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Archive for April, 2013

Dear Queen Elizabeth, this is not Controversial, it’s *Crooked*

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‘Controversial’.  That’s a word that crops up once a week in our posts in our weekly post about some or another photographic controversy.  That word or some derivative occurs six times in Controversial copyright framework receives Royal Assent on BJP. As the reporter, Olivier Laurent, says, this legislation dealt a Read more…

Goodbye Canon, Farewell Nikon? The Ongoing Power-Shift . . .

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Merely three decades back – besides Canon and Nikon of course – among the big names in cameras and photography were Minolta, Olympus, Ricoh, and Yashica.  Where are they now?  And what are electronics makers Panasonic, Sony, and now Samsung, doing in the mix? In the compact and enthusiast classes Read more…

Prizes Galore in Competitions and Contests

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Several photo contests are open for entries.  If you’re starting out as a pro and want to burnish your CV, you could impress your clients with a “Winner – XYZ Photo Contest” line.  Problem is that in order to win a contest you have to enter it first.  So here’s Read more…

High Contrasts

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High Contrasts is an apt title for today’s news-items post, comprising as it does of a look at a delightful photo album, a quirky photographic endeavour, and an experiment on the very borderline of photography.  We’ll lead off at the Edge of the World of Photography; is it or is Read more…

CONTROVERSY: Something is Rotten in the City of Johannesburg

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If the name Bryan Patrick doesn’t ring a bell, if you’re a photographer the following words will tell you everything: Sacramento Bee egrets frog. We’re referring to, of course, the much-talked-about incident from February last year when California periodical Sacramento Bee dismissed its staff photographer Bryan Patrick.  He had submitted Read more…

‘Arty’ Lighting, ‘Arty’ Flowers, and a Congrats Shout-out

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Lighting “[B]uild the lighting,” and do so “with intent in mind.” (Emphases added)  That’s the core of Alex Smith’s concept in Studio Lighting: Unravelling the Complexity of Multiple Lights on DPSchool.  In other words, avoid some ‘plain vanilla’ lighting pack or your old tried-and-true setup. Smith doesn’t provide a philosophical Read more…

All Un-Quiet on the Gear Front

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A lot’s been happening on the gear front within the past 12 hours so let’s dive right in— Cameras, Cameras, and Cameras Did we say ‘gear’?  It can be pretty expensive, as we all know.  PetaPixel has published an article about a merchant who intends to make photography not-so-expensive by Read more…

“Don’t Photograph me Without my Consent!” Controversial?

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A House of Representatives member for the State of Vermont recently introduced a short form bill as follows: Subject: Crimes and criminal procedure Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to make it illegal to take a photograph of a person without his or her consent, or Read more…

Canon’s Pixma PRO-10

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The Number One name in ‘non-commercial’ photo-quality professional printers over the past many years generally has been acknowledged to be Epson, given the company’s long experience with individual pigment-ink cartridges and its piezo printing process (which ‘shapes’ dots and has unique drying properties).  Canon has been considered to make hardier Read more…

The Many Moods of Alexander Petrosyan’s St. Petersburg

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Only a few days back we published a post on The London Street Scene on our sister site.  Today, it’s St. Petersburg’s turn not least because 20 Photographs Of A St. Petersburg Seldom Seen, published earlier today, features a lovely gallery by a talented photographer named Alexander Petrosyan. One of Read more…

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