Posts Tagged ‘segment’

The Rise, Near Demise, and Rebirth of the Leica Camera

Leica made its name a very long time ago by creating the first practical 35mm camera to use standard cinema 35mm film. The rest, as they say, is history. A history filled with successes and failures alike, most of the latter coming in the early 2000s when the company was having trouble moving into the digital age.

In 2013, Leica has a couple of things to celebrate. For one, its no longer in financial trouble; and for another, the company is turning 100 this year. In light of that momentous birthday, here are a couple of short videos (the first one is above) by Deutsche Welle that take a look at Leica’s past, present and future.
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A Look At Yuri Arcurs’ Microstock Empire

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle produced this interesting segment on photographer Yuri Arcurs and how he turned his microstock photography into a million-dollar photography empire. Here’s a mind-boggling statistic: on average, Arcurs sells one of his images every 8 seconds.

(via ISO 1200)

Joel Meyerowitz’s Street Photography

Here’s an hour-long program from 1981 that featured Joel Meyerowitz and his street photography in New York City.

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A Neat Look at NYC’s Vibrant Analog Photography Community

CNN made this creative video highlighting the fact that there’s still a remnant vibrant community of film shooters in New York City. It’s seen from the perspective of someone typing in “analog photography” into a futuristic Qwiki-esque search engine.
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PBS Features Light Painting Photogs

PBS is starting a new web-only video series called “Off Book“, and the inaugural episode features Patrick Rochon and Aurora Crowley, two photographers dedicated to the art of light painting.


Thanks for the tip, Morgan!

Ed Helms Introduces Digital Cameras on The Daily Show

Here’s a fun blast from the past: in the early 2000s The Daily Show ran this short segment in which Ed Helms (now known for playing Andy Bernard on The Office) introduces viewers to digital cameras. It’s an interesting glimpse at how some people felt about the emergence of digital photography as it was starting to become popular.

Keep your eye out for old-school Photoshop!


Thanks for the tip, @davevogler!

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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