Found On The Web – No. 1

Posted on 5/23/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

In my daily research I find many things that should be of interest to readers. Often there is little to say about the subject other than to provide readers with a link to what I’ve found. This will be the first in a continuing series of things I find interesting.

New Getty Video Ad

AlmapBBDO has created an ad that tells “A Love Story in 85 Seconds” and is designed to promote Getty video. It is made up entirely of video clips and follows a couple from birth through childhood, college, and beyond. It’s worth a look and will only takes 85 seconds of your time.

Focus Stacking

PetaPixel shows eye-popping macro images of insects that were created by Nicolas Reusens using a technique called photo stacking. Using the Zerene Stacker software Reusens is able to combine anywhere from 2 to 200 exposures of a scene to obtain needle sharpness throughout the depth of the image.

Objectivity In Photojournalism

Anyone interested in photojournalism should read Olivier Laurent’s article on the "Objectivity In Photojournalism" in the British Journal of Photography. The article deals with the issues of “accuracy” and “truth” of the editorial image. Magnum Photos member Christopher Anderson says, “I think journalism and the public will be better served when we acknowledge that photography is subjective, but it can also be ‘true’ – and that truth is a personal truth.”

The article points out that it is pointless to “perpetuate the myth of photographic objectivity.” The best case may be that an editorial photograph is a representation of what the creator felt was truth at a particular point in time given that creator’s experiences and biases.

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