Sprint Nextel said it had received permission from SoftBank to negotiate a rival acquisition offer from Dish Network. The board of Sprint Nextel has the right to terminate its existing merger agreement with SoftBank, subject to certain requirements, to accept a "Superior Offer," the company said in a statement late Monday. Show More Summary
Flickr fans may find the lure of a free terabyte attractive, but they might be put off by the accompanying advertisements that support Flickr's new free account model. A major update to the photo sharing service has completely revamped the look of accounts and restructured the way users may pay for Flickr in the future. We take a look at the changes on connect.dpreview.com.
In an editorial published yesterday in The New York Times, the newspaper’s public editor, Margaret Sullivan, questioned the rules regarding Photoshopping at T, the monthly style magazine published by the Times, and suggested that readers should be notified when fashion images have been digitally manipulated. She also pointed out that editors shouldn’t assume that readers [...]
A cover image in the latest issue of the New York Times' monthly style magazine, T, has led to an interesting discussion about the newspaper's policy on photo retouching. While editors forbid any image manipulation beyond, 'minor color-toning...Show More Summary
I guess none of you'd be surprised if we start this post by saying that location matters. In fact it is probably one of the more dominant elements of a photograph. This is pretty much what most photographers gather after a few months of shooting. Show More Summary
March 1940. "Genoa, Nevada. Stores on Main Street." Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
Wow! Well just when you thought the Tumblr acquisition was the big Yahoo news of the day, Yahoo drops yet another bombshell. All free accounts on Flickr just got upgraded to 1 terabyte of FREE storage! Yep, you heard that correctly; the Flickr 200 photo limit for free accounts is being done away with. If [...]
At last week's I/O developer conference Google announced a number of upgrades to the photo section of its Google+ social network, including features such as 'Auto-Highlight', 'Auto-Enhance' and 'Auto'-Awesome'. To make the same experience available on its mobile platform the search giant has released an upgraded Google+ app for Android. Click through to Connect to find out more.
Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind, both working professionals and educators, have written a beginner’s guide to photographic lighting with an unusual conceit at its core. By structuring a book around a list of common challenges - what they call the 'top ten worst situations' - they've created a digestible, useful 'lighting 101' guide. Show More Summary
Man with a horn, ca. 1861-65. "Soldier in Union infantry uniform with saxhorn." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.
Canadian wedding photographer and filmmaker Zachary Rose (23) takes the common saying about pets and their owners to the next step. Zachary shoots an photograph of a pet using a DSLR and then takes another photo holding the DSLR in a...Show More Summary
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Just noticing that he was bothered by my presence and my camera felt like a small victory in front of a man who made life and death decisions over an entire country.
1949. "University of Michigan fraternity party." Brothers and sisters and a cozy fire. Photos by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine. View full size.
One of the most desperately poor, war-torn nations on earth, Afghanistan attracts our attention mostly for the wrong reasons. Well over 30 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, with as many clinging to their places just barely above the poverty line. Show More Summary
Our friends and collaborators over at DxOMark have recently been looking into how lenses score on specific cameras, and the latest model they've examined is the Nikon D600. In a three-part article published at the end of last week, they...Show More Summary
For the last three months or so, the U.S. government and some of its defense contractors have engaged in a war of shame on China to pressure it to cool its cyber-attacks on U.S. targets. The campaign appeared to be yielding results,Show More Summary
Staff Sergeant Francis G. Phillips, from Meridian, N.Y. was killed in combat in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device on May 4. Phillips is survived by his wife and daughter Christine and Sophia Phillip …
Apple is experimenting with 12.5-inch OLED displays. Meanwhile, Foxconn has supposedly received an iWatch order for 1,000 units.
September 1942. "Linotype operators in composing room of the New York Times newspaper." These machines cast lines of type (Linotype) from molten lead prior to their assembly by compositors into the printing plates that go on the presses. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.