Expired, but Still Working

An interesting project by Chip Litherland – taking expired film to major events, just to see what happens. Yeah, it’s art … but it’s sort of cool. And I’ve probably got 20 rolls of various film in the freezer or drawers around here …

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Would HCB Use a Cellphone?

It’s an interesting question, whether Henri Cariter-Bresson would convert from his Leica to a smartphone were he alive and working today. William Dalrymple believe he would have and, as much as I adore the craft of photography … I guess I agree HCB would be wielding an iPhone 6s. But definitely not a 6s Plus, […]

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Photography Without Vision

Om Malik has a wonderful piece up at the New Yorker, triggered by Google’s announcement it is making the Nik Collection of software tools free. This idea that we are photographing everything, never seeing anything and, perhaps worse, not remembering anything is troubling to me. I have a very large collection of family photos, somewhere […]

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Defending McCurry

There’s been a bit of a storm brewing over a New York Times piece by Teju Cole about the work of Steve McCurry, one of the legendary National Geographic photojournalists. I … don’t agree with his assessment but don’t feel qualified to take it on. Allen Murabayashi from PhotoShelter, though, has completely encapsulated my thoughts […]

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Times Changes

So you’ve spent you morning reprogramming the microwave and oven clocks, maybe you even reset your alarm clock last night. You’ll get to your watch later … But, right now, pull out all your cameras and reset those clocks, as well. It’s usually pretty easy to find in the menus, but while you’re in there […]

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Why Some Lenses Cost $1,799

We are at that point in the year where a bunch of kids are turning in their gear and need to go buy their own. It’s a wonderful support system we have here, but it also shelters them from understanding the costs of this stuff. Which means when they finally wander over to one of […]

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Eye Tracking Your Obsession

Interesting video made by Canon to promote one of their printers … Not without some criticism, as well. I have a touch of experience with eye tracking (mostly from hanging around very smart people who do it like Sara Quinn and my college Bart Wojdynski), so I think this stuff is really cool. My dream […]

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Reuters Goes to All JPGs

Michael Zhang at PetaPixel is reporting that Reuters has issued a directive to all its photojournalists to only submit images that were shot as JPGs in the camera – no more raw files allowed. (Side note: Why do we always capitalize RAW? It’s not an acronym so far as I can tell.) Why would the […]

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Seeing Beyond Your Vision

Peripheral vision plays a big role in photojournalism. The ability to look at one thing and see what’s happening all around it allows us to build better stories, to see what others might not. The New York Times’ Angel Franco took a Widely camera to Cuba 20 years ago and the way he used it […]

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