Monday, January 18, 2010

A Photographic Benefit for the Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake

The title Haiti: One Respe comes from a traditional Haitian greeting meaning "honor and respect." Several photographers including the iconic photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark, have donated the use of one or more of their works to help create this issue as a fund-raising photography magazine to benefit Haiti.

All proceeds go to the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti relief.

A good way to help the people of Haiti and receive an interesting and beautiful collection of photographs in this Magazine.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Who Needs A Camera

CGI... Computer generated imaging. The movie Avatar has taken cgi to new heights, computer imaging is going nuclear and you will be seeing more of it even if your not aware of it. Take this video for example, it was produced by a guy in Spain on a single PC. All of it is computer generated. What else is amazing about this, well here is a quote from A PHOTO EDITOR, "We’ve all seen a lot of CGI over the years, but it’s usually just a bit off, or just too slick and most of it is really expensive, and requires a team of people to make it look right. But this is different — this is one guy and a PC. Low budget. And he’s not a photographer by training either. Photographers, especially ad shooters, are freaking out about this. (Read HERE) The video below includes composite breakdowns of the imaging process. To see the full video done by Alex Roman go HERE.

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Canon. 5200mm, f14 lens was for sale last month on ebay. Price: $45,000, No takers

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

World's Largest Nature Photo Competition Investigation, (Or Scandal)?

Evidence of a scandal?, it could be but I say it is still a great photograph. A tame wolf with some of the same markings as the supposedly wild wolf in the photograph has come to light. It does seem to be the same wolf with the exception of a difference in one ear that is being attributed to a possible fight the animal may have been in since the photo was taken. Also is a photo comparison of the actual spot where the photographer took the photo inside a nature preserve that holds the tamed wolves...UH -OH. Seriously this is a big deal because this is the largest and most respected nature photo competition in the world and the winning photographer inherits a huge merit for life. This information comes from Suomen Luonto, full story HERE.