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May 23, 2011 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Teacher Harry Drake became so frustrated with disruptive behavior in his Philadelphia public school classroom that he turned a video camera on the students. A male student lunged at Drake and grabbed the camera, and a struggle ensued. But it wasn't the student who got in trouble. The Philadelphia School District removed Drake from his carpentry classroom at Randolph Technical High School in East Falls, banished him to teacher jail, and four months later in June 2009 fired him, asserting that he didn't have his teacher certification, according to a lawsuit the teacher filed this month in Common Pleas Court.
TRAVEL
June 19, 2011
Bron Imaging Group has reinvented the camera strap, which should benefit travelers toting bulky cameras. Designed to improve both comfort and security, Bron's Sun Sniper Pro padded adjustable camera straps are nylon, reinforced internally with steel wire, so they won't break and can't be snipped by would-be thieves. Unlike most conventional camera straps, which buckle or hook onto metal loops on the sides of the camera, the Sun Sniper attaches via a stainless-steel ball bearing that screws into the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera, making for more flexible movement when lifting to shoot.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1989 | By Gary Haynes, Inquirer Graphic Arts Director
Winter is a grand time to make pictures outdoors, but it's also bad news for camera equipment. Batteries lose their zip. Shutters grow sluggish and film becomes brittle - the shutter speed you choose may not be the one you get, and the film sprockets tear inside your camera. Lenses fog up. Exposure meters begin acting strange when you most need them to expose subjects properly against the glare of ice or snow. You can't expect the camera that served so well in the spring and summer to function flawlessly in the cold unless you take care of it. For starters, install fresh batteries for everything - the meter, winder and flash.
NEWS
October 8, 1992 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
"What you see is what you get" in new picture grabbers from Canon, Sharp and Polaroid. Canon has dreamed up a 35mm still camera so smart you'll think it's reading your mind. No matter where the object of your affection is moving within the field of the viewfinder, the camera knows what to keep in focus. Conventional auto-focus systems zero in only on the object in the direct center of the viewfinder. Canon's system, dubbed "eye-controlled autofocus," bounces a reflected infrared beam off the eyeball that's glued to the viewfinder.
TRAVEL
April 15, 2013 | By Alexandra Pecci, For The Inquirer
On Boston's Beacon Hill, a bright-red door, illuminated by a hanging lantern and framed by a brick archway, struck me as beautiful. So I pointed my camera and shot picture after picture until the door swung open, and a barefoot guy emerged, his hair a little tousled, his white T-shirt wrinkled from sleep. He didn't look up at the group of camera-wielding tourists standing feet away from him on the sidewalk. He simply bent over, plucked the newspaper from his stoop, and retreated quickly back into the house.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A movie like Everlasting Moments comes along maybe once in a decade. It is a portrait, incandescent and inspiring, of an accidental portraitist. She is Maria Larsson, Finnish emigrant to the port city of Malmo, Sweden, at the dawn of the 20th century. Maria, a working-class woman without pretensions, is nonetheless an artist of considerable gifts. Her medium is photography. Watch how instinctively she frames a fugitive image, like a child gently cupping a butterfly in her hands.
LIVING
November 29, 1987 | By Gary Haynes, Inquirer Graphic Arts Director
A camera, however expensive or sophisticated, does not a photographer make. That point has been made here, in varying degrees of shrillness, no fewer than a dozen times in the last year alone, but it bears repeating. The photographer has to learn to see, to think, to compose through the viewfinder, and to move around to get the best photographs. The photographer who does all these well will find almost any camera an adequate tool. In other words, photographers need to worry less about the special gear they think they need and more about training themselves to use the cameras they already have.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member has been charged with assault for striking the hand of a journalist, swatting at his camera, and knocking it to the ground and damaging it. In addition to simple assault, Charles Robinson, 60, of Gable Road in Paoli, was charged this week with harassment and criminal mischief, according to public records. On Jan. 8, as Robinson left the Newtown Square court after waiving a preliminary hearing in the sexual assault case, he shoved several members of the media and struck the hand of Richard Ilgenfritz, a reporter with Main Line Media News, knocking his Nikon camera out of his hand.
SPORTS
December 12, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
John Daly smashed a spectator's camera into a tree yesterday while shooting a 6-over 78 in the first round of the Australian Open in Sydney. After pushing his tee shot wide on the ninth hole at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Daly walked into a clump of trees, where spectator Brad Clegg tried to take a picture at close range. Daly snatched the camera and smashed it against the nearest tree, telling the man: "You want it back, I'll buy you a new one. " He later released a statement saying Clegg got too close.
SPORTS
August 2, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
If Michael Jordan hits a home run and it's not on video, did it happen? The Birmingham Barons outfielder, whose career highlights so far have been filmed inside NBA arenas, hopes to find a videotape of his first professional home run. Jordan's homer at Hoover (Ala.) Stadium on Saturday came so late in the evening that local television photographers had already packed up. "It was the bottom of the eighth and a late night," said team spokesman Chris Pika. "We would like to have a copy of it, and I think Michael would, too. " So the Barons are trying to get the word out to anyone in the record crowd of 13,751 who might have had a camera running when Jordan hit his homer.
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January 17, 2016 | BY MARI A. SCHAEFER, Staff Writer
A MAIN LINE MAN man accused of sexually abusing a family member has been charged with assault for striking the hand of a journalist, swatting at his camera, and knocking it to the ground and damaging it. In addition to simple assault, Charles Robinson, 60, of Gable Road in Paoli, was charged this week with harassment and criminal mischief, according to public records. Last Friday, as Robinson left the Newtown Square court after waiving a preliminary hearing in the sexual-assault case, he shoved several members of the media and struck the hand of Richard Ilgenfritz, a reporter with Main Line Media News, knocking his Nikon camera out of his hand.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member has been charged with assault for striking the hand of a journalist, swatting at his camera, and knocking it to the ground and damaging it. In addition to simple assault, Charles Robinson, 60, of Gable Road in Paoli, was charged this week with harassment and criminal mischief, according to public records. On Jan. 8, as Robinson left the Newtown Square court after waiving a preliminary hearing in the sexual assault case, he shoved several members of the media and struck the hand of Richard Ilgenfritz, a reporter with Main Line Media News, knocking his Nikon camera out of his hand.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
All SEPTA Police Department officers will soon be equipped with body cameras that will offer a new layer of protection to police and customers, the agency's chief said Friday. "I like to say, cameras are going to make good cops great cops, and make the rest of them follow the rules," Chief Thomas Nestel III said during a news conference. Most of the department's 289 officers already have body cameras, the chief said, and the remainder will be equipped with them in coming days. The department spent about $300,000 on the cameras and an additional $100,000 on training, the agency said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
J-Law: Yes, I did it Jennifer Lawrence , 25, admits that on at least one occasion, she continued to kiss Hunger Games costar Liam Hemsworth after the cameras stopped rolling. But it doesn't mean anything, people. "Liam and I grew up together. Liam's real hot," she said on Watch What Happens Live . The Oscar-winner was informed Justin Bieber recently said he finds her "so sexy" and "so cute. " Would she ever date the warbler? "I'm going to say a hard no," said J-Law.
NEWS
October 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - A little-known New Jersey board charged with ensuring that state mandates are paired with funding sources on Tuesday called into question the 2014 state law that requires police departments to outfit newly purchased patrol vehicles with dashboard cameras. The Council on Local Mandates, responding to a complaint from Deptford Township, said it would place a temporary injunction on the law because implementing it could cause "irreparable harm" to the township and others like it. A formal order halting the mandate is expected within weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meet the Patels is a documentary that would not work if its subjects, actor Ravi Patel and his family, weren't so entertaining to watch. Ravi's sister, Geeta, who directs the film, lucked out, in that her brother is both photogenic and charismatic by profession. Ostensibly, Meet the Patels is about Ravi - who has a supporting role in John Stamos' forthcoming Fox sitcom, Grandfathered - trying to find a wife. His mother and father, Champa and Vasant, met through an arranged marriage, and are intent on hitching up their son, who they think has never had a girlfriend.
NEWS
September 3, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
WHO KNEW that four little words - You are being recorded - could be so magical? At least, that's what cops in North Philadelphia's 22nd District have found since they volunteered eight months ago to take part in a pilot program that tested the viability of body cameras. Officer Roger McFadden, who's been in charge of monitoring the district's program, said he observed several encounters between civilians and officers that seemed to change dramatically because of the presence of the cameras.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameras mounted inside wildlife crossings beneath the Atlantic City Expressway a year ago have produced a few amusing images but not hard evidence of the passageway's usage. A curious but common everyday raccoon sits up on hind legs and peers into the darkness in one of seven images the state Department of Environmental Protection released this month. Then there's a beaver with a mouth full of sticks, and a young, white-tailed deer that resembles a Chihuahua as its oversize ears are illuminated by the beams of a brilliant sun. But the endangered northern pine snake and the tiny tree frogs targeted for protection have not been captured by any of the eight motion-triggered cameras inside the culverts under the highway.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
Rachel De Barros launched her first car-related business while a student at Ohio University. She printed pink fliers with her name and phone number, promoting herself as a door-to-door mechanic. An oil change? Brake job? Simple repair? De Barros was for hire. No one called. "I would wait by the phone, like, Come on! I need money, " said De Barros, 37, of Feasterville, staring at a spot on the table where a phone would be. "So I changed the fliers, made them white, and wrote, 'Call Jimmy.' Then I started getting calls.
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