Saturday, December 29, 2007

Found Still Life

© David Torrence

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

© David Torrence

Friday, December 21, 2007

Found Still Life

© David Torrence

Monday, December 17, 2007

Photo Blog News

File Magazine has a contest using film.

A Photo Editor has a interesting post about how to describe types of photography.

The Photo Attorney has a Mythbuster about License Fee Infringment.

Kodak Infrared Film to be discontinued.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Diana+ Plastic Camera

The plastic camera that's become a cult classic is back. With a 120mm film format, the Diana+ has a bulb exposure mode, shutter lock, and tripod thread. Unscrew the lens to convert it to a pinhole camera.
You can get your hands on one at B&H photo, or from The Lomographic Society provides a history of the Diana, along with the specifications.
Being a collector of vintage cameras (including the original Diana, and Diana clones including the Arrow, Windsor, and the Banier), this looks like an excellent addition to my collection.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pulitzer Winner Arnold Hardy Dies

©Arnold Hardy

Photographer Arnold Hardy, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1946 as an amateur, has died. His photograph of a woman falling from a burning hotel was published worldwide and changed fire codes. Although he clearly had an excellent editorial eye, he was so traumatized by that single capture, he gave up his photography career and went on to make X-Ray equipment. You can read more about it here.