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Nikon S9100 Review @ Imaging Resource

Mon July 18, 2011

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

I liked both the color capture and detail rendering of the Coolpix S9100’s images, even at high ISO and was able to make cropped 5x7s without worrying about loss of quality.

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Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Nikon Coolpix S9100, a compact digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS), 18x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-450mm equiv.), Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. LCD (921k-dot), Program AE, Scene Modes, and Full HD Movie 1920×1080 at 30fps.

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Articles

Unless You’re The VERY Best, You Need To Be Professional

Mon July 18, 2011

David Saxe, over at Black Star, writes about the need for proessionalism. Can it be that unwittingly you are carrying a “difficult person to work with” label that may be holding you and your photography business back?

Read the article at: Black Star.

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10 O'Clock Smile, Fun Stuff, Videos

10 O’Clock Smile: Kitten With Overactive Imagination

Mon July 18, 2011


From ignoramusky

If you have ever grown up with kittens, you know they have an overactive imagination. All they need is an excuse to pounce, twirl around and imagine they are facing a worthy foe.

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Videos

Clay Strata-cut Stop Motion Animation

Mon July 18, 2011

Ratin Gorleg from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo.

London-based illustrator and animator Nicos Livesey creates a colorful log of plasticine containing geometric forms and patterns. He then slices away two-millimeter pieces, photographing the inside and moving the camera two millimeters closer as he goes along.

source fastcodesign

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Videos

How To Take Great Headshots by Peter Hurley

Mon July 18, 2011


From FStoppers

Peter Hurley shares his advice on how to take great headshots by creating the right atmosphere. OK, he banters.

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Fun Stuff

Man Looks At Face First, Woman At…

Mon July 18, 2011

A study about Visual Attention Pattern shows that men and women do look at things differently, in this case, ads. In the H&M ad above, men were found to look at the model’s face first while women zoomed in onto her breasts. Surprising? Both men and women were drawn to the woman’s legs and torso before the advert’s information and branding.

In another ad where an attractive female stands wearing nothing but a pair of white Reebok trainers, mens’ eyes were drawn to the model’s body and barely to the shoes at all. No surprise here!

A third ad featured a Saab car. While men went straight to the car’s specification before looking at the car, women were first drawn to the car then to its specification.

I wonder how men and women make their decision when choosing a digital camera.

Read more about the study and view more pictures at: mailonline.


Fun Stuff

Oh, Beehave! Covered in bees from head to toes.

Mon July 18, 2011

The farmer vs. the beekeeper. Wang Dalin, the beekeeper, attracted 26.8kg of bees onto his body in 60 minutes while Lv Kongjiang, the farmer, managed only 22.9 kg.

Read the article and view the pictures at: mailonline.


Reviews on the Web

Sigma SD1 Review @ Luminous Landscape

Sun July 17, 2011

Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1

I’ll simply conclude by saying that if the SD1 had been priced at about $2,000 I likely would have bought one. I find its image quality appealing, and though the last thing that I need is another camera and set of lenses, I find it capable of producing a look in prints that I really like. But unrealistically priced as it is, no sale.

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Luminous Landscape has published their review of the Sigma SD1 with 15x3MP resolution (on a 23.5 x 15.7 mm Foveon X3 sensor), 11-point AF system with all twin cross-type sensors, Shutter Speed range of 1/8000th – 30 sec plus Bulb, Continuous Shooting 5fps, Optical viewfinder with 98% frame coverage, ISO range from 100-6400, 3.0-inch LCD Monitor (460k-dot). The Sigma SD1 features its own SA bayonet mount, is weather-resistant and has a solid magnesium-alloy body.

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SIGMA SD1 REVIEWS
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2012-02-13 Sigma SD1 ePHOTOzine
2011-12-06 Sigma SD1 PhotographyBLOG
2011-07-17 Sigma SD1 Luminous Landscape
2011-05-23 Sigma SD1 DPReview
2011-05-20 Sigma SD1 Press Release
2010-09-20 Sigma SD1 Press Release

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Reviews on the Web

Panasonic FX77 / FX78 Review @ CameraLabs

Sun July 17, 2011

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 / FX78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 / FX78

The [Panasonic] Lumix FX77 / FX78 produces excellent quality images and gave a good account of itself in our high ISO noise tests.

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CameraLabs has posted their review of the ultra slim Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 / FX78 with 12.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), 5x ultra-wide angle optical zoom (24-120mm equiv.) F2.5 Leica lens, optical Image Stabilization, 3.5-in. (230k-dot) Touchscreen LCD, P, Intelligent Scene, Beauty Retouch, 3D Photo, and Full HD movie 1920×1080/60i.

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PANASONIC FX77 / FX78 REVIEWS
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2011-07-17 Panasonic FX77 / FX78 CameraLabs
2011-01-25 Panasonic FX78 Press Release

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Videos

Skydiver Plunges 15,000 ft, Survives

Sun July 17, 2011

Michael Holmes got a second chance to life when he literally fell from 3 miles up to the ground below in a skydiving mishap — and survived. His main chute opened only partially and his reserve chute also failed to deploy, and it all got recorded by his helmet cam. As he neared the ground, you can hear him say, “Oh s**t, I’m dead. Bye!” But he survived, perhaps because he fell into some bushes that broke his fall. Holmes’ injuries include extensive bruising and two broken bones but no significant damage to internal organs.

Two very lucky things happened that day: 1) Michael survived the fall and 2) he was not carrying any thrill-seeking passenger with him that day.

source grindtv


Fun Stuff, Videos

20 ft Touchscreen Fleet Commander Multi Player Star Wars Game

Sun July 17, 2011


From

If you think that the games you are playing on the iPad are cool, wait till you see this real-time Star Wars adaptation game played by multiple players simultaneously on a 20 ft touchscreen.

Besides the obvious fun factor, think of the implications for future digital cameras which would, in all probability, be without mechanical controls (sorry, folks, retro will be in museum and only those lucky few with foresight enough to snag one will have bragging rights) and controlled solely by touchscreen user interface. I’m not sure how the technology in this video will be adapted to digital camera touchscreens but I can see that the ability to specify multiple commands on the screen simultaneously may open up new possibilities for novel user interface controls.

Say you want to take a panning shot, one of the more challenging shot: touch on the screen the subject you want the camera to track plus touch where you want the camera to fire when the subject reaches that point. Or, drag the histogram to the right or left and let the camera adjust its settings accordingly. Or, touch one point to have the camera focus there (as we have now); touch two points to have both points in focus (camera adjusts aperture for appropriate depth of field). Zoom (and we are here talking optical zom) using finger gestures. The touchscreen of the future will not be saddled with the limitations we have today but will open up a whole new way to control and operate an electronic device. Ten years from now, will we look fondly back at the iPhone and iPad as “retro”?

Developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) by MS graduate candidate Arthur Nishimoto, “Fleet Commander” explores how a real-time interactive strategy game that would typically rely on complex keyboard commands and mouse interactions be transferred into a multi-user, multi-touch environment.

Originally designed for use with TacTile, a 52-inch multi-touch LCD tabletop display, “Fleet Commander” game play has been ported to EVL’s 20-foot wide multi-touch LCD wall, Cyber-Commons.

“Fleet Commander” uses Processing, an open source programming language.

For more information see http://sites.google.com/site/arthurnishimoto/fleet-commander

Video Directed and Edited by Jon Chambers

source dvice


Featured Site, Videos

The Shameful World of Child Brides Thru The Lens

Sun July 17, 2011


From PulitzerCenter

If you get a chance, read The Blue Notebook. It’s not a happy story and not for children, but it reveals a not-too-hidden world that still exists in our modern society. It’s an unpleasant world, one we’d rather relegate to the dusty streets of a developing country. Truth is, child brides, child prostitution and child abuse exist in all societies, including our own. Sadly, it’s happening right now somewhere in the world even as you read these lines.

Photography by Stephanie Sinclair.

Too Young to Wed by Cynthia Gorney.

Read more about child brides at: PBS.

source @coopixel


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