Where's the Lens Cap?
Where's the Lens Cap covers current topics in digital media - video, photography, motion graphics as well as web related media issues. It's a resource for the pros and just the curious.
Articles in this feature
Oct 02, 2012
What Is a Good Photographic Subject?
If we slow down, the ordinary can become extraordinary and can be revealed in a different way. Art often does this for us.
Feb 01, 2012
Cosmic Photos - A Cool Picture Every Day
Daily image of our fascinating universe along with a brief explanation by a professional astronomer
Jan 17, 2012
New Google Social Search Feature
It's pretty much "Search Your Google+ World"
Dec 16, 2011
Gadget Gifts Under $100 - Smart and Cool
Hurry not much time. Or just sit there and miss the fun.
Sep 06, 2011
Do You Need a Social Media Scrubbing?
In this job market you need all the advantages you can get. That goes for companies looking at your social media too.
Jul 07, 2011
Daylight Studios for Photography
Adding or subtracting light, like the difference between painting with light or carving out light like sculptor carves marble block
May 12, 2011
Brightcove Gets Patent for Distribution of "Digital Content Items"
Is it just me, or does this seem a bit broad?
Apr 29, 2011
90 Percent of Social Media Marketing is a Sham, 10 Percent is Genius
Stay calm. Actually, it’s pretty much in line with other marketing tactics.
Apr 18, 2011
Did You Lose a Textbook?
The school wants their book. No it's not under the sofa! I looked.
Mar 28, 2011
The Faked NPR Video Expose & Why We Believe In Crop Circles
A hidden cam uses the visual style that gives even a fake the feel of real & screws with our lizard brains. We believe just because...and we go for a ride.
Mar 02, 2011
Create a Hand-Drawn Font—Easy & Fun
Create your own crazy custom handwriting font for your next ransom note!
Feb 15, 2011
MPEG LA Announces Open Call for VP8 Patent Claims
Trolling for organizations that developed or have overlapping parts of the VP8 video algorithm. You could be a winner!
Jan 31, 2011
Digital Media Creatives Climb On Crowdsourcing Bandwagon
When marketing people try to get other marketing people to work for free, they need to be very clever.
Jan 17, 2011
Google Bets On WebM vs. H.264 Video
Google is taking a stand on WebM open source video standard that will affect the future of web video delivery for years.
Jan 02, 2011
Vivian Maier (1926-2009) The Discovery of an Extraordinary Social Landscape Photographer
Taking stunning pictures on Chicago's streets for 40 years, (which she never showed anyone) now, after her death, more than 100,000 images discovered.
Dec 23, 2010
Tethering a DSLR
On the job, Two different days, one untethered, one tethered. After this A-B comparison, here's the review.
Dec 12, 2010
Flash Is Going To Kill Granny! - The Hate Flash Meme
Did a bad Flash pop-up ad traumatize you as a child? Another tech meme spread for our own good?
Dec 05, 2010
Cheap Gadget Gifts - For Digital Media Geeks (Part Two)
Here are a few more holiday gifts ideas for the gadget geeks that always need more cool stuff.
Nov 26, 2010
Cheap Gadget Gifts - For Digital Media Geeks (Part One)
Here are a few holiday gifts recommendations for the digital media crowd. I know, we're cheap and easy!
Nov 08, 2010
Interview: Special Effects Supervisor, Disney Animation Studios
Marlon West on his background & work on "Princess and the Frog."