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Fun Stuff, Videos

This Picture Is Worth 6,329 Dots

Sun July 31, 2011

Mona Lisa – 6,239 dot to dot drawing from Thomas Pavitte on Vimeo.

Take a picture of the mona lisa, scrawl 6,329 dots to mark the outlines, where the starting point is, where the ending point is and every dot to dot step of the way. Then take a timelapse while you connect the dots.

I couldn’t find a record for the most complex dot-to-dot drawing, so I decided to set one myself. I created an A0 poster with dots numbered from 1 to 6,329 and took a time lapse video of myself linking them all up over 9 hours. The full project is online at behance.net/thomaspavitte

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Reviews on the Web

Olympus E-P3 Review @ Trusted Reviews

Sun July 31, 2011

Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Image quality is the best we’ve yet seen from an Olympus PEN camera [...] you won’t be disappointed.

We’ve added another Olympus PEN E-P3 [QuickPrice Check] review to our Reviews Matrix.

Trusted Reviews has published their review of the Olympus E-P3, a Digital Interchangeable Lens Compact System Camera with 12.3MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm High Speed Live MOS Sensor), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Dust Reduction, an extra large 3.0-in. LCD (614k-dot), Full HD Movie (1920×1080/60i) with stereo sound, Intelligent AUTO (auto scene recognition), Scene Modes, AF Tracking, Face Detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology, PASM modes, Shutter speed range of 60 – 1/4000 sec. plus Bulb (up to 30 mins), Continuous Shooting at 5.5fps, RAW file format, Digital Level, MF Assist, a hot shoe, Live View Autofocus system with real time focus, Multiple Exposure, Wireless compatibility (using optional PP-1 Penpal or Eye-Fi card), and Art Filters.

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Videos

Will Faveous Change The Way We Social Network?

Sun July 31, 2011


From zazapoule

As its name implies, it’s a favorites aggregating and sharing site (social bookmarking site). Say you’re browsing on your mobile and see an interesting video but it’s way too large to view right then and there, just bookmark it to Faveous and go back and view it later.

So, correct me if I am wrong, but don’t we already have oogles of social bookmarking sites out there akready — and no one really likes to use them (anymore)? I may be missing something but can’t tell just from watching the teaser video, though.

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Fun Stuff, Videos

This Picture Is Worth 350,000 Post-It Notes

Sun July 31, 2011


From melissachanel

The idea, like most good ideas, is simple: take a post-it note and write a love note. 5 months and 350,000 Post-It notes later, a work of art is born.

At the cost of about $5 per 100, this picture also costs around $3,500 worth of (super sticky) Post-It notes.

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Interviews

Suiting Up A Nikon D2Xs DSLR For Space

Sat July 30, 2011

How do you get a Nikon D2Xs ready for space flight? Stan Horaczek from PopPhoto finds out by talking directly to NASA. It’s a short interview but you learn interesting tidbits about the use of flash in the vacuum of space, protecting the equipment from extreme temperatures during a spacewalk and what happens to the cameras after use?

Do you reuse the cameras after they come back from space? Do they even come back at all or are they jettisoned to reduce weight?

The cameras that come back are evaluated for damage. Depending on the condition the camera may fly again. The space environment (both inside the vehicle and on spacewalks) is tough on the electronic cameras. The radiation damages pixels on the sensor. Sometimes the damage is so great that the camera does not fly again.

Read the article at: PopPhoto.

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Articles

The Photography Classes of Jerome Liebling

Sat July 30, 2011

James Estrin is a staff photographer at The Times and a co-editor of Lens, and studied under Jerome Liebling in the late ’70s. He found the lectures thrilling, yet frustrating because Liebling refused to teach about techniques.

Jerry Liebling’s photography classes — at least in the late ’70s, when I studied under him — consisted mostly of his lecturing about everything but photography. He would talk about Greek philosophy, German history, Jungian psychology, 16th-century Flemish painting and French cinema. In the same lecture! Only rarely would the names of Edward Weston or Lewis Hine come into the conversation. Then, a half-hour would be devoted to his tough critiques of our photographs.

In this Parting Glance: Jerome Liebling, 1924-2011″”, he talks about Liebling’s influence on him developing as a photographer and a photography teacher. Now, Estrin finds himself telling his students that “photography is about [...] the story you have to tell. The camera is just a tool.”

Read the article at: LENS.

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This Week’s (Jul 23-29, 2011) Digital Camera Review Roundup

Sat July 30, 2011

Here is this week’s (Jul 23-29, 2011) digital camera review roundup:


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Articles, Videos

Using a Monopod For Smooth Video

Sat July 30, 2011

deconstructing the story // a monopod tutorial from stillmotion on Vimeo.

You’ve seen pro photographers use monopods when shooting sports. A monopod requires much less space than a tripod, helps hold up a large and heavy lens, provides much needed stability and still allows the photographer freedom of movement. In this video, a Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod with Head is used to film video, allowing some fancy focus magic not possible with a tripod or otherwise requiring expensive equipment.

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Press Releases

Panasonic Canada Announces FZ47 24x Superzoom

Fri July 29, 2011

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

PANASONIC EXPANDS POPULAR FZ-SERIES SUPER-ZOOM LINE, WITH 24X OPTICAL ZOOM AND FULL HD-CAPABLE MODEL

New Panasonic LUMIX FZ47 Digital Camera Packs a Powerful 24x Optical Zoom in High-Quality Leica Lens and Adds Creative Manual Control Options

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 29, 2011) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today introduced the LUMIX DMC-FZ47 digital camera – the newest addition to the company’s super-zoom FZ-Series. The LUMIX FZ47 packs a powerful 24x optical zoom in a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIOELMARIT lens, full-High Definition 1080i video-recording, 3D still capabilities and new creative controls while shooting both still and video images. The high-quality Leica lens features Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology to help minimize light reflection that causes ghosting and flare.

“The LUMIX FZ-Series is an extremely popular line for Panasonic and we expect this model to be another winner for users who not only want an impressive zoom, but exceptional image quality and speed,,” said Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, Digital Still Camera, Panasonic Canada Inc.

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