Our object today is not the actual polaroid. It what was captured on a piece of equipment. A piece of equipment that thankfully never saw its intended use. That screen was developed for a nuclear exchange that could have ended the world. And whilst its link to photography isn’t initially obvious. It represents the first step in a path that would lead to a new art form. And rather than the Russians taking over it now might be the machinesContinue reading A Brief history of Photography by Objects – 14- Polaroid of a Computer Screen 1959
For years the term photoshopping has been used for any filtering or tweaking of images. But now Adobe have added more AI than you can shake a stick with their latest Photoshop Beta.
This allows you tweak areas of your photos, out paint them and even create new images from scratch. And this really sets the AI cat amongst the Photog pigeons. But I don’t think we should worry.Continue reading Adobe Photoshop Beta – More Photoshopping but AI style
Last year I wrote about the rise of AI generated images. But within 6 months the rise has been rapid. AI images are not just causing ripples in the digital art world. They are now starting to encroach on photographic images. They’ve even won photography competitions. But the tech behind it is now being sued.Continue reading Wake up and Smell the Virtual Coffee – The rapid rise of AI Photorealistic images
In 2020 I got a chance to test one of the best accessory light meters on the market the Hedeco Lime One. But Johannes Heberlein, the brains behind the brand has not rested on his laurels. A new improved version is just out and I’ve had a chance to test a pre-release copy.Continue reading A Metered (R)Evolution – Hedeco Lime II Lightmeter Review
As we stagger into an uncertain 2023, last year turned out to be an interesting one for the photographer. With more juicy surprises than Prince Harry’s memoir there was a lot going on. Here’s my take
We’ve got new film cameras galore, film surprises and shortages and even the Boss turns up. Come on in.Continue reading 2022 The Year In Film & Vintage Digital
The Colorado State Fair hit global news last month. It wasn’t because of some weird animal or corndog incident. It was down the very concept of what we call art. That’s because an Artificial intelligence (A.I.) created artwork walked away with first prize in the Digital Arts segment of the Fine Arts competition. this has led to a lot of outrage and navel gazing in the digital Arts world.
And turns out A.I can do photos now too. But should we worry too ?Continue reading The Rise of The Machines – Is A.I. challenging Photography ?
Although Street view arguably merits a place on this list. Our focus today is the building shown. Sadly by Mid 2021, it is no longer in existence. But it in many ways changed the photography world just like street view has over 130 years later. And that’s down to one man John Carbutt.
This is the birthplace of consumer photographic media which started the process of moving photography from the preserve of the professional, wealthy and chemically minded to the average person.Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 13 – Google Street View Image- 2020
For the Canon shooter on a budget the Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 might make a tempting choice. Launched in 2014, it garnered general positive things in digital camera reviews. Often being compared pretty near the Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II (aka the Nifty 50) on which it is rumoured to based. Trouble is close clone it may be but Yongnuo left something out that means for film shooters you may wanna give this a swerve.Continue reading The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 may not be a bargain if you use EOS film cameras
So 2021 disappears like a used lateral flow test into the bin of history. Once again a certain little virus dominated the news and looks like being on 2022 list as well. But how was the world of film. Enter our annual 2021 Review looking back at the last 12 months with a tongue firmly in cheek.Continue reading 2021 Review – A Year in film & Vintage Digital Reviewed
Whatever your views, the last 2 years have been pretty terrible by anyone’s measure. Photography through the Pandemic photobook brings together 50 photographers from around the world to document their take on the pandemic. And time is running out if you want to back this project. And here’s why you should.Continue reading Photography Through The Pandemic Kickstarter Ending soon