Michael Hartmann

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Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review

This year marks Leica's 100th birthday as a camera maker and, to celebrate, the venerable German manufacturer has launched an all-new camera system. …

Representations: Photographs of Everyday Objects Made to Look Like Drawings

For some reason we’re fascinated by photographs of real things made to look like drawings or paintings. Series like Alexander Khokhlov’s <i>2D or Not 2D</i> …

Leica Celebrates A Centenary of Camera Craftsmanship

This year, Leica turns 100. The “Leitz”, the first camera for 35mm film, was brought to market back in 1914 by Oskar Barnack. Just what is it it that …

Cameras

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

15 Fascinating Firsts in Photography

Have you ever wondered about the world’s first photograph, or about the first self-portrait photo, or maybe about the first digital photo? The world …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Charging Rhino in Mid Flight

It can be incredibly scary to be on the approaching end of an angry animal, especially when said animal is a rhino, which is widely regarded as one …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

iPhone 5S: Apple’s golden ticket?

Two new iPhones, the 5C and 5S, have divided opinion – Matt Warman assesses their chances<p>Sometime this week, queues will begin to form outside Apple’s stores around the world. Two new iPhones go on sale on Friday, and just when people first start camping out, as they surely will, is likely to be a …

iPhone

Michael Dell, Silver Lake win $25 billion buyout

Michael Dell, alongside his fellow investor Silver Lake Partners, has secured the required votes on Thursday to go private with the company he co-founded.<p>Dell's shareholders cast their ballots this morning on whether they should sell off their shares to Michael Dell and watch the computer maker go …

What Does a Google Business Photographer Do?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a photographer for Google’s new Street View ventures inside buildings? Photographers all over the world …

Panoramic Photography

Kodak Officially Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

It’s been a long and depressing tunnel, but Kodak has finally reached the light at the end. Over a year and a half after declaring Chapter 11 …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Baby Sea Turtle’s First Swim

South Florida photographer, Ben Hicks, can consider himself fortunate after having been present for the hatching of a nest of Loggerhead sea turtles …

DIY: Transform an Old Film Canister Into a Tiny Flashlight for Your Camera Bag

Here’s a good weekend project for those of you who have some old film canisters lying around, and a bit of DIY know-how up your sleeves. Those old …

Hands-on with Adobe’s Lightroom 5

While I’ve gone all-in on Apple hardware and software for most of my creative projects (see, my Logic Review), for my graphics needs, I’m still a …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Carefully Arranged Collections

Portland-based photographer Jim Golden’s series of photographs of collections are artfully-arranged labors of love. The only commissioned image from …

NIGHTVISION

B-Grip Camera Holster Review

The B-Grip (short for “belt grip”) is a way to carry your camera on a belt, rather than around your neck. The camera is carried around in the holster …

Cameras

Thai Villagers Arrest a Google Street View Driver, Thought He Was a Spy Photog

On your own mental list of “most perilous jobs,” chances are Google Street View driver doesn’t make it very close to the top. But one of Google’s own …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Probably the Best Sports Photo of 2013, Photographer Calls it ‘Pure Luck’

When AFP photographer Oliver Morin set out to photograph the 100m final in Moscow—and, most notably, the legendary Usain Bolt, a 26-year old …

Framing