Printing Out of Time

My darkroom days are, thankfully, in the past. I was never enamored with the process of photography, it was the message and meaning of an image I fell in love with. The ability to bring someone somewhere, to let them bear witness. That said, I do appreciate the work of masters in the craft and […]

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Automating the Copyright Infringement Search

Steven Melendez at FastCompany has an interesting piece up on two companies – Copypants and Pixsy – that are automating the search for copyright infringements online. The technology (similar to Google’s and TinEye’s reverse image search) has the potential to be a powerful way to control how our images are used. The danger comes from […]

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Nerd Alert: Filter Testing

So how much light does your filter transmit? How much should it? What about the people who say they don’t use filters because it degrades the image? Many answers in Roger Cicala’s giant test of lens filters. And, of course, many more questions …

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Time Check

Now that you’ve finished going through the Sunday papers, haul out your cameras and get those time stamps updated.

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Another Camera Store Shuttered

Many years ago, I sold cameras. I worked in a catalog showroom, running the photo area for a while. I worked in a one-hour photo lab for a while and did time behind the counter at one of the major retailers in Washington, D.C. Every one of those businesses is gone now. The shops I […]

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Visuals at the Olympics

This is a look into how Getty Images handled images at the Olympics. I suspect it’s a little different than how we will handle them at the Paralympics … we won’t have the robotic cameras. And a few other things they have.

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