Creativity Gone Wrong: These Engagement Photos Will Make You Question Engagement, Marriage, Life

It’s a risky move to attempt funny engagement photos. Even the most traditional of such images are already ridiculous. They’re often so serious and samey, and it’s hard to make something ridiculous funnier by amping up the ridiculousness quotient. The rules of parody, however, have not impeded many a betrothed couple from treating this photo opportunity like a creative brief that just reads: “Us!” Now, a cavalcade of wide-ranging examples of these ambitious misfires can all be found in one spot. [read]

iOgrapher for iPad/iPad Mini – Product Review

The iOgrapher Mobile Media Case for the iPad Mini and the full-sized iPad are made from injection-molded polycarbonate – making them flexible and durable and able to withstand a lot of abuse. With several cold-shoe attachments, a tripod mount and a threaded 37mm lens mount for wide angle and telephoto lenses, large easy-grip handles and an amazingly inexpensive price, make this a must-have accessory for your iPad.

When I first saw the original iOgrapher case for the iPad Mini, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. After all, I have an iPad 2 and they didn’t offer one at the time for the full-size iPad, so it was a moot point. But the inventor/originator of the iOgrapher, David Basulto contacted me to see if I’d be interested in checking it out – and even sent one with an iPad mini just so I could test it out. [read Pro Video Coalition]

- by Jeff Foster

French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers

BRAVO to the French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers.  It’s about time.

“A visual shock. For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; an uncomfortable one. It’s noticeable, information is missing, as if we had become a mute newspaper. [A newspaper] without sound, without this little internal music that accompanies sight,” writes Brigitte Ollier, a journalist Libération‘s Culture desk.

Ollier is right, and by choosing to maintain the newspaper’s usual design – with its articles flowing around the spaces where images should have been shown – Libération has succeeded in its attempt to show the power and importance of photography in our understanding of world events. [read]