Heads up: Copyright violation on a massive scale

Heads up: Copyright violation on a massive scale

By now, many of you will have heard about a website called “Gallery of Today” which is scraping and posting free downloads of many photographer’s images. If you search for your name, blog title, or various other unique strings at www.galleryoftoday.com, you’ll probably find some of your own.

Obviously, this is a violation of various international copyright laws, most notably the Digital Millenium…

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The Pinhole Podcast - Episode 5: Pinhole Heroes

The Pinhole Podcast – Episode 5: Pinhole Heroes

It’s Episode 5 of the Pinhole Podcast! We took a break from talking about ourselves (and notebooks and cable releases and stuff) and had a chat about some of our pinhole heroes.

What is a pinhole hero, you ask? We had lots of opinions (surprise), but pretty much agreed that a hero is someone who inspires us. They really know how to use their cameras and are always learning new ways to see with…

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The Top 5 “Alternative” Compact Cameras

The Top 5 “Alternative” Compact Cameras

As some of you may have noticed, I was absent from the latest episode of the Pdexposures Podcast, and Dan Domme filled in – giving Nate a perfect partner with whom he could wax lyrical about automatic compacts without someone scowling at every possible opportunity.

Now, I’m not a fan of automation in cameras. Yep, I’m one of those nerdy guys Dan’s on about towards the end of the episode, and…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 34- Champagne Dreams

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 34- Champagne Dreams

Tony is away, so Simon and Nate invited Dan Domme back on to the show to discuss a topic that we have not covered in the past. The darling of the 90′s, and no we do not mean ska music. We mean of course the wonderful compact camera.

The compact camera is an interesting product, most of them were terrible however there are some real gems in the world like the Yashica T4 and the Contax T2.

This is…

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Plastic Imagery Episode 9- Entering Contests

Plastic Imagery Episode 9- Entering Contests

Episode 9, or 17 as some co-hosts will insist on it being called is all about contests and galleries, because a recent contest has Simon very upset. They have forbidden the submission of film photos, only digital. But Simon has a workaround for that.

The gang also discussed various other photography contests that happen annually like Krappy Kamera. Additionally Rayko and LightBox Astoriahave…

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Pdexposures Podcast Episode 33 - Waist Level Lovin’

Pdexposures Podcast Episode 33 – Waist Level Lovin’

We’ve talked briefly about them before, but by special request, we’re dedicating this entire episode to TLRs. You can thank Patrick J Clarke for giving us the chance to wax lyrical about these amazing cameras for an hour!

So join us as we discuss the benefits of the TLR, share a love of Yashica’s TLR line, and explore some of the more esoteric offerings in this seemingly straightforward niche.

It…

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The Pinhole Podcast - Episode 4: Answering Your Questions

The Pinhole Podcast – Episode 4: Answering Your Questions

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Episode 4 of the Pinhole Podcast is all about your questions! Join us as Alex, Jana, Shelly and Jeff delve into answering numerous user-submitted questions gleaned from our various social media outlets across the web.

Along the way we discuss exposure times, light meters (incident and reflective), angle of view, pinhole aperture, and filters. But don’t worry, it’s not all work, there’s plenty of…

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Pdexposures Intermission 09: The Return of the Sports Challenge

Pdexposures Intermission 09: The Return of the Sports Challenge

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a new (well, revisited) challenge!

Our regular listeners will remember that a year ago, we gave people a basic challenge – to prove that even in 2013, you could still do great sports photography on film, and that fancy DSLRs with ridiculously high FPS and ISO settings weren’t everything.

What we got was a series of genuinely amazing…

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Plastic Imagery Episode 8 - The New Lomo’Instant

Plastic Imagery Episode 8 - The New Lomo’Instant featuring a special guest from @lomography

We have a very special episode ready for everyone this week.

We had a few questions about the Lomo’Instant camera, a new Kickstarter project unveiled recently by Lomography. So after many emails we were able to get ahold of Christian Polt who is the head of Lomography USA who is one of the people who have already had the opportunity to play with this camera.

Christian has been with Lomography for…

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