Beautiful Macro Images of Snowflakes
Moscow photographer Alexey Kljatov produces lovely, extreme
closeup snowflake images using a compact camera with a reverse-mounted Helios 58mm F2 lens.
NYC: Day and Night Combined
Stephen Wilkes constructs photographs of New York that combine
day and night views of a single scene. Although this is an interesting
and innovative idea, I don’t find the results very moving.
Manhattan Hike 2005
Ken Rockwell’s photo essay of his hike of the entire length of
Manhattan. It’s a lot of fun, with some really great photographs, taken
with a tiny point-and-shoot.
Images of bioluminescence: from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Image Library.
Jeff T. Alu: mostly greyscale, somewhat abstract landscapes; prints available.
Library of Underwater Images by John Petrak: Extensive, high quality, and well organized.
Jørn Tompter: Many pointless portraits of boring people and pictures of walls painted with pictures, but there are few strongly original compositions here that make it worth a visit. The site is entirely in Flash.
A tribute to the beauty
of Wild Skies.
The Gigapxl Project:
“Defining the upper limits of large-format photography [...] The
Project's near-term goal is to compile a coast-to-coast portrait of
Liquid Sculpture: High-speed images of splashes.
Michel-Jean Dupierris: he's here, here, and here.
A Photographic Study of The Fly
Bryan Jones’ combined expertise as a biologist and photographer results
in a website full of beauty, wonder, and insight. Here is a
macrophotographic study of the green bottle fly.
National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest
Great pictures, usefully organized (although this fellow is
definitely not a mammal).
Flickr’s API allows third
parties to construct alternative ways to experience the photography
stored on the site. I find this application (which comes with a
convenient bookmarklet) to be a more pleasant way to browse someone’s
by Chase Jarvis
Getting a lot out of a small camera.
Nikon Small World:
2010 Gallery of Microphotography Contest Winners
Several stunning photographs and OK time-lapse movies. The design is
notable: an elegant scrolling display without flash (but with
explains why the page design is so sweet: the catalog includes several of the
excellent interfaces used in the iphone.
Photographs from the Scopes “Monkey Trial”
“Marcel C. LaFollette, an independent scholar, historian and Smithsonian
volunteer uncovered rare, unpublished photographs of the 1925 Tennessee
vs. John Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.”
Canon 10-18mm STM Review
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Bell Labs Creates Lensless Single-Pixel Camera
“Scientists at Bell Labs have
built a prototype
camera that uses no lens and a single-pixel sensor. This
rather counter-intuitive idea is based around a grid of small
apertures that each direct light rays from different parts of the
scene to the sensor, and can be opened and closed independently.
[...] Because there's no lens to focus the resultant image
has infinite depth of field, rather like a pinhole camera.”
Panorama scripting in a nutshell - PanoTools.org Wiki
This is a short document describing the various Open Source tools and techniques available for working with panoramas in a non-GUI environment. The examples are based on Linux experience, but most of them should work on OS X or Windows with minor modifications at most.
Ethical Questions Raised by Photographing for NGOs
James Estrin’s discussion of the potential conflicts of
interest that arise when photographers accept remuneration from
advocacy or aid organizations features some arresting images, especially
those of Khaled
(spelled incorrectly as “Hassan”
in the Times’
caption) documenting the
stonecrushing industry in Bangladesh.
James Estrin’s timely interview with Mickey H. Osterreicher, the
general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association.
Jonesblog does NYC
I enjoyed Bryan Jones’ photo-essay about Manhattan. It
features strong compositions, interesting captions, and clever uses of
the geometrical distortion of a fisheye lens to create a framing device.
James Duncan Davidson has some useful articles about photographic techinques and tools.
“[...] a novel method for users to spatially situate
[...] their photographs, and then to view these
photographs, along with others, as perfectly aligned
overlays in a 3D world model such as Google Earth.” Visit the
link for an impressive video, and read the brief article
in the NYT.
Histogram as the Image: cleverly hiding the
“real” image as the histogram of a gif file.
Wayne Yoshida: Notes on equipment and film. His description of the problems with rendering shadowed flesh tones on the Epson 750 are precisely what I've encountered with this otherwise excellent printer.
Sensors in Digital Photography: A very interesting article
by Charles Maurer full of good sense on the subjects of resolution,
sensors, lenses, and more.
Here are some practical notes by Charles Maurer on color matching for digital photography, published 4 Oct. 2004.
Digital Outback Photo
KenRockwell: No-nonsense assesments of equipment.
Small Flashes used Creatively: A series of tutorial articles.
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