News entries for October, 2012

Humorous graphic shows mind of the street photographer at work

Happy Friday, everyone!

Photographer Blake Andrews has posted this humorous graphic detailing the mind of the street photographer on his blog.

Which region of the below illustration do you usually reside in when you're out taking pictures?

(Via The Click)

 
 

 

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Sony invests $642 million in Olympus, what’s it mean for photographers?

After months of rumors about potential partners for financially troubled Olympus Corporation, and weeks of speculation that the successful suitor was Sony, the new partnership is finally official. Olympus announced today that they'd accepted Sony's offer to invest roughly ¥50 billion (about $642 billion) between October 23 of this year and February 28, 2013. The investment...

Want to see sample photos from the compact, full-frame Sony RX1? Look no further.

 
 

Many of us have been drooling over the new compact, full-frame Sony RX1 that was announced earlier this month. And while the specs are indeed impressive -- 24.3 megapixel fullf-frame sensor, 35mm fixed Carl Zeiss f/2.0 lens, nearly pocketable size -- what we've been really waiting for are some sample photographs...

Before Photoshop: How photographers have been manipulating images for more than 150 years

 
 

The other day I came across the famous photo of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec posed as both the artist and his model. On that very same day, I saw that Adobe announced its latest version of Photoshop Elements. It seemed a good moment to take a look back at the history of manipulated images, mostly as a reminder that...

Photographer condenses entire portrait shoot of comedian into minute-long film

 
 

Portrait photography sessions can be rapid-fire-affairs with a photographer often shooting hundreds of frames in succession while looking for that perfect moment.

Photographer Harry Borden demonstrates this in a short film -- shown below -- where he strings together every portrait he shot of British comedian...

Q&A with Panasonic: The story behind the new video-centric GH3 and other compact system camera tech advances

 
 

During Photokina 2012, Imaging Resource's founder and publisher Dave Etchells interviewed five senior executives from Panasonic about the company's latest technologies and cameras, especially the newly released, single-lens mirrorless GH3.

The panel of executives from Panasonic Corporation included:

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Metz 52 AF-1 strobe makes flash control a touch more modern

 
 

Now that large, high-resolution screens are commonplace, camera interfaces have come along in leaps and bounds over the last few years. The same can't really be said for the interfaces on external flash strobes, though. Even on high-end strobes with an LCD panel, the interface typically features a few soft buttons...

Female photographer thrives in male-dominated action sports photography profession (VIDEO)

 
 

In the world of action sports photography, female shooters are few and far between. One of the few women in action sports photography who is not only surviving but thriving these days is Mirja Geh, who captures a range of action sports from ski divers to extreme skiers to base jumpers.

In this video interview...

Samsung UK seeks the next David Bailey in Facebook campaign


 
 

Could you be the next David Bailey? If you live in the United Kingdom and share the same name as the famous British photographer, you've already got a head start on the road to being the next big pro--or so Samsung UK cheekily suggests with a new publicity campaign for the Samsung NX1000 digital camera,...

New York Knick Tyson Chandler shows off his photography at art show

 
 

Remember when we showed you how much trouble NBA star Kobe Bryant was having using his Canon DSLR at the London Olympics this past summer? We're assuming Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks doesn't have the same problem with his camera, as evidenced by the sweet photography show he put on last night in New York...

Q&A with Olympus President Haruo Ogawa: Quality, innovation key to staying ahead of mirrorless camera competition

 

Mr. Haruo Ogawa
President
Olympus Imaging Division

Olympus has been in the news recently for a lot of different reasons -- some good (the popularity and positive reviews of its new cameras, in particular the OM-D E-M5), some bad (financial scandal) and some very interesting (Sony's rumored new...

my Picturetown app ships for Nikon S800c and other Android devices


 
 

Last month, Nikon revealed the Coolpix S800c, the first mainstream digital camera to be based around Google's Android operating system. Today, it turns out that the greater Android ecosystem will also benefit from that camera, as the first app created for that camera also turns out to support many other...

Lens Review: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

 
 

Canon updated its wide angle primes with image stabilization - and after 24 years with the Canon 24mm f/2.8, the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM is a worthy update. Redesigned with a new optical formula, curved aperture blades and image stabilization, we have had the opportunity to put the lens through its paces in our...

U.S. soldier’s helmet camera captures intense firefight in Afghanistan

 
 

The grueling footage below was captured by an unnamed U.S. solider's helmet camera during a firefight in the dangerous Kunar Province of Afghanistan.

According to a write-up below the video on YouTube, the soldier was hit by enemy fire but survived without permanent injuries. The helmet camera, however, did not...

Photoshop fanatic has Adobe toolbar tattooed on her arm

 
 

Think you're a big fan of Adobe Photoshop? You've got nothing on designer Meghan Orsi whose Internet handle has become "The Girl with the Photoshop Tattoo" thanks to the unique toolbar illustration on her arm.

Orsi is a web designer from Pittsburgh, PA who has always loved tattoos and Photoshop and decided to...

Q&A with Fujifilm: The insiders’ view on the development of Fujifilm’s X-series cameras

 
 

Dave Etchells had a chance to sit down with senior product planning and marketing executives from Fujifilm at Photokina 2012. He came away with a lot of insight about Fujifilm's development process, especially the X-Trans sensor, and some nice tech tidbits about the inner workings of the X-Pro1 and the new X-E1 and...

New features for Ricoh’s rugged business cameras


 
 

New downloads today from Ricoh Co. Ltd. add a couple of features to the rugged Ricoh G700 and G700SE digital cameras, and correct issues in the Ricoh EX1 software package with which they're bundled.

Announced in quick succession back in late 2010, the G700 and G700SE have had an unusually long shelf life by...

Philip Bloom’s “Camera Geeks!” video pretty much sums up Photokina

 
 
 
 

The Photokina show in Cologne, Germany is a time for the world's biggest imaging manufacturers to show off their latest wares to the buying public.

But Photokina is also a time for the gear obsessed to come out of their basements and totally geek out on new...

Olympus’ former chairman, executives plead guilty in fraud case


 
 

Almost a year ago, Olympus Corp. was rocked by an accounting scandal that obliterated four-fifths of its stock's value within a frantic month's trading. Over the following weeks, it became clear that the fraud took place at the very highest levels of the company's management. Several high-level executives at...

Photographers on photography: Q&A with Anton Kusters on his Japanese gangster “Yakuza” photo project

 
©Anton Custers

About a month ago, we read an interview with photographer Anton Kusters in Steward Magazine describing his Yakuza project, which documented the life of Japanese gangsters in photos.

While it was an interesting interview that featured Kusters' powerful photos of the yakuza, we felt there was more to...