David Schonauer

Tech News: High-End Slow Mo Gets More Affordable, Relatively Speaking

DIYPhotography   Friday April 29, 2022

Vision Research, the company that makes the ultra-high-speed slow-motion Phantom cameras, has released the VEO 610, which is purportedly budget friendlier than than other super-pricey Phantom models—though it hasn’t said what budget you’ll need, exactly, notes DIY Photography. There are no prices for it on their website. They have announced, though, is that it captures HD at up to 7,420 frames per second. And it does it using a Super 35mm sized sensor.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022

Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year   Friday April 29, 2022

Kolkata, India-based photographer Debdatta Chakraborty is the top winner of the 2022 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year for his image “Kebabiyana,” which shows a street kebab vendor in Srinagar, the state capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. If the picture looks familiar to PPD readers, it’s because Chakraborty’s photo was also a finalist in the American Photography 2021 competition. Chakraborty caught the vendor just as his face emerged from succulent smoke. An SB-700 flash unit “helped me a lot,” he told us.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Burger King Sued Over Whopper Photos

CBS News   Friday April 29, 2022

Does food photography in advertising need to reflect reality? Four Burger King customers are suing the chain over its marketing, claiming that the company’s advertising makes the Whopper look about 35 percent bigger than it is in reality, notes CBS News. A lawyer for the plaintiffs says Burger King photos show “oversized meat patties and ingredients that overflow over the bun.” The issue is "especially concerning now that inflation, food and meat prices are very high and many consumers, especially lower income consumers, are struggling financially," the lawsuit says.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: The Town the Russians Were Driven From

npr   Friday April 29, 2022

The Ukrainian village of village of Mala Rohan is now littered with the remains of a tank and a helicopter, both tagged with the letter “Z,"  the symbols Russians have used to represent their military offensive in Ukraine. In this place the offensive came to a stop, notes NPR, which features images of Mala Rohan by photographer Nickolai Hammar. The battle for the town, just east of Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, and under an hour's drive from the Russian border, was intense, however.   Read the full Story >>

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