Just in Case You Missed It
This week was a doozie, and a lot went down in the photo realm. From untraditional Ansel Adams’ work to a camera that won’t allow you to shoot an image at a place that has been photographed too death (Eiffel Tower), there is plenty to catch up on.
Whether you’re a news junkie, technophile, love everything photographic, or just in case you missed it, I compiled a list of the biggest photo news for the third week of September 2015.
Here are the most influential photography news stories from the third week of September:
Ansel Shoots WW2 Japanese Internment Camp
Ansel Adams, who we all know as the master of the western American Landscape, also shot a Japanese internment camp in California from 1943-1944. The web magazine slate.com did a nice write up titled: Ansel Adams’ Rare Photos of Everyday Life in a Japanese Internment Camp.
Ansel Adams’ friend Ralph Merritt, director of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, invited him to photograph the daily life of Japanese Americans who were forced into camps during World War II. Although a dark time in America’s history, Ansel captures the day-to-day life of internees as well as the landscapes surrounding the camp.
On an interesting side note, Dorothea Lange also shot the Manzanar War Relocation Center and helped advise Ansel, but later criticized his work because she felt he did not understand what was really going on there.
This is Phillip Schmitt‘s speculative camera prototype (not currently a working model) that restricts a photographer from taking photos in a location that has been shot too much. The camera will take readings of your locations via geotags, and if there has been too many taken there already, the Camera Restricta will stop you from taking a shot.
Inside the Yakuza
Anton Kusters embedded himself with the Yakuza for two years, a Japanese organized crime family, to photograph their lives. The Economist made into a video collage titled, “Inside The Syndicate” that can be found here.
To see more of Kusters’ work visit his webpage here.
Estonian Bride Shoots Her Own Wedding
Estonian photographer Liisa Luts decided to shoot her own wedding, and what she was able to capture were the intimate photos of her day as it unfolded. She captures everything from waking up to the intimacy of going to bed on their wedding night.
To see all her amazing wedding photographs, visit her webpage here.
The History of Glass
Roger Cicala wrote an amazingly in-depth history of glass for the LensRental.com blog. In the article he touches upon everything from what glass is, to how it’s made, to what it is used to make — including the camera lens.
To get schooled on everything about glass to light painting, be sure to check out LensRentals.com’s blog here.
VSCO Keys Are Back
It was announced in August that VSCO Keys software was going to be discontinued, but as fate would have it, the Keys have gone open source at GitHub. VSCO Keys essentially allowed you to turn the most common functions of Adobe Lightroom into keyboard commands to save time.
Accident Inspires Photographer to Become Digital Artist
Renee Robyn dedicated her life to photography and making amazing composite images after a motorcycle accident. She had a hard road ahead, and even had to learn to walk again. During this rough patch in her life she dedicated all of her time learning how to make dreamy, ethereal composites in Photoshop.
Precise-Moment.com Week in Review
Not much on Precise-Moment.com this week… Sorry, the flu got me!
Check out one of the most important photos ever taken, the Pale Blue Dot here.