Is Hipstamatic coverage of war unethical?

I recently posted a link to a Foreign Policy web page with some very strong pictures of the war in Afghanistan. Besides being excellent pictures, the unusual characteristic of the pictures was that they were made with an iPhone using the popular Hipstamatic app. Elise...

Photographs that don’t exist

New software allows the combination of actual photos to create a new photo with a perspective different from all of the source photos. The idea originated from Burmese government agents identifying protesters by photographing protesters with cameras and then later...

Holga Lens Experiment

James Brosher is a young photojournalist who carries two Holga cameras along with his professional gear. One is loaded with ISO 100 film and the other ISO 800 film. Holga cameras have a single aperture of f 8. Brosher uses one camera in sunlight and the other with...

Dreaming

This boy was busy making a picture of every motorcycle in the Falcone BMW dealership in Indianapolis, Ind. He was very serious about his task....

Seeing

Every now and then I am reminded of how wonderful the gift of sight is. I have enjoyed photography for most of my life and it is hard for me to conceive of life without sight. One of my students was simultaneously taking a photography class from me and another from an...

A new camera that will be a real game changer

Ever heard of a light field camera? Neither had I. Imagine snapping an image without having to focus. Later, with software, you can play with exactly where in the frame you want the focus to be. The Lytro camera is the by-product of a Ph.D. dissertation by Ren Ng. It...