Articles Written by DL Cade

It Would Take 21 of These IBM Hard Drives from 1956 to Hold a Single D800 RAW File

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Here’s both a neat picture and a mind-blowing fact for you. What you see above is the IBM Model 350 Disk File from 1956. It weighed over a ton, contained fifty 24-inch disks, and was leased to companies for $3,200 per month. It could hold… 3.75 Megabytes.

That means that it would take 21 of these puppies to hold the largest 14-bit RAW file the Nikon D800 spits out. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

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Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…

Paris Views: Voyeuristic Portraits of Parisians Captured Through Apartment Windows

Gail Albert Halaban, Rue de Belleville, 20th arrondissement, Paris, from Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014)

Gail Albert Halaban, Rue de Belleville, 20th arrondissement, Paris, from Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views (Aperture, 2014)

Photographer Gail Albert Halaban calls herself a ‘friendly window watcher.’ In 2009, this manifested itself in the much-lauded photographs of her New York City neighbors in the series Out My Window, and now she’s back with another series/book of similar portraits captured in the City of Light: Paris. Read more…

Fuji X20 Survives 3 Months of Rain, Snow, and Bears in the Wild… Still Works

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This poor camera has seen some things. For three months, photographer KB‘s Fuji X20 languished in the Colorado wilderness while rain, hail, snow, and animals took turns saying ungentle hellos. And yet, when KB brought it home and charged it up, the X20 started right up! Read more…

Filmmaker Takes $235K in Phantom Cameras for a Swim to Capture Gorgeous Slow Mo Surfing Footage

If you’ve ever used an underwater housing, you know what it feels like to dunk your several thousand dollar DSLR underwater for the very first time. You know it’s safe, you double checked everything, you probably already tested the seals, but the moment of truth still frays your nerves.

Imagine, then, how filmmaker Chris Bryan felt when he put his $50K Phantom Flex, $45K Phantom Miro M-320S, and $140K Phantom 4K Flex inside his own custom-built underwater housings and took them out into the waves for the first time? Read more…

This is What Little Puppies Look Like When They’re Shaking Off Water

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There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to viral dog photography: what’s cute with dogs is going to be twice as cute when you shrink your subjects down to puppies.

Photographer Seth Casteel did it with Underwater Dogs and the sequel Underwater Puppies, and we are very happy to inform you that animal photographer Carli Davidson recently decided to take her viral SHAKE photos of dogs and create the photo series and book SHAKE Puppies. Read more…

Photographer Turns a Pumpkin Into an Instant Camera with a Holga Lens and Polaroid Back

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Halloween is only a few days away, and while there’s plenty of photography themed carvings and Photoshop tutorials and other such shenanigans floating around, artist and photographer Nic Persinger might have just one-upped them all.

When his neighbors threw a pumpkin carving party, he decided to carve his into a camera… an actual, working instant camera with a Holga lens and Polaroid back and. Read more…

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…

Camera Mounted to Booze Bottle Captures Unique Perspective of Wedding Guests

Well… this is different. In an attempt to capture a unique perspective on his friends’ wedding, one guest decided to duct tape a camera to a bottle of Fireball whisky and walk around the rest of the attendees to take pulls.

What resulted was the kind of “how has nobody else ever thought of this!?” Fireball Cam perspective that will probably become a ‘thing’ at many a wedding over the next couple of months at least. Might not be a bad idea to add this to your service offerings if you’re a wedding photographer…

Here’s a Look at How Much Post-Processing Goes Into a L’Oréal Beauty Commercial

People can get really upset when you start using the P word. Magazine covers, professional portraits and even Instagram posts have been accused of using Photoshop. But nobody bats an eye when a beauty commercial comes on TV.

Photos are manipulated, video, unless there’s CGI involved, is immune from such falsehoods right? Not really. As the time-lapse screen video above by Color Me Up! senior colorist Andreas Brueckl shows, those commercials get quite a bit of help in the software department as well. Read more…