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by seagreen 07:57PM Tuesday Dec 11 2012
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/

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by JRSlater 10:55AM Wednesday Oct 19 2011
»www.fastcodesign.com/1665191/3-d···o-shame


Wow! This looks pretty cool. Wonder what the system looks like that captures the images?

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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

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by JRSlater 09:10AM Friday Aug 05 2011
»www.salon.com/news/feature/2011/···e_times

Article makes a few valid points. Definately worth reading.

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by JRSlater 02:38PM Friday Jun 17 2011
»www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle···ry.html

Not again! When will it stop?

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by JRSlater 03:56PM Wednesday Jun 15 2011
»jpgmag.com/news/2011/06/roy-furc···#001507

Just thought this might be interesting way to use photographs.

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by SandShark 08:54PM Monday Aug 16 2010
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

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by JRSlater 09:59AM Tuesday Jul 27 2010
»us.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/27/an···?hpt=C1

quote:
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.

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by SandShark 08:06PM Monday Mar 22 2010
Long-time photojournalist Margaret Moth passed away on March 22nd after a three-year battle with colon cancer. She was 59.

»www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/03/21/ma···dex.html

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by SandShark 09:59AM Thursday Feb 11 2010
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.

»abcnews.go.com/Politics/slideshow?id=9763032

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by tmpchaos 07:05AM Wednesday Feb 18 2009
Yet another 'photographer' arrested in the subway, despite Rule 1050.9 (c):
“Photography, filming or video recording in any facility or conveyance is permitted except that ancillary equipment such as lights, reflectors or tripods may not be used.”

»www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/nyreg···yregion
»gothamist.com/2009/02/16/mta_worker.php

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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.

More here

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by SandShark 08:49AM Tuesday Jul 29 2008
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:

»www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewc···228a0b7f

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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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by tmpchaos 10:10AM Sunday Jan 27 2008
(spotted by seagreen See Profile)

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.
bullet story continues..

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by SandShark 10:35PM Saturday Dec 08 2007
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.

»today.reuters.com/news/articlene···HOTO.xml

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by SandShark 09:04AM Tuesday Nov 13 2007
»www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/11···36.html

Zenfolio releases new subscription service that allows photographers to create a customizable and fully functional Web store.

More information here - »www.zenfolio.com/

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by tmpchaos 04:22PM Monday Oct 08 2007
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."

»blog.wired.com/defense/2007/10/d···-r.html

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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.


More here

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by fourboxers 08:03PM Friday Sep 21 2007
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.

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