Laser Safety For Cameras

After reading an article at DIY Photography about how an expensive RED cinema camera had its sensor damaged while recording a laser light show (see the link below), it occurred to me that I wasn't aware of just how much of a threat lasers pose to camera sensors.
By William Sawalich
After reading an article at DIY Photography about how an expensive RED cinema camera had its sensor damaged while recording a laser light show (see the link below), it occurred to me that I wasn't aware of just how much of a threat lasers pose to camera sensors. I knew…

Camilo José Vergara

Camilo José Vergara has devoted his life to documenting the architecture of some of the poorest areas of inner cities throughout the United States.
By William Sawalich
Camilo José Vergara has devoted his life to documenting the architecture of some of the poorest areas of inner cities throughout the United States. What makes his work so interesting, beyond the obvious interest in witnessing how the built environment can change dramatically over time, is how it really brings…

Robotic Cameras With Dynamic Target Tracking

I've seen the future of photography, and it's robots.
By William Sawalich
I've seen the future of photography, and it's robots. Last week I wrote about a robotic camera—though it was controlled by a human photographer—employed to capture unique images at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Well it would work well with this new being developed at the University of Tokyo, if only…

Photos Of Le Tour

I'm a rare American in that I really and truly love the Tour de France. The three-week spectacle is always a highlight of my summer, and actually visiting (and photographing) the race in person is atop my lifetime bucket list.
By William Sawalich
I'm a rare American in that I really and truly love the Tour de France. The three-week spectacle is always a highlight of my summer, and actually visiting (and photographing) the race in person is atop my lifetime bucket list. I think part of the reason I love the Tour…

Portraitlandia

As a fan of the TV show Portlandia, I was of course thrilled to learn of a photography series called, appropriately, Portraitlandia.
By William Sawalich
As a fan of the TV show Portlandia, I was of course thrilled to learn of a photography series called, appropriately, Portraitlandia. Though some residents of the city may not be so happy with how photographer Kirk Crippens portrayed the folks who call Portland home (see the comments in the…

Nat Geo Photographer Arrested

Here's an interesting legal case to keep your eye on, because I think it could have some far-reaching ramifications when all is said and done.
By William Sawalich
Here's an interesting legal case to keep your eye on, because I think it could have some far-reaching ramifications when all is said and done. National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz was recently arrested for taking photos of a Kansas feedlot. Steinmetz was able to photograph this private property because he…
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