Using Photoshop to fake…Photoshop
- This is fake.
Adobe has not announced the name of the next version of Photoshop; there is no release date; and the packaging is not going to be what you see above. Jack Nack reports on his blog about the problem of tech sites and bloggers taking his carefully worded and accurate information and adding fake details like release dates. Of the image above, he says: "Not only are people inventing product info in order to entice you to download a bunch of unknown executable code onto your machine...; now they're actually using Photoshop to design fake Photoshop packaging!"
Silkypix on PhotographyBlog
Apropos the discussion in the comments to Ctein's PSE6 review, photographyblog.com has just published a brief review of Silkypix Developer Studio.
Waste not, want not
Canon employees smash a huge pile of camera goods with hammers* (possibly to comply with insurance company requirements).
Well, fans of Optimus Prime are a known danger—to themselves and others
...But at least the anti-terrorism police don't just pick on photographers.
Sony Taps Into Photo Archive as a Resource During Hard Times
By Robert Levine, The New York Times
Some of Sony’s music executives believe there is a gold mine under the company’s New York headquarters on Madison Avenue. It doesn’t look like much: just a small room, three floors below ground level, with a wall full of the sliding shelves you’d find in a law firm or university library.
But the shelves hold decades of music history as captured by Columbia Records staff photographers: Miles Davis recording “Kind of Blue” in 1959 at the company’s old 30th Street Studio; Bob Dylan standing with then-girlfriend Suze Rotolo on a slushy Greenwich Village street in 1963; Bruce Springsteen proudly holding a copy of his first record in 1973.
Sony acquired Columbia in 1988, but for decades the images in the archives have been used mostly for box sets and other historical projects. But in another sign that the major labels are looking for new sources of revenue wherever they can find them, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is trying to tap into the treasures that its labels have locked away....
READ ON at nytimes.com
Random Excellence: Shiho Fukada
See more great shots of recent events at TIME magazine's Pictures of the Week.
Strobist DVDs sell out
The DVDs are available through Midwest Photo Exchange (MPEX), which is currently taking orders for the next run, due out at the end of this month. (Your card will not be charged until the DVDs ship.)
Meanwhile, Duncan Davidson has written a nice review of the DVDs on his website, complete with a sample section from the videos.
(Watching the video sample, I couldn't help but reflect that in ye olde days, to do that exact same shot, we would have been working with a Hasselblad, pack-and-head strobes, and Polaroid. It would have cost a lot more and taken a lot longer—not counting the lapse of however many hours till we saw film. Times have changed. In this case for the better.)
Kodak discontinues Readyloads
Kodak has "preannounced" the discontinuance of Readyloads, slated for demise at the close of 2008 or whenever stocks run out, whichever comes first. The films affected are T-Max 100, Portra 160VC, Ektachrome E100G, Ektachrome E100VS, and the Readyload Packet Film Holder.
Jim Crow Road on 20x200
We featured Michael David Murphy's Jim Crow Road project a while back on TOP—well, now he's been chosen for 20x200. Some of the more famous artists sell out in a flat nanosecond, making 20x200 somewhat less fun than it might be otherwise, but there are still some of these left. Can't complain about the price!
Mike (Thanks to Robin Pywell, Albano Garcia, Robert Roaldi, Christopher Lane, Justin Watt, Oren Grad, and Stan Banos.)
*The blogger writes "hummers," clearly a typo.