When Cold Knocks Out Your Camera Batteries

Back in December, I posted a blog about cold-weather photography. One of the things I discussed was the quick loss of battery life in very cold temperatures. Remember how I advised that photographers should carry an extra set of batteries and store them close to the body for warmth if need be?Cold Weather Photography Batteries Lawrence Camera Continue reading

The Big, Wide World: Panoramic Photography Fun and Frustration

As far as the eye can see.

This is what you say when you’re talking about whopping vastness, right? You know what’s just as impressive? WIDE as the eye can see. Your eyes can take in nearly 200 horizontal degrees of a scene if you pan them from side to side while holding your head still!

Photographs of standard proportion don’t let us enjoy the full width of a scene as our eyes would in real life. Panoramic photos do. Though satisfying to the brain, beautiful panoramic images can be frustrating to create. Here are some tips to get you on your way to taking great ones.

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The Camera as a Window to the Autistic Soul

Sometime in late 2008, four college students traveled to Sudan with the goal of photographing the situation there. They had no designs on taking the photographs themselves. Rather, they wanted to see Sudan from a child’s perspective. So, they armed five orphans there with cameras, taught them the basics of how to take photographs, and let them loose for a few weeks to capture Sudan as only they could. The often beautiful, eye-opening images spawned an exhibit and further travels to different areas in the world. The resulting project, called 100cameras, would reach children and communities from the Bronx to Cuba. Continue reading

Get Ready for Never-Before-Seen Cameras

To glimpse the cars of the future, you go to the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But where do you go to look at the cameras of the future? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas. For 40 years, this is where innovators from around the globe have shown off breakthrough technologies—including concept cameras. The show takes place next week, January 7-10. To mark the occasion, I wanted to revisit one of the more inspirational concept cameras from the show’s recent past. Continue reading