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Archive for March 21st, 2008

What do I do??

nullNikon vs. Canon, Canon Vs. Nikon… Every photographer has had this conversation at some point, and in the long run it boils down to personal preference. Personally, I rock a Canon. I’ll admit I’m some what of a canon snob. I cringe every time I have to use a Nikon. I felt Nikon kind of fell off the Digital SLR train years ago and never really got back on. So I was happy to keep investing in my Canon set-up. That is until I recently went on a snowboard trip with another photog. He just so happened to be a Nikon shooter and was sporting a brand new Nikon D3. I was not too concerned at first, but of course he began bragging. I was stunned. This is Nikons first full frame DSLR, the thing is a monster. It’s catered to the outdoor/sports photogs. It shoots at 9 frames a second and the sensor can be “cropped” to shoot at 11 fps. The ISO range is amazing, images shot at 3200 ISO look incredible with little to no digital noise.The best thing about it is it’s price, at just under $5,000 it is much more affordable than Canons EOS-1Ds MarkIII. ($8,000) I’ve been wanting to upgrade my camera body for some time now, and damn, that Nikon is soooo tempting. Damn you Nikon for doing something right, all but too late in the game. I will pray Canon can come up with something to rival Nikons D3. Canon, don’t let me give in to the dark side. Holler at your boyee!

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Computerlove, an awesome creative networking site has not only got this great post as a tribute Rueters’ war photography, but is also featuring Nemo Design’s newest job posting for an Interactive Developer. Check it! 

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What’s not seen in within the frame? Errol Morris, director of Fog of War is releasing a new film on April 25th. Standard Operating Procedure sets out to examine the context of the disturbing (clearly an understatement) Abu Ghraib photographs taken by prison soldiers.Historically, during wartime photography has been used to shape people’s perceptions about war, patriotism, and nationalism. And it’s been done quite effectively…think Jane Fonda with the Viet Cong, the staged photo in Iwo Jima of the flag raising, and countless others. Paradoxically, the photos surfaced from Abu Ghraib arguably did not carry the weight of collective shame as a nation or military or government, but rather, the shame and blame of a few. “Is it possible for a photograph to change the world? Photographs taken by soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison changed the war in Iraq and changed America’s image of itself. Yet, a central mystery remains. Did the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs constitute evidence of systematic abuse by the American military, or were they documenting the aberrant behavior of a few “bad apples”…In recent news reports, we have learned about the destruction of the Abu Zubaydah interrogation tapes. A coverup. It has been front page news. But the coverup at Abu Ghraib involved thousands of prisoners and hundreds of soldiers. We are still learning about the extent of it. “Check out the trailer Vodpod videos no longer available. posted with vodpod

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