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Monthly Archives: January 2010

iPad, iNot Sure

A few things about today’s announcement by Apple:
1. The iPad is a very flat name–it has none of the Biblical ring that the iTablet conjures, or the outer-space feeling of the iPod. A pad is something you take notes on, use for protection, or the place where you sleep (my favorite definition is “A flattened [...]

Wary of the Wolf

Seems that Photoshop is not enough. Now the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” Award, administered annually in Britain through the Natural History Museum and the BBC Wildlife Magazine, has had to be rescinded due to the use of what is now said to be a tame wolf to get a better picture (left).
Spanish photographer José [...]

New York Times Announces New Pay Plan

This morning the New York Times announced that, beginning in early 2011, it will begin to charge for content. Frequent users of the Web site will have to pay for access after a certain number of free articles, still to be determined. Those who subscribe to the newspaper will have unlimited access.
Why the long wait? [...]

Career Choices Lite

The jobs site came out with their ranking for the 200 best and worst jobs for 2010. Photojournalist, ranked at 189th out of 200 jobs, finished just ahead of Butcher, Mail Carrier, Meter Reader and Construction Worker, with what the site says is a starting salary at $16,000, mid-career salary at $28,000, and top [...]

Photography’s Cubist (and Remote) Moment

Yesterday’s announcement from Canon about wireless hookups with their cameras:

“The new Camera Linking function enables photographers to link up to 10 “slave” cameras wirelessly to one “master” camera and fire all eleven cameras simultaneously for multiple images from various vantage points.
“Imagine being able to capture the crowd’s reaction while shooting the play on the field, [...]

White Noise

“This is the interrogation log of Mohammed al-Qahtani. It is being published in real time: each entry will appear exactly seven years after it was first recorded. The interrogation took place at Guantanamo Bay.
All times are GMT-5.”
So begins an extraordinarily harrowing project at by Alan Trotter, who runs the design-oriented blog The [...]