Pics or It Didn’t Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras – Atlantic

In days or weeks, when the United States again drops bombs on the Islamic State, it will commence its first war shaped and driven by networked photography—the twinned phenomena of ubiquitous, Internet-connected cameras to take pictures and screens to view them. The gruesome video of ISIS militants executing U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff seems to have upended American public opinion, and now even … Continue reading Pics or It Didn’t Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras – Atlantic


Interesting Times

As the old photographer’s adage goes, the best camera is the one that you always have with you. Since its invention in the late 1950’s, the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) pentaprism camera has been the workhorse of the professional photography industry, thanks to its ability to accurately reproduce the view of the lens through the eyepiece as well as for its changeable lens design. In … Continue reading Interesting Times


Tips for Taking Fireworks Photos with Your Smartphone

Originally posted on Tech:
Watching the July 4th fireworks has been a long-standing family tradition. But, capturing the beautiful aerial displays can be hard if you stick with the auto settings on your smartphone. So, try these simple tricks for fireworks photos you’ll want to keep. 1. Use a tripod When you take picture of fireworks, your phone’s camera needs to hold the shutter open…

Photokina Wannabe

Unless you’re a photographer living under a rock, you’ll know that photokina in Köln, Germany opened this week and is already starting to wind down and again this year I wasn’t there. So, what did I  miss? The prediction from two years ago that mobile photography, with its instant sharing capability, will be taking over from traditional photography seems to be true if you look … Continue reading Photokina Wannabe

New Image Rotation and Scrunching Reloaded

This is a test post trying out both the new Automattic image rotation feature just introduced on WordPress.com and any changes to image resizing on the WordPress.com end, using my (*kof*) slightly off-vertical image taken while hanging out of our hotel window in Venice. This photo’s original orientation was horizontal and that is how it was uploaded. Here’s my straight out of the camera image uploaded … Continue reading New Image Rotation and Scrunching Reloaded