Author Archives: admin

ACLU, Portland Police Reach Settlement in Filming Case

Share Button

Portland – The ACLU of Maine and counsel for Portland Police Officer Benjamin Noyes have reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who were arrested after attempting to observe and film a police interaction. The plaintiffs argued that observing and recording the police performing their work in public is protected under the First Amendment.

via ACLU, Portland Police Reach Settlement in Filming Case | American Civil Liberties Union of Maine.

Talking Photography With Elliott Erwitt

Share Button

I learned long ago that it’s best to approach your heroes with trepidation, because they rarely live up to expectations. So when I met Elliott Erwitt in Perpignan, France, years ago, when we both had shows for Visa Pour l’Image, I was reluctant to talk to him. Imagine my surprise when he asked to trade prints. I upped the ante and asked whether if I bought his book, “Personal Best,” he would sign it for me.“Don’t buy my book,” he said. “It’s much too heavy to carry on the plane.”

via Talking Photography With Elliott Erwitt –

The haunting street photography of a Hong Kong migrant domestic worker – Quartz

Share Button

Bacani grew up in Nueva Vizcaya, in the Philippines, where she also studied photography while attending college, and later moved to Hong Kong to join her mother, also a domestic worker. There she works for an elderly woman, taking care of her grandchildren during their visits.

While working full-time as a “helper,” she took photos in her spare time, starting off with a Nikon D90 bought with money borrowed from her boss.

via The haunting street photography of a Hong Kong migrant domestic worker – Quartz.

Calumet Photographic closes all U.S. Stores

Share Button

Calumet Photographic announced Thursday that it has filed for bankruptcy and will immediately close its stores in the United States. UK and other European stores are not affected.

Their Facebook page and Website have both been taken offline. Though employees had an inking that all was not well, they were given no prior warning. All Calumet stores in the US are now closed.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy means that all business ceases immediately and their remaining stock will be liquidated.

BBC News – Scientists make ‘bug-eye’ camera

Share Button

A digital camera that functions like an insect’s compound eye is reported in the journal Nature this week…..It comprises an array of 180 small lenses, which, along with their associated electronics, are stretched across a curved mounting……the device displays an immense depth of field, and a very wide-angle view that avoids the distortion seen in standard camera lenses.


Computational Photography On A Chip

Share Button

A chip built by a team at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Lab and funded by Foxconn provides most of what you need to place computational photography right in the camera. It uses so little power that it could be built into a phone or a digital camera and provide the sort of processing that is usually performed by specialist software after the photo has been uploaded to a PC.

via Computational Photography On A Chip.

Sony NEX-3N

Share Button

Weighing approximately 210g, the NEX-3N is the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C sized sensor*. Grabbing more light than the sensor in ordinary compact cameras, it’s the big sensor that’s key to exquisitely detailed photos and sparkling Full HD movies that stand out from the crowd. What’s more, it’s easy to create pro-style background blur effects with your collection of interchangeable E-mount lenses… just like you’d achieve with a bigger, bulkier DSLR camera.

via Sony – Easy to handle, easy to use: the new NEX-3N by Sony puts pro-quality images in everyone’s reach : : News : Sony Europe Press Centre.

Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : Consumer & Home Office

Share Button

Depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam.

We are developing a solution to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X and plan to release a firmware update based on following estimated schedule:

EOS 5D Mark III: (estimated) Late April, 2013

EOS-1D X: (estimated) Late May, 2013

via Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : Consumer & Home Office.

“Photography Is Not a Crime” Prosecutor Fired for Abusing Position for Lap Dances – Hit & Run :

Share Button

Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Ari Pregen tried and failed last November to get “Photography Is Not a Crime” activist Carlos Miller convicted of resisting Miami police while attempting to cover officers breaking up an Occupy protest encampment.

via “Photography Is Not a Crime” Prosecutor Fired for Abusing Position for Lap Dances – Hit & Run :

11 Tips for better Photography – Bob Atkins Photography

Share Button

Yes, in the spirit of Spinal Tap, whose amplifiers could be turned up to 11 (that’s one better than 10), here are 11 tips that might improve your photography. Most don’t cost much – in fact most don’t cost anything at all and most are equally applicable whether you’re shooting with a basic compact digicam or a top-of-the line DSLR.

via 11 Tips for better Photography – Bob Atkins Photography.