Archive for December 4th, 2006

Dec 4, 2006

Digital Still Camera Market Pauses at $18 Billion Plateau

Emphasis shifts to enhanced image processing and ‘hybrid’ still/video models

Press Release: Scottsdale, Arizona — After years of spectacular growth, the market for digital still cameras appears to be leveling off at about $18 billion per year now that most photographers and camera-toting consumers have switched from film to digital photography, concludes IC Insights’ new 2007 IC Market Drivers report.

Dec 4, 2006

How a lost Peruvian work made its way to Houston

311xinlinegallery.jpgSource: Houston Chronical
Written by Patricia C. Johnson

In Arequipa, an elegant Peruvian city in the high mountain desert 630 miles south of Lima, two photography connoisseurs discovered a lost world of 1920s elegance.

Beginning in 1999, Adelma Benavente of Arequipa and Houston-based photographer Peter Yenne sorted, inventoried and sometimes restored approximately 15,000 glass negatives from the archives of Estudios de Arte Hermanos Vargas.

In moody black-and-white photos, the Vargas brothers documented fashion, celebrities and the gorgeous city itself.

At Houston FotoFest, Benavente and Yenne have installed City of Night, an exhibit of approximately 80 digital prints and a few archival ones, dated 1912 to 1930, from the historic Estudio Vargas.

Dec 4, 2006

Think Secret thinks it has some secrets

Think Secret, the rumor site that usually leaks Apple info has posted some speculative “rumors” regarding Photoshop CS3. Photoshop CS3, the “next version” of Photoshop, is due in Q2, 2007 as stated by Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen last year. This is the long awaited “Universal Binary” version that will run natively on Apple’s MacIntel machines.

Dec 4, 2006

Jackson Pollock’s art and fractal analysis


Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? Can it be used to authenticate paintings of uncertain provenance? Case Western Reserve University physicists address these questions in the current issue of Nature.
Source: Physorg