Make sure you give your gear a close inspection after receiving it, especially during this holiday season, since Amazon does a good job of refunding you if a fake product does slip under their nose.
Read more at »www.petapixel.com/2012/12/09/bew···houses/
by JRSlater 10:55AM Wednesday Oct 19 2011
by seagreen 06:04PM Thursday Sep 22 2011
Can you photograph the police during times of civil unrest? At a crime scene? What are your rights, and the responsibilities of the police?
Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.PC World
by JRSlater 03:56PM Wednesday Jun 15 2011
If you use a GPS-equipped smartphone and/or digital camera, you may be providing the location (latitude and longitude) of where the photograph was taken without knowing you are doing so. Adam Savage, host of the popular TV show "MythBusters", uploaded a photograph of his car on Twitter. Unbeknownst to Savage, geotag information was embedded in the photograph that could be used to learn the exact location of his home.
Story continues here - »www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/techn···onaltech
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian's hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.
Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.
Very interesting article about Ansel Adams.
ABC News has obtained, through a Freedom of Information Act request, previously unreleased photographs taken by Det. Greg Semendinger of the NYC Police Aviation Unit from a helicopter above Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers.
by tmpchaos 07:05AM Wednesday Feb 18 2009
by tmpchaos 06:13PM Wednesday Sep 17 2008
Before camera manufacturers one-upped each other with the number of megapixels, they one-upped each other with the zoom range of their lenses. And before that, in the 1960s, the "speed" of the lens, its ability to gather light, was the big selling point.
Now, Leica Camera AG, a prestigious but small German maker of high-end cameras and lenses, is going for the speed crown again, making the world's "fastest" lens for still cameras.
This week, Leica said it has created a new version of its Noctilux lens with an aperture number of 0.95, which in the inverted math of optics means it gathers 11 percent more light than the old version, which had an aperture of 1.
Galveston County Daily news photographer Kevin Cox was detained for 45 minutes by authorities for photographing the scene of a Texas City, TX refinery spill. Cox, who refused to show his images to the authorities when asked, was photographing the scene from a public roadway. Though Cox had moved to a grassy unmarked field, owned by Marathon Oil, to take shots from a better vantage point, he vacated the field once he was asked to do so by Marathon security personnel. The rest of the story here:
by tmpchaos 08:58AM Thursday Mar 27 2008
The maker of the popular photo-editing software Photoshop on Thursday launched a basic version available for free online.
Photoshop Express will be completely Web-based so consumers can use it with any type of computer, operating system and browser. And, once they register, users can get to their accounts from different computers.
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(spotted by seagreen
At dusk on New Year's Eve, Erika Gunderson got into a taxi in New York City and entered a digital-age mystery. Sitting on the back seat was a nice Canon digital camera.
The New York Civil Liberties Union is suing New York City on behalf of a Columbia University student after police handcuffed him for taking photographs near a subway station in Manhattan.
In one of my favorite national security/thriller movies, No Way Out, the Pentagon reconstructs a damaged photo negative to track down a man they think is a spy who murdered the Defense Secretary's mistress. The suspected killer -- who is in fact a naval officer assigned to the Pentagon -- must find the real killer as the digital image of him slowly comes into focus.
Now we have a real life example of this sort of photo reconstruction (although with a very different story surrounding it). Authorities have reconstructed a digitally altered picture of a man accused of being a sexual predator, prompting a worldwide manhunt code-named Vico. This is, as the Interpol news release puts it
puts it, is "the first time the organization has made such an appeal."
by tmpchaos 08:38PM Wednesday Sep 26 2007
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center, have built a low-cost robotic device that enables any digital camera to produce breathtaking gigapixel (billions of pixels) panoramas, called GigaPans.
Joe O'Donnell's glowing legacy outlived him by less than a week. The man recalled by some as "The Presidential Photographer" with a knack for having a camera to his eye at just the right moment, became instead someone described as a fraud who hijacked some of the 20th century's most famous images and claimed them as his own.more here