In 1505, legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci started painting a fresco mural in the town hall of Renaissance Florence. Despite never finishing the artwork depicting The Battle of Anghiari, many scholars consider his painting to be a turning point in Renaissance art. It was studied by many people for more than 40 years before it disappeared. Some people think it was covered up by another fresco created by another artist. Now a team of scientists, teamed up with a photographer, are going to try to take a photograph through the wall to see if Leonardo’s masterpiece is still there. And they need your help, to the tune of $266,500. They have turned to Kickstarter to raise enough funds to purchase the equipment needed.
Archive for August, 2011
Flickr has updated some of the options available to you in terms of who can view your geotagged photographs. You can now set up geofences, which are pre selected areas that allow you to control who views your photographs. For example, set up a geofence surrounding your house, then adjust your privacy settings to only allow your family to see photographs which are tagged within this area. Please note that any photographs with Geo data in the EXIF will still be readable, so be sure to restrict your download settings as well.
Kim Pimmel created a really cool video of bubbles interacting with dye using his magic powers. Well ok, maybe he isn’t a sorcerer, but I never knew such a thing was possible. View a better explanation of what’s going on, as well as the video after the break.
Jen McKen made headlines recently when she refused to photograph some High School students because she allegedly caught them bullying on Facebook. She has received many responses to her decision, most of which appear to be positive due to the fact she has zero tolerance for bullying. Knowing how difficult it is to make a living as a photographer, I know this was not an easy decision to make. What do you think? Was this the right decision?