PetaPixel

Photographer Turns His Old Darkroom Enlarger Into a Large Format Camera

enlargercamera1

Photographer Chuck Baker is a self-proclaimed “camera and darkroom equipment hoarder” who can’t bear to get rid of gear even when it no longer works. Having a large number of enlargers in his collection, Baker recently decided to upcycle one of them by turning it into a working camera.

The large format camera you see about is what resulted from the project.
Read more…

TED Talk: Photographing the Whole Earth Every Day With an Army of Tiny Satellites

Back in June, we reported that a company called Planet Labs is working to improve the efficiency of satellite photography by using a large number of tiny satellites instead of a single satellite.

Company co-founder and CEO Will Marshal recently gave a TED Talk (shown above) that sheds some light on what the company is doing.
Read more…

Next iPhone Camera Said to Pack a ‘Weird Two Lens System’ That Delivers ‘DSLR Quality’

15711265092_08ef1dd409_z

One of the big selling points of each new iPhone since 2007 has been improved camera quality. If new rumors are to be believed, we may not have seen the biggest quality jump yet.

The latest word on the street is that next year’s iPhone may boast “the biggest camera jump ever.”
Read more…

Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

nuke

A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story then seemed to drop out of sight. Sometime thereafter, I decided to put on my investigative reporter mustache and do some sleuthing. Was the threat real? Did a lawsuit actually get filed? If so, what was the result?
Read more…

When Pricing Your Photography, Focus on the Value of Your Images

pricetag

Lately, I have been seeing lots of memes and writings for photographers that try to justify the rates we charge to potential clients who seemingly do not understand what they are paying for or what the value of our work really is… from Cost of Doing Business (CODB) calculators to detailed lists of lenses to tediously explaining how long it takes to set up a shoot and pack all the gear.

And to the layperson (or non-pro photographer) that may seem right, but I think that it misses the point totally. The point is that it is the value of the image that we are charging for. Not the amount of gear we own, and not how long it took to master an off camera flash.

Because no one, especially not your client, cares.
Read more…

A Photo Found on a Fuji X100S That Paid a Visit to the Fuji Repair Facility

btsfuji1

Photographer Lukas Funk recently sent his Fuji X100S to Fujifilm for repairs in Europe due to a minor issue. When he got the fixed camera back, the internal storage held this behind-the-scenes test photo captured by a technician.

In addition to a large number of Fuji-branded memory cards used for testing, we see a sheet of peel-off replacement faux-leather strips. Anyone know which part of the camera they’re for?

Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for the perfect weather conditions to arrive. But once they did, the minute forty-five of footage they captured made it all worthwhile. Read more…

external Perfect Timing on the Right Side of the Tracks —NYTimes | Lens

How does a photographer drawn to intimate, personal moments capture 700 miles of elevated infrastructure for cars, trucks and trains in New York City?

“I didn’t want my photographs to just be of people crossing intersections,” said Krisanne Johnson.

But there was good news for Ms. Johnson, a Brooklyn-based photographer who was awarded the 2013 Design Trust for Public Space Photo Urbanism Fellowship. She discovered that these intersections were really all about people after all. It was just a matter of arriving at the right part of the tracks at the right time.

 
Nov 22, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Yahoo! Acquires Photo App Maker Cooliris as It Continues to Focus on Improving Mobile

cooliris1

Having a great mobile experience is key in a day and age when a huge chunk of the online experience is had on a smartphone screen, and Yahoo! is continuing its march towards a great mobile experience today by acquiring the photo app maker Cooliris. Read more…

NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res reprocessed color view of Jupiter’s moon Europa as captured by the spacecraft Galileo in the late 1990s, the photo “shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution.” Read more…