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Posts tagged "photography"

Jul 10, 2014
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Photographs of writers at work.

Note how many standing desks! See also a great book on the subject, The Writer’s Desk.

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mlarson:

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident.

This looks like a still from a Kubrick film. Amazing.

Filed under: selfies

mlarson:

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident.

This looks like a still from a Kubrick film. Amazing.

Filed under: selfies

Jun 12, 2014
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A couple of photos from the Library of Congress’s online photos catalog. (via @jenbee)

Apr 16, 2014
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lonelysandwich:

Ergo dronies

If Kottke says it’s a thing, it must be a thing. As consumer camera drones become more common, this kind of shot (or the one that inspired it by Amit Gupta) will become more familiar. Or this one I made with ominous shadow and a bit of vignette for enhanced drama.

There’s a reason that you’re going to see a lot of these from drone flyers like me, and it’s this: once you get past the novelty of taking a camera high up in the air, getting a bird’s eye view of stuff is actually a little boring.

What birds see is actually a little boring. Humans are interesting. Getting close to stuff is interesting. I bet if we could strap tiny cameras to bird heads, most of what we’d want to look at would happen when they fly close to people. If we could, we’d put cameras on bird heads to take pictures of ourselves.

But try flying your drone close to people. They get freaked out (trust me). Ergo dronies. You want to shoot people, you have to shoot the people you have access to. You end up shooting yourself. It’s not vain, it’s pragmatic.

The next part of the story is the fun part: discovering new things to do with it. New ways to shoot, new shots to get, new moves and new angles. What this feels like to me is that photography was just introduced and enthusiasts are figuring out what a wide shot is and how it feels different from a closeup. Or like the Steadicam was just invented and people are figuring out that running it down a narrow hallway looks really fucking cool.

This doesn’t happen very often, that we find new ways to see ourselves.

Filed under: photography

Apr 05, 2014
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jasontravisphoto:

Austin Kleon. New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work, and Newspaper Blackout. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
See his Persona photo HERE / Read more about his items on his blog HERE

Jason is really talented. Check out his stuff.

jasontravisphoto:

Austin Kleon. New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work, and Newspaper Blackout. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

See his Persona photo HERE / Read more about his items on his blog HERE

Jason is really talented. Check out his stuff.

Apr 03, 2014
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Vivian Maier self-portraits

@mattthomas:

Vivian Maier’s selfie game was untouchable

Mar 31, 2014
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Hipster William James

ayjay:

houghtonlib:

William James in Brazil after the attack of small-pox : portrait photograph, 1865.
MS Am 1092 (1185)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

Stupid hipster.

Dang.

Hipster William James

ayjay:

houghtonlib:

William James in Brazil after the attack of small-pox : portrait photograph, 1865.

MS Am 1092 (1185)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Stupid hipster.

Dang.

Jan 28, 2014
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Cloudy Cloud Calculator

‏@brandonnn:


  on april 26th, 2011, i started a 29 (!) page blog dedicated to photos of the same exact cloud: http://cloudycloudcalculator.tumblr.com  (over 200 photos!)


Still so great.

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Cloudy Cloud Calculator

‏@brandonnn:

on april 26th, 2011, i started a 29 (!) page blog dedicated to photos of the same exact cloud: http://cloudycloudcalculator.tumblr.com (over 200 photos!)

Still so great.

Filed under: clouds

Jan 27, 2014
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Feeds like @HistoryinPics make it impossible for anyone interested in a picture to find out more about it, to better understand what it is showing, and to assess its accuracy.

Jan 18, 2014
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GTAV: War Correspondent

I started playing GTA Online in passive mode as a combat photographer. I should add that my character is wearing camo pants, a black jacket with “MEDIA” printed across the back, and a helmet. I try very hard to find and use the WEZL News van to drive to the hot spots to take pictures. It’s fun to see who “get it” and let me get up close while they fight. Most people seem to have fun with it, but there is always one guy who can’t stop trying to run me over.

cf. Street photography in GTAV (via)

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