• Bruce Schneier: Are photographers really a threat? Брюс Шнайер об опасности фотографов для общества.

    Since 9/11, there has been an increasing war on photography. Photographers have been harrassed, questioned, detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome. We’ve been repeatedly told to watch out for photographers, especially suspicious ones. Clearly any terrorist is going to first photograph his target, so vigilance is required.

  • How to Photograph Artwork. Отличное руководство по фотосъемке картин и прочих плоских объектов, висящих на стене.

    The following tutorial is a relatively quick and simple how-to for photographing 2-D artwork such as paintings, textiles, glass-covered images, reproducing newsprint, and more. I will also cover how to correct and post process the photographed artwork.

  • The Big Picture. Новости в картинках. Ну, почти как ljuser drugoi, только картинки большие и их бывает сразу несколько.

    People (and animals) all over China and the rest of the world are preparing in various ways for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, which begins August 8th.

  • 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo. Пять способов распознать поддельную фотографию. Теперь можно доказательно вопить «фотошоп!».

    Composite images made of pieces from different photographs can display subtle differences in the lighting conditions under which each person or object was originally photographed. Such discrepancies will often go unnoticed by the naked eye.

  • Free is Killing Me! А я говорил (или это не я говорил, не помню, но я с этим целиком согласен): фликр и миллионы чайников с цифроговнозеркалками загонят в гроб большую часть профессиональных фотографов. А как хотелось, чтоб сработала аналогия про миллион обезьян.

    Next time you’re in the local hardware store, ask the salesman to give you free tools and tell him in return you will tell all your friends you got your tools from his hardware store.

  • Football shooters’ favourite photographs. В предверии чемпионата Европы по футболу Canon в рамках проекта “Behind the lens” рассказывает о лучших спортивных фотографах и их лучших снимках. Статья состоит из двух частей. Пока опубликована только первая.

    As Europe’s top footballing nations prepare to battle it out in the EURO 2008 tournament CPN’s John McDermott spoke to the world’s best football photographers to find out which pictures from their careers are their personal favourites and why. In part one of this two-part article seven top football shooters select the best images they’ve ever taken.

  • DIY Flash Gel Holder. Самодельный держатель для гелевых светофильтров на вспышку.

    This gives the construction details for building your own Flash Gel Holder as shown here for holding Lee or Rosco Sample Pack lighting gels on your flash. If you would like one of these but don’t feel up to building it yourself I am also offering them for sale. Contact me if you would be interested in purchasing one pre-made.