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Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs – Medium
For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs.
All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my staff. For many of the images, I’ve included the backstory behind the image to provide further context or to share why that image was particularly important to me.
As always, the editing for this project is both subjective and personal. Yes, there are some historic moments included but mostly I was looking for behind-the-scenes moments that give people a more personal look at the President and First Lady. And I’ve included a few that I thought were just cool photos.
photography  thruthelens 
16 days ago by cogdog
Detecting Forged (Altered) Images – Forensic Focus – Articles
Are digital images submitted as court evidence genuine or have the pictures been altered or modified? We developed a range of algorithms performing automated authenticity analysis of JPEG images, and implemented them into a commercially available forensic tool.
photography  thruthelens  catfishing 
22 days ago by cogdog
Teaching photography as a visual language
It is by establishing this concept of language that I begin to construct an understanding of photography as a process of visual storytelling in which images are words, series of images are sentences and paragraphs, and bodies of work become completed or evolving stories. The importance of narrative within photography is then aligned to a sense of narrative already learned through more traditional study of language construction and presentation. The successful single image can of course come from a series of images just as a beautifully written paragraph or sentence can come from a chapter, but the pre-conceived idea of what constitutes a successful image will then be seen as a demonstration of technical proficiency or given aesthetic implementation of course learning created to meet a marking matrix.
photography  thruthelens  netnarr 
7 weeks ago by cogdog
A HISTORY OF THE PHOTO CAMERA on Vimeo
An animated walk through some of the most iconic photo cameras of all time.
photography  thruthelens 
8 weeks ago by cogdog
Aristotle’s Aperture: An Animated History of Photography, from the Camera Obscura to the Camera Phone – Brain Pickings
In this short film, the Cooperative of Photography takes us on a five-minute animated gallop through some of the 100 ideas that changed photography, tracing the co-evolution of technology, art, and culture
photography  thruthelens  ds106  history 
august 2016 by cogdog
Koken - Creative website publishing
Content management and web site publishing for photographers
photography  portfolio  thruthelens 
july 2016 by cogdog
ExifTool by Phil Harvey
ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

ExifTool is also available as a stand-alone Windows executable and a Macintosh OS X package
photography  metadata  exif  thruthelens 
may 2016 by cogdog
Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep | Technology | The Guardian
Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying.

What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic landscapes of buildings, fountains and bridges merging into one.

The pictures, which veer from beautiful to terrifying, were created by the company’s image recognition neural network, which has been “taught” to identify features such as buildings, animals and objects in photographs
art  ai  photography  thruthelens  google 
february 2016 by cogdog
Photographic education for all - BBC News
"I don't think a classroom is an appropriate place to teach any more."
This is not the sort of thing you'd expect a National Teaching Fellow and award winning university lecturer to say, but Jonathan Worth has backed his words up with actions and his latest photography class has removed itself from educational institutions completely.
Instead he is using the techniques learned from running open classes to raise awareness of the muscle wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which is the biggest genetic killer of young boys in the world.
photography  thruthelens  phonar 
october 2015 by cogdog
'A Moment in Time Showcase' - 10 Stunning Photographs of Shadows & Silhouettes
"This weeks showcase of mobile photography features a selection of images on the theme of shadows and Silhouettes Featured mobile photographers and artists including work from Jose Luis Barcia, Jennifer Bracewell, Matthew Wylie, Bruno Ribeiro, Jerzy Jachym, shinnya umetsu, Millo Salgado, Grace Brignolle, Jack Mallon and Keisuke Takahashi."
photography  visual  ds106  thruthelens 
august 2015 by cogdog
In Focus: The Evolution of the Personal Camera · DPLA Omeka
"For many Americans today, snapping a photo is as easy as pulling out a smartphone. However, that digital photo is the result of decades of experimentation and development, from first forays into bulky and difficult-to-use professional cameras to instant-photo Polaroids.

Since the advent and eventual commercialization of photography throughout the nineteenth century, cameras have continuously redefined the American public’s conception of how images and history can be captured and shared. Looking to the early cameras of the 1800s to today’s cell phones and social networking apps, this exhibition explores how the personal camera has shaped American consciousness and culture over the course of its development."

This exhibition was created as part of the DPLA’s Digital Curation Program by the following students as part of Dr. Joan E. Beaudoin's course "Metadata in Theory and Practice" in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University: Ellen Tisdale, Rachel Baron Singer, Amanda Seppala, Michell Geysbeek, and Jay Purrazzo.
photography  thruthelens 
august 2015 by cogdog
Elog.io
"Elog.io makes it easy to search for information about photographs you see while browsing. Authors, titles and licensing information is available for any photograph part of the Elog.io catalog (currently 22 million images from Wikimedia Commons)."
attribution  photography  thruthelens  creativecommons 
february 2015 by cogdog
Awesome: GIF’jes van oude zwart-wit foto’s die ingekleurd worden | NSMBL.nl
Animated GIFs showing the difference between original black & white photos versus colorized versions
ds106  youshow  visual  photography  thruthelens 
january 2015 by cogdog
jack-radcliffe | Alison
"When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends. This affected my photography in a profound way. Rather than the isolated subjects of my earlier work, I became interested in the strength of relationships, oftentimes using personal environments to amplify those conditions.
 
The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison.
 
The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison."
photography  thruthelens  digitalstorytelling 
december 2014 by cogdog
What If Your Computer Could See Like You? (Intel IQ magazine)
RealSense showed us that we can build personal devices that begin to have human sensibilities. Once our computers can perceive depth, shift their focus and read human emotions or gestures, it opens up new possibilities for our devices to become even more helpful in our lives.

“We kept asking ourselves: What would be different if your computer could see like a person?”
We’ve captured some of this fascination in a special edition of iQ we’re calling Science of Seeing, where you can learn how RealSense went from idea to reality. You can also explore how the technology works and how you might use it in your life. Along the way, you just might gain a deeper appreciation for the power of seeing.
visualization  photography  thruthelens 
december 2014 by cogdog
flickr downloadr - Batch download your flickr photos!
"A cross-platform desktop application for Windows, Mac and Linux to download (all or selected) photos from your photostream in their original size along with their description, title and tags."
flickr  photography  thruthelens 
december 2014 by cogdog
Bill Fink's Time and Matter Photography | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities
"Artist and photographer Bill Fink is the creator of ‘Time and Matter Photography’, an amazing art form that involves producing photograph-like images out of virtually any material or matter. So instead of conventional materials like silver halide or inkjet, the 60-year-old artist uses hair, human ashes, soil and anything else you can think of to painstakingly create photo-like images.

Some of Bill’s most notable works include a portrait called ‘My Eye’ – made entirely from his own hair, ‘Flowers’ – made entirely from the pollen of those flowers, ‘Quaker Oats’ – a picture made with Quaker Oats, and the image of a man named Bob, made using his ashes. These pictures look just like vintage photographs; nothing betrays the unique technique used to produce them."
photography  thruthelens 
november 2014 by cogdog
NO CAPTION NEEDEDNO CAPTION NEEDED - ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY
"No Caption Needed is a book and a blog, each dedicated to discussion of the role that photojournalism and other visual practices play in a vital democratic society. No caption needed, but many are provided. . . .

"
photography  thruthelens 
november 2014 by cogdog
The Story of Photography | People, Events, Art & Technology - PhotoBox
"A look at how photography has influenced and shaped society
through people, art, events and technology."
photography  history  thruthelens 
november 2014 by cogdog
Park or Bird?
"Want to know if your photo is from a U.S. national park? Want to know if it contains a bird? Just drag it into the box to the left, and we'll tell you. We'll use the GPS embedded in your photo (if it's there) to see whether it's from a park, and we'll use our super-cool computer vision skills to try to see whether it's a bird (which is a hard problem, but we do a pretty good job at it)."
technology  photography  flickr  thruthelens  cooltech 
november 2014 by cogdog
photofoundation
photofoundation is a community for people with a passion for photography who want to use their images to support good causes.

Photography is everywhere. 500 billion photographs will be taken this year – a testament to our collective desire to take pictures and to understand the world through a lens. We think there’s a great opportunity to make the most of this and create a new way to support good causes.

We seek contributions of inspiring images through our website or mobile app. We then curate these contributions to create a valuable library of original images. Charities can access these images for free, and commercial organisations can also buy them, supporting good causes at the same time.

Your images are yours forever, but you can share the rights to your images with us. This is what makes photofoundation work. Upload your images to the platform and we can put them to work on your behalf.
photography  thruthelens  sharing 
november 2014 by cogdog
Create beautiful photo narratives - Exposure
"You’ve got tons of photos and stories. Don’t they deserve better than hashtags and slideshows?

With Exposure, you can easily create beautiful photo narratives that look amazing on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

Exposure is also a community of passionate photographers and storytellers just like you. "
storytelling  photography  thruthelens  web2storytelling 
september 2014 by cogdog
The Third Wave of Photo Sharing by Derek Powazek - Exposure
"Take a moment to marvel at the speed of this transition. Within my lifetime, an entire art form has changed completely. Photography has transitioned from being created and consumed physically, to being created and consumed digitally, in a single generation.

But how did we get here, where is here exactly, and what’s next? I believe there have been two distinct waves of photo sharing online, and we’re currently witnessing the beginning the third."
photo  sharing  photography  thruthelens  ds106  visual  storytelling 
september 2014 by cogdog
Photogrammar
"Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI)."
history  photography  thruthelens 
august 2014 by cogdog
The Emerging Open Source Camera | Photofocus
"Projects like SnapPiCam represent a potential sea change in camera software because they are built on an open source platform, wherein lies their real potential. Open source means that anyone can design their own camera and the software to run it. This opens the door to cheaper purpose built cameras like camera traps, beetle cams and aerial drones. It is a platform on which developers can build innovative camera applications … in both form factor and software control … that no one has considered before."
open  source  photography  thruthelens 
august 2014 by cogdog
Teenage boy creates an entire miniature world - BBC News - YouTube
"What started as a simple project to sharpen his photo editing skills has turned into an online sensation for 15-year old Zev Hoover from Massachusetts.

Imagining the world from the angle of what he calls "little folk", Zev conceptualises, photographs and then edits his visions - and ultimately posts them on his Flickr page where they receive hundreds of thousands of impressions.

The internet fame has brought him onto national TV shows, requests to design movie posters and some free photo equipment. "
ds106  photography  visual  thruthelens 
july 2014 by cogdog
On Judging the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards 2014: Part Two: 20 Tips When Making A Documentary Film | The United Nations of Photography
"The process of viewing so many pieces of documentary film work created by so many people from so many countries for so many different reasons inevitably but somewhat bizarrely produces repetitive themes of construction, approach and delivery. I hate using the word ‘zeitgeist’ but it seems appropriate as somehow or other global aesthetic trends to visual storytelling do seem to come in chronological waves; this was certainly the case with this year’s World Press Photo Multimedia Awards."

You may agree with what I have to say, recognize your self and work in some of what I have to say or feel that my observations are either too harsh or not harsh enough. Whatever your feelings are I hope that the following twenty observations are enjoyable, useful and points from which to continue the debate that leads to the creation of great work.
photography  thruthelens  documentary  webvideo 
july 2014 by cogdog
Through the Glass: Now & Then: Seeing the Future from the Past
"I've always been fascinated by the Then & Now photos you see on the internet, where a person is holding an old photo up to the same scene today. After writing a series of then and now pictorials for the blog, I was thinking about a way to do combine then and now photos that's a little different than what I've already seen.  What resulted was a project where I hold photos of the present against scenes of the past.  It's interesting to look at a scene as if you were seeing the future from that moment.  My hand is meant to be in the scene from the past, therefore I tinted or colored it for each photo to match the scene.  Before creating the scenes, I photographed my hand against a white background (to make it easier to mask), and gathered public domain photos from WikiMedia Commons that were similar to photos I already had."
photography  thruthelens  visual  ds106 
july 2014 by cogdog
NEWFOTOSCAPES | Photographic Encounters
Photography has never been a more dominant and embedded part of contemporary culture than it is now. The Internet, digital technology and social media have amplified our ability to connect and build communities, and sharing and communication of images has facilitated an exponential growth in picture capture and digital distribution.

NEWFOTOSCAPES seeks to navigate the evolving topography surrounding the image in the twenty-first century; offering a focused eye on the contemporary creative author-curator and image-maker and on the possibilities afforded by an increasingly complex professional landscape. Jonathan Shaw advocates a new way of thinking about photographic production and education in a post-digital era.

NEWFOTOSCAPES is a collection of curated texts arising from a series of in-depth conversations with key stakeholders in, and influential commentators on, photography; including Andy Adams (Flakphoto), David Campbell, Charlotte Cotton, Dónall Curtin, Nathaniel Pitt, Mishka Henner, Francis Hodgson, Dewi Lewis, Stephen Mayes and Katrina Sluis. Perspectives and views cover a wide range of topics such as; agencies, appropriation, archives, community, curation, governance, licensing, mobile, networked-image, open education, photobooks, power and value.
photography  storytelling  thruthelens 
june 2014 by cogdog
Vietnam War Photos That Made a Difference
More than a century after the first murky photographs of soldiers on horseback were made during the United States’ 1846-48 war with Mexico, the depiction of conflict by the camera finally came into its own in Vietnam. By then, the once-static snapshots of men in camps or posing with their cannons had become museum curiosities.
photography  visual  ds106  thruthelens  storytelling 
march 2014 by cogdog
How photography connects us - David Griffin - YouTube
The photo director for National Geographic David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a Talk filled with glorious images, he discusses how we all use photos to tell our stories.
photography  thruthelens  storytelling  ds106  visual 
march 2014 by cogdog
Gigapixel ArtZoom
Explore Seattle via a navigable Gigapan, zoom in to find art and artists.
panorama  art  photography  thruthelens 
march 2014 by cogdog
Don't Just Shoot
A brief illustration of five photographic composition techniques: the rule of thirds, framing, fill the frame, lines and forced perspective.
ds106  visual  thruthelens 
february 2014 by cogdog
selfiecity
Selfiecity investigates selfies using a mix of theoretic, artistic and quantitative methods: We present our findings about the demographics of people taking selfies, their poses and expressions. Rich media visualizations (imageplots) assemble thousands of photos to reveal interesting patterns. The interactive selfiexploratory allows you to navigate the whole set of 3200 photos. Finally, theoretical essays discuss selfies in the history of photography, the functions of images in social media, and methods and dataset.
visualization  research  socialmedia  photography  thruthelens 
february 2014 by cogdog
Use the Creative Commons to nurture photojournalists - Boing Boing
In 2009, when my undergrad class started, I just didn’t know. So I opened it out online, for free, and open-sourced the problem. The latest iteration just finished up. Every version has had stuff to take away, about photography or teaching or learning online versus learning onsite. But this time it was something bigger. This time, the most interesting piece of work didn’t come from someone in the room. (Sure, there was awesome work from my paying students, who kick all kinds of ass). Instead, something came in after the classes finished, and it blew me away. It was from a young woman called Priyanka Ghetia, who hoped one day to attend university. She’d been doing the Web versions of Phonar quietly, on her own, either drawing on her schoolteacher for help or teaching herself. She’d used her phone to make sound recordings; her old camera; and even a torch when light was short. What she’d made just stopped me in my tracks.
education  open  photography  thruthelens  ds106 
february 2014 by cogdog
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 wireless field monitor with DSLR controller
Finally had a chance to sit down and hack the TP-Link TL-MR3040 Wireless unit. In case you missed it, with a little bit of work you can setup the  TP-Link TL-MR3040 to work with the DSLR controller android app. This basically gives you a wireless control as well and monitoring capabilities for less than $40.
photography  thruthelens 
december 2013 by cogdog
Looking at Our Hometowns - NYTimes.com
What would happen if you asked high school students to help create a 21st-century portrait of the country by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools? You would have “My Hometown” — a vibrant document of 4,289 images submitted by teenagers in school- or community-based photography programs across the United States, including rural villages and urban neighborhoods, wealthy suburbs and blue-collar Rust Belt towns. While participants only photographed their own communities, together, the images create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers. They are published today in an interactive feature that opens with a selection of 145 photographs and is also searchable by state and by photographer. Many of the images will be archived at the Library of Congress in the Prints and Photographs Division. The project was inspired by our belief in the power of photography as an educational tool, and by a desire to help young people co
visual  ds106  thruthelens  photography 
september 2013 by cogdog
Mastering Photo
MasteringPhoto is powered by Focal Press – our authors, photography industry colleagues, and our editorial and marketing team who live and breathe photography every day. Like you, we are photographers – either by profession or hobby. We believe creativity has an endless shelf life, and we are passionate about providing the best resources for you to reach your creative vision.
ds106  visual  thruthelens  photography 
september 2013 by cogdog
Photography for Enhancing Social-Emotional Learning | User Generated Education
I spent the day attending a full day workshop on Phototherapy by Judy Weiser.  This post is not about how to use photos for therapy, but the workshop reinforced the power of images for building social emotional skills in our students.  There are many resources online about using digital cameras and images in the classroom.  The focus of this post is having our learners use photography and digital images to make personal connections with themselves, the content, each other, and other “cultures” with the ultimate goals of increased self-awareness, cultural awareness, and empathy.
thruthelens  education  photography 
august 2013 by cogdog
iPhone Photography
This being said, there is much more to taking a picture than just clicking a button. There are certain concepts and rules, that, when applied, help create an even more beautiful picture. These rules usually beg to be broken, and that’s fine, because iPhone photography, and photography in general, is more about your creativity than your technique. The way is see it, technique teaches you the basics of iPhoneography, while creativity unleashes the real potential of your photographs. If you’re here to learn about iPhoneography, then you came to the right place. Whether you are an experienced photographer or a beginner, you will find this page to be a real wealth of information. From iPhone photography tutorials, to the best apps for iPhone photography, we cover a wide range of topics to help you become a better photographer.
thruthelens  iphone  photography 
august 2013 by cogdog
Camera Rocket
Finding the perfect camera can be hard; with so many out there how do you choose? We built CameraRocket to make buying your next camera simpler. We aggregate reviews, benchmarks and specs from around the internet to cut through the hype and help you understand the real life performance of cameras before you buy. CameraRocket helps you: Compare performance of cameras head to head Understand the real life performance of cameras using benchmarks and specs See what people are saying about the camera from reviews collected from around the internet Search for cameras by specific criteria (e.g. price, battery life and image quality in low light)
thruthelens  photography 
june 2013 by cogdog
Pop Chart Lab — A Visual Compendium of Cameras
A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography's history from the first models to today's digital wonders.
camera  thruthelens  photography 
april 2013 by cogdog
MōVI - This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever - YouTube
A new piece of filmmaking gear was just announced that could completely re-invent the complex process of camera stabilization. It's currently being tested and endorsed by Vincent LaForet, who's given us a little taste of what it's capable of. The product is called MōVI, created by Freefly, longtime maker of crazy camera-drone equipment and stabilizers. LaForet is presenting a short film and behind-the-scenes video to illustrate its abilities, which consists of a completely custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera (a Canon 1DC in this case). It looks to be very light and portable, a far cry from giant metal arms, vests, and weights that almost the entire camera support world is based on.
thruthelens  video  photography 
april 2013 by cogdog
I'm Google
Dina Kelberman's "ongoing tumblr blog in which batches of images and videos that I cull from the internet are compiled into a long stream-of-consciousness. The batches move seamlessly from one subject to the next based on similarities in form, composition, color, and theme. [... ] I feel that my experience wandering through Google Image Search and YouTube hunting for obscure information and encountering unexpected results is a very common one. My blog serves as a visual representation of this phenomenon. This ability to endlessly drift from one topic to the next is the inherently fascinating quality that makes the internet so amazing."
search  thruthelens  images  photography 
april 2013 by cogdog
Vivian Maier Photographer
A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Piecing together Vivian Maier’s life can easily evoke Churchill’s famous quote about the vast land of Tsars and commissars that lay to the east. A person who fit the stereotypical European sensibilities of an independent liberated woman, accent and all, yet born in New York City. Someone who was intensely guarded and private, Vivian could be counted on to feistily preach her own very liberal worldview to anyone who cared to listen, or didn’t. Decidedly unmaterialistic, Vivian would come to amass a group of storage lockers stuffed to the brim with found items, art books, newspaper clippings, home films, as well as political tchotchkes and knick-knacks. The story of this nanny who has now wowed the world with her photography, and who incidentally recorded some of the most interesting marvels and peculiarities of Urban America in the second half of the twentieth century is seemingly beyond belief.
photography  history  thruthelens 
february 2013 by cogdog
320-gigapixel photo of London is the world's largest panoramic photo: Digital Photography Review
A 320-gigapixel image taken from top of London's BT Tower has set the world record of the largest panoramic photo. It breaks the previous record set by a 281-gigapixel electron micrograph of a zebrafish embryo taken in 2012. The London image was shot by panorama specialists 360 Cities and is made up of 48,640 individual frames. To get an idea of just how large this photograph is, BT says if it was printed at 'normal resolution' the photo would measure measure 98 x 24 metres.
thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
BT Tower 360 Panorama of London
a 360 gigapixel image to explore, the level of zoom is amazing
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
FML // Filter My Life
All you need to be a photographer si FILTERS
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
Bulkr: Backup, download flickr photos, videos, sets & more
Bulkr is a desktop app to backup, browse & download photos & videos on Flickr. Install it free.
flickr  thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
The Best Camera by Chase Jarvis
Yep, it's not about gear, it's about the camera in your hand
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
Pgogy Kevin - Picture attribution
Kevin is a picture attributor - allowing you to add licensing information to a picture. Kevin is named after the photographer, Kevin Carter.
ds106  thruthelens  creativecommons  attribution  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
CameraSim | SLR Photography Demystified
This is a place to learn how to use your SLR camera and take better photos. My goal for you is the same that I have for myself: “Take great photos that I can be proud of!” It’s really as simple as that.
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
february 2013 by cogdog
Photography Basics - Understanding the 4 basic Camera Exposure Modes
On the subject of photography basics – it is crucial to learn and understand what the 4 basic camera modes do and not only how, but when to utilize them.  Many times when you first get your new expensive camera you want to just start shooting and expecting to find magical and majestic images but often you are intimidated by all of the buttons, dials and modes and you aren’t sure where to start.  It is my goal to fix that for you today and get you down the right path!
photography  ds106  thruthelens 
january 2013 by cogdog
CameraTrace: Camera Registration & Recovery by GadgetTrak
Thieves beware. CameraTrace scours the internet searching for photos that were taken with your camera to help police track it down and get it back for you.
thruthelens  camera  photography 
january 2013 by cogdog
Stolen Camera Finder - find your photos, find your camera
stolencamerafinder uses the serial number stored in your photo to search the web for photos taken with the same camera
thruthelens  cooltech  camera  photography 
january 2013 by cogdog
35 Fantastic HDR Pictures | Smashing Magazine
Applied carefully, High Dynamic Range-technique (HDR) can create incredibly beautiful pictures which blur our sense of the difference between reality and illusion. In graphics HDR imaging is a set of techniques that allow a far greater dynamic range of exposures than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to the deepest shadows. This is usually achieved by modifying photos with image processing software for tone-mapping. And the results can be really incredible; in fact, many artists and designers come up with some pretty fancy results.
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
january 2013 by cogdog
HDR Tutorial | High Dynamic Range Tutorial
HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing method of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. I would say that about 75% of my images use the technique, and if you are new to it, then you may notice a slightly different “look and feel” to my photographs. You should also probably note that HDR is a very broad categorization, and I really hate categorization. My process starts with using basic HDR techniques, but then there are many more steps to help the photos look more… let’s say… evocative.
ds106  thruthelens  thru  photoshop  howto  photography 
january 2013 by cogdog
Doppelganger Series by photographer François Brunelle • Selectism
Canadian photographer François Brunelle puts together this series of strange coincidences. Unrelated, total strangers to each other, he sought out pairs who looked uncannily alike and shot them side by side. The series entitled, ‘I’m Not a Look-Alike!’, came from an obsession with the idea that everyone on earth has a doppelganger, with the hope of shooting 200 couples and turning the results into a book and exhibition.
thruthelens  photography 
january 2013 by cogdog
This Bookmarklet Overlays Rule of Thirds Gridlines to Photos in Your Browser
Want to see whether or not your favorite photographers are following the rule of thirds when composing their shots? Programmer and photography enthusiast Alex Dergachev has created a simple browser bookmarklet that overlays RoT gridlines over any (or almost any) web photograph.
thruthelens  thru  ds106  photography  bookmarklet 
december 2012 by cogdog
A Chrome Extension for Looking Up the Histogram of Any Online Photograph
A couple of weeks ago we featured a Google Chrome extension for overlaying “rule of thirds” lines over any online photograph. Now we have a different tool for examining other photographer’s photographs: Image Histogram.

Created by developer/photographer Nick Burlett, it’s a Chrome Extension that can quickly bring up the histogram of any online photograph.

The Extension adds a new “Toggle histogram” option to your right-click menu on photos. Click it to overlay a histogram for the photograph directly over the image. Click it again to make it disappear.
thruthelens  ds106  photography 
december 2012 by cogdog
ShutterCal
ShutterCal is a calendar-based daily photography project.

Use it to document your life and improve your photography with one daily photo.
thruthelens  thru  photography 
december 2012 by cogdog
TinEye Labs - Multicolr Search Lab
We extracted the colors from 10 million Creative Commons images on Flickr. Search this collection by color. Addictive and very likely the best color search engine in the world*!
thruthelens  thru  cooltech  ds106  photography  search  flickr 
december 2012 by cogdog
Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens on Vimeo
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most memorable and iconic images of the last 30 years, from her work with Rolling Stone magazine through to her Hollywood cover portraits at Vanity Fair. She has also recorded the horrors of war in Rwanda and Sarajevo and taken intimate shots her own friends and family, including Susan Sontag. This documentary, directed by her sister, is a fascinating portrait of a great talent, featuring vintage footage of Leibovitz in action during the 1960s and contributions from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Mick Jagger and George Clooney.
thruthelens  thruthe  ds106  photography 
december 2012 by cogdog
8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About
Photography seems easy at first glance. You simply make your frame and press the shutter button. The reality is, everyone can take a photo but not all can master it. There’s more to photography than just simply “point and shoot.” Photography is a skill only a handful have the patience and the passion to stick with.

Photography students and enthusiasts must educate themselves with many technical terms such as aperture, shutter speed, focus and exposure. You’ve probably read enough about that elsewhere, so how about a few photography effects? In this post I will share some photography tips and effects. They can enhance the beauty of your photos and they can be very fun to do, too.
thruthelens  ds106  photography 
december 2012 by cogdog
Guess the Title: Quick wits and fast fingers are the keys to this game.
Choose a handle and start guessing! The quicker you guess the title, the more points you earn. Play against real people from around the world. All titles only contain the letters A through Z and spaces (no numbers, no punctuation, and capitalization is not considered). Have fun!
photography  thruthelens  flickr  game 
december 2012 by cogdog
These Awesome Photoshops Are Perfect Because They Were Well Planned
These images by Martín De Pasquale are so surreal that, obviously, you know they aren't actual photos. But they are perfectly executed. And the reason for that is not awesome Photoshop skills as much as good planning. If you want to make perfect photo composites, it's not that hard if you plan in advance. Martín's examples will show you how to do it.

Matching the color and lighting of all the elements of a composite image is the most difficult part of the process, so the key to be successful (and quick) is to shoot the individual elements in the same setting, with the same lighting.
thruthelens  thruthe  photography  visual  ds106  photoshop 
december 2012 by cogdog
Stanley Kubrick's Photographs of New York
His pictures are rife with an air of wonderment. Loser vs victor. Circus freaks, and paper boys. Organized chaos. The poses and situations of the subjects he captured, speak of a New York filled with the eclecticism it has spent decades parading and perfecting. 25 photos were hand selected out of 10,000 negatives for the currently running show at The Museum of the City in New York. What is being displayed is Kubrick’s 1940s New York, a New York we now get to experience as well: a city seen through the lens of a young master.
thruthelens  thruthe  photography 
november 2012 by cogdog
The Photobook Club
The Photobook Club aims to promote and enable discussion surrounding the photo book format. In particular looking at old, rare and influential photography books from the 20th century onwards.
ds106  thruthelens  thru  photography 
october 2012 by cogdog
Photographing Buildings [Composition Tips]
I am a firm believer, at least with photography, that what you get back is directly related to the effort you put in. As with all activities, it’s certainly not linear and I am the first to admit that you can tip the scale in your favor to achieve some great architectural images armed with only a few basic techniques.
ds106  thruthelens  photography 
september 2012 by cogdog
10 Things Alex Webb Can Teach You About Street Photography — Eric Kim Street Photography
One of the street photographers who have had a strong impact on my street photography is Alex Webb. Webb is a Magnum photographer who uses strong colors, light, and emotion to capture beautifully complex images. After picking up a copy of Alex Webb’s “The Suffering of Light” I fell in love with his work and his use of color- and started to also make the transition from black and white to color.

If you want to see some things you can learn from Alex Webb and his work, keep reading below!
visual  ds106  thruthelens  photography 
april 2012 by cogdog
Zeitgeist Films :: Bill Cunningham New York :: a film by Richard Press
The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
thruthelens  ds106  documentary  film  photography 
april 2012 by cogdog
It Started with Muybridge: Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense, 1965 | Brain Pickings
This week marked the 182nd birthday of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who conducted some of the earliest experiments in chronophotography and whose locomotion studies shaped early animation. In 1965, more than half a century after Muybridge passed away, the U.S. Department of Defense commissioned It Started with Muybridge — a fascinating short documentary, currently in the public domain, tracing how Muybridge’s motion studies contributed to the science and technology of the Atomic Age, from testing the safety limits of nuclear reactors to measuring the speed of supersonic missiles.
thruthelens  thru  photography  history  visualization 
april 2012 by cogdog
The Ed Techie: What I learnt from a photo a day
I've blogged on this before, after I had done my first year of a photo a day, using Flickr. I stopped that in July 2011, and found that I wasn't taking any photographs. So after some encouragement from Karen Cropper to try blipfoto, I started again in Oct 2011.

Today I ran a session at the OU along with Juliette Culver on what I learnt from a photo a day. It was a fun workshop and went down well.
thruthelens 
april 2012 by cogdog
PHONAR – A free and open photography class
Phonar - [fo-'när] is a free and open undergraduate photography class run by Jonathan Worth and Matt Johnston from the photography team at Coventry University in the UK
ds106  thruthelens  education  photography 
march 2012 by cogdog
Photo Pin : Free Photos for Your Blog or Website via Creative Commons
PhotoPin helps bloggers find photos for their blog and makes adding them to their post fast and easy.

Just search for any topic using the search box (ex: passion, puppies, etc.), preview the photo, and click "get photo" to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link. If you prefer to pay for the photo rather than linking to it, the results at the top will take you to a partner stock photo site where you can buy the photo (currently fotolia).

PhotoPin uses the Flickr API and searches creative commons photos to use for your blog. (Note: we are not associated with Flickr in any way, other than powering our search results using their API.)
ds106  flickr  search  photos  creativecommons  thruthelens  photography  Visual 
march 2012 by cogdog
Photography - Stack Exchange
This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. It's 100% free, no registration required.
thruthelens  learning  photography 
february 2012 by cogdog
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