The third article is one I did not write and that does not even appear on this website. But I found it interesting, so figured I'd pass it along. "Tips for Underwater Photography" is about ... go ahead and guess. By Dan Richards, the PopPhoto.com article covers the technique and history of the work of underwater photographer Mark Snyder.
The U.S.'s first national park, Yellowstone, has made international news recently, for two reasons.
First, because it's viral. Turns out that viruses feasting in the park's famous geysers travel from hot spring to hot spring via steam. The Evaporation Superhighway. This is the kind of thing that makes science people giddy.
Second, because it's bulging. Yep, Yellowstone is getting bigger. Or, rather, higher. Due to the fluctuating magma miles below its scenic surface, the park's ground levels swell and shrink regularly. But this time the oscillation is at an accelerated pace. While this doesn't worry scientists, it does intrigue them.
Just an FYI to users of the Canon 1D MKIII (and, I suppose, to people who are thinking of buying one):
The auto-focus issue that has plagued the recently new camera's reputation has been resolved. Turns out that a mirror-assembly error was the gremlin, specifically in bodies with serial numbers from 501001 to 546561. The flaw causes focus problems especially in warm weather.
Canon will make good on any body with this problem in that serial-number range. Contact the Canon service department or Canon Professional Services (if you're a member) for more information.
According to reports today, a photograph from the U.S. Library of Congress' archives may show President Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, moments before he delivered the most famous speech of his life, "The Gettysburg Address."
The depiction of the man in the image is not detailed enough to ever determine if it's really Lincoln, but just the possibility is intriguing because only one other photograph of the 16th president is known to exist.
Last week I finished a run of photo work that kept me busy and a tad road-weary: Four shoots in four states in six days.
After the Columbia/Harvard football game, I toured a bit of New England with the Davis Cup trophy and the USTA. First we did a studio shoot in Stamford, Conn. Second was a photo visit to Longwood Cricket Club near Boston. Third was a setup on the classic lawn courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
The week-long stretch ended last Thursday and generated so many digital photo files that I just finished editing and burning discs yesterday.
I just got home from shooting this afternoon’s Harvard-Columbia football game in New York City. It was the first college football game I’ve worked since the fall of 2000, when I was the official sports photographer for Sacred Heart University.
I used to love shooting football games, so today’s assignment was a bit of a treat for me. And it’s the first time I’ve gotten to shoot football using digital cameras.
Football is a sport where the instant feedback of digital is fantastic. Because you’re aiming through a group of 22 men on field, players quickly and constantly get in your way, and so many, many shots become throw-aways.
Out of four or five rolls of film per game in the “old days,” I’d end up with maybe 10 or 12 good shots, and an awful lot of junk. Today, though, I got to throw that junk away before I even got back in the car to return home.