Not old photos, per se, but done in an old photographic style. Check out the whole gallery here . I think these are great.
Another cool use for digital photography:
Here are some more pix taken from the ISS and the Shuttle.
The Boston Globe has been posting some great hi-res images from Nasa, including these from Mars. Go check them out.
What’s great about these Mars shots are that you can really relate to them. Mars really just looks like a place; nothing terribly alien about it. Somehow the Universe just got a little smaller.
A Chinese-built film camera which creates 3D stereo images. Info here.
That’s one lens for each “D.”
Watch him use this crazy-ass seven speedlight contraption to do some great outdoor lighting with.
Read more at the Strobist.
Photo-I has a rather in-depth review of the new Epson desktop photo printer, the 2880. This thing looks like the beef-ed up little brother of the Epson 3800. They say:
Today Epson announces the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 A3+ printer, a direct replacement for the much loved R2400. The R2880 is aimed at the (Semi) - Pro and Advanced Amateur who doesn’t need a high volume output printer, but still wants to use a wide variety of media types and produce high quality B/W prints The R2880 boasts an impressive list of new features and specifications, that should satisfy a broad user base the new features include:
• UltraChrome K3 ink set with Vivid Magenta
• Epson new LUT technology (Look Up Table) for ultra smooth gradations
• Roll and Fine Art media support
• Front feed for specialist rigid media (up to 1.3mm thick)
• CD/DVD printing (using inkjet printable discs)
• Dual USB 2.0 ports (connect 2 computer to the printer)
• Front PictBridge port for direct printing from a digital camera or photo viewer
Go read the full review here.
Oh, and here’s MacWorld’s review too.
From Modern Mechanix
I’ve been playing with it for the past few days and it appears that Apple is serious about supporting this program (there have been recent doubts since they have been taking so very long to support the newest digital SLRs). Aperture is now on par with the feature set of Adobe’s LightRoom.
If you’re already an Aperture user, get this upgrade right away. It’s faster, and it’s faster.
Did I mention that it’s faster?
Oh, and if you have not already committed to either Aperture or Lightroom, Apple dropped the price to $199, which is $100 less than Lightroom.
Nik Software is introducing a new Photoshop plug-in, called Viveza (door prize for the first person who can figure out what that name means) which utilizes a technology called “U Point.” It’s a pretty neato way of doing great edits of pictures in Photoshop. Here’s the info from Niks’ site:
“Introducing Nik Software Viveza, powered by U Point® technology for direct on-image editing, the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images. For the first time, corrections and enhancements can easily be made without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks.
U Point powered Color Control Points, placed directly on colors or objects in an image (such as sky, skin, grass, etc.), reveal easy-to-use controls that photographers can use to quickly adjust brightness, contrast or color in a fraction of the time needed by other tools.
Viveza will change the way you edit your pictures.”
The best way to understand the U Point technology is to watch this video.