I received an ad in my mailbox for the new Sony dash™ Personal Internet Viewer and I was intrigued enough to visit their site and get the details on this new Internet Appliance.
The Sony dash™ Personal Internet Viewer currently defies categorization. Besides displaying pictures (from a USB or online service) on its 7 inch display screen, you can also browse the Internet using free Apps (remind you of any other device?). There are apps for weather, traffic, social networking, movies, music & more. The apps are courtesy of “Chumby” that delivers 1500+ free Internet Apps streamed to you through a personalized channel. There are apps to access Facebook, Twitter and Gmail.
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In his article, Wayne Ford focuses on what is really important when learning photography. I agree that there is now too much emphasis on learning Photoshop and techniques to “jazz” up an otherwise banal photograph. But it is not just learning photographers who do that; some pros admit to digitally manipulating a picture, even adding colors (as opposed to enhancing the colors captured) and removing (or moving) objects so as to have the effect they are after (and were not able to capture). In fact, I don’t mind a digitally manipulated photo… as long as the photographer fesses up to it.
You can read the article at: Black Star Rising.
Whether you’re going on a vacation to somewhere hot and sunny, or staying around town to visit local attractions, you’ll want to remember every moment of the fun. Why not grab your favourite digital SLR camera to document your spring break with the utmost flair? Switch to Manual mode and get creative with your shots. Take time now to learn what your camera can do beyond Auto mode. Not sure where to begin? Follow these simple tips and make this year’s spring break photos your best ever.
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In case you’re wondering, yes, Panasonic will be introducing new models of the Lumix G at the Focus on Imaging show (for the UK, to be held at the NEC Birmingham from 7th-10th March 2010).
Weddings pose special challenges to the photographer, especially when the bride wears a white dress and the groom a black tuxedo. If you leave your camera on the default multiple-pattern (matrix) metering, you may not be able to capture the bride’s white dress properly. What metering mode to use?
Read the full article at: Photocrati.
While you’re waiting for the official Olympus announcement (though it’s already been leaked on engadget and the UK sites have already published), here’s an interesting Photoshop post processing or creative photography from Miss Aniela Blog.
Bob Atkins has published an article explaining the photographer’s rights to take pictures in public of public property, of people (while maintaining their rights to a reasonable expectation of privacy), in national parks, etc. Very interesting and a must read for every photographer.
Read the article at: Bob Atkins
Michael Reichmann at Luminous Landscape has written, IMHO, the first ever honest (and courageous) Leica article [not that other Leica articles are not honest, just too unabashedly and embarassingly gushing in their praises that they overlook major weaknesses in this venerable model] casting a non-judgemental but critical look at how the next version Leica M can be improved in this digital age.
Thank you, Michael, for the courage to say that the rangefinder should probably be laid to rest. That it does not make sense to design a flat camera and then have users buy plastic add-ons for better handling. That one should not have to screw off the base plate to change battery and memory card… In other words, let common sense rule!
Read Michael Reichmann’s article at: Luminous Landscape