Welcome to episode 40 of The Circle of Confusion, the professional photography podcast.
The Prodigal Son has returned, but not for long. We kick off with an update on the printing of Peter’s first book.
We also discuss Apple Macbook Pro and the environment, and Canon have a problem that they need to get a grip on.
We refer back to some comments and updates on the Olympics in respect to the portraits by photographers and the camera gear.
The rest of our discussion centers on the topic of documentary photography vs. photojournalism vs. street photography.
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Apple & the Environment.
Apple has notified the EPEAT that it is withdrawing its products from the EPEAT registry because their design no longer meets the standard requirements of “disassemble-ability”. The standard requires that external enclosures, chassis and electronic subassemblies shall be removable with commonly available tools or by hand, which is not the case with the new MacBook Pro. Will this have a financial impact on Apple’s sales ?
Canon Grip Problem
Canon have found a problem with some EOS650D/Rebel T4i: a chemical reaction from the rubber hand-grip can cause an allergic reaction. What Canon are saying is that the chemical zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is not used in the production of the camera but is a potential by-product of a chemical reaction between other substances found in the grip. A larger than normal amount of rubber accelerator was used in the production, which could potentially cause this chemical reaction. Click on this Link to see if your camera is from the effected batch
You can Link Here to Peter’s Kickstarter book project to see more images and a short video of the printing process.
Here is the link to Bruce Gilden’s approach to street photography that Roger was talking about. Watch the video and then read the complete article on the BJP website, especially the comments.
The Question: Is Photography Art?
Your Answer: Post your answers in the comments.
And finally, to keep Roger happy, you can listen to his podcast on Documentary Photography here
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