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Controversy: Twelve Photograph-Related Police Incidents *Per Day*!

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The Mother Country is a funny old place.  Nurturer of Parliamentarianism and the birthplace of the Magna Carta, Great Britain, by way of its police force, has been putting a crimp on and choking a freedom that is as fundamental as it is innocuous: taking photographs of public places in Read more…

Spotlight on Ricoh/Pentax and Sony

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It’s not all about Canon and Nikon; at least it shouldn’t be, and to compensate, this post is all about Sony and Ricoh/Pentax!  Sony presents an APS-C, a compact, and a couple of lenses, while Ricoh/Pentax have announced a compact, two speedlites, and several upgraded lenses. Stan Horaczek and Popular Read more…

Camera State-of-the-Art: Then and Now

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Our weekly gear post goes over a new Lumix and a trip down memory lane – with a detour into an obscure corner – to highlight the immense difference between ‘then’ and ‘now’ vis-a-vis state-of-the-art in cameras. Contaflex TLR That ‘obscure corner’ is the ‘Twin Lens Contaflex,’ which John Wade Read more…

A Usual Three-Pack that’s Trebly Unusual!

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We wind up the week with a usual three-topic assortment.  The overall topics are pretty much standard: a review, a tutorial and an interesting piece.  However, each and every one of them is unusual in some way or another . . . . Review Today we’re taking in a Canon Read more…

Photographic Philosophy: The Languages (Plural) of Photography

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Earlier today Marvin Heiferman on Wired articulated some insights and presented his forevision about Photography, “the New Universal Language,” by way of interviewer Pete Brook. Heiferman has worn and wears many hats in the domain of Photography and one of those hats is editor and writer of the book Photography Read more…

The Day of the Photographer and the Beauty of Women

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A Day Dedicated to Photography You know about Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Secretaries’ Day (and perhaps there’s also a Boss’ Day).  If you think photogs should get a ‘day’ of their own, head on over to World Photography Day – you’ll get what you want!  This website evidently lives Read more…

Controversy: *To* Russia With Love

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Another day, another controversy – that’s the reality (exaggerated slightly) where photography meets the Web.  And this week’s photo controversy didn’t even need the Web! British miniseries actress Emilia Clarke is the unwitting gal in the centre of the storm (in a teacup).  A Russian mayoral candidate, Yakov Silin, kicked Read more…

The Great Outdoors: ‘Being There’ with Bridget Besaw

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Melding activism with artistry, both of which are underpinned by self-evident talent, Bridget Besaw treats us to some sumptuous photographs which accompany her interview on the Leica Blog. Colour is not a quality that is usually associated with the Leica Blog but in Besaw’s case not only does one get Read more…

The ‘Unusuals’: Tutorial, Review, and Images

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Tutorial The trend of having unusual or odd weddings has now become de rigueur; the ‘In Thing.’  As a pro photog (assuming you’re a Wedding Pro), you naturally want to be kilted for it.  Cameron Knight goes off the beaten path – or above the beaten path! – in his Read more…

Three Trends, Three Brands

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A Technological Trend? (Canon) Just over one month back we had blogged about the new Canon 70D.  Earlier today William Brawley at Imaging Resource posted a piece about their ongoing testing of this camera, calling it “a game changer.” Actually they conducted a three-way head-to-head between the 70D, its cousin Read more…

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