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March 2016

[MAJ] Qu’est ce qu’une photo à l’ère du numérique et du téléphone mobile ? « MOBACTU / by @laurenceallard

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Dans la foulée et en complément de l’émission Place de la toile du 28 septembre 2013 consacrée à la « photographie à l’ère numérique » à laquelle j’ai eu le plaisir d’être conviée par Xavier de la Porte, Alexandre Jubelin et Thibault Henneton aux côtés d’André Gunthert et de Jean Christophe Bechet, voici quelques réflexions issues de données ethnographiques récentes mettant en avant la vie matérielle et sociale du digital -au double sens anglo-saxon et français du terme car car avec le développement des interfaces tactiles sur les mobiles mais aussi sur les écrans d’ordinateur et les tablettes, les pratiques numériques sont de plus en plus incarnées et sous la main. Ces hypothèses font l’objet approfondi également d’un article à paraître en février 2014 aux éditions Armand Colin dans l’ouvrage collectif Téléphone Mobile et Création, sous la direction de Roger Odin, Laurent Creton et Laurence Allard. A la question liminaire de l’émission, qu’est ce qu’une photo à l’ère numérique et de la connexion généralisée, nous répondrons : « une image-texte prise 8 fois par jour avec mobile sur le mode psychique je vois/j’envoie. »

Études photographiques

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Éditée par la Société française de photographie depuis 1996, Études photographiques est la revue francophone de référence en matière d'études visuelles, qui témoigne de l'état le plus récent de la recherche.

La photo à l'ère du numérique

Comme de tradition dans « Place de la toile », quand il y a un stagiaire, il ou elle a charge de la préparation d’une émission, et avant tout du choix d’un sujet. Alexandre Jubelin est avec nous depuis début septembre, et son choix a penché vers la photo. Nous allons donc nous demander si le numérique change quelque chose à la manière dont on prend des photos, dans des termes techniques ou esthétiques, et puis s’il change les raisons pour lesquelles on prend des photos.

Bout turns social photography into a sport | Kill Screen

You play by starting a photo challenge – you can write your own, or select from currently available gems along the lines of “animal you most look like” or “something you shouldn’t drink” or “best Spiderman”. You share that “bout” with your friends, who then presumably rise to the challenge and take a photo that best/most awesomely represents that statement. 

AH Home

Bout, a social photo-taking game for iOS, was built in collaboration with leading comedy site CollegeHumor. Bout pits players’ skills and cleverness against their friends’ for the chance to win in-game coins and earn bragging rights. Players race to submit the most creative pictures in response to fun prompts, resulting in an endless stream of amazing, funny photos.

10 Video Games About Photography - Bokeh by DigitalRev

There were a surprising number of games throughout the past few decades that featured friendly shutterbugs, so we made the tough decision to choose our 10 favourites.

8 Video Games that Feature Photography

Photography has had a relatively quiet but constant presence in video games over the last two decades, usually featured in video game titles as a mini-game or bonus mode. A few incorporate photography into the main storyline.

Virtual Light: Exploring In-Game Photography And Photo History | Kill Screen

If you are anything like me, you had friends who linked Rainer’s “The Art of in-game Photography.” If you are anything like me, you saw many of your friends duke it out on Facebook and Twitter over whether or not this was a legitimate art — whether it was even photography.


There’s a small but vibrant cottage industry of Muslim women writing romance novels, littattafan soyayya, in Northern Nigeria, a region best known for the acts of terrorist group Boko Haram. The writers face off with Islamic censors, and they sell their books in some of the same markets targeted by Boko Haram suicide bombers.  The books are about love and marriage. Some are subversive and speak out against human trafficking and child marriage, while others are submissive, advising women on how best to please their husbands, offering fantasies of escape, and tales of the poor girl marrying the rich man.   Guided by the themes of these novels, “Diagram of the Heart” explores romance, tradition, love and loss in the lives of women in Northern Nigeria.    "Diagram of the Heart" will be released as a photo book on February 11, 2016, published by Red Hook Editions. You can pre-order a copy now and read more about it here.                       

Henry Carroll - Books

The second book in the 'Read This' series is specifically about photographing people.  Split into seven sections - Composition, Context, The Gaze, Control, The Street, Black and White or Colour and The Psychology of Light -  this book covers all aspects of photographing people. Photographers include Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Zed Nelson, Robert Bergman, Roger Ballen, Duane Michals, William Eggleston, Jeff Wall, Richard Renaldi, August Sander, Garry Winogrand and others. Available in all your favourite languages, as long as that's either English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese or Spanish.

Sex Dolls -

Photographed sex dolls at RealDoll in San Marcos, California, where artists and other skilled craftsman make these custom $6500 products. Thanks to the kind and professional staff there!

January 2016


Simply put, CSSgram is a library for editing your images with Instagram-like filters directly in CSS. What we're doing here is adding filters to the images as well as applying color and/or gradient overlays via various blending techniques to mimic these effects.

October 2015

Perceptual Image Compression at Flickr |

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At Flickr our users really care about image quality.  They also care a lot about how responsive our apps are.  Addressing both of these concerns simultaneously is challenging;  higher quality images have larger file sizes and are slower to transfer.   Slow transfers are especially noticeable on mobile devices.   Flickr had historically aimed for high quality at the expense of larger files, but in late 2014 we implemented a method to both maintain image quality and decrease the byte-size of the images we serve to users.   As image appearance is very important to our users,  we performed an extensive user test before rolling this change out.   Here’s how we did it.

June 2015

DSLR Quality Camera in Your Pocket | DxO ONE |

DxO ONE. The pocket-size camera that pairs perfectly with your iPhone, so you can take amazing photos anywhere.

eyes as big as plates

There are no words to describe the emotional reaction provoked by the ‘Eyes as Big as Plates’ photographs, such is their unsettling nature-fuelled power. Talking to Riita and Karoline, the duo behind the project, we get to know in greater depth what is happening behind the preparation of each project and understand better how they manage to produce these beautiful pieces of work.

April 2015

We All Have Photographic Memories | NextDraft Originals

Avoiding a digitized version of a very public experience from 1980 is hard enough. Avoiding often immediately available digitized versions of our modern experiences is nearly impossible. This is especially true for kids whose entire childhoods seem to be digitally documented. Digital photography provides so many images — and the access to those images is so immediate — that our actual memories or perceptions of a moment can be replaced by a digital memory in near realtime.

Since The 1980s, Jeff Bridges Has Done Something Incredible On The Set Of All His Movies. | The Roosevelts

Since the 1980s, Jeff Bridges has been taking set shots and behind-the-scene photos from all his films with his unique panoramic Widelux camera. His consistency is amazing.

December 2014

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air - Quartz

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.

November 2014

iPhone 6 vs. Regular Camera … Fight! — Vantage — Medium

Have you noticed something weird about the photos that come out of the iPhone 6? They’re less vibrant, flatter, lacking in contrast compared to shots from the iPhones 5, and to photos from most other phones and point-and-shoot cameras.

July 2014

I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over 6 Years

I’m sure people have always been on paths that quietly and unknowingly intersect. Now, with people sharing their passions and experiences more than ever, we can be sure that we’ll meet yet again — or sometime in the future — whether we know it or not.

Gary Hershorn’s Off-field World Cup Album | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.

A photojournalist explores the cities of Brazil with only a smartphone in hand, and discovers the country’s most mesmerizing moments happen when no one is watching.

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident - Quartz

The curtain slips a bit in the Camera in the Mirror, a new Tumblr project by the Spanish artist Mario Santamaría that collects accidental self-portraits of Google’s hulking cameras while they go about their work. It turns out that museums have a lot of mirrors, and the cameras often photograph themselves in front of them. +

June 2014

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards | Colossal

It’s amazing to see the stories we’re now capable of telling with a device that fits in our pocket containing a camera about the size of a dime

Meet AirDog, An Action Sports Drone For Your GoPro Camera | TechCrunch

The problem Latvian startup Helico Aerospace Industries has set out to solve is most homemade action sports videos rely on a camera, such as the GoPro, being strapped on your person or action sports equipment, providing mostly a POV shot only. But, with drone technology, it could be possible to democratise the kind of aerial videos previously the domain of expensive, professional shoots only.