October 8, 2018 Donald Scarinci

The long legal battle over a monkey’s rights to a “selfie” is now over. A federal court of appeals ruled in April that the monkey lacks statutory standing to bring a copyright infringement lawsuit. British photographer David Slater traveled to Indonesia to capture the crested black macaque. While he was shooting, one of the primates hijacked his camera and took over 100 selfies. Not surprisingly, one of the photos that Naruto took of herself went viral after Slater posted it online. Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, posted the “selfie” in its online database of public domain images. Upon discovering the…

September 24, 2018 Donald Scarinci

As many photographers can attest, Nikon cameras and Sigma lenses generally work together seamlessly to create stunning images. However, Sigma could not get its latest lens from the highly-regarded Art line to work with Nikon mounts. So, for now, Nikon fans will be missing out. 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Sigma announced the 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art early this year. It is the first macro lens in the Sigma Global Vision Art Line. According to Sigma, the new lens “prioritizes optical performance that defines the Sigma Art line, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while…

September 10, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Before he became a ground-breaking director, Stanley Kubrick was a photographer. His early work can be seen this summer in New York City. “Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs” runs through October 28, 2018, at the Museum of the City of New York. By Stanley Kubrick ; cropped by Off-shell – File:KubrickForLook.jpgOriginal image: LOOK Magazine Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [Reproduction number e.g., LC-L9-60-8812, frame 8], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35534727Kubrick got his first professional photography job in 1946 as an apprentice for Look Magazine. His first published photograph was entitled “A Short Story from…