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This workshop is intended for photographers looking for new set of skills to incorporate their stock images into marketable posters. The workshop will be held on April 16, 2017 in Caesarea National Park.
The first digital image made on a computer in 1957 showed researcher Russell Kirsch’s baby son.
It was a grainy image of a baby—just 5 centimeters by 5 centimeters—but it turned out to be the well from which satellite imaging, CAT scans, bar codes on packaging, desktop publishing, digital photography and a host of other imaging technologies sprang.
It was 60 years ago this spring that National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST) computer pioneer Russell Kirsch asked “What would happen if computers could look at pictures?” and helped start a revolution in information technology. Kirsch and his colleagues at NBS, who had developed the nation’s first programmable computer, the Standards Eastern Automatic Computer (SEAC), created a rotating drum scanner and programming that allowed images to be fed into it. The first image scanned was a head-and-shoulders shot of Kirsch’s three-month-old son Walden.
The ghostlike black-and-white photo only measured 176 pixels on a side—a far cry from today’s megapixel digital snapshots—but it would become the Adam and Eve for all computer imaging to follow. In 2003, the editors of Life magazine honored Kirsch’s image by naming it one of “the 100 photographs that changed the world.”
Kirsch and his wife Joan, an art historian, now reside in Oregon. Together, they use computers to analyze paintings and define the artistic processes by which they were created. Son Walden—whose face helped launch the era of computerized photography—works in communications for Intel following a successful career as a television news reporter.
As a title for this post I have rephrased a quote from PU-239 movie: “There is a right way to open this canister, no fewer than twenty wrong ways”, the same goes for safe travelling with photography gear. Below is an illustration of one of the wrong ways, the camera can be effortlessly snatched from the guy’s hand, backpack can be easily opened from behind his back, a sure recipe for disaster waiting to happen.
Thanks to all participants of our spring photo walk. We are looking forward to see you again and enjoy together the beauty of the season. Please find below the photo walk collage as a pleasant memory of quality time spent together.