David Schonauer

What We Learned This Week: Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Gutted

By David Schonauer   Friday December 2, 2016

In July, photographer Carol Highsmith filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Getty Images after discovering that Getty and its subsidiaries had been charging customers fees to license her images of Americana. Highsmith noted that she had donated the work to the Library of Congress so they could be used by the public for no charge, and that she had never granted Getty consent to ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Cokin's Retro Tripod for Retro Cameras

PetaPixel   Friday December 2, 2016

It was only a matter of time before the retro camera-design craze hit the tripod market, notes PetaPixel, which spotlights Cokin’s new Riviera Classic tripod. Cokin worked with Slik to produce the tripod, which matches rangefinder-esque mirrorless cameras with vintage touches like a wooden tightening handle and faux-leather leg section covers, adds DP Review. The tripod extends to a max operating height of 63 inches from a folded height of 23.6 inches. It weighs 3.4 pounds but can carry up to 11 pounds.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Bill Armstrong's Colorful "Film Noir"

LensCulture   Friday December 2, 2016

New York City based fine-art photographer Bill Armstrong says his new series “Film Noir” revisits the themes of the classic black-and-white films of the 1940s and 50s, but in the lush color he is known for. “While the traditional film noir hero's "code of honor" is clear, my images remain blurred and unresolved,” he writes at LensCulture. He notes that he created the images through a process of collaging appropriated images, then re-photographing them out of focus with the lens set to infinity.     Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Is This the Battery Tech You've Been Waiting For?

engadget   Friday December 2, 2016

Scientists from the University of Central Florida have created a supercapacitor battery prototype that could yield high-capacity, ultra-fast-charging batteries that last over 20 times longer than a conventional lithium-ion cell, reports Engadget. “You could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn't need to charge it again for over a week," says UCF postdoctoral associate Nitin Choudhary. DP Review  says this new type of battery will end all your battery woes. At this stage the technology is only a proof of concept, however.   Read the full Story >>

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