional (aka C-Type) prints on the other hand - particularly when printed on our Lightjet - have a deep contrast, punchy, accurate colours and razor sharp resolution. After all, the technology was invented by NASA to chart the stars with laser precision. There are many different surfaces and textures to choose from, but here at One Vision we produce our lightjet prints on three types of Fuji Professional DPII gallery grade papers: lustregloss and metallic.

Lustre, by far, is the most popular as it has a more matt look and it resists handling and finger marks brilliantly, yet still has all the technical qualities a professional lab needs – longevity (30 years) and precision.

Gloss, though stunning has dropped in popularity in recent years. One of the issues being finger marks, the other when framed is Newton’s Rings, the weird petrol spill-like distortions created by reflections in the acrylic ‘glass’.

Metallic paper and gloss are similar in their look, until closer inspection where you see metallic-esque highlights; the paper appears to have a ‘depth’ to it. Black and white images look amazing on metallic, as do bright, contrasty portraits.

It’s easy to assume that photo paper is just paper, and that fine art papers are the answer to all our woes. However, you need to choose carefully and pick the paper to suit the mood and style of the shoot. You may not ruin the shot, but you could spend more than you need or reduce the qualities/style you have spent valuable time and effort creating. 

Adam Scorey is a professional photographer, ex photo-magazine editor and now Product and Marketing Manager for Zenfolio partner lab One Vision Imaging


info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) art fine prints https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/fine-art-traditional-prints Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:37:48 GMT
LIDAR sensors https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/lidar-sensors Diptica is happy to have aquired this week 2 brand new autonomous LIDAR camera triggering sensors, as well as 2 more laser beams and sensors, to offer our clients some state-of-the-art solutions for all types of high speed photography, nature camera trapping, insects and birds photography, as well as ballistics.

Cross-beam configurations capable, thoses fine pieces of engeneering designed by photographers, for photographers, are the best there is on Earth.


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info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) cross-beam high speed insect laser lidar trap trapping https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/11/lidar-sensors Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:10:24 GMT
Revamp of Diptica.com and closure of the spanish version (EN) https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/10/revamp-of-diptica-com-and-closure-of-the-spanish-version Hello guys!

Just a quick update on Diptica.com's website lifting, as of today:
-revamp of letter styles for easier and more modern reading
-more concealed main menu for easier navigability
-still working on choosing which online form service we will be working with during 2019, if we stick to Coffe Cup or move to any other
-updated "about us"
-shutting down the spanish version of the web, and redirecting "diptica.es" to the .com domain "diptica.com"
-intergated spanish translation of some pages (about us, contact, tutorials, workshops...)
-minor updates

We may now translate some pages to French language pretty soon. Diptica.com will remain a mainly english oriented web, with all menus and texts in english, but translations to French and Spanish available on selected pages. The SEO of the web should not suffer in any way from it. But this way, we will finally be able to deliver up-to-date contents in several languages at once.



Rapidamente mantenerles al tanto sobre algunas novedades de la web de Diptica.com al día de hoy:
-nuevas fuentes para todos los textos para mejor y mas moderna lectura
.menu principal reformado para una navegabilidad mejorada
-aún trabajando en probar y elegir provedores de formularios online para 2019, o si nos quedaremos con Coffe Cup
-"quienes somos" actualizado
-cierre de la versión castellana de la web, y redireccion de "diptica.es" hacia "diptica.com"
-traducciones integradas al castellano de varias páginas (quienes somos, contacto, talleres...)
-otras mejoras

Ahora podremos ofrecer traducciones al castellano y muy pronto al francés de varias páginas, todo en una sola web. Diptica.com sigue siendo un portal en inglés, pero las paginas con texto relevante ofrecen una traducción integrada mediante un link. El SEO de la web no deberia sufrir, y por fin podemos ofrecer una web actualizada en varios idiomas!

info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) udate web website https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/10/revamp-of-diptica-com-and-closure-of-the-spanish-version Sun, 21 Oct 2018 09:55:35 GMT
"In my dad's shoes" - 2009 https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/7/in-my-dads-shoes---2009


A little memory of a young lady ;-)
Un pequeño recuerdo de una jovencita ;-)
Un petit souvenir d'une jeune fille ;-)


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Fifi https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/7/fifi Very short backstage of Fifi's underwater photo shoot.

Une très petite video de backstage de la session de photos de Fifi sous la mer.


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Tenerife Alegria - TUI https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/5/tenerife-alegria-tui Christening of a new Boeing 737 Max 8 at Tenerife South Airport, on April 23rd 2018. Diptica was in charge in exclusivity of photography and video for our client, TUI.

Bautismo de un nuevo Boeing 737 Max 8 en el aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur Reina Sofía, el 23 de Abril 2018, por la cuenta del operador de turismo TUI; Diptica ha estado a cargo de la fotografía y del vídeo en exclusiva.

Baptême d'un nouveau Boeing 737 Max 8 à l'aéroport de Tenerife Sud Reina Sofia, le 23 avril 2018, pour le compte du tour operator TUI; Diptica eut l'honneur de réaliser en exclusivité les photos et videos de l'évènement.



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SD RAVELO - Diptica official sponsor https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/2/sd-ravelo---diptica-official-sponsor Diptica is now the official sponsor of the SD RAVELO, a feminine soccer team of Tenerife. Angela Montañes Verdaguer is the captain of the team, and we've done this small reel for the social media networks:

Diptica est l'heureux sponsor officiel de l'équipe féminine de football SD RAVELO, Tenerife. Angela Montañes Verdaguer est la capitaine de l'équipe et nous avons réalisé ce petit film promotionnel pour les réseaux sociaux.



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Aerial Photo & Video - Commercial for Diptica Photography https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/2/fotografia-aerea-anuncio-publicitario Saturday February 17th was launched on social networks the following commercial promoting our aerial photo and video services. 

Samedi 17 février 2018 Diptica lançait sur les réseaux sociaux le spot suivant pour promouvoir nos services de tournages et photographiesaériens.


info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) aerial boat drone ocean sea water https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/2/fotografia-aerea-anuncio-publicitario Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:45:48 GMT
Happy New Year 2018 https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-2018 A serie of short sketches to welcome the new year, and laugh a bit in the studio :-)

Une série de petits sketches pour marquer la fin de l'année 2017, histoire de rigoler un peu dans le studio 

info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) 2018 new new year year https://www.diptica.com/blog/2018/1/happy-new-year-2018 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:34:00 GMT
Interview to Emmanuel at Zaask's (ES) https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/11/interview-to-emmanuel-at-zaasks-spanish-version Trás responder a una encuesta por parte del sitio web Zaask.es, me pareció interesante copiar aqui la conversación:

¿Cómo empezaste a trabajar en este área profesional?

Hace 27 años atrás, a los 17 años, inicie mi vida profesional como fotógrafo de bodas a turistas. A los 19 fue el ayudante y aprendiz a tiempo completo de un espectacular fotógrafo en Niza, Francia. A los 21, he tenido el mismo rol en el estudio de Anne Geddes, la famosa retratista de bebes, en Australia. De alli en adelante, ha sido historia.

¿Qué consejo le darías a un cliente que esté buscando contratar un profesional en tu área de trabajo?

Un solo consejo: asegurarse que el fotógrafo contactado tenga la experiencia necesaria para realizar las fotos esperadas. No es lo mismo retratar una botella de vino en estudio que un paisaje a las 5 de la madrugada, o una modelo de alto nivel con joyas de Cartier por doquier. Un vehículo en movimiento, un barco, un bebé, una flor, un volcán en erupción...tienen una sola cosa en común: hay que saber retratarlos! 

Es relativamente fácil fotografiar cualquier cosa, pequeña o grande, en movimiento o no, cuando no hay presión económica ni un boceto por respetar, cuando no hay un cliente de por medio. Las cámaras y la tecnología de los teléfonos ayudan inmensamente. Pero no lo son todo a la hora de realizar un TRABAJO: la experiencia es entonces preponderante. Y los equipos utilizados deben ser especializados.

Entonces al cliente de preguntarse si el fotógrafo esta realmente preparado o no.

¿Qué curso/s o formación tienes relacionado con tu trabajo?

El mejor curso que haya podido tener: la vida y los trabajos. Primero la suerte inestimable de haber tenido dos mentores impresionantes, a primeras horas de mi carrera. Y luego de haber tenido mil oportunidades diferentes de retratar mil cosas y aprender a hacerlas todas.

Qué preguntas debe pensar un cliente antes de hablar con un profesional sobre su proyecto?

Según mis experiencias acumuladas a los largo de esos años, me gusta que el cliente se pregunte lo siguiente antes de contactarme, y que tenga bastante claro las respuestas:

-puedo hacer las fotos yo mismo o necesito alguien?
-necesito un fotógrafo aficionado o uno con experiencia?
-es este fotógrafo cualificado para hacer este trabajo en concreto?
-que resultado busco? de alto perfil? o barrato y mediocre me será suficientes?
-se necesitaran equipos especiales? gruas? vehículos especializados? cuantas cámaras? modelos, maquilladores?
-de cuanto tiempo disponemos para realizar las fotos? es tiempo suficiente para el fotógrafo? será él capaz de hacerlo en este tiempo?
-confiaré en los criterios del fotógrafo?
-cuanto estoy dispuesto a pagar para un buen trabajo?

¿Cuál es el proceso típico para trabajar con un nuevo cliente?

Establecer primero un vínculo de confianza: vamos a trabajar juntos en un proyecto cuyo desenlace esta meramente en nuestras imaginaciones, con un poco de suerte en un boceto: habrá que plasmarlo, a base de trabajo, experiencia, gastos físicos y materiales.

Transparencia: el fotógrafo debe saber lo mas de detalles posibles para poder tomar en cuenta cada aspecto del proyecto.

Honestidad: el cliente debe admitir lo que esta dispuesto a gastar o no. El fotógrafo debe admitir lo que puede realizar o no. Ambos deben encontrar el justo medio de compromiso. 

Luego el fotógrafo puede establecer un presupuesto acertado, con el cual el cliente se sentirá en confianza, y confiará en que el fotógrafo puede hacerlo y plasmar la idea primera de cada foto. 

Nunca se habla lo suficiente de antemano de lo que se necesitará para realizar las fotos. hay que hacerlo. De esta comunicación de doble vía se desencadenará todo lo demás con facilidad. 

¿Con qué tipo de clientes ya has trabajado anteriormente?

-Revistas (Vogue NY, Bunte, Marie Claire, Quelle,...)
-Agencias publicitarias (TBWA; Young & Rubicam, Saatchi & Saatchi, Partners Ogilvy...)
-Marcas (Coca Cola, Levi's, Dewar's, Oral-B...)
-Empresas (Air France, CINFA, Thales, Alstom, Ocean Hotels H10,...)
-Peliculas, foto fija
-Artistas, deportistas, músicos, actores (Susan Sarando, Julia Roberts, Lucia Galán,...), políticos (candidatos a presidencias, senadores,...)
-Embajadas, ONGs,...

¿Tienes un modelo de pricing estándar para tus servicios? Si es así, describe los detalles aquí.

Suelo cobrar 150 €/hora sin maquilladora ni estilista, y 250 €/hora con, sea para fotografías privadas o comerciales. Incluye siempre las fotos a máxima resolución, curadas y editadas por mi, con sesión de los derechos de uso por tiempo indefinido en todos lo medios. Descuentos aplican según la duración del proyecto, y primas de riesgo en caso de trabajos peligrosos o requerimientos especiales (grúas, vuelo aéreo...). Siempre voy acompañado de una o dos personas de producción, incluido en la tarifa.

Gracias Emmanuel por esta entrevista! esperando tener la oportunidad de volver a hablar contigo nuevamente.

Gracias a vosotros! el placer ha sido mío.

info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) emmanuel avargués interview https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/11/interview-to-emmanuel-at-zaasks-spanish-version Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:52:00 GMT
Stylism https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/9/stylism As a photo studio, in Diptica, the photographer doesn´t work alone: the stylist is always at his side, being in charge of:

  • help with the development of the concept of the photo shoot
  • propose costume ideas according to that concept
  • provide or select clothes and accessories
  • advise or do the hairstyle and make-up
  • help with the scenery, select the location and even the schedule of the shoot
  • support with the poses during the session
  • care and attention in every detail

The purpose of the stylist is to have everything fit to the concept, help the photographer in creating a meaningful photography, be his essential complement, his right arm.


info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) diptica maekup props studio stylism wardrobe https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/9/stylism Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:52:00 GMT
What is food styling? https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/8/what-is-food-styling Food styling is a technique that makes food images appealing and favors the sales of the product.

Our first contact with food is through our eyes, either on a menu or served on a plate.

Your sales possibilities increase drastically when your customers see the dishes on a nice photography, with beautiful details, triggering the salivation and opening the appetite.

If we talk about professional photography, we are talking about photography taken through an experienced eye, a professional being behind the camera who not only puts his wisdom at your service but also shows his knowledge in the use of all his equipment, using the best available cameras
, and mastering all the lighting techniques and equipment to get the best results.

Hand in hand with the photographer works the food stylist, who handles the selection and purchase of the perfect ingredients to be used in the photoshoot, from the table decoration, selection of tableware and table linen, to details of the final set.



info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) food food stylism stylism https://www.diptica.com/blog/2017/8/what-is-food-styling Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:40:00 GMT
More info about Emmanuel https://www.diptica.com/blog/2016/5/more-info-about-emmanuel www.emmanuelavargues.com

"I was born someday in 1973, somewhere on the North African continent.

I am a French citizen, even though I have hardly ever lived in France.

I have travelled, following my cameras, following images.

But actually it doesn't really matter what I have done or not. Where I have lived. What I have seen. Where I will go tomorrow. Who I have been or become.

What is important is that you are here. Looking at my pictures. With me. Now.

Wondering when or where they were taken. How.

Let me show you. "




"Je suis né un jour de 1973, quelque part sur le continent Nord Africain.

Je suis français, bien que je n'ai que très peu vécu en France.

J'ai voyagé, suivant mes appareils photo, poursuivant des images.

Mais à dire vrai, peu importe ce que j'ai fait ou pas. Où j'ai bien pu vivre. Ce que j'ai vu. Où irais-je demain. Qui fus-je ou qui je deviendrais.

Ce qui compte, c'est que vous êtes là. À regarder mes photos. Avec moi. Maintenant.

En vous demandant quand et où je les aie faites. Comment.

Laissez-moi vous montrer."

info@diptica.com (Diptica Photography & Video Production) diptica emmanuel avargues emmanuel avargués https://www.diptica.com/blog/2016/5/more-info-about-emmanuel Mon, 30 May 2016 14:07:00 GMT