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The X-Rite Newsstand For 8/13/14


by Jeff Lazell – August 13th, 2014

Welcome to the X-Rite Newsstand a weekly collection of links to great photography content around the web. Posted weekly on Wednesdays we hope this will help you be informed, be inspired, and get you over the mid week hump. Enjoy!


Image Copyright Andrew Mohrer

The Cinematic Look- How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films  – by David Geffin

“I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the most well known photographers of this genre are based here in New York so I got them together and challenged them to not only come up with a dynamic personal project on the fly incorporating this cinematic look, but to share with us how it is achieved. Read on to find out how it all went down…” Read More at Fstoppers

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film  – Now available on Netflix, GooglePlay, Amazon Instant and iTunes

In February 2008, Polaroid announced that it was ceasing production of instant film. ‘TIME ZERO’ is a documentary that tells the story of the last year of Polaroid film in three acts. Act I introduces the magic of Polaroid through the perspective of Polaroid artists and former employees of the corporation. Act II begins with the discontinuation of instant film and covers the grass-roots movement to keep it alive. Act III centers on ‘The Impossible Project’ and follows their against-the-odds effort to reinvent instant film. Read More at TimeZeroMovie.com



Image Copyright Katrin Eismann


The Best Mirrorless Cameras used by the Pros – by Allen Murabayashi

“In 2010, we asked professional photographers which point and shoot cameras they were using. We followed that up a year and a half later to see how their selections had changed. Since that time, we’ve seen an incredible shift in the types of cameras that are available with the introduction of mirrorless cameras and significantly improved smartphone cameras. So rather than restrict this year’s version to what we traditionally think of as point and shoot cameras (do they even exist?), we let the pros chime in with any type of non-DSLR that they use.” Read More at The PhotoShelter Blog



The Hackers Who Recovered NASA’s Lost Lunar Photos – by Doug Bierend

“Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald’s. You won’t get a burger there, though–its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who’ve rechristened the place McMoon’s. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.” Read More at Wired.com


Image Copyright Clay Cook

The Studio Essential – How To Construct High-Quality V-Flats And Why – by Clay Cook

“Ever since I started diving into studio photography the term “V-Flat” has been a big mystery to me. Google and YouTube have been the quintessential resource for photography knowledge and for whatever reason there isn’t much detailed information on how to construct a V-Flat or what purpose they actually serve. It took time to sift through the noise of nonsensical DIY fabrication and even more time to unfold the enigma of this studio essential.” Read More at Fstoppers


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