my pen is a pistola: Punks in their homes.
I give you ... Iggy Pop vacuuming. [bottom image]
Northrup Photo: Life with a 50 Megapixel Camera.
LuminousLandscape: Canon 5Ds Review Through Print Performance.
“... people who buy prints don’t carry a magnifying glass with them – they look at what the picture is about and what it means to them. It’s a bit of a tough pill to swallow for some photographers, but most people couldn’t spot the differences in print quality between good and superb if it fell on them.” Great article, LL.
EOSHD: Canon profits down 16%.
... that Tumblr’s “Recommended Blogs” widget can guess my preferences better than Google, Facebook or Twitter. Combined.
EOSHD: Hands-on with the new Metabones Speed Booster Ultra.
One reader noticed.
On July 19, one of my photographs got in the NY Times. Elana Resnick and Will Nomikos were resident scholars here in Santa Fe, at the School for Advanced Research. I offered to take their engagement portrait while they were here. Will and Elana are both sweethearts; smart as whips, fantastic to brainstorm with. They restore my faith in the next generation shepherding our world to a better plane. Congratulations, E and W!!! Best wishes for a fantastic future.
Later: Irony. I can’t see it, because I’ve overstayed my non-paying outside-of-paywall status. Readers, let me know if it looks good.
Photo shoots this morning; links later.
Busy Thursday. Not sure what I’ll need for today’s shoots, so I’m hauling *everything*.
LensRentals.com: Variation Measurements for Telephoto Lenses.
My gracious. Older lenses, significant variation. Impetus to buy newer models for any given focal length.
PDN: Taylor Swift Changes Photo Contract in Face of Outrage.
Photo Attorney: Must Watch - “Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change”.
Mashable: Google will shut down Google+ Photos next month.
FYI. If you have anything unique stored there, copy off your stuff sooner than later.
Open Culture: The Master [Ansel Adams] Explains The Art of “Visualization”.
Barry’s Blog: The Gig Economy and the Arts.
“Recently there was news about a robot performing an opera, so the issue of machines replacing artists may not be as fantasy like and far-fetched as we might imagine, and though I think it easy to make a convincing argument that we are a long way from even sophisticated AI machines being able to replicate the ‘soul’ of human creativity, nonetheless the door is open.” Could a robotic drone be programmed to shoot beautiful landscapes? I’m betting so ... probably in the next five years.
Italian Ways: The Ferrari 625 Trc Spider: winning beauty.
Just about the perfect sports car.
EOSHD: Did Canon and Nikon let 31% of the video market slip away?
The Coolist: offSET Shed House on New Zealand’s Coast.
Youtube: EYLENDA - Iceland in 4K.
Double-check that YT is playing it in 4K (gear icon, lower right).
NPR: The Startling, Evocative Photo Of Nixon’s Resignation Lunch.
Somehow, this explains everything ...
Later: @snowdeal sends me an elucidating link via Twitter. Thanks, Eric!
Luminous Landscape: A Plea for DNG – Again.
“As a businessman, and a photographer, I can not see any reason for camera makers hanging onto proprietary raw formats except due to irrational corporate pride.” Imagine the mayhem proprietary films would have caused.
Indiegogo: Vancouver Jump for Joy Photo Mural.
12 hours left. Less than $5k needed. Time for angels to show up!
Colossal: The Fourth Wall - A Rare View of Famous European Theater Auditoriums Photographed from the
As an ol’ A/V tech, this kind of view was my view of most venues. That, and we usually entered venues through freight elevators and loading docks, via kitchens and storage hallways ... only rarely through the front doors.
LIfehacker: The Bicycle Backpacking Bag.
Of casual interest. Always interested in lightening/compacting my loads.
Italian Ways: Vignale’s Maserati 3500 GT Spider - made for the red carpet.
A little too staid for my taste. Until last year, I never realized Maserati had such a stable of beautiful little hard- and soft-top coupes. Some really lovely lines ... and grills.
Snapz Pro X wasn’t working on Yosemite.
It would sort of work once, never generate an image, and disappear. A fix, that seems to work.