Light and Power

  Wednesday, August 19, 2009 – Permalink –

Mmmm, Stuffed!

Dinner suggestions

Reasons to use war's WMDs

(Posted by a confirmed carnivore)


  Friday, June 5, 2009 – Permalink –

Pinhole Photography by Incarcerated Girls at Remann Hall, Washington State

Prison Photography

Via Brooks Seymore


  Wednesday, December 31, 2008 – Permalink –

What da ya mean

Street Photography

What da ya mean not here


  Friday, August 22, 2008 – Permalink –

Flicker Slideshow



  Thursday, December 6, 2007 – Permalink –

HD Photo plug

Released for Photoshop

Microsoft Download: HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Software

"HD Photo offers compression with up to twice the efficiency of JPEG, with fewer damaging artifacts, resulting in higher-quality images that are one-half the file size.

In addition, HD Photo offers increased image fidelity, preserving the entire original image content and enabling higher-quality exposure and color adjustments in the image. This new format offers the ability to decode only the information needed for any resolution or region, or the option to manipulate the image as compressed data.

'With HD Photo, we're taking a new approach to creating and editing photos that simply isn't available to photographers with today's formats,' said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president of the Consumer Media Technology Group at Microsoft. 'HD Photo fully preserves the original image fidelity with high dynamic range while still allowing for significant improvement in compression size.'

In addition, HD Photo offers both lossless and lossy image compression, and can retain the full dynamic range and color gamut data from a camera's sensor. Also, because making adjustments to common color balance and exposure settings won't discard or truncate data as other common bitmap formats typically do, it's easier to "undo" those changes at a later time. As a result, significantly smaller files can be created while still retaining optimum picture quality."

Press Release

CNet - Vista to give HD Photo format more exposure

"HD Photo is a new file format for continuous-tone still images that surpasses the limitations of existing image formats. HD Photo supports a wide range of features including:
  • Multiple color formats for display or print
  • Fixed or floating point high-dynamic-range image encoding
  • Lossless or high-quality lossy compression
  • Efficient decoding for multiple resolutions and subregions
  • Minimal overhead for format conversion or transformations during decode

HD Photo delivers a lightweight, high performance algorithm with a small memory footprint that enables practical, in-device encoding and decoding. It delivers compression quality comparable with JPEG-2000 and more than twice the quality of JPEG."

Bill Crow's HD Photo Blog

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  Thursday, June 21, 2007 – Permalink –

All Around Stadium


Here are a number of Virtual Reality views of Stadium:

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  Wednesday, March 21, 2007 – Permalink –

The Danger of Cameras

Not Safe


  Tuesday, March 20, 2007 – Permalink –

Photographer's Rights

Know 'em or lose 'em

Photographer's Rights Card for US in PDF format

Photographer's Rights in Canada


The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:

9 Ways to avoid invasion of privacy laws

State by State Summaries of US privacy laws impacting photographers

  • The Washington Supreme Court has left open the question of whether false lights similarity to defamation, and the First Amendment protections implicated in defamation claims, precludes the recognition of the false light tort. Eastwood v. Cascade Broadcasting Co., 722 P.2d 1295 (Wash. 1986).

  • Intrusion: Employees of a county medical examiners office were accused of displaying autopsy photographs in a manner that invaded the privacy of the relatives of the deceased pictured. The state Supreme Court unanimously found that a common law right to privacy exists in Washington and that the autopsy photographs clearly were private, and also that the relatives had a protectable privacy interest in the autopsy photographs. Reid v. Pierce County, 961 P.2d 333 (Wash. 1998).

  • Filming a pharmacy interior from outside, through a window, was protected because the film was shot from a place open to the public. Mark v. KING Broadcasting Co., 618 P.2d 512 (Wash. App. 1980), affd, 635 P.2d 1081 (Wash. 1981), cert. denied, 457 U.S. 1124 (1982).

  • A non-journalist who videotaped a demonstration won a declaratory judgment stating that a ban on recording oral communications did not apply to recording, with a readily visible device, conversations on a public street that are loud enough to be heard by others. Fordyce v. City of Seattle, No. C92-75WD (W.D. Wash. 1993).

Photographers Guide to Privacy

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