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Photographer Captures Street With iPhone

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Greg Schmigel started shooting street photography with his iPhone 2G about four years ago. When he realized it took pretty decent photos, he decided he wanted to create a project that was simple, interesting and unique, and “Just What I See” was born. (He’s upgraded to the 3GS and 4 since then.) As he told the blog Uglybaby, “I really believe that about 80% of photography is about what the photographer sees. Your choice of camera makes up for the rest.” You can see more of his work here.

These days, some sort of creative endeavor with an Apple product equals instant buzz. Only Oprah has greater popular culture eminence! See Atomic Tom’s iPhone app jam session here or Jesse Rosten’s iPad-lit photo shoot here.  (Atomic Tom’s video has over four million hits since mid-October. Four million!)

Photographer Roughed Up in iPad Fray

Alan Pryke, a news photographer with The Australian newspaper, arrived at Sydney’s flagship Apple store today to document the much-anticipated launch of the iPad. But when the Apple crew showed up, they set up front and center, ignoring the protocol that the first media outlets there are the ones that get the best position. Pryke protested and tried to reclaim his spot, when security intervened and grabbed him by the shirt and shoved him. The situation was soon resolved, and the security firm apologized later for the incident.

Pryke plans to write a letter to a letter to Apple, which I’m sure will go straight to the top and be addressed immediately.

Article from The Australian

Oh, How the Apple Has Fallen

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With the advancement of technology and the proliferation of  rapidly outdated gadgets, Apple once again releases another featureless iPod. Planned obsolescence is alive and well.

Lacking any control buttons on Apple’s newest iPod shuffle, your headphone jack has officially been highjacked by Apple, restricting you to don their iconic white headphones to operate “the first music player to talk to you.” Enslaved by this monopolized feature, we will all now walk the streets as Apple’s permanent billboards, unable to use another brand’s headphones with this battery-sized rectangle.

With a sleek, catchy design and ability to hold 1000 songs,  Apple’s “amazingly small” device will fit easily into our consumer-driven culture, compelling us to purchase a second one as soon we lose the first one after attempting to use it with our “eyes closed.” And in case you’re lucky enough to only lose the headphones (which is the only way to play Apple’s tiniest music player),  it will cost you just $79 to purchase a brand new set of Apple’s in-Ear Headphones — the entire cost of a 4GB iPod Shuffle (including the headphones).

Way to go, Apple. Just like your stock price, your newly designed and “innovative” products have fallen far from the tree and are now just fermenting on the ground.

Note: We realize this site is about photography and photographers’ rights, but we do know a lot of photographers who listen to music via an iPod while out shooting. And even if you don’t, chances are you’re an Apple customer, it being a monopoly and all.

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