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Hitler rants about the Nikon D3x

There are a lot of remixes at YouTube reusing the same scene from Der Untergang. Do a little searching, and you will see Hitler rant about BMW motorbikes, Windows Vista and other (un)popular products.

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FAQ for photographers

Here, in one place, is all you important questions about release schedules for new camera models and the pricing of current ones are answered once and for all in one handy FAQ.

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War on photography

US Department of Homeland Security has declared war on photography, telling the public that photographers may be terrorists.

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Exotic camera programs

Consumer oriented digital cameras comes with a number of so-called "scene modes". Most of these are just aliases for common camera settings for people that can't be bothered to learn photography. E.g "portrait" is just an alias for "large aperture" (for shallow DOF), and "sport" is just an alias for "fast shutter speed". But sometimes the camera industry comes up with something more creative. Here are some examples: HP Photosmart R727 (1/2006): Slimcam (digital manipulation compresses center to […]

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Using the zone system for digital photography

I've just finished writing down on adapting Ansel Adams' Zone System for digital photography and putting them up on my website. After a lot of trial and (mostly) error, I found that the Zone System is just as useful with digital as it is with film. However, shooting digital is different from shooting film. This meant that some old rules of thumb (e.g. "expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights") had to be reformulated, and that some new rules of thumb (e.g. Micahel Reichmann's […]

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