Posts Tagged ‘california’

California Updates Invasion of Privacy Law to Ban the Use of Camera Drones

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In a bill meant to bring California’s privacy laws into a drone-heavy 21st century, the state just signed an act into law that will make it both illegal and very expensive for anybody seeking to invade someone else’s privacy by taking photos of them with a camera drone. Read more…

California Lawyer Photoshopped Herself into Pics with Celebrities, Now Faces Suspension

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This is just… strange. California lawyer Svitlana Sangary has been found guilty of deceptive advertising and is now facing six months suspension and two and a half years probation after it was found that she was Photoshopping herself into images with celebrities and posting them on her website’s Publicity page. Read more…

This Beautiful Time-Lapse Tribute to California Took 4 Years and Countless Hours to Shoot

California time-lapse photographer Hal Bergman wanted to pay tribute to his homeland using his artistic abilities. And so he spent four years packing as many of California’s diverse environments into one, 4-minute video simply titled California.

The result is simply gorgeous, and captures everything from Long Beach to Ansel Adams’s playground, Yosemite National Park.

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Satellite Uses Infrared Photography to See Beneath California Forest Fire Smoke

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DigitalGlobe really wants people to get behind their super-high res public imaging satellite, the WorldView-3, and understand just how useful it could be. To that end, they’re showing off the satellite’s capabilities once again, this time using the onboard infrared sensor to see beneath the smoke of a California forest fire and capture some incredibly detailed images of the inferno. Read more…

Leica’s ‘Let Us Roam’ Film Series Looks at the Lives of Skateboarder/Photographers

An incredible short film series is coming to life thanks to the production prowess of Helio Collective and iconic camera brand Leica. Called “Let Us Roam,” the series tells the stories of photographers, artist, filmmakers and musicians, all within the subculture of skateboarding. Read more…

Magnificent Time-Lapse Captures California Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

When National Geographic not only picks up your time-lapse, but also insists on interviewing you about it, you know you’re doing something right. Then again, when you’re time-lapse master Michael Shainblum, you probably don’t need reminding. Read more…

Capturing the Perfect Mountain Lion Shot, a Picture 12 Months in the Making

At times, wildlife photographers have to show an incredible amount of patience to get the perfect shot. Wild animals (much like humans, actually) rarely do exactly what you want them to, and when they do, you and your camera have to be prepared.

But still, how long could you possibly have to wait? Hours? Days? Weeks maybe? For Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter — who was chasing the perfect shot of a Mountain Lion with the lights of Los Angeles in the background — that patience had to extend a full year. Read more…

NPPA Says New California Anti-Paparazzi Bill ‘Threatens First Amendment Rights’

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Last Thursday, we told you about the newest anti-paparazzi bill to hit the California State Assembly. Focused on expanding the definition of harassment, SB 606 was drafted for the specific purpose of protecting the children of celebrities — some hollywood actresses have already spoken out in support of the bill.

As with many a legal mater, however, not everyone is in favor of the bill. While most would agree that protecting children from being harassed by paparazzi is a worthy goal, the NPPA is now officially speaking out against SB 606, warning the public that this bill’s vague wording “threatens first amendment rights.” Read more…

The Amazing Light Painting Photography of Darren Pearson

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When it comes to great light painting photography, we’ve had cause to mention Darren Pearson on more than one occasion. His dinosaur light paintings were well-received, and his skeleton skater light painting animation was just plain cool.

So rather than continuing to pull bits and pieces of Pearson’s work to show you every time something catches our eye, we’ve decided to introduce you to him and his work as a whole, and let the light painting enthusiasts among you follow to your heart’s content. Read more…

Short Inspirational Profile of Large Format Photographer Marty Knapp

This video, put together as a personal project by Logan Kelsey of Vertical Online, tells the inspirational story of large format photographer Marty Knapp from the first time he ever picked up a camera to his current work capturing the landscapes of Northern California and the surrounding areas near Point Reyes. Read more…