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.
LR/Instagram - Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram.
APOD: 2016 June 20 - Sunrise Solstice over Stonehenge.
Nice. Could be a PS job, but nice. (One must remain skeptical these days.)
Telegraph.UK: Nose dives, tangles with phone lines and very bumpy landings.
How not to land a biplane.
Once Upon A Time In The ... Heat.
Tipping 100F right now.
DP Review: Study - Instagram interactions declining as user base grows.
Hmmm. Hate the new algorithmic timeline. I just don’t use Instagram. Opportunity for Flickr to regain marketshare, IMHO.
No thanks. Why take the same photo 100 others are taking? I don’t get it.
ArtDaily: Detroit Institute of Arts - “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip”
I’d love to see this.
Italian Ways: Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, luxury for the United States.
DP Review: KitSplit is a peer-to-peer rental service for camera equipment.
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
Last year, window on the High Road.
Felt like doing a scritchy b/w on it.
Petapixel/Opinion: A Disturbing Trend in Photography.
There’s a bit of ‘get off my lawn’-ing here, but many photographers of my age are reposting this. I still say we don’t have enough creative blur anymore. Check 500px “Popular”, and look for artful blur. Blur that evokes emotion, that has meaning. Not much out there right now.
Mama Nature’s being dramatic [photo].
Given all that drama, you’d expect a gullywasher. We’ve still got dry spots! Not fair to tease, Mother Nature.
Italian Ways: Etruscan cities - a journey of discovery.
Oh, those mysterious Etruscans.
ArtDaily: Annie Leibovitz talks high-fliers and photo phobics at Hong Kong show.
Looks like my office. Almost. I’ve been comparing car prints. Easiest to do with a pushpin on the walls. Wife’s having a fit because I’ll have to patch holes. Little pushpin pricks? Toothpaste.