Enjoy this time lapse featuring highlights from Baylor’s Homecoming week shown in about two minutes. Photographers include Robert Rogers, Matthew Minard and Matthew Pompa of Baylor Photography. Thanks to Jerry Ward and David Carlson with Canon USA for technical assistance. Also, thanks to Baylor Facilities for their help with arranging access to the various locations. Most of all…thanks to the Baylor family for their contributions to a great 100th Homecoming celebration!
So you may be a professional photographer, graphic designer, etc and you are wondering if it is time to finally get that new monitor. Your LCD is fading or your CRT is finally ready to be replaced. But after looking around you wonder “do I go with the 22″ Eizo, where I am buying the reputation Eizo has developed over the last few years, or do I go with the 26″ NEC 2690WUXi2?”
I did some research before I purchased. Not that I am a big tech head, but I did ask around, so my friend Brad told me to look at this NEC. He had seen it at PPE in November, he and several others thought this was a great monitor. One of the big advantages of the new NEC over the previous generation model is that the contrast ratio is now 1:1000.
So my friend Aaron told me he had just bought the Eizo 22″ in the last few months and after hearing that I got the new NEC offered to come to my stuido and we do a side by side comparision. Well I think we both agreed that the side by side test put the NEC on top. Both in value $1180 delivered no tax vs. the Eizo about $1400 + tax. And quality, one of the main reasons I feel the NEC looked better was the contrast ratio of 1:1000.
No dout that the Eizo is a very fine product but in the end I went for more screen space, less money and, I think, better quality. Look forward to hear your opinions. And thanks Aaron for schelpping it over here.
I was always impressed by what I found to be a very together photo magazine and internet product. It is suprising that a title or website that speaks to such a broad audiance can not survive. It is not like they were just speaking to Pros. It was more of a mass market site. Go figure, oh we are in a recession right? or is it a depression?
Get lost in the NASA Image Archive. You can spend hours viewing the images on this site.
“NASA Images is a service of Internet Archive ( www.archive.org ), a non-profit library, to offer public access to NASA’s images, videos and audio collections. NASA Images is constantly growing with the addition of current media from NASA as well as newly digitized media from the archives of the NASA Centers.
The goal of NASA Images is to increase our understanding of the earth, our solar system and the universe beyond in order to benefit humanity.” Quoted frrom NASA Images.
This is a detail of the larger image, belive it or not. How is it done?
The Gigapan mount above, read on from the Gigapan website.
We are beta-testing prototypes of the Gigapan robotic mount, which attaches to your small digital camera to create a fast and easy-to-use high-resolution panorama capture device. We are growing the beta process and are negotiating concerning general release and sales of the Gigapan camera. You will be able to purchase these low-cost robotic mounts and take several hundred or thousand images at a time to create panoramas with one billion pixels and more.
You don’t need specialized GigaPan hardware to take your own panoramas. If you have lots of patience, a high-quality digital camera, and a good tripod (or very steady hand!) you can take hundreds or thousands of overlapping, zoomed-in pictures for a gigapixel-scale panorama, then use off-the-shelf stitching software to combine the images into one very high-resolution panorama for upload.
a few weeks ago dylan’s mother called me to say that everyone wanted to do an update to our mirror picture from 2001 that’s in the hearts book. it turns out dylan and his family were going to be visiting mario in camarillo on memorial day and we took that as a perfect opportunity to duplicate our previous efforts. it’s funny to see the difference – amazing, and funny and strange…
“Paul Lacy, 50, has lived in Brooklyn for all but two years since 1983. He has worked as a factory night watchman and an apprentice furniture maker. Now he does freelance page layout for publishers of science and technical books. But Mr. Lacy’s real passion — like that of so many New Yorkers who are defined as much by their hobbies as their day jobs — is street photography. He has just published his first book, “Brooklyn Storefronts,” a collection of 75 color photographs of small, independently owned stores throughout the borough.”
Breathtaking book by David Stephenson and Victoria Hammond. To view many more images go to Julie Saul Gallery and be sure to click on the view images link.
Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture David Stephenson , Victoria Hammond
“There’s an ethereal magic to standing beneath a dome, neck craned, looking up at a vision of the heavens created by some long-ago figure of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the power of the dome seems transcen-dent. Photographer David Stephenson’s magnificently kaleidoscopic images of dome interiors capture this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven one of the most spectacularly beautiful books we’ve ever produced.
Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, among other countries, and photographing churches, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second to the early twentieth century, Stephenson’s work amounts to a veritable typology of the cupola. His images present complex geometrical structures, rich stucco decorations, and elaborate paintings as they have never been seen before. Brilliantly calibrated exposures reveal details and colors that would otherwise remain hidden in these dimly lit spaces.”
Can you save an aging American photographic film company? If you have hundreds of millions of dollars you can be the owner of a wonderful technology that has lived a wonderful life. You have the oppertunity to nurture this product into the old age home.
For a 5 minute history of the company and where it is now watch this video by photographer Michael Blanchard.
But seriously… I love Polaroid film. But, that said I have not used it for several years now. I do have friends that use it as a mainstay of their work. There is my friend Ellen Carey, she has used the Polaroid 20×24 camera for some wonderful work over the years. I don’t know what she and her fine art peers will do.
So what can you do if you don’t have the millions needed to save the company? Go to http://www.savepolaroid.com/ and send a letter in a campaign to get Fuji Film or Illford to license the Polaroid technology.
The discovery of the World’s Oldest Photographic Lab opens the door to Petiot-Groffier‘s photography darkroom, closed for 152 years. Complete with cameras, chemicals sealed in glass bottles, and notebooks for processing and printing Daguerrotypes and Collodions. The room was revealed when the building changed hands and the new owner entrusted Pierre-Yves Mahé, the initiator of the Niépce House in Saint-Loup de Varennes, France, to preserve and protect the long hidden treasures.
“For a photographer like myself, who in fact has not worked in a darkroom for over years, these images are horribly familiar. Those fix stains in the sink, the eerie red light, reminiscent of a brothel, the wonky enlarger and a profusion of different tapes holding the whole thing together. . . I feel lucky to have escaped and yet there is something very alluring about these images. . .” — from the introduction by Martin Parr
The discovery has sent shock waves through the photography world, not least because it is hoped that the negatives could settle once and for all a question that has dogged Capa’s legacy: whether what may be his most famous picture — and one of the most famous war photographs of all time — was staged. Known as “The Falling Soldier,” it shows a Spanish Republican militiaman reeling backward at what appears to be the instant a bullet strikes his chest or head on a hillside near Córdoba in 1936. When the picture was first published in the French magazine Vu, it created a sensation and helped crystallize support for the Republican cause.” Quoted from the New York Times
In October 2006, FotoFest International, China Hewlett Packard and a team of Chinese photographers and businessmen collaborated to create an international portfolio review program for Chinese photographers. Modeled on FotoFest’s portfolio review program in Houston, TX, the Meeting Place FotoFest Beijing was an unprecedented event in China. From 278 Chinese photographic artists, this web gallery presents 34 artists selected by participating reviewers.
Above, Quoted from Fotofestchina.
Qiu Zhen is just one of the may facinating Chinese photographers to view at the link below. I only wish there was some more information about Zhen on the site.