Posts Tagged ‘open’

MIT Offers Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Course for Free Online

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It’s not unusual for colleges with large open-source programs to put out a number of courses free for the world to browse through online. In the past we’ve featured courses from both MIT and Stanford.

Today, we have a new course from MIT. Taught in the Spring semester of 2009, this course came a full two years later than the original MIT course we shared and is packed full of useful information for anybody interested in photojournalism. Read more…

LensRentals Celebrates Independence Day with Some Gratuitous Lens Mutilation

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A couple of weeks ago I got an email asking if we would be willing to take some lenses, remove the electronics, fix the aperture wide-open, and permanently lock them at infinity focus. It seems the person who needed this done was having trouble finding a legitimate repair shop or service center that was willing to do it.

Well, illegitimate is our specialty, so I started negotiations about just how exorbitant a fee we would charge for this work. We quickly arrived at a fair price (no money, but we get to take pictures) and yesterday received brand new copies of the Canon 100mm f/2 and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art to work on. If you’re the kind of person who slows down to view car wrecks or spent $200 on fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, you might like this. Read more…

Getty Photographer Terminated Over Altered Golf Photo

Earlier today, Dallas Morning News photo editor Guy Reynolds noticed a strange relationship between two Getty images of golfer Matt Bettencourt at the Reno-Tahoe Open golf tournament. One photo featured a tight image of the golfer holding up his ball, victorious, after the 11th hole. The other image, vertical, shows the golfer in the same position, but with another person standing in the background, possibly the golfer’s caddy. Initially, Reynolds assumed the photograph was taken by two different photographers, from different angles. However, upon further inspection, Reynolds realized the photo was taken by the same photographer, Marc Feldman, and it appeared that the tighter image was actually altered to omit the second person. Read more…

Open Thread for PetaPixel Feedback

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Wow. I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since PetaPixel was started back on May 14th. Things have gotten pretty exciting since then, both here on this blog and with our Twitter account.

This is an open thread for you to comment on whatever you’d like. I’ll be reading each and every comment left on this thread.

Have any questions or suggestions about PetaPixel? Ask and I’ll answer them.

Want to promote your own blog, photoblog, or website? Go ahead!

How are you enjoying our twitter updates? Should we post more frequently? Less? Have anything you’d like us to link to?

I would also really appreciate it if you suggest some popular photographers or photobloggers for us to interview. We’re always on the lookout for new faces.

Finally, if there’s any article you would love to see on PetaPixel, please suggest these as well. You can even just comment the titles of articles you would like to see.

That’s all. Eager to see how this open thread experiment goes. Looking forward to hearing from you!