Recently I came across an interesting firmware error when I took for a test run one of the latest Hero3 Black models in the popular GoPro camera line. It’s not a serious problem, but when met for the first time expect your eyebrows to rise!
The well-worn argument of photographers as to why they cannot work for free has been circulating on the web in yet another new form.
A gigapanorama taken in London recently has broken all records with its 320 gigapixels. Gigapixel-count is a type of competition that seemed to have gone off the boil recently after years of one large resolution photo beating the previous recordholder from the week before.
It’s not that I believe this is the dreaded shape of things to come, but the rolling juggernaut of mobile photography and its effects on our profession is a common and unavoidable topic for discussion these days. And it’s a phenomonen which is increasingly cropping up in professional publications.
The results of this year’s World Press Photo contest have just been announced, and as always there is no shortage of photos bursting with violence. There are some, albeit not that many, examples of beautiful and thought provoking photos too.
Paparazzis aren’t the most celebrated individuals in the wide world of photography, but their work is still interesting and professionally challenging, to say the least. Let’s see what a paparazzo carries in his bag and how he thinks about his gear and his work.
Most photographers will know that familiar sinking feeling of clients bargaining down their fees to a level that it becomes simply not worth working for. Most photographers will also know a colleague who they could pass the work on to, someone who for different reasons is happy to take any job any time, even if it means unashamedly undercutting the market price. It can be difficult to be angry with such a colleague, although often such colleagues are difficult to offend!
The centuries-old carnival of the “busojaras” in Mohács is a wonderful folk tradition way down south near Hungary’s border with Croatia. I won’t be able to attend it this year unfortunately, but some of my older photos are posted below.
Did we ever dream when we were kids that one day we would become the idols and even toys of our own kids? Well, not long after a Barbie photographer complete with built-in camera appeared in toy shops, an even more interesting figure – well, for us, that is – popped up on the market recently, the photojournalist action man.