Sunday, January 18, 2009

Miroslav Tichy: A voyeur with a home-made camera - 21-07-2006 11:15 UTC - Radio Prague

Miroslav Tichy: A voyeur with a home-made camera - 21-07-2006 11:15 UTC - Radio Prague: "Nearly 80 years old, Tichy is regarded as a real eccentric by his neighbors in Kyjov, a small Moravian town. His work reflects his obsession with the female body. But while other photographers ask women to pose, and use the best equipment and store photographs with a big care, Tichy did the opposite.
He used to hide in bushes and take pictures of unaware women and girls with his home-made cameras. Once developed they were thrown away and Tichy didn't care about them anymore"

"Miroslav Tichy" - Google Search

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Robert Capa - In Love and War | American Masters | PBS

Robert Capa - In Love and War | American Masters | PBS: "There can be no further doubt that The Falling Soldier is a photograph of Federico Borrell García at the moment of his death during the battle at Cerro Muriano on September 5, 1936."

Flickr: Discussing The Government responds in FlickrCentral

Flickr: Discussing The UK Government responds in FlickrCentral: "A lawyer friend explained to me some time ago that this government specialises in woolly legislation specifically so that it can get it through parliament and the Lords on one pretext and then apply it to a whole lot of other previously unmentioned things once the legislation is passed. The use of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act to seize Icelandic assets was one recent example. The fork-tongued response cited above indicates another, this time impacting on photographers"

Well, kind of.

"Thank you for your e-petition asking for clarification of the law on photography in public places.

There are no legal restrictions on photography in public places. However, the law applies to photographers as it does to anybody else in a public place. So there may be situations in which the taking of photographs may cause or lead to public order situations, inflame an already tense situation, or raise security considerations. Additionally, the police may require a person to move on in order to prevent a breach of the peace, to avoid a public order situation, or for the person’s own safety or welfare, or for the safety and welfare of others.

Each situation will be different and it would be an operational matter for the police officer concerned as to what action if any should be taken in respect of those taking photographs. Anybody with a concern about a specific incident should raise the matter with the Chief Constable of the relevant force. "

So, I hope that's clearer to everyone than it is to me.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Online Photographer: Big Sticks

The Online Photographer: Big Sticks: "And sure enough. So how did he do it, with the only 4-megapixel 1D? Well, take a look at his workflow:

1. Each image is sharpened upon import into Photoshop using the Photokit Sharpener 'Capture Sharpen' macro to recover detail lost by the sensor (effectively infinite number of photons, finite number of pixels).

2. Each image is then upressed using Bicubic Smoother in PS to give the pixel dimensions at 360 ppi.

3. The image is then sharpened for printing using Photokit Sharpener using the Inkjet, 360 dpi, Glossy sharpening macro.

4. The image is then exported to ImagePrint, a RIP, and printed on Stephen's old warhorse Epson 2400 using the appropriate color profile and ImagePrint to drive the printer.

5. The photo is then printed on InkJet Art Microceramic Lustre."

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

DSC00056 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

DSC00056 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


We are in the process of creating a publication composed of cards and entitled 'SlimCity' which will be published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Arup. This is a non-profit publication and its purpose is educational. The print-run will be 1000. The SlimCity Knowledge Cards explore best practices in terms of emission reduction and resource efficiency. We would appreciate your permission to use the following image . . .

FII Ove Aru



Untitled Document: "Much of pinhole photography relates to the wonder of time and being creative with the light from the sun, a similar wonder of that found in astronomy.
A 6-month exposure will enable you to image the arc of the sun as it rises or sinks throughout 6 months of the year. As well as this you will get some foreground detail and a camera to look at with awe as a small hole etches its 6-month exposure from your window ledge, garden shed, lamp post, tree etc."