Canon’s Pair Of 50-Megapixel DSLRs

I think with these high-resolution DSLRs, Canon is finally making good on something many of us have suspected for a long time—that eventually 35mm format DSLRs would not just rival medium format digital backs in image quality and resolution, but match them pixel for pixel.
By William Sawalich
Weeks ago there was a rumor that Canon's next update to the 5D line of cameras was going to be a big one, but when I heard the gossip that it was to possess a 50 megapixel sensor I decided that must be too good—and too big—to be true. But…

A Video History Of Photographic Processes

Darkroom photographers are especially sure to love the series, and those of us who are simply interested in the technological evolution of our beloved medium will find lots to like too. 
By William Sawalich
In 2012, the George Eastman House began producing a video series exploring the history of photographic processes. Earlier this month, they finished the project and now all 12 videos are available on YouTube. Starting with the 18th century technologies that pre-dated the first photograph (namely, the camera obscura), the videos…

Elon Musk’s Advice On Photographic Composition

This approach is in lieu of the usual method of reasoning most of us employ. "The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy," Musk says.
By William Sawalich
This story about Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and his unique way of thinking isn't the typical fodder for a photo blog. But actually, I think it's the perfect thing for photographers to read, as it just may change the way we think about taking pictures. In this article…

Breaking the "Rule of Thirds"

Jay Goodrich makes several compelling arguments against the venerable composition technique
By Wes Pitts
There are good reasons to use of the "Rule of Thirds" in photographic composition. It's reliable for creating asymmetrically-balanced compositions that are generally pleasing to the eye. But rules are made to be broken, right? Photographer Jay Goodrich yesterday shared an excellent post, "'F' the Rule of Thirds," on the…

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…
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