The Proof Sheet – Photography News In Review For The Week of August 18

Welcome to The Proof Sheet, where each week I'll post some of the more notable photography news in sweet, chewy, bite-sized, easily-digestible morsels. Click the Read More for this week's stories.


Nikon just can’t get it right. After the infamous D600 dust spot melee, you’d figure they’d be a bit more careful about what they put into the marketplace, especially when that camera is their new D810. Apparently, they’ve issued an advisory for this new flagship, warning that long exposures may result in ‘bright spots.’ At least, this time, they’re fixing them for free.


In celebration of National Photo Day last week, Lytro has published a fun info graphic detailing the 175-year history of photography. It starts with the first recorded photograph on paper in 1839, and leads us all the way up to the emerging light field photography technology. Click here to see and download the entire infographic.

RAW editing in your browser has arrived!! announced about a year ago, right around the time that Adobe went and pissed off a large chunk of their user base by announcing the Creative Cloud model, that they were working on a browser based RAW editor, and, well, to the chagrin of Adobe, they’ve kept their word. The beta version is now out for public consumption. Click here to download the photography psychotica from their site.


Blackmagic has updated the firmware for their Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera, FStoppers reports. The upgrade adds histograms, audiometers, and time remaining indicators along with some other extremely useful features, helping make their already amazing cameras a bit more user friendly. Click here to download the update.


A New York photographer has been awarded a $125,000 settlement stemming from a claim that he was harassed and arrested when cops noticed him recording them as they performed an intrusive ‘stop and frisk.’ They arrested him for disorderly conduct after he advised those being frisked to get the cops’ badge numbers. The court decided in his favor, the NY Daily News reports.