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Is Photography Dead?

by on December 5, 2007

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Although I disagree with the premise of this story, it is nonetheless an interesting read:

The last art form to be tethered to realism, its factual validity has lately been manipulated and pixelated to the point of extinction. Digitalization has made much of art photography’s vast variety possible. But it’s also a major reason that, 25 years after the technology exploded what photography could do, the medium seems to have lost its soul.

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This is a pretty big dang deal – something that digg users have been wanting for some time now.

Photobucket, which I wrote a few things about earlier today, will be adding Digg buttons to photos on its site.

See the details over the the Digg Blog.

Update @ 9:19 p.m. ET:  Digg Images is now up and they’re Digging away at it.
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“We believe Bilal’s crime was taking photographs the U.S. government did not want its citizens to see. That he was part of a team of AP photographers who had just won a Pulitzer Prize for work in Iraq may have made Bilal even more of a marked man.”

Bilal has been imprisoned by the U.S. military in Iraq since he was picked up April 12, 2006, in Ramadi, a violent town in a turbulent province where few Western journalists dared go. The military claimed then that he had suspicious links to insurgents. This week, Editor & Publisher magazine reported the military has amended that to say he is, in fact, a “terrorist” who had “infiltrated the AP.”

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Are you familiar with these photography lighting accessories for your flash unit? Check it out on Strobist, there are great photos and descriptions to go along with the funky names.

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Like a Flickr for the forbidden, ‘Strictly No Photography’ features user-submitted photos taken in all the places where photography is strictly off-limits. Concerts, museums, classified government installations, nothing’s sacred. Check out these cool pics before they get a cease & desist!

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In auto mode your camera makes just about all the decisions for you. It’s time to take control, hit the highway, and learn what you can do in program mode. Switching to program mode, however, allows your camera to make some decisions for you, but also puts three things in your control: the flash, the ISO value, and the white balance. Let’s start!

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