In a what?
It’s so weird, I don’t know how I missed it when it came out. I was out buying ink today when I stumbled across the Selphy. Somehow, those wacky guys over at Canon had the brilliant idea that portable photo printers ought to come in bucket form.
The Selphy CP770 (Amazon) is a playful little 4×6 dye-sublimation photo printer that comes in a plastic bucket big enough for its accessories, paper, and cables. The printer itself becomes the “lid” of the bucket and latches on with two large green plastic clamps. And you carry it around by the handle. On the bucket.
CNET Editors gives it a “very good” rating citing excellent photo quality, fast printing, and ease of use.
I’m still a little boggled. And yet I am intrigued. Would you dare bring this to a corporate or any other kind of “serious” environment? You’d have a hard time getting anyone to take you seriously. But, whip out this fruit tart of a photo printer at a child’s birthday party or family social gathering and fire off some 4×6’s at grandma and I predict you’d be the hero of the moment.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, you can pick up an extra-special Hello Kitty version, naturally.
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Science photography seems to me to be an often overlooked area of this art form. Possibly because it is an area mostly left to the professionals and not easily accessible to amateurs. Still, it is a shame because science photography produces some of the most amazing photographs around. Just check out Lennary Nilsson’s award winning A Child Is Born portfolio, or David Doubilet’s amazing black and white seascapes and you’ll see what I’m talking about. These are photographs that not only look stunning but give an insight into parts of our world we don’t ordinarily get to see.
I find this totally fascinating, I mean did you know what bone tissue or SARS virus particles looked like? Kinda cool actually.
Portal, originally uploaded by Mike Rogoff.
Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
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