First photo on the internet

First Picture ever Posted on Internet

Even thou it looks like a bad prom or high school reunion picture, this is actually the first picture ever posted on the world wide web! The lovely ladies in the photo were part of a musical group called Les Horrible Cernettes, based at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. The photo was taken during the annual music festival put on by CERN and  tweaked in version one of Photoshop, before being uploaded by Tim Berners-Lee, one of the inventors of the Internet.

Camera Porn: The Making of the Leica M9-P

Last week Leica announced that it was launching a a special edition of its M9 with fashion label Hermès. It will cost an wallet-crushing $25,000 and this video helps explain the high cost.

Old-world craftsmanship, attention to detail and of course pure sex appeal are all part of making Leicas. God do I want one!

Complete Workflow and Backup of a professional photographer

Seldom do you see a pro photographer sharing his/her secrets with anyone, let alone the entire world! Chris Jarvis is doing just that. He has created an amazing and educational video + blog post detailing how his studio handles backups.

Keep in mind that very few people can afford that setup. Now if only I had his clients, budget etc.

Great job Chris!

Worlds Oldest camera

Daguerreotype Giroux worlds oldest camera to auction

The ‘Daguerreotype Giroux’ from 1839. The first commercially-produced camera of the world, that will be sold at the WestLicht Photographica Auction on the 29th of May 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The estimate is 500,000 to 700,000 Euros. The label of the ‘Daguerreotype Giroux’ from 1839 is signed by the inventor Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre to verify its authenticity.

View the auction page here.