Take a look at what happens when you cross serious science and art photography. The BioScapes Competition reveal stunning images of nature through the lens of a microscope – including this year’s winning time-lapse of a developing fruit fly embryo.
2014 Olympus BioScapes Competition Winners —Olympus BioScapes
Eastman Kodak Co.’s Bankruptcy, Finally and Officially, is Over —Democrat & Chronicle
Today Kodak’s business focus is almost solely on printing-related products, services and technologies.
That bankruptcy also came at a high cost. The company spent $245.2 million on attorneys, accountants and other Chapter 11-required expenses. And while it ended 2011 with roughly 5,100 workers locally, it finished out 2013 with 2,300 due to layoffs and spinoffs. Meanwhile, the end-of-2014 headcount to be announced early next year will undoubtedly be even smaller.
In 1937, the photographer Edward Weston wrote Ansel Adams a letter noting that he had recently “got a beautiful negative of a fresh corpse.” Adams wrote back expressing his enthusiasm, saying, “It was swell to hear from you—and I look forward to the picture of the corpse. My only regret is that the identity of said corpse is not our Laguna Beach colleague.” The “colleague” Adams referred to was William Mortensen, one of the most popular and otherwise respected photographers of the 1930s, whose artistic techniques and grotesque, erotic subject matter saw him banished from “official” histories of the art form. For Adams, Mortensen was enemy number one; he was known to describe him as “the anti-Christ.
Beware… some of Mortensen’s is a bit NSFW.
Charges Dropped Against Man Who Flew Drone Over Crash Scene —Columbus Dispatch
DSLR sales are slowing down, but not as fast as you would expect. But let’s draw a line in the sand. You don’t need to shrink down you expectations just because you shrink down your camera. Camera size no longer equals quality. I’m not saying go mirrorless. In fact, I’m saying go smaller. Go point-and-shoot.
“Part of the reason it’s so cool is because there wasn’t an enormous proliferation of images from back then,” Elterman said. “Having a camera was rare. When I was hanging out with the Ramones, they were like ‘Cool, Brad has a camera.’ Everyone is so guarded today. The pictures I took and like to take are kind of a chill idea of life imitating art, the stuff that normal people do.”
Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 Film Discontinued —Photo Rumors
Due to low demand, Fuji will be discontinuing production of the Fujichrome Velvia 100F 120 film. Shipments will only continue from now until February 2015. If you’re a fan of this film, now’s the time to pick up as much as you can before it’s gone forever.
Flickr made a lot of us better photographers. The site’s coming of age paralleled the rise of digital photography, and as we tinkered with our fancy new cameras, we sought out people who could help. We found Flickr and its groups, filled in equal measure with people who were just starting out and people who were once beginners, too, and were more than willing to help us learn.