Submitted by Double Negative on June 25, 2012 - 11:47am
With RealSize you will be able to create in a very easy way a virtual replica of the object you are interested in by defining a 3D box using the known width, depth and height of the object, and fitting pictures of the real object over the appropriate section of the box. The dimensions and pictures you need are usually easy to find on the internet. The procedure to create the object is fast, easy and pleasant, and the resulting replica is very precise, and surprisingly effective. For example, this Leica M9!
Submitted by Double Negative on June 25, 2012 - 11:18am
H.Y. Leung made his own white Special Edition of the Leica M8 using LEGO pieces. The attention to detail is very nicely done, and you can even look through the viewfinder! You can find the set of photos on Flickr.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 21, 2012 - 11:53am
Eric Kim has just posted a free ebook/PDF of a work in progress, 31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography. He writes, "In street photography, one of the biggest problems that most aspiring street photographers is getting over their initial fear of taking photos of strangers in public (without permission)." Check it out.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 20, 2012 - 9:27am
Pop and blues singer and songwriter John Mayer has recently joined the Leica film ranks with a lovely M4 and Summicron 50mm f/2 combo. Welcome aboard, John! Of course, he's no stranger to Leica and has been shooting for a number of years, including an M8.
Submitted by Double Negative on June 12, 2012 - 12:11pm
It seems some information has leaked out about the upcoming Plustek OpticFilm 120 scanner. Rumor is it will be out in September (Photokina release likely) but no word yet pricing. Read more below for the full specs:
Submitted by Double Negative on June 5, 2012 - 9:30am
Ten of the most expensive lenses... Leica rounds out the list, capturing both the number one and ten spots:
Submitted by Double Negative on June 4, 2012 - 9:57am
Surely this has never happened to anyone, right? Short clip from HBO's new series "Veep." The V.P.'s official lip-reading photographer and Jonah, the sniveling creep from the President's office discuss Canon gear:
Submitted by Double Negative on May 31, 2012 - 9:52am
In a New York Times article, "Just When You Got Digital Technology, Film Is Back" author Jenna Wortham notes:
...film photography is having another moment in the sun, thanks to some hip, quirky companies like Lomography and the Impossible Project which are resurrecting this seemingly archaic art for enthusiastic hobbyists. These companies and their customers tend to embrace the imperfections of film, rejecting the cold precision of digital photos...
Submitted by Double Negative on May 31, 2012 - 9:26am
Leica Product Manager Mathieu Musnier "unboxing" the new limited edition Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« introduced in Berlin at the "LEICA - DAS WESENTLICHE" on May 10, 2012. It follows the Leica MP »Edition Hermès« (2003) and the Leica M7 »Edition Hermès« (2009), this is the third in a line of premium special editions of the Leica M-System to be created in collaboration with Hermès:
Submitted by Double Negative on May 31, 2012 - 9:19am
This is the pilot-teaser to "Thomas Does NYC" - an interactive street photography project, run by Thomas Bönig Photography. Read more below for additional info: