Posts Published in December 2013

Late Photog’s Long-Lost Photos of Mount St. Helens Discovered in Storage

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In the Spring of 1980, just a few weeks before the infamous Mount St. Helens eruption that would take his life along with 56 others, photojournalist Reid Blackburn captured the volcano as it looked before it exploded.

The thing is, nobody knew this until last week, when a photo assistant at The Columbian — the newspaper Blackburn worked for — stumbled across the long-lost roll in a storage box. Read more…

external “These Vintage New Year’s Celebration Photos Probably Trump Yours” —The Phoblographer

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Chris Gampat over at The Phoblographer has put together a small gallery of vintage New Year’s celebration photos that he dug up in the Library of Congress archives. Fair warning: they might make you a bit jealous. I mean, we get to wear little novelty top hats, but some of these guys wore the real thing!

 
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Compile a Personal ‘Best Of’ Video From Your 2013 Instagram Posts with Statigram

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Maybe you thought year-end ‘best-of’ lists were only for desperate journalists trying to survive the holiday news doldrums or news agencies looking to wow you with the photographs they compiled over the course of the year. Au contraire. Read more…

Nikon Rumor Roundup, or: What to Expect in the Next Few Months

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The folks over at Nikon Rumors have been hard at work keeping everybody up on what you can expect from Nikon, but if you’re like us, you just don’t have the time to follow rumors day in and day out. So here’s a roundup of what the most exciting and plausible rumors that should give Nikon lovers some idea of what to expect in the next couple of months. Read more…

external Paying Tribute to the Late John Dominis, Prolific LIFE Photographer —LIFE

John Dominis, one of LIFE magazine’s most versatile staff photographers and one of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, died on Monday, Dec. 30, at his home in New York City. Dominis was 92 years old. Here, LIFE.com pays tribute to the man and his indelible work. Farewell, John. We won’t see your like again.

 
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David Guttenfelder on What It’s Like to be a Photojournalist Inside North Korea

In 2011, former AP president Tom Curly had the ambitious idea that the AP should establish a bureau in North Korea, and the photographer the agency ended up sending to the country is a man you should, by now, be very familiar with: David Guttenfelder.

Guttenfelder’s images, both in newspapers and on Instagram, have given the whole world a peek behind North Korea’s own Iron Curtain, and in the video above he explains the power of photography as if pertains to this secretive and isolated world. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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The Most Powerful Photographs of 2013, According to The Atlantic

About a week ago, Reuters put together a powerful video featuring what it considered to be the “Photos of the Year” as taken by Reuters photographers.

But Reuters, as we’re sure you well know, isn’t the only major news agency out there. And so Alan Taylor over at the The Atlantic has put together his own roundup of the “Most Powerful Images of 2013,” pulling from all of the major news agencies, including Reuters. Read more…

Video Demonstrates the Stabilization Magic of a Brushless Gimbal Rig

If you’ve never seen a 3-axis brushless motor gimbal in action, this video might seem out of this world… or fake. But it’s not fake, just the magic of advanced camera stabilization technology that’ll cost you several thousand dollars to wield for yourself (unless, of course, you have the engineering know-how to build one yourself). Read more…

Darkroom Gear Recycled Into Chic Table Lamp

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You, of course, are an analog purist who will forever be devoted to film. Other folks, however, may be wondering what they’re going to do with a bunch of darkroom equipment that’s getting lonelier by the year. Read more…

Study Suggests Catching Criminals Using the Reflections in Photographed Pupils

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Turns out you may not have to be stupid enough to post incriminating evidence on Instagram to get busted via photo in the near future. A pair of British researchers are working on a way to collect identifiable images from the reflections of people captured on a photo subject’s eyeball. Read more…