Build your own camera for $35! It’s not digital, but that’s the point. It’s an actual SLR with a detachable lens! The aperture is fixed (50mm f10) and the shutter speed is fixed (1/80s – or bulb) and it shouldn’t take more than an hour or so to put together. Focus is from 0.5m to infinity.
How long before someone put s a digital sensor in one I wonder…
The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire full-time photography staff Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, in a move that the newspapers management said resulted from a need to shift toward more online video.
via Chicago Sun-Times Lays off Photography Staff – ABC News.
With the market for compact digital cameras rapidly shrinking, Olympus set its sales target for compact cameras at 2.7 million units for the current business year, compared with 5.1 million units in fiscal 2012. It will continue to focus on development and sales of mirrorless cameras, while drastically reducing its lineup of compact cameras.
via Olympus returns to black in fiscal ’12 but digital camera sales weigh – The Japan Times.
This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions
via MoMA | XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography.
I think this only applies to those who obsessively photograph the food they eat and share it on Facebook. Commercial food photographers need not worry…
Sure people who photograph everything they eat can be annoying, but are they also mentally ill? According to a Canadian mental health expert, taking lots of pictures of food can indicate health or mental problems. CBC reports that Dr. Valerie Taylor gave a presentation called “Food Fetish: Society’s Complicated Relationship with Food” at the Canadian Obesity Summit in Vancouver last week in which she argued that “For some people who have the predisposition for weight behaviours” food photography and social media activity can anticipate “unhealthy weight disorders.”
via Expert: Photographing Food May Be Sign of Mental Illness – Photography Wire – Eater National.
Adobe aren’t going to sell you any more versions of Photoshop. If you want anything newer than CS 6, you’ll have to pay them a yearly subscription to the “cloud” version. That will cost you $240/yr.
We’re reinventing our desktop apps to make your creative process seamless, intuitive, and more connected than ever. Our newest release — including Photoshop® CC and Illustrator® CC — is coming soon, and will be available only in Adobe® Creative Cloud™. If you join Creative Cloud now, you’ll have access to the new CC applications the moment they are available.
While Adobe Creative Suite® 6 products will continue to be available for purchase, Adobe has no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products.
via Creative Cloud now includes Creative Suite Master Collection and Design Premium features.
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.
Canon reported reduced demand for cameras and lenses and lowered targets for 2013. Looks like cell phones are reducing camera slaes, plus Canon aren’t significant players in the MILC segment of the market.
…[Canon]…cut its full-year sales target for compact cameras by 15 percent to 14.5 million units as consumers increasingly use smartphones to snap shots.
via Canon Slumps After Forecast Misses Estimates: Tokyo Mover – Bloomberg.
The right to photograph people (and places) in public is under attack in pretty much every country. We certainly have problems here in the US and there are lots of examples of photographers being arrested for doing nothing illegal. However it seems like they have it worse in France (at least for now…).
Nick Turpin has run dozens of street photography workshops in Europe, but nothing compares to Paris, where his students are often confronted by furious pedestrians who don’t want to be in anyone’s picture
via Protecting Privacy, Limiting Street Photography – NYTimes.com.
Today Canon praised themselves in a press release detailing how popular they have been. Those actually waiting for new product announcements were somewhat disappointed…maybe tomorrow…?
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2013 – Canon Inc., today announced that the company’s EOS line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras Digital SLR and compact-system cameras have consistently maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 10-year period from 2003 to 2012 *1
*1 Based on a survey by Canon.
via Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : Press Releases.