The Earliest Images Of The Eiffel Tower

The completed structure sure begs to be photographed, and seeing it under construction makes for some pretty compelling imagery as well. 
By William Sawalich
In 1887, Gustave Eiffel watched as construction began on his new apartment. It would be perched nearly 1,000 feet in the air, atop the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Two years later, just in time for the start of the 1889 World's Fair, La Tour Eiffel opened for…

Adobe Accuses Retailer Of Pirating Photoshop

Adobe charges that it contacted Forever 21 to notify the retailer of the infringement, and therefore alleges that the result is "willful, intentional and malicious copyright infringement.
By William Sawalich
Adobe is suing a big-name retailer for copyright infringement. The maker of Photoshop has filed suit in California District Court alleging that clothing store Forever 21 pirated 63 copies of Adobe software, including Photoshop and several others. Adobe charges that it contacted Forever 21 to notify the retailer of the…

Slow Mo DSLR Shutter at 10,000 FPS

Ever wonder what your DSLR's mechanical shutter looks like in action?
By Wes Pitts
Tech blog Engadget's Tim Seppala today posted a link to this very cool video by the "The Slow Mo Guys," Gavin and Dan, who filmed a Canon EOS 7D with the lens removed using a high-speed cinema camera at 10,000 frames per second. The video shows what happens behind the…

Air Jordans And Copyright

When Rentmeester learned of the new photograph (made circa 1987) he contacted Nike to discuss what he deemed to be copyright infringement since they had, in his estimation, hired a photographer to recreate his work.
By William Sawalich
Way back in 1984, Co Rentmeester was a freelance photographer on assignment for Life magazine. The assignment was "American Excellence," and it saw Rentmeester photographing for the magazine's special section celebrating the 1984 Olympic Games. His portraits included prominent Olympians such as Carl Lewis as well as lesser-known athletes—like a…

Keepers Of The Streak

Sunday might as well be an official holiday in the United States, as all eyes are on football's biggest game.
By William Sawalich
Are you ready for some football? Sunday might as well be an official holiday in the United States, as all eyes are on football's biggest game. The participating athletes are part of an elite club, but an even more exclusive group are the photographers who have photographed every Super Bowl…

New Self-Timer Solution

It seems like this sort of smartphone integration is bound to become more prevalent going forward.
By William Sawalich
Have you heard of the Michron? It's a little piece of hardware that works in conjunction with a smartphone app in order to replace your DSLR's self-timer and cable release. I happened to purchase a replacement wireless cable release just this week, and it got me thinking about better ways…
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