As long as humans are humans, humans will act like humans. Pretty redundant, but no less profound. That was made clear to LensProToGo employees who arrived at work yesterday to find a smashed window and discover that they had been robbed. Descending like vultures in the night, the thieves helped themselves to nearly $600k-worth of photography gear, presumably to support their out-of-control World of Warcraft addictions.
Adobe has announced their 2015 release of Creative Cloud, packed with new feature and updates that are enough to make almost anyone want to switch over to the subscription platform.
In addition to updates for video, photo editing, and image manipulation, Adobe has added features such as CreativeSync to give you a seamless workflow between mobile and desktop applications.
Judging groups of people based on a small sampling is never advisable. I mean, heck, imagine if people looked at me and simply assumed all American were self-righteous jerks? What a world that would be… But, there are always a few who give cause for others to regard the group with suspicion. This time, it’s photographers in the hot seat.
Last month, a photographer is Jacksonville Beach, FL was arrested on charges of video voyeurism after he allegedly hid a digital camera in the dressing room of his studio…and filmed a 16-year-old girl dressing and undressing.
First off, allow me to preface this post by saying that I regard anything coming from Photography Is Not a Crime with suspicion. From what I’ve learned in life, anyone who is that dogmatic about something is typically biased.
With that out of the way, PINAC posted a video showing a June 11th run-in with correctional officers in Baltimore who demanded a PINAC film crew (and I use that term loosely) cease operations on the sidewalk outside the Chesapeake Detention Facility. In the video, a correctional officer tells them, “Nah, nah…state property, you can’t film here.” To which the PINAC crew said hogwash and began a typical round of photo rights protesting.
I don’t know much about Australian politics, and I barely give a rodent’s rump about American politics, to be honest. But, from what I’ve gathered, Peta Credlin, chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is a bit of a hot topic with our friends down under. (What’s with you Commonwealth countries always electing a Tony into office anyway?)
Yesterday was no exception as Credlin demanded AAP photographer Tracey Nearmy delete images she had captured of the staffer at a media event hosted in the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne.
When I get angry, I like to break things. When I get very angry, I like to smash them to smithereens. It’s like therapy – stuff-shattering therapy. Granted, this hasn’t happened in a while…perhaps all that self therapy paid off in the long run. But, regardless, I can identify with the urge to smash the crap out of anything that’s not working.
That is why I have empathy towards photographer and serial vlogger Casey Neistat who yesterday released a video in which he demolishes a Canon EOS 70D that was being temperamental and kept flashing the dreaded “Movie Has Been Stopped Automatically” error, prohibiting him from continuing to record.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen, even in the world of photography. Sometimes they incur only minor setbacks, sometimes it’s very costly. And, other times, they can be life-threatening. That is the reality for photographer Helmut Montoya and a production assistant who were both injured on Tuesday when a photo shoot in a Fort Lauderdale junk yard went awry causing an explosion. According to sources, the crew was using candles on set, and it is believed that the flames incidentally ignited lingering fuel vapors in nearby cans, setting things off.
I am a naturally skeptical person. So, it was only natural that, when I first saw the PocketSkater2, I was a wee bit skeptical. There are numerous mini dolly hacks with subpar performance out there, so I wasn’t expecting much from a device claiming to be small enough to “fit in your pocket.” But, I was surprised.
Edelkrone, the same guys who brought us the Wing railless slider concept last year, have done, in my most humble estimation, a great job on this project.
I am no John J. Audubon and make no professions as an ornithologist. However, birds can be intriguing characters. For instance, one year we had a female cardinal who relentlessly attacked our sliding glass door for HOURS EVERY DAY. She, in particular, has stood out in my mind.
Every so often, especially being that we live in the middle of nowhere in rural Pennsylvania, occasionally we (particularly my wife, because the fowl of the air really don’t intrigue me) run across a bird of interest hailing from an uncommon species. “What kind of bird is that?” she will ask. “Beats me,” I calmly respond. “Have you ever seen it before?” she prods. “Nope,” I reply. “Doesn’t it look li–,” she starts, but, knowing what is coming, I cut her off, becoming slightly aggitated. “I seriously have no idea. Where’s my sandwich?”
However, thanks to the development team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, she can take a photo of the bird, run it through their bird ID analysis, and leave me the heck alone!
All 59 stores belonging to Blacks Photography will close on August 8th, as the retailer was unable to keep itself relevant in the era of digital photography.
“Technological innovations have changed the way Canadians take and share photographs, with fewer of us using retail photo outlets,” said the parent company’s spokesperson Luiza Staniec.
Founded in 1930 and purchased by its current owner in 2009 for $28 million, Blacks Photography going out of business will leave some 485 employees, mostly in Ontario, looking for new jobs.