Jumping the proverbial gun a bit perhaps, but the Wall Street Journal have published their photographic review of the year for 2012. As to be expected from mainstream news, rather a lot of shots of violence, human suffering, and sports. But there’s some other great stuff in there too.
It’s funny how excited we all get over stuff that derives from purely human conventions and constructs, like clocks and calendars. That Mayan calendar silliness being a big recent example. But yeah, there is something fascinating and compelling about seeing all those 12s lined up in a row…
The enhanced version for iPad users (iPad 2 and newer running iOS 5 or newer) is now available at the iBookstore. It’s currently available to US and Canadian users only. A demo book is available for download from the store. Stay tuned for other markets.
I’m afraid that the ebook edition for Android, Kindles, and other devices does not support these enhanced features for technology reasons. (ie: I’m not aware of any non-iPad e-reader that has that level of multimedia support)
The Lens is now available worldwide!
Yes, after a year and a half of painstaking labour, my new book is now shipping all over the planet.
Well, it’s been available in North America for a little while now, but I’ve been pretty swamped creating the iBooks digital edition of the book. That turned out to be quite a project in itself, but a pretty exciting one! It should be available from the iBookstore in early December 2012.
Cameras stolen and trashed by animals are always such a classic. I love the expressions on this one, though.
Self-illuminated. But a crazy 14 hour exposure! Awesome!
Just about every digital camera sold today uses an internal pattern of colour filters over the image sensor. This pattern, known as the Bayer filter, was invented in 1976 by Kodak researcher Bryce Bayer.
Apparently Mr Bayer died this week, aged 83. While it must have been tragic to watch the firm he worked for much of his life go down the tubes, it must also have been an amazing thought to know that just about every modern camera out there contained his invention!
A hearty congratulations to my cousin Alma Haser for her fantastic fourth place win in the highly prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait competition!