Telephoto tip: If you add enough converters and extenders, you don’t actually need a fancy lens. The original appeared on https://xkcd.com/1855/ (a web site perfectly suited to geeks, photographers or not).
I have a 1D
Color calibration? Really?
Take a minute to have fun with this cartoon from XKCD. Thanks Xtian for the pointer!
Source: Tastefully offensive.
Without the user manual
As if it was still possible to use our cameras without the user manual… YouTube link Thanks to PetaPixel.
The real anatomy of the Canon 5D MkII
According to Mads Peitersen, inside the body of a Canon 5D MkII, you should not find a magnesium allow structure, but this is what you should see. Mads Peitersen creates paintings of this kind for several objects from our geek life.
Give a mini-SLR
This is time for Christmas gifts. Why not a camera for your loved one? And one you always can keep with you. You can buy it from Photojojo complete with a set of lenses, but it’s only a model.
Stages of a photographer
Found at RobertBenson.com, here is probably the best description of how a photographer evolves in time (from larva to beautiful butterfly, one would say). You may be any location on this evolution chart, but it’s good to recognize that you still have the possibility to move forward to the right of the graph. Stages of…
How Pentax and Samsung got to partner on photo lenses [Fun]
I got this nice little funny text from Lithos in the Pentax Forums. Please, notice that it may (or may not) be what really happened. Here’s how Samsung gets Schneider Kreuznach to make lenses for ’em: SAMSUNG: “We’re making a play, like every other man and his giant-electronics-corporation dog, for the digital camera market. Unfortunately,…
Photoshop CS5: Content-Aware fill demonstration
This new feature for Photoshop CS5 is really impressive. Just remove what you want to remove and CS5 will fill back with adequate data built from the rest of the image. YouTube link Adobe Photoshop: A wonderful tool.
Canon, official sponsor of Columbia
Columbia is one of the greatest exporters of coffee. And an imaginative product has been created (probably with Canon authorization, since it has been seen given to the press in Vancouver) to bring Canon support to coffee (and Columbia). A giant coffee mug in the shape of EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens. From crunchgear and…
Mr. Pixel and Mrs. Grain
The nice little story of this couple seeking advice from a counselor: Mr. Pixel and Mrs. Grain. In three parts. YouTube link YouTube link YouTube link A nice story ending for those who love digital photography… Via F/1.0.
11 ways to be a photo Jedi
Photography is an art that needs to be learned. Like the Jedi knights of Star Wars, you need to go through a long learning phase and you may become a true Master. However, this goes through respect for the rules of the photo Jedi. 1. Learn, Young Padawan A photo Jedi is not taught, he…
Even more colors for the Pentax K-x
Not happy with black, white, red and blue colors for your next camera? Pentax Japan decided to go even further and allow you to customize the camera body with a wealth of different colors for the plastic body and the hand grip. Do you like this or not? Source: Rye Clifton, via Engadget.
Melissa Brandt just wanted to take a photo of her husband and herself. But, as it happens sometimes, an intruder came into the frame. Except that this time it is a ground squirrel from Banff National Park who came checking the photo camera.
Trash your photos
Photofunia is a fun way to transform your photos in a way that is technically interesting. You will surprise your friends with dozens of cool (and free) effects. For example, I created this weirder than weird image of Michael Jackson (from the thumbnail shown below).
Could I get your photo for free?
This is a question more common than you would think. And this is the worst situation for a pro-photographer: All these people who would want the artwork fro nothing. And would we dare discuss/bargain/complain/negotiate the same way with some other professions? YouTube link
White Nikon D3
Wouldn’t it be cool for weddings photographers? Yes, but probably uselessly ridicule…