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4K is for Babies, ARRI Unveils 6.5K Alexa 65 with a Sensor Three Times Bigger than Super35

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Forget 4K, 4K is for babies. How about 6.5K coming out of a sensor that is three times bigger than 35mm film and considered, “the largest high-performance motion picture sensor available on the market”? If you have the need and, more importantly, the capital for it, ARRI has you covered with the new Alexa 65. Read more…

Video: Fascinating ‘Lens Design 101′ Interview with a ZEISS Master

Dr. Hubert Nasse has been working in optics for almost 30 years. A ZEISS master, many of us dream of sitting down with a man of his optical know-how and just having a conversation in which he enlightens us (pun intended) on the basics of lens design.

Fortunately, photographer and photo educator Matt Granger is making that dream come true for us today with his video interview with Dr. Nasse from Photokina. Read more…

external 500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup —TechCrunch

“We’re just basically going different ways,” Gutsol said. “They have a very different opinion of where the company should go, and I think it was probably too strong of a push from my direction, it was probably too different – where I wanted to take the company and where they wanted to go.”

 
Sep 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Getty Unveils Stream, An iOS App for Browsing Through and Legally Sharing Its Image Archive

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Almost six months to the day after Getty made its photographs embeddable, the massive photo agency has announced Stream: an iOS app that will allow you to browse through and share its vast image archive.

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Photographer Appalled by Senator’s Misuse of Afghani Policewoman Photo for ‘Ban the Burka’ Campaign

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Having one of your photos used by an Australian senator without permission would probably upset you as is, but what if that photo was used in a way that you believed “desecrated” the memory of the subject in the picture?

That’s the situation Canadian photographer Lana Slezic recently found herself in when she saw her photo of Lt Col Malalai Kakar — Afghanistan’s first female policewoman who was killed by the Taliban in 2008 — being used by Senator Jacqui Lambie to push a “Ban the Burka” campaign. Read more…

external Twitpic Is Being Acquired, And Apparently Not Shutting Down Next Week —Engadget

Two weeks ago Twitpic sadly announced it was closing doors after trademark infringement threats by Twitter, Inc. In a shocking turn of events, the company has just announced its acquisition by an undisclosed buyer. User uploaded photos will remain on the site after all!

 
Sep 21, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Photographer Cleverly Shames HuffPo After They Use Her Imgur-Hosted Photo without Permission

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When photographers find their images being used in online publications without permission, there’s often not much they can do aside from sending out emails requesting payment, credit and/or a takedown. When the photos in question are hotlinked, on the other hand, it opens the door to some good ol’ shaming.

That’s exactly what photographer and Reddit user FrancescaO_O was able to do recently after she found the Huffington Post stealing her photo.
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Super Trippy Abstract Time-Lapse Covers Everything from Riots to Decaying Roadkill

There are times where words don’t do a piece of artwork justice. Such is the case with Circle of Abstract Ritual: a trippy, creepy and downright weird time-lapse by artist Jeff Frost.

It consists of 300k photos captured over the course of two years. In it you’ll see riots, wildfires, decaying roadkill, abandoned houses turned into giant canvases and far more, all of it combined into an abstractly contextualized piece of time-lapse artistry. Read more…

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this year’s Photokina and asked them to share their advice on what it takes to become a professional in the world of photography.

Their insights, as you might imaging, are well worth two minutes of your time. Read more…

external Before A Night At The Opera, A Day Backstage —NY Times | LENS

On some of the busiest days of the season, there can be more than 1,500 people bustling with preparations for at the Metropolitan Opera. New York Times staff photographer Sara Krulwich goes backstage as the Met prepares for this season’s opening night.

 
Sep 20, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »