Submitted by Double Negative on March 23, 2012 - 9:25am
A nice conversation with Henri Cartier-Bresson:
Submitted by Double Negative on March 7, 2012 - 9:55am
Alex Wise brings us this great Photoshop tutorial on easily finding your black and white points in an image... This is useful for a number of reasons, but namely removing color casts and adjusting contrast:
Submitted by Double Negative on March 1, 2012 - 9:04am
It looks like Photoshop CS6 will have a new feature called "Iris Blur" that will allow you to quickly and easily add fake depth of field effects. Ironically, a fast lens can cost less than Photoshop:
Submitted by Double Negative on February 25, 2012 - 11:10am
An Italian TV piece on a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at a museum in Rome.
"Look there, where others only know how to see." This phrase captures the essence of the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, his unmistakable stylistic diversity of his approach to photography, his relationship with the camera, I quote the words of Bresson: "My Leica is literally an extension of my eye "says Cartier-Bresson," the way in which I hold in my hand, narrow forehead, his mark when the eyes move from side to side, it gives me the impression of being a referee in a match I held before my eyes, which I'll take the atmosphere to the hundredth of a second."
Submitted by Double Negative on February 25, 2012 - 11:02am
While this video isn't about an M camera, it was too nice not to share. A lovely piece on a 1954(ish) Leica IIIf "Red Dial" camera:
Submitted by Double Negative on February 25, 2012 - 10:00am
We like to troll the net for all sorts of Leica related articles, especially those that might otherwise slip under the radar. This update brings another round of some interesting articles worth passing on. What's interesting to note is that they're also mostly about film bodies and how they played a part in the lives of the photographers discussed in the articles. To say the Leica is deeply entrenched in the scene might just be an understatement...
Submitted by Double Negative on February 15, 2012 - 9:22am
Eric Kim and Medhi Bouqua show us how it's done in Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive), shooting strangers on the sidewalks street-style. He attached a GoPro camera to his Leica M6 (loaded with Kodak Portra 400) to record his adventure, and then edited in the photos he shot after getting the film developed and scanned:
Submitted by Double Negative on February 10, 2012 - 8:04pm
Leica - ein Begriff, der vielen ein begehrliches Glitzern in die Augen zaubert. Denn schließlich handelt es sich nicht um irgendeinen Fotoapparat, sondern um die Kleinbild-Kamera, die in den zwanziger Jahren die Welt der Fotografie revolutionierte. Die Geschichte der Firma, die die Leitz-Kamera auf den Markt brachte, begann 1869 in Wetzlar: Dort übernahm damals Ernst Leitz senior die kleine optische Werkstatt von Carl Kellner, in der Mikroskope gebaut wurden. Translation below:
Submitted by Double Negative on February 10, 2012 - 10:29am
Submitted by Double Negative on February 9, 2012 - 1:43pm
Heinz Bütler's Henri Cartier Bresson -- The Impassioned Eye is a mature, evocative biography of the man considered to be the greatest photographer of the last century and the grandfather of photojournalism. Interviews with Cartier-Bresson himself, Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller and other cultural luminaries are woven into this indelible portrait of an icon of both photography and the world.