NY Post: Victoria’s Secret retoucher reveals her techniques.
I’ve made jokes before about the Jockey catalogs when they arrive. Missing limbs, belly buttons, more. I guess that’s where retouchers go to learn from their mistakes, before going to a premium brand ...
Atlas Obscura: Photographing a Superpod of Sperm Whales.
MessyNessyChic: Honeymooning on the Battlefields of WWII.
Bit weird, but fascinating from our time-perspective.
DP Review: CASE Remote Air is the world’s smallest smart camera controller.
Of note. Having a wireless way to preview shots on a larger LCD is great.
Anandtech: Seagate’s New ‘Guardian Series’ Portfolio Brings 10TB Helium HDDs.
Photogs, prick up your ears. But you’ll probably want to buy them in pairs for backup purposes. $$$.
Luminous Landscape: Whither Adobe? Issues With Accurate Printing From Lightroom and Photoshop.
Roll back or wait for final prints in August. Needs a faster fix, IMHO. This is important software for many.
FishbowlNY: Jennifer Aniston Sparks Lively Celebrity Journalism Discussion.
“Jennifer, I wish you had spoken out earlier. I wish you hadn’t given all those interviews over the years where you described your diets and exercise regimen with the implication that we should all follow your lead if we wanted to be beautiful and acceptable.” Biting the hand ... ?
MessyNessy: Graveyard of the Big Red Firetrucks.
A wonderful dream for children (young AND old) ...
DP Review: Parachut is a subscription service for borrowing expensive camera gear.
PS Blog: Photo Editors Weigh In on Jonathan Bachman’s Iconic Photo.
I post at the risk of overdoing. Remember it’s the issue, not the photo, one should be exercised about.
Tried Prisma, the latest popular cam app on iOS.
Totally fun, more fun than VSCO, Instagram filters, etc. [You can turn off the watermark in the prefs - didn’t realize until after I proc’d that shot.]
NY’er: Loneliness Belongs to the Photographer.
Something from the archives.
Macworld: External Editors for Photos review: Every image editor is now an extension.
Just make sure you can easily set color balance/white point. I see that as a distinct weakness in all third-party PS competition.
ITV: Tourist dies posing for ‘flying photo’ at top of Machu Picchu.
No way to stop this idiotic behavior, it seems.
DP Review: Eye-Fi to cease support for Pro X2 and earlier generation cards.
MessyNessy: Greetings from California, the Hellish Oil-Pumping State of Yesteryear.
I wasn’t aware of this history, until I travelled to CA for business and was planted in a hotel room near an oil pump (camoflaged, but still smelly as all get-out).
DYT: Wedding Photo Shoot Goes Wrong After A Snake Makes A Surprise Appearance.
And you may think you’ve had a bad day. Make your photog walk the area first. Tripods and monopods are particularly good for ‘snake’ attractors, esp. if they’ve been out in the sun for a bit (snakes like to hit hotspots).
HyperAllergic: World’s Oldest Operating Photo Studio Closes in India.
Too bad we can’t just add ‘fixative.’
DP Review: Cactus promises 1/8000sec flash sync with V6 II transceiver, new version for Sony users.
My V6 v1’s have been rock-solid. Except. Don’t leave batteries in them. They will be dead next time you pull out the triggers.
Flickr’s uploading features have been down for about five hours now.
Don’t expect to see anything new there today. No word from Flickr HQ as to what’s going on.
NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.
Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.
The Cut: Bill Cunningham Has Suffered a Stroke.
Oh no! Great guy, great streetstyle photog.
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.