Luminous Landscape: Improve Your Photography by Staying Longer.
Might be behind the paywall. My quick take: plunk your arse down and wait. Even if you think you’ve gotten the shot. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching sunsets in Santa Fe ... when you think it can’t get any better, IT DOES. Right after you put your equipment away. EVERY TIME. So be patient. And don’t get cold while waiting. Wear proper clothing. “There is no bad weather, just bad outerwear.”
ProVideo Coalition: Affinity Photo and Designer for Windows.
Serif is the most interesting of the Adobe-alternatives. Sounds like they’re thinking about a DAM, too. Keep an eye on ‘em.
PS Blog: The Single Most Useful Piece Of Photo Education This Year.
BikeEXIF: Don’t Fight It, Feel It - Auto Fabrica Embraces The CX500.
Okay, cool ... but you really need to photograph a person on it, to judge the lines. Beauty in a motorcycle is not just when parked, but when doing what it was designed to do - move, with a human hanging on for dear life.
LA Times: L.A. Times photographer arrested after covering Nancy Reagan funeral motorcade.
Seems to be a trend. Is there something law enforcement and USSS are not telling us?
Black storms off east.
co.design: How Bon Appétit Shot Its March Issue With An iPhone.
Like trying to squeeze a bowling ball through a keyhole. Some think it’s funny, some find a ‘zen’ moment (of dubious value), others say “why would you even bother”?
Google Image Search: Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno.
Amazing statuary in this old Italian cemetery.
Sky got interesting, for a few seconds there ...
That “political discussion” look.
I need a haircut. I’m starting to look like Samuel Beckett. And yes, Bill, I’m not smiling again ...
DP Review: Lee introduces 15-stop Super Stopper neutral density filter.
Click the photo to really see the effect.
Mashable: A drone comes within 16 feet of Air France plane in closest encounter yet.
“A recent study by Aero Kinetics suggested that a drone ingested into an aircraft engine would be more likely than a bird strike to result in an uncontained failure, in which metal spewed from the turbine can compromise the aircraft’s integrity.” Speaking of drones ...
Digital Trends: Netflix wants to pay you $4,000 to shoot Instagram photos.
“The deal means you could also be asked to give PR interviews and make media appearances, so only apply if you’re cool with being in front of the lens as well as behind it.” I expect ageism will be prevalent in the choice.
Mashable/Retronaut: The strange but deadly ironclad ships of the U.S. Civil War.
Crazy, man. But one wonders if the Monitor form-factor might not still have relevance.
NY Times: ‘Oh My Gosh, That’s Me!’ - An article about my elementary school.
I was in Kindergarten, at the time of the photo, at Nassau Street School. Mrs. Wilcox! Many African-American friends that year - who came to my birthday party, too. And in Kindergarten, I walked myself to and from home, just over a half-mile. Take that, modernity. I had simply wonderful adventures on those walks. I particularly treasure the memory of watching a squirrel decompose in a hidden spot under a walkway by the Engineering Quadrangle ... I’d check faithfully every day. And just beyond that, the ‘dump’ for the Texaco gas station. Cool broken carburetors, neat looking spark plugs. The weathered Playboy I found ... after viewing, I thought grown women must look like blowup pool toys under their clothes. Ah, “child’s mind.”
MeFi: Never, ever photograph anything you feel lukewarm about.
Good advice, but as a professional, you sometimes have to make chicken salad out of chicken sh-t.
Youtube: You May Be A Photographer, But Are You An Artist?
Dark, perhaps NSFW in some aspects (not nudity, just disturbing), but good questions.
Mashable: Secret Service agent ‘choke slams’ photographer at Trump rally.
Keeping an eye on this one.
Later: I believe this is the same photographer. Iconic shots. To be good, you have to push the boundaries at times. Reuters reports him as admitting he was “18 inches past the press line.” In photographer-speak, that means 3 feet. Even so, the Secret Service response was out of proportion, based on these initial reports.
Even later: USSS agent came unhinged. Jesus. Lucky he didn’t crack Morris’ skull.
Macbook Selfie Stick.
DP Review: Tether Tools’ Case Relay provides continuous power for many DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
Clever. Bringing cellphone external battery concepts to cameras. Still, the annoying cable.
MessyNessyChic: The Prettiest Pissoirs of Bygone Paris.
DP Review: Tamron releases stabilized 85mm F1.8 and 90mm F2.8 macro full-frame lenses.
I’d like to have seen a 1.4 so that the 1.8 might be more usable. But I’ll, as usual, wait for reviews. Lotsa aperture blades, we like that ...
Canon 80D. Chicken feed at the mirrorless banquet
“In the time it has taken Canon to get from the lukewarm, underperforming, depressingly homogeneous 60D to the 80D, Sigma have quietly produced one of the world’s most unique image sensors with the Foveon X3 Quattro, which as we will soon see on EOSHD not only rivals the 42MP Sony A7R II for resolution but thrashes the living daylights out of every single Bayer CMOS sensor for skintones, along with the best performing regularly priced set of fast full frame prime lenses on the planet, soon to be joined by a 50-100mm F1.8 zoom and the most impressive fast wide angle full frame lens available today (20mm F1.4).” In the absence of real innovation, baffle buyers with dedicated accessories?