December 14th, 2012
Photoshop: Friend or Foe. You Decide.
A recent story by the BBC gives all photographers something to think about. They discuss in detail how manipulating an image can change the way the human memory recalls things. A quote from Rose Eveleth states, “Doctored images can affect what we eat, how we vote and even our childhood recollections. The question scientists are asking is why there’s nothing we can do to stop it”. Take a look at this well documented piece on image manipulation and add your voice to the discussion. I would love to hear what our readers think about making photos on a computer that weren’t really there in the first place.
BBC dicusses the issues with manipulated photos and how they are remembered by the human mind.
August 25th, 2011
Arctic Documentary Project – Svalbard, Norway Final Post #5
August 10, Danskøya Island 37F
Click on this link to see photos of our favorite images from the Svalbard shoot for the Arctic Documentary Project.
This morning is cold. Most definitely the coolest we’ve experienced. Danskøya Island is on the northwest part of the archipelago and is on the edge of better polar bear habitat. The ice is nearly 80 miles offshore, so any bears that are stranded on the Islands of Svalbard migrate towards the top getting as close to the ice pack as possible. Mark tells me that, “typically the ice is 15-20 miles offshore but this year is unusual.” Surprising how often I keep hearing something similar to “this year is unusual” from people that work in the arctic. That’s been the description for hotter than normal temperatures and the varying climatic changes they’ve caused. Equally amazing is that I first started hearing people talk about the “unusual year” over ten years ago. My wife Tanya is stepping in here to describe our morning and the rest of the day as we head further north and east.
A Polar Bear wanders the snow-covered rocks in Holmiabukta, Svalbard, Norway. Nikon D7000, 200-400mm lens
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July 21st, 2011
Arctic Documentary Project -Svalbard, Norway Post #1: Montana to Fidembukta Harbor.
July 20, 2011
Our trip from Montana was uneventful – though flying anymore I find literally painful. When Tanya and I travel overseas we always plan to arrive at least a day early, ideally two or even three. Acclimating to a new time zone slowly can make all the difference on the first part of any adventure. In today’s world we are all very busy, and for most it’s exceptionally difficult to take even one more day away from work, but we suggest to all our guests to try and come early. The first day of your adventure is invariably more enjoyable if you can spare the time.
We broke our trip up by staying one night in Oslo. Our hotel was a Best Western not far from where we landed and it was typically European with very small rooms but an equally comfortable bed. The night passed quickly, never really getting dark. Around 10:00am we caught the well-organized, pleasant and clean bus to the airport.
Keeping a camera close has always been the answer to great pictures. It’s never been easer to be prepared for that special image that presents itself. I carry a small body with a minimum of 28mm lens to record special moments that I find while traveling. There are so many great options to choose from today such as Nikon advanced Coolpix 5700. The photo of this unique looking, early European design car caught my eye while waiting for the bus to the airport. I took out my small, go anywhere camera and shot these pictures.
- A fancy little red car in the lot of our hotel in Oslo. Took these for Colter. He loves all cars and fgured he’s never see one like this.
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