Making A Pinhole Camera Out Of An Egg!This isn't exactly new news but I mentioned this to some fellow shooters and got blank stares in return. So in case you also haven't seen this yet, check out Francescco's images that he made by turning an egg shell into a pinhole camera. He uses the inside of the shell as the developing surface and gives you very detailed instructions on how to make your very own "Pinhegg".
How Much Longer Can Film Hold On?"At the turn of the 21st century, American shutterbugs were buying close to a billion rolls of film per year. This year, they might buy a mere 20 million..." "Equally startling has been the plunge in film camera sales over the last decade. Domestic purchases have tumbled from 19.7 million cameras in 2000 to 280,000 in 2009 and might dip below 100,000 this year..."
With numbers like that, how much longer can we expect big businesses to stay invested in film? Digital sensors and processing have already become the norm in professional circles for their affordability and flexibility and they only continue to improve. Will small niche companies be the only provider of film in the near future? Or will it simply...... fade away?
An Interview With The "King Of Microstock”Yuri Arcurs is the best selling microstock photographer in the world, selling over 2,000 images a day and 2 million a year. His clients include Time Magazine, MTV, Sony, MSN.com, Microsoft, Canon, Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Tyra Banks Show, Late Night Show, Scientific American, Der Spiegel, Manfrotto and many more. Back in 2005 a Google search for “Yuri Arcurs” gave zero search results. Today that same search generates close to 150000 hits.
Fortunately for us Peta Pixel's Michael Zhang landed an interview with Yuri.
What It Takes To Get “The Shot”Marc Montocchio's video shouldn't be missed. Relive the excitement of getting the shot you've been working for and check out how Marc landed the cover for Marlin Magazine.
Twitter Announces Photo Sharing FeatureOver the next several weeks, Twitter will be releasing a feature to upload photos and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com. Along with the new photo feature they will be rolling out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos.
The World's Most Expensive Camera At $1.89Sorry did I say $1.89? I meant to add the word million behind that. As if Leica wasn't expensive enough a recent auction saw an 0-Series go for a cool $1.89 million. For auction video and details, head on over to...
Vintage Mugshots From The 1920's"The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed."
"The images themselves are of excellent quality, beautifully composed and in many cases, quite artistic."
The full post contains 30 picture with descriptions of their crimes.
“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar.”-Helmut Newton-
From The Editor: Hey Kids! Kenn Tam here. Do you have an article, artist, subject, comment or anything you think your fellow readers would like to see on FS Weekly News? Then send it along to:firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember, if you ever feel like hitting that "unsubscribe" link, instead, drop me a line with your suggestions, comments or deepest most darkest desire and we will see what we can do. Enjoy the read.