The New York Times made a blunder on its website yesterday, when it displayed the wrong photograph for one of the headlines. The headline of the story was “Clinton Arrives in Chile With Pledge of Aid”, and the caption read “Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet”, but the photograph was obviously not showing the two politicians.
Here’s a full screenshot of the front page:
It’s amazing how something so strange could slip by the editors.
“My, Hillary! You’ve changed since I last saw you!”
Here’s a bizarre combination of old and new: a photo album that looks like a gigantic SD card. It holds 60 4×6” prints, and will be available from Spinning Hat starting in April for £9.99 (~$16). What would be awesome is if prints from the shop always came in these things.
For sale on eBay is a Century Studio Camera by Eastman Kodak transformed in steampunk fashion into a computer workstation. The auction starts at $5,000, but you can Buy it Now for 7,500. The workstation is shown with a matching steampunked keyboard, but it’s not included in the auction.
Amazing ‘Steampunked’ original Century Semi-Centennial No.1 Portrait Studio Camera (Eastman Kodak manufactured in Rochester NY) — totally restored and transformed into a modern computer workstation! Our restoration includes all the original parts of the Century camera with some additional period items including Victorian ‘Lion’ Angle Brackets and brass balls.
Just in time for the Winter Olympics, Google announced on Tuesday that Street View now includes imagery of several runs at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, where many of the events will be held. To capture the photographs, Street View cameras were mounted on a snowmobile that made runs down the slopes. Here’s a look at what it’s like.
If they keep this up they’ll have to launch a Google Mountain View. Hah… hah… Get it?
Recovering your camera after losing it is one of those things that most people don’t really think about until the situation actually arises. If you were to lose your camera today, would anyone be able to return it to you?
Andrew McDonald‘s solution is to always keep his email address in a photograph that never leaves his camera.
In fact, he keeps a whole series of photographs that help him “speak” to the stranger (or thief) that found his camera.
It’s a pretty clever idea, since someone who finds a camera is bound to look through the photographs stored on the memory card. You don’t even need to take a fancy photograph – a simple hand-written note should suffice:
The reason you should save your contact information as a photo on the memory card rather than as a text file is because the text file won’t show up when viewing the photographs using the camera. Even if the person who finds your camera is tech-savvy enough to browse through the card using a computer, they might not see a text-file intended for them no matter what you title the file.
A problem with this simple approach is that simple altruism isn’t enough of an incentive for some people to return the camera rather than to keep it or sell it. Thus, the following “digital dog tag” might have a higher chance of success:
Notice how the prize is completely ambiguous. This might be a good way to get the finder to email or call you so you have some tangible link to your camera. What you choose to offer them as a “prize” is up to you. How much is your camera worth to you?
For the rest of Andrew McDonald hilarious set of images, check out the following link:
Just came across this hilarious animation of two guys discussing “thinking outside the box”. Now, I guess these guys could be anyone from philosophers to painters, but I like to think they’re photographers who are trying too hard to be “artistic”. Enjoy.
Doesn’t the conversation sound like something you might hear between two students in a photography class?