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Birds

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Birds

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Categories: Photos

Website review

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

http://windycitycameraphile.blogspot.com/

 

I chose this blog because all the pictures are very colorful. He takes pictures and makes them look like he drew them because they look like they are fake, but really if you take a good look at the picture you can tell that he just took a good photo thinking about angle and background.

Categories: Articles

Article

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

http://www.adorama.com/ALC/Article.aspx?id=8663

 

I chose this article because it talks about angles. Its not the first thing you see when you start to take a picture so it is good that there is something else that we can think about to make a good picture.

Categories: Articles

Colormunki

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

This is one of the most affordable color management tools I have seen. The link takes you to Amazon, one of many places that sell this device. Be sure to read reviews and talk with folks before making a purchase. Also, this link post in no way should be taken as my endorsement for the item. Here is the device: http://www.amazon.com/Pantone-MEU113-huey-Pro/dp/B000OFC1YY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1256593516&sr=8-6

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Sherer’s take aways

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Tonight’s take away is a nice web site that offers some useful tutorials. Tonight, I would like to direct your attention to the color management section. This is a good concept to be comfortable with, if you want to make the best photos you can. The web site can be found here: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

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Fading Summer

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Photobucket

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Article Abstract #4 and #5

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

My first article is from Engadget and is titled “Mamiya’s DM22 is a medium format digital camera for the Walmart type at sub-$10k pricepoint.”

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/23/mamiyas-dm22-is-a-medium-format-digital-camera-for-the-walmart/

The title of the article grabbed my attention for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, the article itself goes into very little detail about medium format digital cameras (though this is somewhat to be expected; Engadget is written to a niche of extreme technophiles) so I did some digging on Wikipedia:

Medium format has traditionally referred to a film format in still photography and the related cameras and equipment that use this film. Generally, the term applies to film and cameras used to produce images larger than the 24 by 36 mm of 135 film, but smaller than the 4”×5” size, which is considered to be large format.”

and:

Digital photography came to the medium format world with the development of digital camera backs, which can be fitted to many system cameras. Digital backs are a type of camera back that have electronic sensors in them, effectively converting a camera into a digital camera. These backs are used predominantly by professional photographers. As with film, due to the increased size of the imaging chip (up to twice that of a 35 mm film frame, and thus as much as 40 times the size of the chip in a typical pocket point-and-shoot camera) they deliver more pixels than consumer-grade cameras, and have lower noise. Features like fan cooling also improve the image quality of studio models.”

My second article, called “Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht” is from Wired.com.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/russian-billionaire-installs-anti-photo-shield-on-giant-yacht/

Aparrently, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich commissioned the construction of a multi-billion dollar yacht, complete with two helicopter pads, its own miniature submarine and missile-proof windows to protect against piracy. It also features some state-of-the-art “anti-paparazzi” technology; specifically, a laser system that can identify CCDs (a sensor that converts images into digital data, found on most digital cameras). After targeting the CCD, the laser system shoots a bolt of light at the camera, destroying whatever image it was trying to take. Needless to say, the legality of this technology is being hotly disputed and could have major implications for the field of photo-journalism in the future.

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