Photography

The Photographer Who Claimed to Capture Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost – The New Yorker

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The first photographers were necromancers: their work fixed faces in time, sending a flood of memories into the chasm between the living and the dead. As a bulwark against grief and loss, a picture of a loved one was at once more visceral and more magical than anything that had existed before. Maybe it was inevitable, then, that nascent photographs, literally written in light, flickered between science and superstition, defying…

The Photographer Who Claimed to Capture Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost – The New Yorker

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The first photographers were necromancers: their work fixed faces in time, sending a flood of memories into the chasm between the living and the dead. As a bulwark against grief and loss, a picture of a loved one was at once more visceral and more magical than anything that had existed before. Maybe it was inevitable, then, that nascent photographs, literally written in light, flickered between science and superstition, defying…

The Photographer Who Claimed to Capture Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost – The New Yorker

Friday, October 27, 2017

The first photographers were necromancers: their work fixed faces in time, sending a flood of memories into the chasm between the living and the dead. As a bulwark against grief and loss, a picture of a loved one was at once more visceral and more magical than anything that had existed before. Maybe it was inevitable, then, that nascent photographs, literally written in light, flickered between science and superstition, defying…

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through Adobe’s download manager with default settings. It will delete your Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC instead. We’ve been hearing reports from Lightroom 6 users in recent days about this issue. “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that…

How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, the Camera-First Future – WIRED

Friday, October 27, 2017

Google launched Goggles as a public product in December of 2009, at an event at the Computer History Museum down the street from Google’s Mountain View campus. The product demoed only had a few features: It could identify landmarks, works of art, and some consumer products, but little else. Google projected both caution and optimism about the product. It was part of Google Labs, and even in the app’s setup…

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through Adobe’s download manager with default settings. It will delete your Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC instead. We’ve been hearing reports from Lightroom 6 users in recent days about this issue. “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that…

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through Adobe’s download manager with default settings. It will delete your Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC instead. We’ve been hearing reports from Lightroom 6 users in recent days about this issue. “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that…

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through Adobe’s download manager with default settings. It will delete your Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC instead. We’ve been hearing reports from Lightroom 6 users in recent days about this issue. “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that…

Was a Ghost Caught on Camera in the Hallways of an Ireland School? – Snopes.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CLAIM A video shows a ghost haunting a hallway at a school in Ireland. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In October 2017, a video posted to the YouTube page of Deerpark Christian Brothers School (a secondary school in Cork, Ireland) purported to show closed-circuit television footage from a school security camera that caught a “ghost” opening and closing doors and knocking over signs: The video was a viral hit. It earned…

Sony is Now More Popular Than Nikon at LensRentals – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Canon and Nikon, watch out: Sony is on the rise. Just months after Sony claimed the #2 spot for full-frame interchangeable lens camera sales in the United States, Sony has also passed Nikon at the largest online camera gear rental business in the US. LensRentals recently shared with PetaPixel its annual list of the most popular equipment rented for 2017, and Sony’s rise is one of the main conclusions the…

Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Slide Show Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography Credit Courtesy of Aperture ‘ ); } This year is the 65th anniversary of Aperture, which has shaped the conversation around photography through its magazine and books. Chris Boot, the executive director of the nonprofit Aperture Foundation spoke with James Estrin about the state of photography and its future. Their conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity. Aperture was…

Sony’s Crazy A7R Mark III Is Way More Camera Than You Probably Need, But That’s What Makes It So Fun – Gizmodo

Thursday, October 26, 2017

All photos: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo When it comes to mirrorless cameras, especially pro-grade ones, Sony’s full-frame Alphas are king. Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 and Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 Mark II come close, but both of those have Micro Four Thirds sensors, which for a lot of picky people puts them out of the running. And when Sony released the A9 earlier this spring, we said said shooting with Sony’s $4,500 flagship felt like…

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through Adobe’s download manager with default settings. It will delete your Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC instead. We’ve been hearing reports from Lightroom 6 users in recent days about this issue. “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that…

Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Slide Show Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography Credit Courtesy of Aperture ‘ ); } This year is the 65th anniversary of Aperture, which has shaped the conversation around photography through its magazine and books. Chris Boot, the executive director of the nonprofit Aperture Foundation spoke with James Estrin about the state of photography and its future. Their conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity. Aperture was…

iOS camera permissions allow rogue apps to surreptitiously photograph & video users [Video] – 9to5Mac

Thursday, October 26, 2017

One of the privacy features of iOS is that apps are required to ask permission if they want to access things like your photos, camera and location. But a Google engineer has created a demo app to show how a rogue app could abuse permissions to surreptitiously photograph you as you use the app – or even livestream video from your front or rear cameras. The issue, says Felix Krause, is…

Photographing California with a camera as big as a truck – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The most ubiquitous camera in use today, the iPhone, fits inside of our pockets. The largest of artist John Chiara’s cameras, on the other hand, is big enough for him to step inside. Transported on a flatbed trailer, that camera takes photographs the analog way; his book “John Chiara: California” (Aperture, $65) presents a collection of these idiosyncratic images made in his home state. Chiara built his first large-format camera…

This is How You Replace the Shutter in a DSLR – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Want to see how the shutter system in a modern DSLR is replaced once it fails? The South African camera repair company Photographic Repairs shared this time-lapse of a shutter replacement surgery involving a Canon 6D. “If you have seen “Error 20″ on your Canon DSLR before and wondered what it is we do to fix this problem, here is your answer,” Photographic Repairs writes. “In this time-lapse video, our…

Aperture at 65: Changing the ‘Cult’ of Photography – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

‘ ); } This year is the 65th anniversary of Aperture, which has shaped the conversation around photography through its magazine and books. Chris Boot, the executive director of the nonprofit Aperture Foundation spoke with James Estrin about the state of photography and its future. Their conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity. Aperture was started by Minor White with Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams,…