February 08, 2008
Friday photography: Old Hollywood & New Cams
- Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, and other photographers reinterpret famous Hitchcock scenes using current actors in this month’s Vanity Fair. (Here, at least, Renée Zellweger is on her way to looking like Henry Gibson.) [Via]
- Speaking of Hollywood, Alison Jackson creates fake paparazzi shots (not 100% work-safe, FYI). [Via]
- CNET’s Stephen Shankland hosts an interesting interview with Canon’s Chuck Westfall, talking about various camera tech developments–sensor dimensions, OLED displays, geotagging, and more.
- YouTube hosts a video demonstrating how camera lenses are made. Not shown: my wallet imploding. [Via]
- On the big-glass front, Sigma has trotted out this $25,000 badboy, and yet that’s got nothing on this Canon 1200mm cannon–selling for a cool $99,000, used. Not satisfied yet? How about a 5200mm Canon, good for photographing stuff 32 miles away? Even more examples are here.
- At the other end of the spectrum, 20 bucks gets you a 6x iPhone camera zoom. [Via]
- Toronto Star photographer Lucas Oleniuk illustrates the issue of global warming in a video created entirely by using still images. The Thoreau quotation is chilling and well chosen. [Via]
- If M.C. Escher had a camera, you might see something like this cool effect.