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clickykbd PRO 10:14pm, 13 October 2005
Thread has become the official news log of camera toss citations.

Curiouslee brings it to my attention that makezine.com has published a blurb about camera tossing! Thanks to his moblog posting of course...

www.makezine.com

Permalink to the article:
www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/10/camera_tossing.html

curiouslee's moblog posting:

hiptop.bedope.com/index.php?FILTER=zyrr@gznvy.pbz&gim...

Thanks curiouslee for the public relations!
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clickykbd PRO 12 years ago
@_nod
I did manage to get copies of the real-media broadcast for the radio news, i'll try to find your interview and crop it out.
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clickykbd PRO 12 years ago
Have conducted my 3rd interview via email for this newspaper conglomerate in illinois:

"We are a member of the AP, although I cannot gaurantee they will pick up the story. As for the group of newspapers -- the Mattoon Journal Gazette, the Charleston Times-Courier and Decatur Herald & Review -- they are all owned by the corporation Lee Enterprises"

They have not said if they will run photos yet.

MYSTERY NEWS EVENT!
The blog traffic spiked from 200 to 3,000 on monday, 1,000 on tuesday. Anyone know the cause? I really wish I had referer logs!
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clickykbd PRO 12 years ago
In digging to figure it out, found this google news hit today:

Richmond Times-Dispatch
link to blurb
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clickykbd PRO 12 years ago
That illinois article that i granted an interview for, unfortunate that they didn't use it. The wasting of my time spurred me to retaliate in blog form! muahaha!

the article (printed/published today in 3 papers)
and subsequent blog entry
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Happy new years indeed! The austrian news site article that had been in the works for a while went online today:

link to their web version

The "camera toss" photo upper left takes you to an 11 photo gallery... though they weren't very selective, I feel that only a couple of those are among my best results.

Flickrwegian: was that photo used as the link to the gallery yours? I don't think it was mine, don't have any idea where they pulled that from and had i seen it in their draft version I would have definitely said something, or asked them to include attribution! It's just a thumbnail, but still.
spidrwegian_no_more [deleted] 11 years ago
Not mine. They did ask if they could use some and I said yes, but I guess they decided on others instead. Oh well.
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clickykbd PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
Interesting, I had suggested they would need permissions from individual authors. They didn't tell me they had sought any. And that gateway photo seems to have changed today. perhaps they have a selection of thumbnails it chooses randomly.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
a first: television coverage

lehmio was recently interviewed and tailed by Deutsch Welle TV for half a day putting together a piece about camera toss.

He tells me it's now viewable online, scheduled to be aired the 15th, though I'm having trouble finding the video via this link:
www.dw-world.de/dw/episode/0,2144,1735863,00.html

They had contacted me about finding a "european hero of the form" that they could talk to. I inquired with several community members residing in europe, lehmio stepped up to represent the community.

Unfortunately however, he was very dissapointed in their coverage, despite discussions with the reporter about inspiration and specifically mentioning me and the greater camera toss community, even my exhibition in Hamburg on the 4th, they opted to edit out all such mentions.

*sigh*
Why does everything have to be political. Mainstream media and art just don't seem to mix too well, but I knew that a long time ago. Regardless I still look forward to viewing it (when I find it).

If portraying a european hero was their goal, they should have at least spelled his name right. ;)
lehmio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by lehmio (member) 11 years ago
it is that link in the middle saying "euromaxx als Video on demand". this one opens a popup-window where the movie starts in real-video-format (plugin is needed).

The report about camera tossing starts after about 7 minutes (after the designer-ski-thing) and it is about 4 minutes long.

well, although this didnt worked out as we planned to (as i told you already, i am so sorry, ryan!), i hope you still can enjoy that report.
spidrwegian_no_more [deleted] 11 years ago
I think it's great even though I can't understand a word. It's interesting to see your technique is much the same as mine lehmio! Anyway I've grabbed a pic of the camera toss group on TV. It would be cooler to see some stills of you in action !
spidrwegian_no_more [deleted] 11 years ago
camera toss on tv
lehmio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by lehmio (member) 11 years ago
@flickrwegian

thaanks!
well, thats german...
;-)

they had an english version on tv yesterday, but they dont have that one online.

@all
if you get deutsche welle tv, maybe you have the chance to see it today (13th). it is called "Euromaxx" and should be broadcasted at 12.30 and 15.30 (middle european time) and one version should be in english! could be that they broadcast it in the u.s. at a totally different time...

yeah, great idea to get some screenshots... so, the group is mentioned and the website is shown of cause. and it is getting clear that there is a large community at work.

for me it was also interesting to see myself tossing. i also would like to see someone else tossing and compare the technique... maybe this would be a good theme for a new thread?!?
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
found link, segment starts at about 7:20 in the show, even without an english version of the dialog it looks like it was a really fun day with the camera crew. Nice to see/hear you too lehmio.

I hadn't watched it yet so my post was mostly in response to your email lehmio. If it wasn't a trend before it certainly is now. haha.
lehmio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
here are links to some screenshots i made from the online version
(-> sorry, poor quality)...


In front of Lukullus *Restaurant*...

screenshot
Tossing at Reeperbahn

screenshot
In front of Schmidt's Tivoli

Some screenshots converted to links for readability of this thread --admin
ncongrunt Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ncongrunt (member) 11 years ago
ooh, they used my photo :)

wow, and now i feel dumb. that link looks like it's forever old.
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clickykbd PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
hmmm. I was under the impression all photos in the tv spot were taken during filming with lehmio, but I could be wrong.

Also, did anyone manage to catch the english version? Or feel like doing a quick transcription?
clarkk 11 years ago
I'm sitting here with clickykbd while he's eating a very late dinner, and realized it was now Saturday morning in the UK. So, I pulled up the Times London and searched for camera toss. I found none other than the Times London article that clickykbd briefly mentioned. It is here. Enjoy! (especially several of the quotes) :)
lehmio 11 years ago
@ncongrunt
i think the one they showed from the flickr website in large was yours, right?

@clickykbd
i will try to get both versions on dvd from Deutsche Welle and maybe can put them online or send it to you.
lehmio 11 years ago
tomorrow / sunday you can watch the report on Deutsche Welle TV again on television.

Euromaxx Magazin is broadcasted from 18.30 (MET) every 3 hours (so the second replay is at 21.30, third at 0.30, etc.) for 24 hours and as far as i know, every second braodcast is in english.

so try to check it out...
ncongrunt 11 years ago
lehmio: i was referring to the makezine article. the topic was changed since i last read this particular thread, and i thought it was a new post (as it appears at the top of each page). and yeah, the only one they used is mine, it appears.

also, i found this line in the times article funny:
"Perhaps more would have joined had American practitioners not taken to calling themselves 'tossers', but then British slang does not always translate."
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Some of the earliest members were british, doesn't seem to stop anyone, plus they have fun with the pun possibilities.

And random "news" event, or flickr milestone of sorts.

Officially 1000 group members as of now, might change but says 1K right now. ;-)
ncongrunt 11 years ago
w00t, I'm seeing 1010 now :)
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Yeah. It seems the times, london plus dw-tv coverage is converging to produce a few more memberships and first time attempts.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
I wonder what determines if a website gets "news" status and thus is crawled by google news? This is barely a news site, but they echoed a quote from the Times London article, alerted to me by google alerts.

www.digitalcameratracker.com/archives/2006/01/15/digital-...
spidrwegian_no_more [deleted] 11 years ago
Der Spiegel's online article about Ryan's work

www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzkultur/0,1518,398933,00.html
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Yes Spiegel contributed to my means to afford getting to Europe, and they stayed interested enough to re-publish an article about the exhibition.

"Polylux", a german newsmagazine based in Berlin spent a good part of the afternoon and evening filming with people throwing cameras, myself, the exhibition, etc etc. Their piece airs later next week.

There was also alot of local coverage of the event, two or three reporters appeared at the exhibition or just before to speak to me.

Just keeping you updated! I'm off to check my much neglected email.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Swiss news site blurb. Nod's photo is really popular with the journalists.

www.20min.ch/digital/multimedia/story/16003199
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
The Polylux TV story. What the "hip" Berlin show did with the idea/content...

link to the story and video

I indulged them a bit by playing into their desire to make a very entertainment value piece... comes across a bit too "trendy/sporty" for my taste, but shooting with them was actually quite fun and probably why I didn't worry about it too much. They also included many of the exhibition slideshow images that were provided by you guys! Unfortunately they framed the shot without titles/authors. *grumble*
spidrwegian_no_more [deleted] 11 years ago
Hey, just noticed this video link. The exhibition looked great by the way - quite a big crowd. I also noticed a few pics of mine in the report - good stuff. You certainly throw that camera quite high - or were you stretching it a bit for the camera? I have thrown it up far on occasion but find the best shots come out with only two or three foot high tosses. Anyway glad to hear you enjoyed the experience!
FlyButtafly 11 years ago
Wow, there was a huge turnout there! That's so awesome. Congrats, Ryan. It was funny, trying to hear your voice under the translator. ;)

Gosh - watching you do your tosses made me sad in a way though... since my camera broke, I've missed tossing so much! *sigh* Anyway, it was exciting to see a couple of mine on the screen too - and it's cool getting to actually see the excitement of other people over the whole thing. :) Ryan, that's so awesome. I'm glad you're getting the coverage and opportunities that you are. Woohoo! :)
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
@flickrweigan
yes, we all got a bit 'playful' for the polylux report. They have a very 'entertainment value' style to their shooting and editing. There have been some more serious television pieces on the topic since then. SAT1 and RTL2 in germany both did pieces.

@flybuttafly
thanks. I wish polylux had not framed the shot of the community slideshow in a way that lost the author credits! But that slideshow has been run at both events so far, on projector and computer monitors. Thanks all for contributing.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
"some" of the news activity surrounding the exhibition briefly mentioned in this blog entry...
cameratoss.blogspot.com/2006/02/coverage-lot-of-it.html
_ferro_ 11 years ago
i just watched the video! thanks again ryan :)
lehmio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
now i finally made an mp3-file of the report, which was done for 'Deutschland Radio Kultur' (in german) during ryans stay here in hamburg at the gallery...

check it out at

www.stephanlehmann.com/snd/cameratoss_dlr.m3u

Edited by admin:
It seems they now do that for all their profiles/interviews... found the transcript and media files recently:
link
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Thanks lehmio! I had been meaning to email you to ask about that. I think the second one has aired by now, but the journalist (Imka), said she could probably get an archive copy for me.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
The Plain (Awful) Dealer
Cleveland, Ohio

printed article

Unfortunately their web version requires demographic data to view subsequent pages. No one said you have to tell the truth.

I am at a loss for words as to how I feel about this article, that I willingly was interviewed for even... you veterans will certainly know why. I really had high hopes for this one to hit the mark too. *sigh*

I wish i could see the photo their staff photographer took. That could have made up for the shoddy (and completley disrespectful) journalism a little bit. The reporter was really nice too, even a fan of my photography... what in the world went wrong.
FlyButtafly 11 years ago
Oh wow. That was the absolute worst thing I've ever read. I'm actually stunned. I've also copied down his email address to write a letter of outright indignation - the gall!!! It wasn't even funny in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way! They cast everything about camera tossing in an extremely negative light (no pun intended.) It's like, hey, look at this huge phenomenon going on - how can we capitalize on it and make those people look like total idiots???
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
@flybuttafly

I agree it was horrible, but I don't think it was as contrived as you state. The inclusion of a "expert" opinion for example is a pretty standard journalistic practice. It just happened that expert didn't take the time to really review what was going on, or was given a strange paraphrased version of that story by the reporter.

I don't consider it an intentionally malicious article... just a poorly executed treatment of the subject. It was very obvious the reporter tried to write an entertaining piece, which is more common than I am comfortable with, and usually to blame for articles such as this.
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clickykbd PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
So the Austin University newspaper stepped up and produced a very lengthy textual treatment of the topic... unfortunately it included no printed examples of a camera toss photo.

Another photography story with no photos... how does this keep happening? ;-)

I have some minor complaints about the story... but otherwise she tried to get deeper into the topic than most journalists did in the past.

One quote was used very out of context and I shall have to write the Fine Arts Department and apologize because of it *sigh*.

The Daily Texan: Point, shoot, throw
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
Google alerts notified me of a brief mention in GlobeAndMail's web posting about flickr as "One Giant Web Gallery"

Read the full article.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
This was posted in the pool, but as it is not a camera toss itself i'm posting it here... Camera Toss mentioned alongside flickr in a french publication.

Flickr
Compétence photo numerique et argentique / 1er N°
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clickykbd PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 11 years ago
Two things... both of which have already been posted previously... but posting here for the sake of the log...

JPG Magazine - Issue 6 Feature which asked the community "Why?" in this thread.

Swedish Newspaper Article which solicited group photo contributions in this thread earlier.

Also, it wasn't news... but publication. A camera toss photograph of mine was a color center-fold in an earlier issue of the scientific journal Optics And Photonics News, May 2006. One of the most flattering compliments i've had personally.
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
A quick update to this thread...

Camera & Bild photography magazine ran an article last month. Here is lovely Metro (who was published) modeling the magazine.

-- from metró - (?)

and a glimpse at the spread:

-- from metró - (?)

There has been some other activity since the last posting but alas I've been a little disorganized. A rather large one I'll blog about soon.
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QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig (moderator) 11 years ago
One of my photos was also published in the Swedish photo magazine Kamera & Bild.


i can t beleive i forgot to answer that guy s email :\
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
They seem to have done a good job and included some good representations of the genre. Wish I could read the text. I think I procrastinated too because I was left with a not-so-flattering feeling after a similiar magazine did a piece on it. The previous magazine edited/streteched images and used one on the cover (sprinkled with cameras and inside-peek text) without telling me they wanted to do a cover.

But on a happier note!

I let this slip by while I was without internet at home. But the CameraToss group has a wonderful announcement. I would like to extend my best wishes to Katherine Laws and Tom Lewis. Or should I say the Lewis's.

-- from eastofnorth - (?)

That's right. A love and marriage to celebrate that this group is somewhat responsible for starting. Katherine and Tom were both extremely early adopters of Camera Tossing and have images included in the earliest parts of the stream, blog, news, and the media. They first met right here, and over the last year I'd gotten to know them both. Congratulations you two!

The photo I included is a bit non-traditional for a wedding... but there's lots more to view in their respective streams. Besides, we like non-traditional around here.
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QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig (moderator) 11 years ago
A few month ago I found this article about camera tossing in the German online magazin Max www.max.de/lifestyle/multimedia/ryan-gallagher-camera-toss

There are photos from Ryan, Ferro and some others and one of my photos.
_ferro_ 11 years ago
@quakkauq: cool!
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clickykbd PRO 11 years ago
@QuakkauQ...
Interesting... I don't recall anyone from Max contacting me.

But someone who did recently... and blogged about it today: Kodak. A couple articles of mention, the primary one and an aside commentary.

Meredith at Kodak was nice enough to scrounge up a refurb/used 6MP P&S for me as a thank you too. Christmas came early. Thanks Meredith/Kodak, a nice little article on her experience trying it too!
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
Been a while since this thread got bumped. But in order to keep things on record so to speak:

Publication & gallery in Die Zeit online:
www.zeit.de/online/2007/17/bildergalerie-flickr?1
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
Google alerts report another mention today:

Popular Photography Blog (Today!)
flash.popphoto.com/blog/2007/06/tip_of_the_day__11.html

And what's this... they mention it having been published previously in March? How did I miss that one... a search of Popular Photography yields the mention, short but sweet...

The Goods - Howto Toss Your Camera (March 07)
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
As discussed in this thread, camera tossing was featured in Photomagazin (Germany) this month.
Snaps of the pages posted here.

Google alerts also turn up this interesting blog post on intelligent collectives back in 2006... anyone speak french?
Manager en bordure du chaos
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
A fair bit of blogging over here in the last couple days. A simple flickr blog that attempts to find the "diamonds in the rough" of the flickrverse.
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
Camera Toss debuts on the continent of Asia. In Hong Kong, China to be specific. Hold onto your hats folks.

Here's caps of the PDFs DCPhoto Magazine sent me after publication:

dcphoto_screencap_page1

dcphoto_screencap_page2

They included lots of URLs to relevant camera toss pages... so perhaps we might have some visitors due to this one.
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
Here's the Fotomagazin screenshots (a previously mentioned publication):

Fotomagazin.de (Germany) August 2007 (by clickykbd) Fotomagazin.de (Germany) August 2007 (by clickykbd) Fotomagazin.de (Germany) August 2007 (by clickykbd)
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clickykbd PRO 10 years ago
August, which included Fotomagazin, and DCPhoto... was actually even more active than that. Digital SLR User magazine in the UK, which had been sitting on a story for eons finally ran theirs too.

Digital SLR User Magazine (UK) August 2007 (by clickykbd)
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clickykbd PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by clickykbd (admin) 9 years ago
Been a while since I bumped this thread, but a great color portal/blog/magazine site did a tossing article last week:

2008-05-18_1238 (by clickykbd)

www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/05/14/the-colorful-art-of-...
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QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by QuakkauQ | Jens Ludwig (moderator) 9 years ago
A video showing camera tossing. The part about camera tossing starts at 00:07:26
revision3.com/tekzilla/angrypanda/
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clickykbd PRO 9 years ago
Hehe. I enjoy the paradoxical responses by the hosts... often referring to the activity as "obviously stupid/dumb" but then oo-ing and ahh-ing over photos. Camera Toss is wonderfully amorphous like that.

And if I had one, I'd rarely consider throwing an i-phone, primarily because they seem slippery as all hell. Maybe one with a stick-rubber protective sleeve.
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clickykbd PRO 9 years ago
It seems all that build up a while ago to a second publication in JPG Magazine actually materialized as an article in Issue 16.

The link takes you to the published photos of Issue 16, as my subscription lapsed I don't have the article handy to read or share snippets of. Anyone? I assume it was a user submitted article, as the original draft we saw was such. But quite a few camera tosses and inspired photos made it in so I suspect there was a feature. Take the time to browse those image pages and you will see some great tosses in there.

Special thanks to those senior tossers who becoming aware of the article topic submitted many wonderful and on-topic photos, initially there was some worry they were not presenting camera tossing in the most accurate light.
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mtnrockdhh 9 years ago
I was waiting to post re this topic, but have yet to receive my hard copy of Issue 16 of JPG Mag. Snippets will be shared once in hand.
Just saw the note on JPG Mag. Wish I had seen this sooner... I am familiar with this team through Everywhere Magazine (www.everywheremag.com). That publication is a new travel magazine based on the concept piloted by JPG. I believe it is the same crew at 8020 Publishing. Congratulations to all who made it in issue 16.
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mtnrockdhh 9 years ago
@Right Brain - I guess you didn't catch this request I made to the group under the JPG magazine discussion thread a while back?

www.flickr.com/groups/cameratoss/discuss/7215760417206887...
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mtnrockdhh 9 years ago
Camera Toss snippets from JPG Magazine Issues 16

Contributions from Camera Toss group regulars tossthecam, marce_garal, and mtnrockdhh, among other contributors from jpgmag.com.

JPG Magazine Article, Text & Some Images
JPGMag_TOSS_2
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JPG Magazine Article, More Images
JPGMag_TOSS_1
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clickykbd PRO 9 years ago
It's just a blog mention. But in an Adobe Lightroom endorsed tips blog on the 26th:
www.lightroomkillertips.com/2008/some-weekly-odds-and-ends/

And resulted in a spike of 1000 new visitors to our blog.
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clickykbd PRO 8 years ago
Been a while since I bumped this thread, and have missed logging countless blog mentions (at a certain point the task became futile)... most probably not worth mentioning. But seems many of the frequent contributors noticed this one due to a spike in the flickr referral stats today:

Smashing Magazine: Kinetic Photography Examples
www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/25/beautiful-examples-of...

I don't feel he nailed the definition of kinetic photography, but the array of examples was fairly true to the genre (a huge majority of which were tosses). Many of which may have come from the sister (all be it neglected) group kinetic photography.
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clickykbd PRO 8 years ago
A little article in the Netherlands today:

Fotographie.nl: Close Up: Kinetische fotografie, camera tossing
www.fotografie.nl/nieuws/34628/kinetische-fotografie-came...
Wired Magazine just published a new blog piece on camera tossing based on a recent request for holiday tosses. It's titled, "'Tis the Season for Camera Tossing." Here's the link:

www.wired.com/rawfile/2009/12/camera-toss/all/1
Right Brain | Chris Piazza Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Right Brain | Chris Piazza (member) 7 years ago
For those that have not yet seen this website, it has a video of someone throwing his DSLR in the air at wedding parties. We've seen stuff like this before, but I never cease to be amazed.

lightroom.ru/photomaster/109-kineticheskaya-fotografiya-i...

Also noteworthy is the fact that most (if not all) of the photos from the Smashing Magazine article were on the page
eastofnorth PRO 7 years ago
Seriously, Camera + Air + Lake = Heart Stopping.
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clickykbd PRO 7 years ago
The continuation of the wired piece... their "editor's choice" selection from the 200 or so submissions to their "camera tossing contest". I think the message was a bit lost in translation though as a good half or more are definitely not thrown cameras, but more traditional light painting/play:

On their "Raw File" blog
www.wired.com/rawfile/2009/12/camera-toss
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