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Spring ‘Roid Week 2010 starts this Monday, May 3!

Posted April 30, 2010 in Random

It’s almost that time again! Polaroid Week Spring 2010 will be May 3–7. Participating is easy: make some pictures on any instant film and post them to the ‘Roid Week 2010 group on Flickr (free accounts work). Don’t be scared off now that Polaroid means horrendously expensive, you can play on the cheap: Fuji still […]

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Blog maintenance

Posted September 11, 2009 in Random

I’m taking the blog down for a few minutes for maintenance. It should be back up shortly. Update: aaaaaaand we’re back.

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All your Burning Man photos belong to Burning Man

Posted September 4, 2009 in Random

Problem: people get naked at the Burning Man festival. People take pictures of them and post and/or sell them on the Internet. Burning Man’s "solution": they steal the copyright (PDF) to all photos taken at the festival. The Burning Man spokesperson says: "Our main concern in enacting the policy was to be able to create […]

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Fate of Polaroid Corporation’s photo collection uncertain

Posted May 6, 2009 in Random

In the aftermath of the Petters bloodbath, the article’s subhead sums it up nicely: "Stuck in limbo, for now, is Polaroid’s collection of photos taken by some of the biggest names in 20th-century art." Read article at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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Polaroid Week 2009 starts tomorrow!

Posted May 3, 2009 in Random

‘Roid Week 2009 starts tomorrow! This is a five day posting event for photos made on any instant film. It’s in its third year, and is normally a lot of fun and showcases some really excellent work. I’ll be shooting with a bunch of stuff, but I’m particularly excited to have gotten a hold of […]

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Police delete London tourists’ photos "to prevent terrorism"

Posted April 24, 2009 in Random

Like most visitors to London, Klaus Matzka and his teenage son Loris took several photographs of some of the city’s sights, including the famous red double-decker buses. More unusually perhaps, they also took pictures of the Vauxhall bus station, which Matzka regards as "modern sculpture". But the tourists have said they had to return home […]

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Gallery of chemically distressed film

Posted April 14, 2009 in Random

If you ever wondered what film looks like when abused with aftershave, hot sauce, lemon juice, gin, swimming pool water, or a wide variety of household cleaners, check out Thomas Anderson‘s amazing Experiments and Mistakes gallery on Flickr. You can see more of Anderson’s work and experiments here on Flickr and at his blog, photodu.de. […]

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Good, cheap film hanger

Posted April 11, 2009 in Random

This 16-clip clothes hanger from Ikea is great for hanging film up to dry. It has built-in clips that don’t slide, is heavy enough to stay balanced, and is flippin’ cheap. Jabba clothes hanger, $4.99 USD.   And it kind of looks like the Nanerpus:

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Photographing police in the UK may now be a crime

Posted February 16, 2009 in Random

From today, anyone taking a photograph of a police officer could be deemed to have committed a criminal offence. That is because of a new law – Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act – which has come into force. It permits the arrest of anyone found “eliciting, publishing or communicating information” relating to members […]

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Filmtagger: free tagging software for film scans

Posted January 3, 2009 in Random

The description for Sverrir Valgeirsson‘s free Filmtagger software says it all: Filmtagger is an application for those of us that still like to shoot film but use the computer to manage our photo collection. Filmtagger makes it easy to embed EXIF, XMP or IPTC information in the scanned images about camera used, film, ISO, lens, […]

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