Photography

Nest Cam IQ review: A seriously smart (and expensive) indoor security camera – Popular Science

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Observations Nest has always had a clear vision for what a home security camera should be. One of the more controversial aspects of this vision is the belief that they should always be recording. Unlike most of its competitors, Nest cameras don’t offer a free tier of video storage. Competitors like the Arlo Q and Logitech Circle do, in large part because they only record video (usually in 10-15-second spurts)…

Canon’s new 6D Mark II looks like a great update for its entry level full-frame camera – TechCrunch

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canon has a new version of the 6D, its entry-level full-frame DSLR. The 6D debuted in 2012, and I purchased one of the very first off the line – five years later, it’s still a terrific DSLR that in some ways matches my 5D Mark IV. Now, Canon has a new 6D Mark II, and it looks like a great value for people looking to upgrade from their original 6D,…

Camera shootout: The ‘Goliath’ $720 Galaxy S8 versus the ‘David’ $480 OnePlus 5 – Business Insider

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider When it comes to smartphone cameras, no one should expect a four-year-old startup like OnePlus to realistically take on a tech behemoth like Samsung, but OnePlus puts up a seriously good fight. Yes, the Galaxy S8 is still the king of the smartphone cameras, but it’s also a phone with a starting price tag of $720. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5 costs $480, and I’d be happy to…

Canon’s long awaited 6D Mark II is a huge upgrade, but it’s missing 4K video – The Verge

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canon is updating two of its camera lineups today with the announcement of the new 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2. Both look like solid new cameras — the 6D especially, since it’s been anticipated for even longer than it’s been rumored. But they’re both still missing one of the most requested features: 4K video. The $1,999 6D Mark II is a follow-up to 2012’s Canon 6D, a slightly cheaper…

Canon’s long awaited 6D Mark II is a huge upgrade, but it’s missing 4K video – The Verge

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canon is updating two of its camera lineups today with the announcement of the new 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2. Both look like solid new cameras — the 6D especially, since it’s been anticipated for even longer than it’s been rumored. But they’re both still missing one of the most requested features: 4K video. The $1,999 6D Mark II is a follow-up to 2012’s Canon 6D, a slightly cheaper…

Meet the small 360 camera module that will fit into phones – Engadget

Thursday, June 29, 2017

As I was mocking the ridiculousness of the ProTruly Darling phones displayed at the booth, HT Optical’s Vice President Shu Junfeng pulled me to a side and gave me a sneak peek at what’s coming next: a much smaller 360 camera module that can fit into a 7.6mm-thick smartphone, yet it’ll take 16-megapixel stills — a massive jump from, say, the Insta360 Air dongle’s 4.5-megapixel resolution, and also a tad…

Errol Morris’s “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography”: An Artist’s Soul, Unleashed by a Polaroid Camera – The New Yorker

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Errol Morris’s quietly passionate and inspiring new film, “The B-Side,” which opens Friday, is a work of echoes and reflections. It’s a documentary portrait of Elsa Dorfman, a photographer who does mainly portraits and whose photography is inseparable from the details of her daily life. Her life and work illuminate the very essence of her medium. In the process of telling Dorfman’s life story, Morris also gathers hints about the…

Errol Morris’s “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography … – The New Yorker

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Errol Morris’s quietly passionate and inspiring new film, “The B-Side,” which opens Friday, is a work of echoes and reflections. It’s a documentary portrait of Elsa Dorfman, a photographer who does mainly portraits and whose photography is inseparable from the details of her daily life. Her life and work illuminate the very essence of her medium. In the process of telling Dorfman’s life story, Morris also gathers hints about the…

Mundelein approves police body camera program – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Following a two-year trial period, Mundelein police received approval Monday night to roll out a body camera program “It improves officer safety. It clearly defines what’s taken place out there and gives the officer a little sense of comfort,” Police Chief Eric Guenther said during Monday’s meeting. “Department transparency, we’ve said a thousand times, it’s our objective to be very transparent with the public. What we do is not a…

Photographer celebrates life, and second chances – CBS News

Thursday, June 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Every photo in this exhibit tells a story — just not the story you might expect. Since 2010, photographer Dese’Rae Stage has taken a snapshot of America to talk about an issue that’s often treated like a dirty word.    “You hear that word suicide and you think, ‘I don’t want to go there,’” Stage said. “This project is not about death. This project is about life. And…

Nest’s new home camera is an interesting toy – The Verge – The Verge

Thursday, June 29, 2017

I’ve never understood the fascination with connected home cameras, such as Canary, the Nest Cam, and others. They’ve always been a gimmick in my experience: not reliable enough for a proper security system, not practical enough to be a baby monitor. But a lot of people really like them, so I spent the last week with the new Nest Cam IQ to see if it could change my opinion. The…

Woman: Emory doctors left a camera in my body after surgery – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, June 29, 2017

“As a result of Defendants’ negligence, Plaintiff Lacrystal Lockett suffered undue hardship through additional surgical procedures and has incurred medical expenses as well as significant pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and lost wages,” the suit alleges.

New Nikon 200-400mm f/4 Rumored for End of 2017 – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For sports and wildlife photographers invested in the Nikon brand, this may be a big deal: rumor has it that Nikon will be bringing out a new version, a mark three if you will, of its famous 200-400mm lens. This is long overdue, with the current Nikkor 200-400mm f/4 VR II lens having been released back in 2010. Since then, Canon has fired back with its (albeit crazily expensive) $11,000 200-400mm…

Nest’s new home camera is an interesting toy – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I’ve never understood the fascination with connected home cameras, such as Canary, the Nest Cam, and others. They’ve always been a gimmick in my experience: not reliable enough for a proper security system, not practical enough to be a baby monitor. But a lot of people really like them, so I spent the last week with the new Nest Cam IQ to see if it could change my opinion. The…

OnePlus 5 camera shootout vs. Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel – CNET

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

OnePlus crammed some impressive camera technology into its latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. But when it comes to photography prowess, the competition among phones has never been more fierce. All of the top players pay close attention to their cameras and each year, the bar gets set even higher than before. The OnePlus 5 already impressed us when we pit it against Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus — both of…

Richard Benson, Photographer and Printer, Dies at 73 – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“I can honestly say that I’m the best printer in the world,” he told Calvin Tomkins of The New Yorker in 1990. “It’s my gift.” Mr. Tomkins noted that Mr. Benson had made his boast sound self-deprecating. Advertisement Continue reading the main story In 1981, Mr. Benson was asked to reproduce 200 historic photographs from the immense private collection of the Gilman Paper Company — including works by Mathew Brady,…

Nest’s new home camera is an interesting toy – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I’ve never understood the fascination with connected home cameras, such as Canary, the Nest Cam, and others. They’ve always been a gimmick in my experience, not reliable enough for a proper security system, not practical enough to be a baby monitor. But a lot of people really like them, so I spent the last week with the new Nest Cam IQ to see if it could change my opinion. The…

Affinity May Be Building a Lightroom Competitor – PetaPixel (blog)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Back in 2015, we saw the launch of Affinity Photo, a sleek, lightweight, and powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for doing professional edits on photos. Originally released for Mac, it launched for Windows at the end of 2016. Now it seems like there’s more big news on the horizon: a possible Lightroom competitor. With Adobe fully embracing the subscription software business model, and profiting big time from it, the Affinity…

‘There’s no camera on, Jim.’ Sean Spicer’s untelevised news briefing, annotated. – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A television camera points away from White House press secretary Sean Spicer during Monday’s briefing. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) White House press secretary Sean Spicer once again barred TV cameras from a media briefing on Monday and prohibited live audio broadcasts. Spokesmen for President Trump have allowed question-and-answer sessions with reporters to be televised just six times in the past six weeks.  The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could…