Thursday, December 21, 2006

Pentax and Hoya merger

Dpreview is reporting Hoya is taking over Pentax. The digital takes down another one.

Monday, December 18, 2006

$100 on D200

Those wonderful people at Nikon have a temporary at-purchase rebate on the D200.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Another photo blog

The people at American Photo and Pop Photo have a nice new blog.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

D40?

Rumors of a new Nikon DSLR are starting to spread like a virus!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Chicago Photography

The following photographs were taken in Chicago on October 20. The trip was arranged by me for the Department of Journalism and Photo Club, of which I am the adviser. The different pairings make different points. Minimum text is added so that the viewer will seek to decode the intended messages. Some of the pairings are about aesthetic relationships, while others are about mass media representations and their relationship to how people might begin to see the other people around them. That is all I will say.

Role Model

Buy Me

Design

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Sign on Campus

Panasonic L1

I like most of what the Panasonic L1 has to offer, but 7.5 MP? For about $1,800 I want more than 7.5. Dust destroyer--good. Leica lens--good. Resolution--too low.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Apple and Magnum

Apple has a story on how Magnum is doing multimedia work with their products.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Nikon D-80

The Nikon D-80 has been announced. No compact flash card required--they have switched to a SD card. Also still no TIFF shooting. Boo.

Bailey

David Bailey has a new project: Cuba.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Nikon News

Nikon will be introducing a new 10.2 MP D-SLR in early August, reportedly the D-70's replacement. An interesting discussion is here.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Much more from Sulgrave, England
















Here are more photos from Sulgrave. Unlike most of the photographs on this blog, these photos are more descriptive. A previous photo of Sulgrave has been posted. The young adults in the photos are my students participating in a 2005 study abroad program. The photos show the ride into Sulgrave, the main drag, St. James the Lesser Church and some homes. Reminder that all photos on this site are under the copyright ownership of T.R. Gleason.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Sulgrave


Photo I took in Sulgrave, England, the summer of 2005. This is the village of George Washington's ancestors.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Kodak Paper Prices

Kodak has announced it is raising photographic paper prices.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

more from Indi


Indianapolis






I presented the top paper in media studies at the Central States Communication Association in Indianapolis the other week. Here are some photos from the trip.

Algoma Blvd in Oshkosh

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Macs and the Olympics

The Apple website has an interesting story on a NY Times contract photographer and how he is using a Mac to transmit photos to his photo editor as he shoots. Th aim is to get back the time lost when he stops shooting to edit and transmit pics.

HP entering Kodak and Fuji turf

According to the NY Times HP is entering the digital photo business by placing kiosks in some businesses. You must be a registered visitor of the Times to read this story.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Police worry about Exxon more than civic rights

Police in California detain man taking photo of Exxon plant from sidewalk. Search archives of the Daily Breeze and headline, "Photography in post 9-11 world."

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Kodak Dock

If I touch my Kodak v530 while it is on the dock, it has the tendency to move slightly and enough to disconnect the camera with the dock. Kodak, please include a cable to attach the camera directly with the computer. And remember, your screwed-in latch for the battery is stupid.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Link for Konica Minolta

The British Guardian has a short piece on this topic.

F6 and FM10

Nikon will still make the FM10 (manual, entry level film camera) and the F6 (top film camera).

Konica Minolta Out

Konica Minolta announced they will no longer be making cameras. They are selling their high end digital camera business to Sony. This will be interesting because Sony makes the sensors that go into different makes of cameras. Will they have a massive cost advantage now?

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Kodak battery

I am not impressed by the battery performance of the v530. It is an ultrasmall camera by today's standrard. That means the battery is also small and probably limits its shooting life. The pain in recharging is compounded by the need to unscrew the latch to get to the battery. This means you need a small screwdriver with you to change batteries on the road. What a pain! To charge the battery, the Kodak Klik 7002 battery needs to be in the camera and you can charge it with the camera in the dock. I ordered a Belkin brand battery as a back-up. It costs $12 less than the Kodak, and I am guessing the life will be comparable. A charger for out-of-camera batteries is $35. Zounds!

Dear Kodak

Dear Kodak,

I have these nice, thin blue gloves that I use when shooting cold weather. I live in Wisconsin so I use them a lot. My problem is I have trouble turning off the flash on the v530 while wearing them. I sometimes end up turning off the camera instead of the flash. How about fixing thta in the future.

By the way, I would be happy to review the new v570!

Oyyyy

What is good old NYC coming to these days? Don't look foreign and film a comercial building, or the man will get you!

Bad, bad NYC!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Nikon to reduce film camera production

Nikon has announced they will reduce the number of film cameras they make to two. I am guessing at least one is a professional camera. They will also stop making lenses for film cameras, but they will make lenses for their digital SLRs.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Kodak!

Kodak has announced the EasyShare V570 with two lenses. Here are some links:

Democrat and Chronicle

Engadget

Kodak

Sunday, January 01, 2006

US Secret Service Investigates Student Photo Project

Apparently the US Secret Service deems it a matter of national security to investigate a high school student who made a nonthreatening photographic protest of the president. See the Progressive Magazine