Posts Published in January 2011
Need to hold down the shutter release for extended periods of time, but don’t want to shell out money for a remote shutter release? Flickr user Dennis Calvert found that a pencil eraser and hair tie do the job well, allowing you to do star trail photographs with bulb mode.
Do you use a similar “hack” to keep your shutter release button pressed?
It’s been a while since we’ve done a giveaway here, and we haven’t done one yet in 2011, so here goes: we’re giving away a Photo Urban Disguise 70 bag by Think Tank Photo worth $189. This is a briefcase style bag that can hold up to two DSLRs with lenses attached without drawing attention to itself as a camera bag.
Here’s a short video by The Guardian looking at the rapid demise of photographic darkrooms and photographer Richard Nicholson’s project of capturing these spaces across London before they become just another chapter in photographic history.
CES is over, but Panasonic has no plans of letting the camera announcements end — they’ve just announced four new Lumix compact cameras in addition to the eight they introduced at CES earlier this month.
Redditor and DeviantArt user mygrapefruit took Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph V-J Day in Times Square and colorized it, giving us a glimpse into what the photo might have looked like had Eisenstaedt used color film. She writes,
How I did it: Photoshop CS 5, wacom tablet. Brush tool with Mode set to “Color”. Sometimes I made finer selections in quick mask (press Q) to easily colour an area. I personally find this easy to do, it is only time consuming, especially if you feel the need to research the actual real colours (I found some vintage postcards of times square to figure out the colour of the buildings and some signs). The rest of the colours I guessed by using common sense. [#]
Feel free to link us to other famous photographs that have been colorized by leaving a comment!