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Photography and technology have walked hand-in-hand through many photo shoots. Advancements in digital technology have been an asset to photographers in recent years, and will continue to be so for many more. But one of the most rapid developments has been in Wi-Fi technology.
The holiday season brings with it a number of decisions: chief among them is what to buy for all the people on your list. If someone special has expressed an interest in a compact zoom point-and-shoot digital camera, then this article presents you with a number of worthy choices.
Even with the dropping prices of DSLRs and the rising appeal of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the so called “bridge” camera is as popular as ever. “Bridge cameras” are big-bodied, big zoom point-and-shoot cameras that have the look and heft of a more expensive and feature-heavy camera but still maintain the simplicity of the standard and compact point-and-shoot cameras.
We're waist-deep in summer, and that means we’re neck-deep in the water with friends and family. What better way to capture your aquatic summer adventures than with an underwater camera? Each of the major players in the photo industry has fine underwater offerings that make getting memorable shots under the sea, or just within reach of the waves, a cinch.
Rite in the Rain notebooks are tough, durable notebooks that were created to survive the wet conditions of the Pacific Northwest. Developed in the 1920s by Jerry Darling for the logging industry, Rite in the Rain notebooks truly can write in the rain.
If you own an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you know about Angry Birds. Even if you don’t own the aforementioned devices, you still probably know about these cute but fearsome birds!
Summer is the perfect time to introduce your child to the wonders of photography. The flowers are in bloom, the days are longer, and everywhere you go colors and adventure abound. Let your little photographer explore his or her creativity with a kid-friendly digital camera from B&H. There are a number of choices to explore, all well suited for budding young artists.
I will admit that I am a compulsive Sharpie buyer. I see one on a store shelf and before I know what I’m doing it’s in my hand. Perhaps I might even sniff the ink a little. Even if I already own that color or type of Sharpie I always find a way to tell myself that I need another one. My last such purchase included five Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers that I just had to have (Yes, I really needed all five). An opportunity to procure another Sharpie never goes unmet. It doesn’t matter what color or what type, because I love all Sharpies!
I recently got to spend a few days with the Sony Reader Daily Edition, Sony's newest digital book. During that time I made better use of my commute, read more than I have since college, and realized that reading glasses should be my next upgrade. Aptly named, the Daily Edition provides access to daily newspapers, in addition to over 1 million books and periodicals.
In my parent's house are boxes of family photos stored in closets, cupboards, and desks. The pictures are loose, in albums, and some still in the sleeves they came back from the photomat in. From time to time when I still lived at home I'd pull the boxes out and sort through all the memories of my childhood, and from the years before I was born: photos of my parent's when they were dating, their childhoods, their parents and their childhoods. A visual family history. Some might call this clutter - but I prefer to think of these boxes as tangible memories.
During the Great Depression President Roosevelt's New Deal brought about many work and aid programs meant to help the American people recover from the greatest economic crisis in our nation's history. The New Deal begat the Works Progress Administration which gave birth to what was first called the Resettlement Administration and later called the Farm Securities Administration. The FSA employed many talented photographers, such as Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans, who were given the duty to document the daily lives of impoverished farmers in the rural parts of the US and the out of work and struggling in the nation's cities. Given our current economic crisis I've been wondering what would happen if the United States brought back such programs. How would the photo world change today if photographers were employed again by the government for such widespread documentation?
On a shelf above my desk sits an enormous binder full of 35mm slides, neatly stored in sleeves. These slides aren’t my work though. And it isn’t the work of anyone I know.
Maybe you've already heard, but in case not, it's official; Polaroid becomes available to the public again later this week thanks to the people at the Impossible Project, in conjunction with Ilford and the Polaroid corporation! If you're a lover of Polaroid film and all it's instantaneous magic, this is awesome news. If you've got a favorite Polaroid from days of old, post it in the comments section below. Or feel free to just expound on your love of the medium. This is definitely a victory for film!
This past Thanksgiving I did a little experiment involving my boyfriend’s family: I brought a gaggle of instant cameras to the festivities. Seeing as he’s the love of my life, I wanted to bond more with his relatives. I wasn’t sure that everyone would be into this idea of mine, but I thought it just might work. That or they’d be dreading the next holiday where I would be in attendance. Guess what? It worked!