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Autistic son communicates with father through photography

Autistic children have a high tendency towards repetition; daily routine usually consists of strung together rituals. One day, when Elijah was five years old, the San Francisco resident photographer, Timothy Archibald, started documenting his son’s exceptional behavior. What set out as photographic preservation of evidence – Timothy presented various specialists with the photos in order ...

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Portraits of the old school: Keliy Anderson-Staleys tintypes

For nine years, she has devoted herself to portrait photography by exclusively using a process almost as ancient as the art of photography itself. With her collodion iron plates (tintypes), Keliy Anderson-Staley travels around the USA, always on the look-out for interesting faces and captures them on the robust medium. © Keliy Anderson-Staley © Keliy Anderson-Staley Every tintypes is ...

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Celebration in the country

Last weekend, a work colleague invited me to celebrate one of the most important moments in his life. On April 14th 2009, his son and daughter-in-law veered off the street and frontally crashed into a tree. The car was ready for the scrap heap, looking like an accordion, but the both of them remained unharmed. ...

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The fastest zoom in the world: Sigma announces the 18-35 f1.8

I remember being engaged in discussions on various photography-forums years ago focusing on the question of why there are no zooms out there faster than f/2.8. The design was said to be too complicated and expensive. Some were even of the opinion that a lens like this would be far too big and heavy to ...

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Is the noble idea behind creative commons too naive?

When photographer Kevin Collins uploaded his picture of a giant leopard moth on Flickr and Wikipedia in 2008 under his creative commons license, he probably had something different in mind than helping a photo-thief win his first prize in a photo competition. The young Frenchman, Romain Eloy, cropped the photo, mirrored it sideways and rendered ...

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Finally spring

Yesterday, spring has finally arrived! Indeed, it was almost three weeks behind schedule, but as the saying goes, better late than never 😉 . Just in time before I forget how to handle the DP2m. After lunch, I speedily headed to the park, where I spent the rest of the afternoon. Simply marvelous! I hope ...

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RRP and availability of the Sigma USB dock and first review/sample pictures for the 30mm f1.4 art

The hotly debated USB-Dock by Sigma, said to render all new lenses programmable, will be available in stores at the end of April. Different from what others feared, the dock will be sold over the counter for a reasonable €49. The only thing missing now is appropriate art/contemporary/sports lenses by Sigma and the tuning and ...

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Planking 2.0: Hadoukening und Vadering

What I love about the internet is the way it connects people in a way that allows collective brainstorming for practically any crackpot idea of one individual which then results in a merry mass phenomenon. Just as with children at play, it begins with innocent monkey business that evolves into something constructive over the course ...

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The incredible photos of George Eastman House Museum

The internet keeps amazing me every day anew. For a hobby photographer, it is just like a river full of life to an angler. No sooner than the fishing rod is tossed, a catch is made 😉 . Thanks to a short article on popphoto.com, I took notice of a stunning Flickr-collection by the George ...

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On the move with the DP2m again at last

Even though it’s still twelve days until we can officially bid farewell to winter, the previous week here in Serbia has been anything but hibernal. 15 to 20 degrees, sunny, sheer dolce vita. In weather like this, it is easy to dedicate oneself to photography and other outdoor-activities again.Barbecuing benefits the body as well as ...

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