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Posted by David Ozanich — 28 Sep 2010

  • Gizmodo talks about the Harris Shutter Effect, an early technique (used in the 1909 photo above of Russian peasant girls) to capture vibrant color long before things like Photoshop existed. It works something like this:
    Invented by Kodak, the bright colors are caused by re-exposing a frame in red, green and blue filters. Anyone who's tinkered with lomography cameras—or any film camera which allows for multiple exposures—should be familiar with the general idea, where the same subject is shot several times, only changing the color filter each time.
  • I’ll admit I’m a bit of a “60 Minutes” dork so I was excited to see that there’s this new feature called “60 Minutes Overtime” wherein the producers interview the reporters for background about their stories. This week they talk to Lara Logan and cameraman Ray B. about capturing “riveting battle footage from the Afghan-Pakistan border: Ray B. risked his life to shoot footage of Lara and U.S. soldiers being ambushed in a well-orchestrated attack by foreign fighters.” Video here.
  • Since today seems like a very good day to sit in front of the computer and watch videos, here’s a great set of them courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald in which five of their staff photographers discuss what goes into getting the perfect image. Highly recommended.
  • With Autumn in the air, it might be a nice time to put some cider on the stove and settle in to enjoy these pictures of the changing seasons from all over the world (or at least the northern world) at the Big Picture blog.

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