This post is just a round up of some of the cool, interesting stories, videos and news we have found on the web or were just to swamped to cover as individual articles during the week. The March issue of PhotoComment is also being wrapped up to go to print next week. Hope you have a great weekend.
Nikon’s “Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography” Project
Nikon are working on a project with Junior High Schools in Eastern Japan where the earthquake and Tsunami hit last year. The project provides photography classes to students and will create photo books from the images they capture. You can find more details here.
Another great video posted on PetaPixel is found below. It is part of a four part series which talks about Remixing, a theme which a reader (Neill Soden) introduced me to from a photographic perspective. While this four part video series is not directly related to photography, the concept of applying it to photography is very interesting. To see the other three videos head over to PetaPixel.
Mirror Monkey Cam
Another great video shared by PetaPixel.
Olympus President Arrested
Reported byand numerous other websites was the arrest of 7 people related to the Olympus fraud scandal that has been making headlines in photographic and financial circles over the last few months. Among the 7 people taken into custody is the company’s former president and chairman, Tsuyoshi Kikukawa.
Shift Lens DIY
If you are a Do It Yourself kind of person then you really should be following the site DIYPhotography. This week they shared details on how a photographer took a niffty fifty lens and combining it with a shower head and rubber glove, made a tilt shift lens.
New Photo App Gets Rid Of Passers By
The last thing I want to share with you as you go into the weekend is this new photo app that will analyse a scene taking several images and allow you to erase the unwanted people who keep walking through your scene. Check the video below for a demo and get more details on Mashable’s site here or Engadget here.