Posts Tagged ‘seattle’

Aerial Photo Company Gets Cops Called on Them After Drone Startles Naked Woman

Portland-based aerial photography company Skyris Imaging found themselves in an awkward situation earlier this week when a not-fully-clothed woman was startled by a camera drone hovering outside of her 26th-floor apartment in Seattle and, naturally, called the police. Read more…

These Pictures Are Not For You

On a photojournalist's duty to clearly, accurately and respectfully report tragedy

Apr 14, 2014 · Jordan Stead

Chase Jarvis Puts Up New Essential Photo Gear Video

Years ago, well-known Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis went through a collection of the gear he takes on his photo and video shoots. But given the great deal of change in technology — and capital on his side — since then, he recently created a completely new and updated video showing, again, his must-have gear for photo and video shoots. Read more…

YouTuber Takes #selfieswithstrangers to a Whole New Level

What are we to do when the standard selfie becomes boring and mundane? Well, I’m pretty sure 23-year-old YouTuber Jason Rodjanapanyakul figured it out. Read more…

Police Officer Who Threatened to Arrest Seattle Newspaper Editor Fired

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We all-too-frequently find ourselves sharing stories of police officers abusing the power they have been given by harassing and often threatening to arrest photographers even if they have done nothing wrong.

What we don’t hardly ever share — in fact, a cursory search dug up exactly zero such stories — is the news that those officers, who are usually ‘under investigation’ at the time of the original story, have been fired or significantly disciplined in any way. Today, that changes. Read more…

Microsoft’s 20-Gigapixel Seattle Panorama is Packed Full of Fun Artistic Surprises

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There’s no rule against having a little fun while proving a technological point, even if you’re Microsoft.

So when the software giant’s research arm wanted to flex some image-editing muscle by creating a 20-gigapixel panorama of Seattle, they decided to bring local artists into the picture (literally) and encourage them to do creative stuff while the camera was clicking away. Read more…

Seattle Newspaper Editor Threatened With Arrest for Taking Photos of Police

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Dominic Holden is the News Editor for the Seattle area newspaper The Stranger, and he was recently threatened with arrest and workplace harassment by some local police officers for standing on a public sidewalk and taking their picture. Read more…

Photo Essay: The Final Week of Capitol Hill 60 Minute Photo in Seattle

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Capitol Hill 60 Minute Photo closed its doors at the end of last year. Given the transformation photography has gone through over the past decade, it hardly came as a surprise. At its core, the success, survival, and eventual demise of 60 Minute Photo is just another familiar story of a business fighting against the moving current of technology. It’s closure, however, reveals something important, something personal. It represents a shift in how we create and preserve our memories and a deepening of the divide between customer and proprietor.
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Surveillance Camera Man Points Camera at Strangers Without Permission

Well, this can’t be good for photographers’ rights: An anonymous man over in Seattle, Washington is causing a stir in his area and on the web by walking up to random people in various locations — both public and private — and sticking a camera in their faces to film them. When asked to explain his actions, he simply responds in vague statements such as “It’s OK, I’m just recording video.”
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An Eerie Time-Lapse of Seattle Minus All the Humans

Ross Ching has created a new people-less time-lapse video for his Empty America series. The featured city this time is Seattle, Washington.
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