June 9, 2006
Source: International Herald Tribune
Written by Nathan Myhrvold, The New York Times
Digital technology has taken the world by storm, so much so that it might be easy to think the revolution is over.
In photography, for example, it is tempting to think that once everybody has a digital camera, the transition will be complete and things will settle down, right? Wrong. The revolution is taking off; it is only the boring part that’s nearly over.
May 16, 2006
The Great Luminous Landscape 2006 State-of-The-Art Shootout
Left to right: Chris Sanderson, Michael Reichmann, Charles Cramer, Bill Atkinson
Bill is blurred because he was running around to get into the shot
Written by Michael Reichmann
May 11, 2006
Source: Associated Press via USA Today
Written By Peter Svensson, AP
NEW YORK — With its market eviscerated by digital photography, Eastman Kodak last year stopped making black-and-white photo paper.
May 3, 2006
What Worked, and What Didn’t– especially what didn’t
Long Shadows. Namibia, April 2006 © by Michael Reichmann
Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape has just returned from three weeks of shooting in South West Africa. As he usually does, he reports on the relative success or failure of his choice of equipment and his shooting.
May 1, 2006
Source: National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Written By William Campbell
LIVINGSTON, MT (April 20, 2006) – The National Park Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has published new rules authorizing the NPS to begin collecting location fees for video, film, and commercial still photography projects. The new regulations appeared in the Federal Register (Vol. 71, Number 71) published April 13, 2006, and will take effect on May 15, 2006.
April 28, 2006
Written by Tommy Peterson–Geek’s Garden
Imaging chips revolutionized the photography industry, and now the chips themselves are being revolutionized by researchers at the University of Rochester.
A pair of recently patented technologies may soon enable power-hungry imaging chips to use just a fraction of the energy they use today and capture better images to boot — all while enabling cameras to shrink to the size of a shirt button and run for years on a single battery.
April 28, 2006
…yearning to blend free.
Source: John Nack on Adobe (John’s Adobe Blog)
We’d like to ask your help in improving HDR (high dynamic range) imaging in Photoshop. The halos produced by many current HDR conversion techniques (see the Flickr HDR pool for some examples) are kind of cool and wonky, but to make HDR more than a fad, we need to produce more reasonable results.
April 28, 2006
The snap-happy readers of Amateur Photographer magazine keep being mistaken for security risks. James Sturcke sees if he can get apprehended
Source: Guardian Unlimited
Written by James Sturcke
I never guessed when I bought my camera last summer, a few days after the July 7 bombings in London, that I might come to be seen as a terrorist threat.
April 27, 2006
Source: Daily Yomiuri
Written by Julian Satterthwaite
Stop counting your megapixels and shut down Photoshop. All you need to create beautiful pictures is a cardboard box, a sheet of photographic paper and a pin–the three ingredients for the most basic kind of pinhole camera. And since this coming Sunday (April 30th, 2006) is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, now is the perfect time to celebrate a technique that has roots going back to the fifth century B.C.
April 26, 2006
Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronical
Written by Ben Rand
(April 26, 2006) — NEW YORK — For all of its mind-boggling advances — such as letting users know instantly whether they got the shot and being able to send pictures across the world at the click of a mouse — digital photography makes you work. Hard.
Just ask yourself: How many digital images are quietly sitting on hard drives around the world, carrying strange file names such as 1000014a.jpg, perhaps never to be seen by the naked eye again?