David Schonauer

Art News: Why Photography Is the Cheapest Art

By David Schonauer   Tuesday October 13, 2015

This month the big auction houses held their fall photography sales, and there was the usual excitement in collecting circles. Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips had solid if not exceptional totals. But as Bloomberg reported recently, the auctions were notable for being remarkably affordable - at least as compared to other kinds of art. Why? A historic bias against photography because it is reproducible ...   Read the full Story >>

Drone News: Calif. Bans Paparazzi Drones; FAA's Anti-Drone Tech

The Los Angeles Times   Tuesday October 13, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown has sign legislation that prohibits paparazzi from flying drones over private property, reports the LA Times. The law changes the definition of a "physical invasion of privacy" to include sending a drone into the airspace above someone's land in order to make a recording or take a photo. Brown vetoed a broader proposal last month that would have made flying a drone above someone's property without permission a trespassing violation. Meanwhile,  reports that the FAA is testing technology to locate illegal drone operators.   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: 7 Photo Stories Capture Adolescence

LensCulture   Tuesday October 13, 2015

“When we are children, time stretches onward indefinitely; many of us spend countless hours thinking, ‘I can't wait 'til I'm old enough to…' Yet from the outside, this precious period passes by in a blink of an eye,” notes LensCulture, which has put together seven photo stories that tell “in wonderfully varied ways and visual languages” of growing up. Among them: Martine Fougeron’s “Teen Tribe,” which examines her own childrens’ lives, and Luisa Dorr’s “Maysa,” about a girl coming of age in a Sao Paulo slum.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Light, the 52MP Point and Shoot

PetaPixel   Tuesday October 13, 2015

Camera startup Light has unveiled a new point-and-shoot camera that PetaPixel terms “revolutionary.” Called the L16, the device uses 16 separate cameras to simultaneously expose photos at different focal lengths. The resulting images are combined into high-resolution, 52-megapixel photos. “The L16 is the first multi-aperture computational camera that packs DSLR quality and capability into a device that fits in your pocket,” notes the company. Go here  to see it work.   Read the full Story >>

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