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Inside Foxconn: Exclusive look at how an iPad is made – YouTube

Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple’s Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. Hear his full audio reports on your local public radio station or online at

Texts from Hillary’ photographer didn’t LOL— at first

(Photo courtesy Diana Walker/TIME)

Even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is embracing the viral “Texts from Hillary” meme—which mashes up a photo of a sunglass-wearing Clinton with captions that imagine her text conversations with everyone from Mitt Romney to Ryan Gosling. But not everyone was as thrilled, namely, the photographer who snapped the iconic image.
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The F%^&ing Nikon D800 vs. Canon 5D MKIII Shootout – YouTube

via The F%^&ing Nikon D800 vs. Canon 5D mkIII Shootout – YouTube.

Photographer Suing Skechers for $250M for Violating Licensing Agreement

Here’s a lawsuit you might want to keep an eye on: in late 2010, photographer 

Photographer Suing Skechers for 0M for Violating Licensing Agreement

Richard Reinsdorf sued shoe company Skechers for violating the licensing agreement for a number of images he made for the company between 2006 and 2009. While the lawsuit itself isn’t anything unusual, the price demanded by Reinsdorf is: he wants $250 million.

via Photographer Suing Skechers for $250M for Violating Licensing Agreement.

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Ferrari edition Hasselblad 4HD-40 camera


ferrari edition hasselblad 4HD-40 camera

the hasselblad ‘H4D-40’ medium format camera in limited ‘ferrari edition’
image © jonathan beer

The ‘H4D-40 ferrari edition‘ by swedish cameramakers hasselblad is a limited-production camera bearing the new ferrari ‘rosso fuoco’ colour
and cavallino rampante icon. the 40-megapixel camera is sold in a sealed glass-topped box also marked with the ferrari logo. first announced
in 2010, the camera has just been released for purchase.

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Leica’s white M9-P costs $31,770, comes with an f/0.95 50mm

Leica Is Charging $20,000 Extra for the Color White.

Leica makes beautiful, very expensive cameras that work wonderfully. The M9-P is no exception: 18 megapixels, gorgeously retro. But if you buy this $32,000 limited edition, you are a moron.

The standard M9-P is already crashing the bank: $8,000 out the door. But this one is $31,770. Why? It is white. It also comes with a nice f/0.95 50mm lens, but, really, you’re paying tens of thousands of dollars for part of the visible spectrum. A small part. Is that worth it to you? if the answer is yes, perhaps you should reevaluate your life, or give some of that money to ongoing tsunami relief instead, as this is only available in Japan.

Via: Gizmodo

Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem

Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem

Most demanding careers practically guarantee stress, but if you’re feeling completely exhausted, unable to concentrate, or as though you’re neglecting your own well-being, you may be suffering from burnout. It’s a very real condition that’s easy to ignore, but you can detect and fix the problem if you know what to do. Here’s how.

We often use the term “burnout” as a vague label for an exhausting day or week of hard work, but actual burnout is quite a bit more serious. I experienced serious burnout at my first job out of college. I always knew something was wrong because of the long hours and high levels of stress, but I didn’t really realize what it was doing to me until my parents came to visit, saw the disastrous state of my apartment, and made me aware of what I’d been trying to ignore. (I’m usually a very tidy person, so even a small mess indicates a problem.) After leaving that job I learned more about burnout, how my life was a perfect (and extreme) example, and what I needed to do to change it. Burnout can be bad, but it isn’t insurmountable. You simply need to recognize the symptoms, identify the causes, and take action—both in the short and long term—to remedy the issues you uncover. In this post, we’re going to look at how to do those three

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Apple’s subsidy makes iPhone a nightmare for carriers – Feb. 8, 2012


Apple's subsidy makes iPhone a nightmare for carriers - Feb. 8, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The iPhone may be great for consumers, but takes a nasty toll on wireless carriers’ bottom line.

The price of Apple’s (AAPLFortune 500) iconic smartphone is heavily discounted by carriers. Those subsidies almost single-handedly devastate profit margins for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

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Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Who Will Win? | PCWorld

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: Who Will Win? | PCWorld.

AppleGoogle and Microsoft are locked in a three-way struggle for industry dominance, competing to varying degrees on hardware, computer and cell phone operating systemsapplications, entertainment, Internet search and more.

Today, Google owns Internet search, Microsoft owns operating systems and applications, and Apple owns high-end hardware and entertainment and media devices. That may well change, though. So it’s worthwhile to ask: As each company looks to encroach on the turf of the others, which one is best positioned for the future — and which is most likely to fall?

Although Apple is riding high now, it’s the most vulnerable of the three. That’s because its success is built on the singular vision and talent of one person — Steve Jobs.

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I’d like to share some uncomfortable truths about photography.

 by icanjusttypeanythi via. Reddit


I think some things need to be said out loud, for once, at least things that I’ve noticed:

1. It’s more about equipment than we’d like to admit.
Years ago, I started with a shit film camera. The PJ playing field was divided between those who could afford fast lenses and bodies that allowed quick film loading and those who could not. Talent meant not just knowing how to compose and expose a frame correctly, but also knowing how to trick your goddamn shitty equipment into doing what you want it to do.
Nowadays, especially those of you in college, the playing field is divided between those who can buy adequate equipment to get the job done, and those who can afford fucking MAGIC. Let’s face it: the asshole kid whose dad bought him a D3 and a 400mm f/2.8 is going to have a better sports portfolio than you when you apply to our paper. You’re both talented but we’re too fucking cheap to provide equipment and so was your school. As a consequence, he got all the primary shots he needed for an assignment in the first five plays and spent the next half-hour experimenting with cool angle choices and different techniques while you were still trying to get your 60D to lock focus quickly enough.
True, you can’t pick up a pro camera, set it to P mode and instantly turn into Ansel Adams, but if you’re learning on the same pace as everyone else and you are trying to keep up because your equipment can’t hack it, the difference will be stark, and frustrating. Read more →

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