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Apple iPhone 4

Available June 24th, 2010.


iPhone 4 will feature 720p HD video with iMovie editing software, a new Retina Display, multitasking options, and a slew of other options. Further information is now available here.

Apple iPhone4 Press Release

iPhone 4 first hands-on! (update: FaceTime video demo)

Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

iPhone 4 announced

‘iPhone 4 is the biggest leap since the original iPhone’, said Steve Jobs, the Apple chief executive.

Words from The phone will be available in white or black, retailing at $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for 32GB. They go on sale June 24th, and AT&T will be giving some extra grace upgrade timing — up to six months early. The 3GS will be dropped to $99 and the 3G will disappear completely. Pre-orders start in a week, with 5 countries at launch (US, France, Germany, UK, Japan), with 18 more following in July. Apple will also be selling a first party case for $29, and a dock for the same price. PR is after the break, promo videos can be found here, and we got hands-on right here.

Photographic/Cinematic style of Journalism: Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris is a great  example of a more photographic/cinematic style of journalist, who is also a multiple award winning VII photo agency and Time magazine photographer.

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While Morris photographed the President Obama on assignment for Time magazine he also shot short films on Canon 5DmkII and 7D DSLRs. In each film he tries to convey a message – he uses black and white along with tilt and shift lenses to give unique feeling to his films. His great eye and unique access give a totally different view of a Presidency to that of the broadcasters. I would argue that this is good journalism, and that his ideas and his methodology are laid out – it is that magazine photo essay but in a moving format.

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DSLR News Shooter says news and documentary video from photographers on the internet are struggling to find an audience, and that if they keep using the same old-school formats as TV they wont be able to compete for long.

One thing is clear to me; news and documentary video from photographers on the internet is struggling to find an audience. If we continue to do only the same old formats as our TV brethren we won’t be able to compete for long – the likes of the BBC will do it better most of the time. I’m glad there are photographers, cameramen and women and videojournalists out there who are prepared to try to move the medium forward.

Christopher Morris Photography

TIME On Assignment: The War in Iraq, Photographs by Christopher Morris

Print a Cardboard 35mm Pinhole Camera

Francesco Capponi (Dippold on Flickr) has a fun printable template for creating your own nifty-looking 35mm pinhole camera.

All you need to do is print out the template on adhesive paper (size A4) and stick it onto some cardboard. Once you’ve cut out all the required pieces, follow the visual instructionsprovided to put it together:

Unlike many other paper pinhole camera projects we’ve seen, the final result for this one actually looks pretty nice, and will definitely make a conversation piece. If you do take the time to make this thing, be sure to report back to us with the resulting photographs!

(via Make & PetaPixel)

Cannon F-1

35mm SLR camera

The vintage Canon F-1 manual SLR camera was produced  from March 1971 to 1976 by Cannon of Japan. The F-1 was Canon’s first truly professional-grade SLR system, supporting a huge variety of accessories and interchangeable parts so it could be adapted for different uses and preferences. This is a very interesting camera, and not a bad design either. I think it will be cool to learn how to shoot manually as opposed to all the digital photography today. I will definitely be getting one of these in the future.

Canon FD lens mount

TWIRA Bus Hand Grips

All hand grips on inner city buses in Stockholm are beautified with pictures of really cool and colorfulTRIWA watches.

Interesting touch, who would have thunk it?