CES 2011 – Gaga, Gaming, Tablets, & 3D TV: Connect the Dots!

So the word is that this year’s CES had almost 150,000 attendees! We’ve only gone for 4 years and this was insane with bodies.
Good for Vegas, bad for making meetings.

We’re going to give a full photo run down, (already been posting some on our Facebook page) after a brief comment.

This is the worlds largest trade show, and perhaps for that reason. many camera manufacturers and affiliated products have begun to come here, and take a pass on some other traditional photography shows.
So, we go to Vegas. Baby. Continue Reading »

Clyde Butcher: Fine Art photographer – working wet and walking swamps

The Annenberg Space for Photography has a current exhibit entitled ” Extreme Exposure: A Journey to Some of Earth’s Most Dangerous Environments”.
You know we are huge fans of this unique photographic experience in Los Angeles, and once you go and see all of the offering we know you will be too.
And for those that can’t make it, they have so much content on-line that you can enjoy a ton of material from the comfort of your computer.
This exhibit pays homage to those photographers who go out of the safe zone of the environment, quite literally, and bring back images to the world you may never see otherwise.

With a guest curator, Cristina Mittermeir, an award-winning photographer, conservationist and President of the International League of Conservation Photographers, the collection brings an intimacy to some of the harshest environments on the planet.


© Damon Webster

We had the chance to interview one of these photographers, Clyde Butcher, when the show opened, and if you are in Los Angeles this week, He’ll be speaking at the Annenberg on Thursday night for free. It appears sold out, but very often a seat will open up. Plus, they will post the lecture online at their site. Nothing like seeing this stuff in person though. Free, and $1.00 for parking.


© Damon Webster

Working primarily in the Florida Everglades, he takes his wife, a 65 lb. backpack of gear, and a vision, into the swampy environs and comes back with amazing black & white interpretations of a land that looks like time forgot.

Extreme Exposure will be available for viewing October 23, 2010 through April 24, 2011.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA 90067
Tel: 213.403.3000
http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org
Wednesday through Sunday: 11am-6pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday.
General admission is free.

Instant Giveaway! Save your neck and back. It’s a Disgrace!

And by disgrace, we mean an The Industry Disgrace , by Crumpler!
We just came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, touted as the worlds largest trade show, and after days and days of walking the football field sized halls, struggling to find a seat to sit and eat, and of course carrying our gear bag around, having a comfortable shoulder to rest our gear on is key.
We have tried em all and found the Crumpler Industry Disgrace is the best” wide enough strap ergonomically designed to sit right on your shoulder, discreet gripping rubber, and rich neoprene center to make this a sweet strap. Continue Reading »

“Daddy, where do memory cards come from?” From a very clean place.

These tiny little nuggets of data storage, that keep dropping in price, must be tough to make, right?
You betcha!
The folks over at Lexar clued us into the video on the making of their chips for media cards and flash drives.

Although I feel like I should be wearing a cardigan, and welcoming you to the neighborhood, and asking you to be my neighbor, this is serious business. We do love watching these kinda things on the History Channel or other semi educational outlets.
Talk about clean rooms.

Now here is an old doc on how film is made. (Dutch with English subtitles)
Part 1:

Part 2:

Film is still available but with the final Kodachrome lab closing it’s doors at the end of Dec. 2010, well, you know the rest.

What ever you choose, just nice to know where it comes from.

3D & Cameras & Tablets, oh My! CES 2011 brings on the new gear for the new year!

Seems like we just went thorugh the barrage of picking up what’s new in the electronics world fro the holidays, when right around the corner comes CES in Las Vegas. That’s the Consumer Electronics Show.
What does that mean to you as a photographer? Continue Reading »

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