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Kissel Kandy Karavan: 1919

October 1919. "California Highway Motor Train in San Francisco." A publicity stunt showcasing the nascent field of long-distance trucking as facilitated by the "giant pneumatic tire." The cargo here being three tons of Cherry Flip. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed

Sony has released a firmware update for the SLT-a77 II, its 24MP semi-pro APS-C camera. Firmware 2.00 claims improved autofocus speed in all light conditions, but notably a 2.5x improvement in low light. Support for XAVC-S full HD video recording is also added. Read more

Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash

Adobe has announced plans to acquire stock photography service Fotolia. Once the acquisition is complete, Fotolia will be offered to Adobe users as a 'single Creative Cloud marketplace experience', as well as a standalone service to others. Read more

New Interactive Video Uses 9 Nikon D750?s To Let You Pick The Perspective

Finally, a less annoying use of annotations on Youtube! The creators of the video below, produced by Nikon Asia, put those annoying pop up annotations to work as a way to make the video an interesting piece of interactive  media. Featuring the dance crew, Morning Of Owl, the clip is a five minute long break [...]Show More Summary

dPS 12 Days of Christmas: Save up to 88% on Some Great Photography Training

It’s that time of year where we at dPS kick off our annual 12 days of Christmas campaign! This is the fifth time we’ve run this and this year we’ve got our biggest deals yet! Here’s how it works. Every day between now and Christmas we...Show More Summary

Reveton Strikes Back: Old Malware Has New Tricks

The Reveton ransomware returns, this time disguised as a.DLL file to make it harder to detect on infected computers.

Camera FV-5 update brings DNG Raw capture to Android

The latest update for Camera FV-5, a third-party camera app, makes Android the second mobile OS to allow capture of Raw image files. The app has been rewritten to take advantage of the improved camera support under the latest Android version, 5.0 Lollipop, now offering an option to save a DNG file with your JPEG image. Read more

Weekly Photography Challenge – Graffit Street Art

In an earlier post I shared a set of some images of street art, also often referred to as graffiti. If you live an urban area or any city, than likely you have some of this type of art nearby. Graffiti artists range from ones who just...Show More Summary

New West: 1941

August 1941. "Stockmen on street corner outside bar 'The Mint.' Sheridan, Wyoming." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

What I’ve Learned So Far: Twelve; “Nice Shot… Who Cares?

Back when I was first starting out in this business, I […] Categories: Essays What I've Learned (Read more...)

South Park: 1909

1909. "Midwinter carnival, children's parade with dog sled. Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Boom and bust in Parachute

Founded in the 1900s, former oil town Parachute, Colorado, was the site of one of the most devastating and quickest busts ever seen.

33 Gritty Photos of Graffiti Street Art

Urban photography is a great way to get out and find some unique images, whether in your own city or abroad. Cities provide a multitude of interesting subjects. In this week’s image collection I’ve found a bunch of gritty photos of street art, also known as graffiti. Show More Summary

12 suggestions for low-light photography

Here in the northern hemisphere, the shortest day is fast approaching and whether we like it or not, much of our photography will be of the low-light variety. We’ve put together some suggestions for coping as best you can when things are a little dim and the light with wish you wish to draw is […]

The Venice of Egypt

I'd heard a lot about El Max -- the "Venice of Egypt" -- where hundreds of boats dart through the canal. I'd seen pictures of its waterways and brightly-coloured houses, which many fishermen built with their own hands.

Hunting for pictures – and crocodiles

Arnhem Land covers an area of around 37,000 sq miles, including the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and access for non-Aborigines is by invitation only.

The Disappeared

I've been aware of the story of the "Disappeared" most of my life. In fact, I grew up with it.

The (Drunken) Camera Store Guys Rate The Best And Worst Photography Trends Of 2014

As 2014 begins drawing to a close, it marks the official beginning of an onslaught of year end lists. If you only have the time (or patience) to sit through one of them, I hope you choose this silly 19-minute long clip from the guys at The Camera Store. Their refreshing departure from the traditional [...]Show More Summary

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