Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Nation's First-Photographer?

Malia Obama, First-Kid and First-Photographer, AP Photo

Her Dad is the President. Her Mom is the First-Lady. She and her little sister are the First-Children. But might Malia also be the First-Photographer? She looks quite comfortable wielding that Kodak point-n-shoot.

CLICK HERE to see more pics of Malia snapping pics at the inauguration and elsewhere, as well as some great commentary about her doing so.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Death of Polaroid Making You Paranoid?

By Nimano, from the Polanoid Pictures Collection

"When Polaroid announced last February that it would stop production of its instant film, it seemed the much-loved camera was gone forever. But within weeks, a group of users had started a global campaign for the format to return. And now, thanks to an unlikely saviour, their pleas have been heard."

That's what's being reported in the Gadgets & Tech section of the U.K.'s "The Independent."

Personally, I'm not much of Polaroid user, never have been. That's not to say I haven't sampled the joys of Polaroiding a few times in my life. I have. It just never appealed to me too much. But what if I suddenly woke up tomorrow and thought, "Damn! I want to shoot some Polaroids!" Well, I guess I could. And it looks like I can do so for the forseeable future.

CLICK HERE for the Independent article and some other links... like to the biggest Polaroid archive on the net!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Early Firsts In Photography

From Eadweard Muybridge's high speed photo series.

Someone I'm following on Twitter posted a link to an interesting article on a site called, The List Universe. The List Universe article, titled, "Top 10 Incredible Early Firsts In Photography." is pretty interesting stuff! Check it out!