© Paul Mozell 2013
In these days of instant communications, choosing a new digital camera or upgrading an older one can be a challenging task. I’m going to try to make the choice a little easier with a brief glossary of terms and some street-level advice. Perhaps you’ll be better prepared at the height of gift-giving season.
Camera Phone: Even older flip-phones have cameras — albeit of rather poor quality — while the latest generations of phones have cameras and software that produce pretty good images. So, the question stands: “Is the camera phone all you need?” Well, the answer depends on your needs and expectations. Read more
© Paul Mozell 2013
As digital photography continues to evolve, High Dynamic Range or HDR technique keeps pace with the cascade of changes. Until we reach a point where image capture and output devices can reproduce what the human eye can and transmit to our brains, HDR will retain its place in photography. Keeping us on track, Unified Color Technologies has simplified the process of combining a series of bracketed exposures into one harmonious image with ample shadow and highlight detail, minimal noise and subtle color rendition.
In this first example I Read more
This is a wonderful film about photographer Richard Avedon; part of the PBS American Masters Series. I have very little interest in fashion or fashion photography yet I have always found Avedon and his work a source of endless fascination. How he orchestrated his images, worked with people, loved life, and made stunning portraits of the famous and the not-famous among us.
© Paul Mozell
A New Take On the Adventure Photo Backpack
I’ve got camera shoulder bags that look like briefcases; a rolling bag that carries the works; a heavy duty backpack that’s great for a long day on the trail with big glass; an ultra-light daypack that carries one body and just 2 lenses; and many others. And now I’m enjoying the new Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW® — an innovative backpack that does it all — carrying a lot, with quick access, and protection for my gear in the great outdoors. Read more
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Eastman Kodak Co. says it’s ending in-house production of one of the key components of camera film and cutting 61 jobs. Read more