A computer error at the San Diego fireworks show last week led to an 18-minute show being condensed into 15 seconds… and also some pretty crazy firework photos. YouTube user danwroy was sitting across the water from the launch area, and used a Canon 60D to capture this crazy video showing what the spectacle looked like to those with front row seats (you might want to turn your volume down). So this is what firework shows look like to cameras with their shutters left open…
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The 4th of July fireworks show in San Diego malfunctioned yesterday, resulting in an entire show’s 20-minutes worth of fireworks released in 15 seconds that the Port of San Diego attributed to a corrupted computer file.
But for some prepared photographers, the display resulted in some singular photos of the large fireballs.
Say you’re shooting a wedding, and say for some reason you’re taking a food break, and say for some other reason you happen to be taking that break while the father is giving a toast you should probably be taking pictures of. You’d think that given all of that, you’d at least keep a low profile…
Nikon caused a stir this past weekend after it was revealed that a promo video shown during the D800′s launch in Bangkok actually contained footage that was both used without permission and that wasn’t even captured with a Nikon D800. After a recording of the promo was uploaded to YouTube in mid-February, people began coming forward with reports that Nikon had used their videos without permission.
Here’s a Photoshop protip: before saving a final version of a photo for publishing on the web, make sure all the layers you want in the image are actually visible. Apparently some Photoshopper working for JCrew got careless with his layers, which led to the above catalog photo showing a model with transparent hair (in fact, the hair appeared by itself in a separate photo). The catalog entry has since been fixed, with the invisible-haired woman replaced with a boring photo of a blue blazer.
“I’ll just Photoshop her into the picture when I get home,” he said.
Sometimes pricing your services creatively can be a good marketing tactic. Other times, as in the case of this photographer, it can be quite the opposite.
Here’s another nail in the fail coffin for the much-hyped but not-very-popular photo-sharing app Color: TechCrunch reports that Color received a staggering $200 million acquisition offer before it had even launched, but the company turned it down and raised $41 million in venture funding instead. Things haven’t been going so hot for Color since then, while Google saved itself $200 million and has a couple photo-sharing apps in development that are generating some buzz.
Image credit: Money Hand Holding Bankroll Girls February 08, 20117 by stevendepolo