worked as a professional photographer for almost 20 years. He was laid off, then he was hit by a truck. He all but stopped working, until he got an iPhone. His friend goaded him into using the camera, and he started taking pictures of "That Tree."
A little more than a year later he was profiled in "How a tree helped heal me."
posted by nevercalm
on Jul 29, 2013 -
"Sony has added some nifty new features. These include the ability to make copies of floppies using just the camera--very handy if you want to hand out extra disks on the spot. A new quarter-resolution (320 by 240) option also makes it faster to e-mail photographs. (The camera's full resolution is 640 by 480.) A built-in menu on the MVC-FD71
's LCD screen permits you to easily take advantage of useful new options such as these."
Unsurprisingly, the camera which arguably first popularized consumer digital photography still has a following
posted by 256
on Nov 16, 2012 -
Jay Mark Johnson takes two dimensional photographs, like just about everyone else. But he's chosen an unusual pair of dimensions: One in space, and one in time. Slate article
, artist's webpage
posted by kaibutsu
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Alex Jansen is a lieutenant in the US Army currently deployed in Afghanistan. He is embedded as a liaison officer working with and training the Afghan National Army. He's been taking photos of his experiences and posting them on the Pentax forums, offering a different view of the life of soldiers in Afghanistan. Forum posts: 1
, 10 [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jul 9, 2012 -
"From photography’s earliest days, enterprising practitioners realized they could take their services directly to the people. This lead to the horse-drawn wagons called “Daguerreotype Salons” and then to portable, darkroom tents that allowed wet-plate photographers to make pictures outside. As technology advanced, the tents morphed into a single apparatus that combined both camera and darkroom, which allowed photographers to work anywhere. Afghanistan is one of the last places where street vendor photographers still use such a hand-made, wooden camera called kamra-e-faoree or “instant camera.” Observing this practice lead photographer Lukas Birk & anthropologist Sean Foley to undertake the Afghan Box Camera Project.
" - Photo Technique Magazine
introduction to an interview with Lukas Birk [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on May 9, 2012 -
"Sometimes the hardest part of a story is getting there. Sometimes it is getting around. Sometimes it is obstructive intelligence agencies and soldiers. Sometimes it is lawlessness, sometimes overattentive law enforcement. Sometimes it is lack of transport, poor communications, power blackouts, accreditation difficulties or a hostile local population." In Cairo it's been all of the above. Stephen Farrell learns to pack a smaller camera kit: New York Times lens blog
posted by Mister Bijou
on Feb 9, 2011 -
What Cannot Be Seen.
"This is an ongoing postal photography project. I mail matchbox pinhole cameras loaded with photographic paper to participants, inviting them to photograph 'what cannot be seen'. The cameras are then returned to me to be processed, accompanied by an explanation of what the participant has photographed." [on flickr
posted by chunking express
on Oct 20, 2010 -
is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His recent project, Pencil vs. Camera
, is an amalgam of illustration and photography, creating something similar in a single image showing two different actions. His Flickr Photostream
posted by netbros
on May 2, 2010 -
Dozens of photos of famous photographers with their cameras at the ready. Sometimes the most fascinating subjects are those behind the camera. And look at those cameras, too! (Text in Spanish, occasional nudity.)
posted by seanmpuckett
on Dec 26, 2009 -
The True Love Project
— People are exhorted to "say cheese" for the camera so their faces will approximate a happy look. Other emotional states, such as love, are far more complex and not easily photographed. Love is intimate and deeply personal, and its expression may be hard to share in a staged setting. Hypnosis opens a pathway into the unconscious, the neurological realm of emotional memory. In TRUE LOVE a group of volunteers worked with a professional hypnotist to reach, in trance, a point where they were able to visualize the camera as a beloved person. The resulting images captured people who were actually in love with the camera.
posted by netbros
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Tokyo Camera Style
"People who shoot film simply do because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I ask to photograph their camera, and usually post it here the same day"
posted by chunking express
on May 26, 2009 -
Objective measurements of RAW images are an essential basis for any analysis of digital cameras, but such measurements were neither possible nor available until now
. DxO Labs has developed a new scale for digital camera image quality performance, called DxOMark Sensor
, to serve as an additional tool to help photographers rank and compare digital cameras. This scale is based on three underlying metrics, Color Depth, Dynamic Range and Low-Light ISO, each one tied to a real-life photographic scenario: landscape, studio & portrait, and photojournalism & sport. (This application requires Flash™ as it uses FusionCharts
.) Hours of fun sorting the data by the various metrics, including $$$. [more inside]
posted by spock
on Feb 4, 2009 -
"Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up. Love, Jay / The Plug". Stranger Photos Have Happened
posted by nthdegx
on Mar 21, 2008 -
As a photographer, you need to get close to your subject. But sometimes things get between you and your subject. Things such as state lines, restraining orders, and guard patrols that can keep you miles away from the people you want to shoot. What do you do at times like this? Get a bigger lens
. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Feb 7, 2008 -
reports that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center, have built a low-cost robotic device that enables any digital camera to produce breathtaking panormamic images called Gigapans
posted by Dave Faris
on Oct 2, 2007 -
The Radiant Vista
is a new photography site on the web that offers photoshop tutorials (in Quicktime and PDF) and daily photo critiques (Quicktime). Not much here for non-photographers, but I know a number of members have some interest in taking pictures and might find something good here.
posted by TedW
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Kids with Cameras
(warning, embedded QT video in link)
With an Oscar Nominated
, under her belt, Zana Briski
's spinoff project,
Kids with Cameras, teaches children growing up in difficult circumstances the art and skills of photography to empower them to appreciate the beauty and dignity of their own expression.
With projects in Calcutta
, they send great photographers to lead workshops, the children are given inexpensive 35mm cameras to capture whatever they choose
and then the children's pictures
are shown (and sold
) around the world through exhibits, books and film.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 27, 2005 -