Around the Adoramasphere
Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.
At the Adorama News Desk, Mason Resnick wraps the week’s photo news, including a new, potentially game-changing technology which allows the photographer to choose the focal plane after shooting, Velbon’s new ultraportable tripod, and WPPI joining with Photo Plus in NYC; he highlights the announcement of the Leica M9-P, a more discrete version of the popular rangefinder; and highlights another new product announcement from Pentax: the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital camera, the Q.
On Tech Tock, Mark Wallace explores Robert Capa’s famous edict to get closer through his own experience with photography as a means of exploring reality; and he describes his funny experience meeting his hero, James Nachtwey.
On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, Anthony Philip Festa describes how The Impossible Project saved what looked to be a dead medium, by resurrecting instant analogue photography after Polaroid announced it would stop developing its instant film; we highlight a special screening during the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival of Tim Hetherington’s Diary, followed by a panel discussion which will include our interviews with him; and we highlight the week’s photo and video events in New York City.
On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Sandy Ramirez explains not only the technical but also the philosophical meaning behind Weegee’s advice: “f/8 and be there;” Mark Wallace shares his techniques for getting permission from subjects when shooting street photography; he reviews and recommends a variety of camera straps for pros; Mark interviews Tamara Lackey, David Bergman, Joe McNally, Bill Eppridge and others at the opening of the new Pro Imaging section of the Adorama retail store; and Allen Rokach with Anne Millman explain some techniques for getting sharper images when shooting close-ups.
On the Gear Guides and Reviews Blog, Mason highlights 12 great portable travel cameras; and Greg Scoblete reviews the Macbook Air to find out if it’s the ultimate solution for road warriors who want something small and lightweight but still crave speed.