Friday, January 29, 2010

Aputure Gigtube

The Aputure released Gigtube, a very useful accessory, which is much needed by photographers since first DSLR's with live view appeared. It is an innovative remote viewfinder device that includes a LCD screen. Compatible with any camera with a video output, the screen can automatically display an image immediately after shooting it, or can stream the video feed from live view. Moreover, the LCD screen is rotatable for different angle views and this gadget offers the remote shutter release function.

There are several models available for most well-known Canon and Nikon cameras. The one for Canon Rebel series should work with the Powershot G10 also, since remote release sockets are compatible. Not as versatile and convenient as articulated screen on the G11, but still very useful.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two somehow related news

1. "This past Saturday, reports the BBC, more than 2000 photographers protested the indiscriminate harassment of innocent photographers under Britain's anti-terrorism laws. The protest took place in London's Trafalgar Square. The photographers say police are intimidating people with cameras in tactics to target possible terrorists."

2. "Uzbek photographer Umida Akhmedova is awaiting trial and is facing a potential sentence of six months in prison or three years forced labor. At issue is a 2007 work called Men and Women from Dawn to Dusk that contains approximately 100 of her photographs of life and customs in Uzbekistan. (50 of the photographs here.) A special commission tasked by the government prosecutor has analyzed the photographs and charged Ms. Akhmedova with "defamation and insulting Uzbek traditions."


Uzbekistan is one of the most notorious regimes in the post-Soviet Central Asia (probably the second worst after Turkmenistan). British police and justice still have a long way to go to catch up with their Uzbek colleagues, but they have made the first steps…

Window Shopping

This is the window of the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor, the most creatively decorated in Toronto.

HDR images taken handheld with the Canon G10. Click to enlarge.