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Kenn Tam

Staff Writer http://www.kenntam.com +Kenn Tam@kenntamFacebook
A Canadian photographer, living and working in New York City.

Canon and Nikon Take Their Lens Battle to the Chessboard

The guys at LensRentals.com got bored during their move to a new work space. So they dug up some tiles and a $%!^ ton of Canon and Nikon lenses in order to created a chessboard. What started out as idol play is now a camera geek’s dream come true. You can rent this chess set for $9,221 per week or shell out the $151,202 in lenses to possess your very own and always have back ups. See the photos.

Use Your Model’s Skin as a Backdrop

I’ve been wanting to buy a projector for years. Thanks to a post by Kevin Chung of MyModernMet, I may just have the excuse I’ve needed to invest in one. Numéro commissioned photographer Charles Guo and stylist Shao Jia for their June issue, which featured luxury brand Rolex, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Chanel watches, superimposed on the nude silhouette of model extraordinaire, Alina. You’ve got to see the results.

A Good Old Fashion Photo Booth for You to Play With

Do you remember the joys of photo booths? Squeezing into that small box with your friends, drawing the curtain, inserting your coins and then being ambushed by the flash? If you were lucky you managed to compose yourself for the last frame. Well the fun’s not over thanks to Photo Cabine. Why don’t you give it a go and link your results in our forum? More inside.

If a Monkey Takes a Photo, Who Owns the Rights?

I’m sure you’ve all read the story about David Slater and how he left his camera unattended, only to have a monkey snap self-portraits with it. When this story came out many jokingly questioned the monkey’s copyrights to the photos. A question that has become a legitimate concern after Caters News Agency claimed to have been given said rights and demanded that Techdirt remove the photos from their site. More…

A Spiffy New Camera Body Cap for Canon EF Mounts

Like many of you I have trouble shopping for what I need and then stopping. But it does take more then a bit of flash to get me to shell out my hard earned cash. Enter LockCircle a new body cap being made for Canon EF mount bodies and soon after Nikon F mount bodies. Are these eye catching caps functional or frivolous? You decide.

Top Ten Milestones in Modern Camera Technology

Preston Scott of Camera Technica has compiled an entertaining walkthrough of the modern camera’s evolution from the pages of Popular Science. With all the facts, photos and tidbits this article has, it’s sure to be super interesting to the the inquisitive minded.
So read on fellow tech geeks, read on.

Nudes & Centerfolds: How To Light Them & Get Paid Doing It

Warning: this post is *NSFW*.
(Not Safe For Work / Nudity)

Dean Capture, a professional photographer with over 20 years of experience behind the camera, has spent the last 10 years living in Los Angeles, shooting the most beautiful nude models and porn stars on the planet. He’s shot covers, centerfolds, featured layouts for magazines like Penthouse and his work is regularly published on the largest, most successful adult websites on the internet. So, if it’s always been a dream of yours to make a living out of shooting nudes and glamour then this post can help make that dream a reality. I know it’s a tease but you will have to read the full post for us to bare all.

To Screw Or Be Screwed? That Is The Question.

After reading Andy Baio’s post about his recent ordeal / lawsiut with photographer Jay Maisel I found myself, as an artist and a photographer, landing on both sides of the fence. If you can visualize that, you’ll realize it makes for a very *cough* uncomfortable position. The right to take someone else’s photo and make transformative art from it has been an on going hot topic as we’ve seen in Noam Galai’s Stolen Scream or Glen E. Friedman’s copyright infringement case against Thierry Guetta. Like those stories, this article is bound to stir up a hornet’s nest of opinions. To avoid suffering from a barrage of stings I’ve decided to withhold my take on thing and instead ask you the 5 W’s:…read the full article here.

FS Weekly News #10: The Week’s Best Photo/Video Related Stories

I want your sex… no wait that can’t be right. Sorry, that’s what happens when you spend your impressionable years growing up in the 80′s. I meant to say, I want your content. If you have something to share or think you know of anything your fellow readers would like to see, then send it along and I may feature it in future issues. FS Weekly is a great way to get your work seen by bunches and bunches of people, so don’t be shy, let’s see what you got. Missed past issues? You can find them all right here and don’t forget to subscribe to have FS Weekly News delivered straight to your inbox.

FS Weekly News #9: The Week’s Best Photo/Video Related Stories

Welcome to another Issue of FS Weekly News. The response to the newsletter has been great so far but I would love to feature more content from our readers. If you have something to share or think you know of anything your fellow readers would like to see, then send it along and I may feature it in future issues. FS Weekly is a great way to get your work seen by 1000′s, so don’t be shy, let’s see what you got.

Missed past issues? You can find them all right here and don’t forget to subscribe to have FS Weekly News delivered straight to your inbox.

FS Weekly News #8: The Week’s Best Photo/Video Related Stories

Welcome to another Issue of FS Weekly News. The response to the newsletter has been great so far but I would love to feature more content from our readers. If you have something to share or think you know of anything your fellow readers would like to see, then send it along and I may feature it in future issues.

Missed past issues? You can find them all right here and don’t forget to subscribe to have FS Weekly News delivered straight to your inbox.

What It Takes To Get “The Shot”

You feel butterflies in your stomach, adrenalin in your viens and joy in your heart. As a photographer this means you either just fell in love OR you just got, “the shot”. Marc Montocchio of Occhioinc.com sent me his video of how he fell in love… no wait, of how he got the shot, shown below. Come to think of it, he does seem pretty obsessed with marlin so it’s hard to tell either way.



And for all you gear heads who want to know what camera Marc uses and how he got the cover shot for the Feburary 2011 of Marlin Magazine, read the full post.

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