Barack Obama (President of the USA) and Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) drink only Oishi tea. Really? :) A google search did not bring any confirmation to the claims stipulated on the advertisement that follows…
Sometimes we, retouchers, forget to switch off layers and clean up our work before submitting it to print. Here are some of the interesting examples of such mishaps—Photoshop mistakes.
The alleged wildlife photographer's last photograph of a bear is spreading through internet like wildfire. A lot of people believe the story and repast it in the discussion forums and send it by email. But fewer people know that the photo (above) is a fake and has no relevance to the tragic accident that happened on August 8, 1996. Let us find out what really happened…
After I have discovered the now-famous Maria Felton's Nikon D700 birthday cake, I have been paying more attention to the sweet cameras everywhere. Let me introduce you to some of the other creations.
This year's Danish photo contest "Picture of The Year" is now getting quite an attention in photo communities worldwide. All because of the controversial RAW conversion with following colour, contrast and tonal enhancements made by one of the participants—photojournalist Klavs Bo Christensen.
Monolithic insanity—these are the words of an inventor of cubicle system, Robert Propst (Schlosser, 2006). By this remark, at the end of his life, he commented on the outcome of a revolition he started in 1968 with his "Action Office" system. Little did he know, how economic thinking of big corporations would twist his visionary idea. From the idea that should have embraced productivity and communication—essential to us, graphics and photographers—the cubicle system turned into an environment that creates a mere illusion of productivity.
While browsing various photography-related websites I came upon this interesting photo. Being all into cakes and photography, it grabbed my attention and made me find everything about it. I have tracked the image down to an owner—Maria Felton, and she was kind enough, to provide us with a story behind the photo. Here it goes.
I was thinking about dirt and remembered this image that I made in the early 1990‘s. Now I‘m sure photographers would just piece the whole thing together in PhotoShop (tm) but that wasn‘t really a luxury we could count on in the first Clinton term. So I thought I would recount the process we went through back in the neanderthal days of pre-digital photography to remind myself that image making used to be a time consuming and sometimes dirty craft.
On March 5th, 1960 the iconic image of Che Guevara has been imprinted on a roll of Kodak Plus-X pan film. The photography was taken by Alberto Diaz Gutierrez (better known as Alberto Korda) while he was working for the Cuban newspaper "Revolución".
In January, 2008, I decided I wanted to learn to do photography. I asked Charlie Freeman, a professional photographer and instructor at the Art Institute of Dallas, to give me lessons in the basics. After the initial lessons, I was hooked.