A Vibrant History: Colorizing the Archives of History Source: Time.com | To view imagesclick here*
"The photo archive of Abraham Lincoln, the subject of this week's cover story, is a much smaller set
due to the technological limitations of the time; most of the existing
photographs of the 16th president are posed portraits, the majority of which
only show Lincoln from the chest up—and all are black-and-white.
But TIME commissioned Sanna Dullaway to create a more vibrant document of
Lincoln through a series of colorized photographs produced in Photoshop. After
removing spots, dust and scratches from archival Lincoln photographs, Dullaway
digitally colorizes the files to produce realistic and modern versions of the
portraits, which look like they could have been made today.
The 22-year-old Swedish artist began colorizing images in January 2011, when
she was listening to the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine. The
self-titled album’s cover art is a black-and-white picture of a self-immolating monk taken by AP photographer Malcolm Browne.
“I thought the normally fiery flames looked so dull in black and white, so
I…looked for a way to make them come alive,” she says. Dullaway colorized the
flames, and eventually, the entire picture. She then posted the image on Reddit,
and it instantly went viral."
I decided to mess around with the Panorama function for the first time today. This my first Panoramic shot. I was thinking about that Apple iPhone photo commercial. Gonna read on how to shoot these a lil' better and post/print a few some day.
At my nephew's b-ball game today I noticed my neice rockin' the SLAM socks that my bro says they found at Ross. In our family, SLAM is the official b-ball magazine. Was subscribed since issue Number 2, "Shawn Kemp SuperFLY!". I hit the shutter button on my camera a little more than 500 times this week. This shot is one of my favorite ones.
"Malcolm X Ahead of His Time In Understanding the Power of the Media"
Full Article: click here | Source: Atlana Blackstar
"Malcolm X often carried a camera, his way of 'collecting evidence', as Gordon Parks once observed. When photojournalists visited the community, he tried to steer them towards the kinds of affirmative images - shots of contended family life, children at play and school, and thriving business and institutions - that might subtly ameliorate the negative texts that he knew would inevitably accompany them.
In the end, i twas the same precision and high level sophistication of Malcolm's self-presentation that reads most vividly in Flora's photograph. His fashionable, well tailored cloths, chic eyeglasses, relaxed yet formal posture and refined hand gesture were important details meant to convey both compsure and authority.
No matter Flora's motivation for taking the picture, his subject, much as always, succeeded in getting his message across."
Chance as a Photographer's Tool, 'Shooting from the Hip in Chicago':click here
Article by John Makely of photographer Scott Strazzante | NBC News
"Strazzante started with the "shooting from the hip" method as a way to avoid that camera awareness of his subjects. "No one is putting on a show, even though they are in public, they still have a reality to it. There's not any kind of influence from me because I'm just another pedestrian," he said.
Additionally, Strazzante discovered a path to a newfound creativity along the way. "I came to realize that the compositions that I made that were more happenstance are more interesting than the ones that my brain could put together. I really enjoyed that suprise of, oh, this leg is in there framing this or, I got low enough for this, all this was in the frame."
One of the first 2012 sessions with the Fuji HS30 were of my nephew, Young E, and his b-day camera, the Fisher Price Digital Zoom. I'll be posting a few of his shots from the Fisher Price cam in the future. Click on the image for a larger shot of Young E and the camera.
The 1st post for 2012. Since the last camera, now learning to shoot with an HS30EXR. Spending more time printing than posting these days but hope to get back on both. This shot is an alternate of a few photos I took of my brother and his wife who is days away from giving birth to my parent's 1st grandchild. In the early 80s my mother and father took a couple's photo on Scenic Drive while my mother was pregnant with me. El Paso is a great place to arrive into this world.
Photograph taken from the Anthony Gap (NM to TX). The sight had several vehicles pulling over to record the sun setting or to take pictures. Probably the most red I'd ever seen the sky in the early evening. (For full view click on the image)*
A photograph from a cell phone sent to me in a text that I really liked. From the direction the vehicle is going based off what you see in the bottom of the photo to how the city's cigarette is most clear and in tact. But not for long. (For full view click on the image)*