Deep Valley, Dark Days, a new self-published book by Brooklyn-based commercial and editorial photographer Danny Ghitis, emerged from a time of uncertainty for the photographer. Unmoored after the end of a long relationship, and with a chance to make personal work thanks to landing an artist’s residency in upstate New York, Ghitis photographed people, animals […]
Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC). The high-altitude haze is thought to be similar in nature to that seen at Saturn’s moon Titan. This image was generated by software that combines information from blue, red and near-infrared images.
It is never a good idea to say that the mega-pixel war is over, but it looks like we are having a rest at around 40-50 MP with most pro cameras providing enough resolution. So why would one camera is better than the other? Actually, once we remove the ‘how does it feel for you‘ argument, […]
Just three days after California Governor rejected several drone-related bills, the Los Angeles Times reports that Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation intended to protect the rich and famous from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Bill AB 856 expands privacy protections by changing the definition of a “physical invasion of privacy” to include a drone […]
Pictures of ruins come with a certain built-in poignancy—what was once grand has now crumbled. But another layer of pathos settles when the ruins themselves are destroyed. In Louis Vignes’ 1864 photographs of Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northeast of Damascus, the ancient city stands framed by a desert landscape. The site itself is […]
Canon’s PowerShot SX410 IS is a low-priced super-zoom camera with a 40x optical range. It’s one of the smallest of the SLR-styled models and though it won’t fit in most pockets it won’t take up much space in a bag. The SX410 IS extends the optical range of its predecessor from 30x to 40x and […]
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter often takes images of Martian sand dunes to study the mobile soils. These images provide information about erosion and movement of surface material, about wind and weather patterns, even about the soil grains and grain sizes.
In a press release put out by Sony on October 6th, the company announced it would splitting off it’s sensor division and developing it into it’s own company division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions . The company touched on the potential for a division back in February, and it appears as though they moving ahead with plans at […]
Ryan McGinley’s work has long reflected the wonder of youth, his portraits of untamed beauty evoking a nostalgic innocence, regardless of the viewer’s age. In Way Far, his second book published by Rizzoli, McGinley gathers recent images from the annual summer cross-country road trips he’s taken since the start of his career, packing 30 college-age […]
Panasonic’s Lumix GX8 is a high-end mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts. Successor to the two year old GX7, it shares the flat-topped style, but features a raft of upgrades including weatherproofing, 4k video, better built-in stabilisation, a superior viewfinder and screen, faster AF and continuous shooting, Wifi, and the highest resolution sensor yet for Micro […]