Tripod Resolution Tripod Resolution

Every now and then when the moon is almost full I grab my camera. I think it's because I love the phrase "waxing gibbous moon."...

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Once in a Blue Moon Once in a Blue Moon

Today is the Blue Moon—the second full moon in a calendar month. Blue moons happen about seven times every nineteen years. Posted by: MIKE J...

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Random Excellence Random Excellence

Jan von Holleben's Dreams of Flying . Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, with thanks to David A. Johnson

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5:02 AM

They Needed to Talk They Needed to Talk

And family friend William Eggleston, his camera at his side, felt compelled to shoot By Emily Yellin, Smithsonian magazine The details are...

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5:01 AM

A Banner Year for Big Cameras? A Banner Year for Big Cameras?

2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for top-end cameras. Not only is the new Canon EOS 1D Mark III now shipping, with its leading-edge hi...

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1:55 PM

Glyph Supersale Glyph Supersale

Encore Data Products, one of this site's sponsors, is having a monster sale on two audio-production-quality Glyph hard drives —you can s...

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1:14 PM

Random Excellence Random Excellence

Purple Day Damaged A comment from Nitsa the other day reminded me to revisit her site, nonphotography.com . There is also a book . Nitsa...

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3:04 PM

Needle Exchange Needle Exchange

Stephen Crowley's latest project . Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON Featured Comment by dyathink: "My brother died of AIDS from sharing a...

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4:58 AM

First Camera Makes $775,000 First Camera Makes $775,000

Mike O'Donoghue writes to tell us that " the Susse Frères black softwood box (1839) went for 480,000€ Saturday at the Westlicht au...

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3:18 PM

'A Perfectly Beautiful Place' 'A Perfectly Beautiful Place'

This nation's most hallowed burial ground for its war dead is Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington Heights, a beautif...

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1:27 PM

Nature Photographer Mauled by Grizzly Nature Photographer Mauled by Grizzly

Last Wednesday, photographer Jim Cole, 57, of Bozeman, Montana, suffered an attack by a grizzly bear while trying out a new digital SLR in t...

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12:24 PM

Mark Brautigam Mark Brautigam

If you haven't seen Mark Brautigam's great "On Wisconsin" series online , have a look. Oren—who admits to having an attitu...

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10:10 AM

Photographers at Work Photographers at Work

This is very funny. ( Warning : the second picture down is not workplace/ school friendly.) Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, thanks to Sandy R. Fe...

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9:51 AM

On Lens Reviews On Lens Reviews

I appreciate Erwin Puts' comments in his recent article " On Lens Reviews ," and I think he's on to something. His clarifi...

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10:41 AM

OTA*: Colorful Cube OTA*: Colorful Cube

At the risk of further enraging those readers who hate off-topic posts, here's a photo (does it count as on-topic for architectural phot...

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8:38 AM

James Clerk Maxwell's Big Mistake James Clerk Maxwell's Big Mistake

by Ctein Contrary to popular opinion, this was not the first true color photograph ever made. It was experimental error. There's a certa...

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10:54 AM

Feature Creep Feature Creep

- The Financial Page by James Surowiecki, The New Yorker Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more qui...

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6:25 AM

Eye Heart Camera Eye Heart Camera

What the Duck's new " I Love Photography" merchandise . The design: Simple. Clean. Quirky. Communicative. Kewl! We like. Poste...

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8:39 PM

Taxes: Codae Taxes: Codae

There are a couple of codas to my "Taxes" post below (in which I tried to affect a sort of rueful tongue-in-cheek humor and eviden...

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8:05 PM

Darkov's Answer Darkov's Answer

Earlier today I got a comment from a reader called darkov who asked: There was a music/cd review blog that you had referred to in some prev...

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2:08 PM

Taxes Taxes

Michael Reichman once used the phrase "the Photoshop tax" in a conversation with me about imaging software. That is, every so ofte...

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10:30 AM

A Perfect Fit A Perfect Fit

Lest anyone think the most important equipment debate is between a shirt-pocket compact cam and a sling-over-the-shoulder entry level DSLR, ...

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10:07 AM

Photographers at Work Photographers at Work

Unidentified Photographer, Lewis Hine photographing children in a slum , ca. 1910 George Eastman House Collection: Gift of the Photo League,...

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10:29 PM

Major Low-light Digital Photography Breakthrough Inbound from Korea Major Low-light Digital Photography Breakthrough Inbound from Korea

The new sensor will enable clearly luminated images from atmospheres as dark as a movie theater. ( Korea Electronic Technology Institute ) b...

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8:45 AM

A Splash of Photo History Comes to Light A Splash of Photo History Comes to Light

This century-old Edward Steichen autochrome, probably of Charlotte Spaulding, has been discovered after decades in storage. By Randy Kennedy...

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7:20 AM

The Image of Woman and Woman-as-Image The Image of Woman and Woman-as-Image

My Marilyn, from Color Vision and Art An oldie but goodie , from 2006. Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

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6:58 AM

OTA*: A Brilliant 96 Pages OTA*: A Brilliant 96 Pages

About 55% of this site's readers come from countries other than the U.S., and some of you ask me from time to time about U.S. politics, ...

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6:47 AM

Getty Claiming Copyright to National Archives Images and Selling Them Getty Claiming Copyright to National Archives Images and Selling Them

By Bob Shell It seems that Getty Images learned a few years ago that they could buy 4x5 negatives of images from the US National Archives fo...

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5:48 AM

High P&S ISOs: B&W vs. Color High P&S ISOs: B&W vs. Color

Ted Matsumura, Fuji F30 shot at ISO 3200 (click on image for larger version) Ted Matsumura posted an interesting thought in the comments, wh...

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5:34 AM

Random Excellence Random Excellence

Josef Sudek 's great portrait of Jaromir Funke , Prague, 1928 (scan from Exibart.com ) Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

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10:55 AM

On P/S High-ISO Noise On P/S High-ISO Noise

In a stroke of serendipity given our recent conversations here, Simon Joinson at dpreview has posted a primer article on digital point-and-...

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7:47 AM

Rate Your P/S! Rate Your P/S!

Yashica T4 Zoom, a long-gone film point-and-shoot that many photographers found useful Got 20 minutes to squander for zero real reason? Rate...

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