February 2013

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Gigapixel record broken again

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.

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Who needs photographers?!

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.

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Paparazzi equipment check

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.

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I know a cheap photographer for you

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!

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Photojournalist action figure

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.