Photography

Imagine a world where every Android phone has the Google Pixel’s camera – The Verge

Friday, March 03, 2017

I’ve made no secret of my deep and passionate love affair with the camera inside Google’s Pixel. The phone itself is nothing special, but the pictures I take with it are a whole new level of awesome that I’ve never previously experienced with any mobile device. So spending the week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and exploring a whole fresh wave of Android smartphones, the only thing I could…

David Rubinger, 92, Photographer Who Chronicled Israeli History, Dies – New York Times

Friday, March 03, 2017

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Underwater photography inspires conservation – Harvard Gazette

Friday, March 03, 2017

Playful and agile sea lions. Translucent shrimp smaller than your thumb. Silhouettes of reef sharks. Some of the world’s most remote coral reefs. These are a few of the colorful, magnificent marine creatures that the underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen captures through his expeditions for marine conservation. Ellenbogen explores ocean ecosystems — from as far as away as Malaysia, Madagascar, and the Phoenix Islands in the central Pacific to as close…

Museum to host exhibit of Latina’s civil rights photography – Washington Times

Friday, March 03, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas. As one of the few Latinas involved in the black Civil Rights Movement, historians say, her work has often been overlooked. Now the National Museum of Mexican Art in…

Leaked image suggests Amazon may be making an Alexa Camera – CNET

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Enlarge Image Reportedly spotted on Amazon.com, this image of an Amazon-branded security camera is fueling speculation about Alexa’s future. AFTVNews.com The Amazon Echo’s virtual voice assistant “Alexa” is already a great listener — now, a new report suggests she might soon keep an eye on your home, too. That scoop comes in the form of a picture of an Amazon-branded security camera that AFTVNews reportedly found “sitting on Amazon.com.” The…

Texts allegedly show birth photographer shaming mom over C-section delivery – Fox News

Thursday, March 02, 2017

An expectant Oregon mother who shared a hostile exchange with a potential birth photographer on her Facebook page was forced to delete the post after receiving threats on her page. The woman, who has chosen not to disclose her name after the backlash, had posted a screenshot of a text message from the alleged photographer, who refused to book her as a client when learning the baby would be delivered…

Military-Grade Camera Produces Eerie Photos of Refugees – WIRED

Thursday, March 02, 2017

You can’t help but feel profound sadness seeing Nilufer Demir’s photograph of Alan Kurdi, the little boy who drowned as his family fled Syria, or desperation looking at Darko Bandic’s photo of thousands of migrants crossing Slovenia on foot. That’s the point. Most photographers want you to empathize with their subjects. Richard Mosse wants to unsettle you. Mosse uses a military thermal radiation camera to create remarkably detailed panoramas of…

Snap teases future as camera company – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, March 02, 2017

(BI Intelligence) This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Two stories about Snap’s camera hardware projects emerged yesterday in the moments leading up to the company’s $17 a pop IPO pricing. First, The New York Times reported that Snap was working on a drone that captures images from a bird’s eye view, and then TechCrunch divulged that Snap…

This Video Shows You How to Hold a Camera to Avoid Camera Shake – Lifehacker

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding the camera the right way to begin with. This video shows you how it’s done. Advertisement As Photography Life explains, blurry photos happen when the camera is moved, particularly when your shutter speed is slow. The easiest way to prevent this? Learn how to properly hold…

Fstoppers Reviews the Intrepid Camera, Version 2 – Fstoppers

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Last fall I reviewed the Intrepid Camera, a low-cost 4×5 large-format film camera. Although the sentiment behind the camera was admirable, I found it lacking in finish and functionality. Well now Intrepid has come out with their second version which aims to correct many of the flaws of their first generation. Were they successful? In a word: Yes! The Problems of the First Generation As a longtime evangelist of film, it…

Your Guide to Month of Photography Denver – 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fine-art photography is back in the Mile High City in a big way. Over the next few months, Month of Photography Denver will display the wide range of artistic capabilities photography affords artists. This biennial celebration attracts hundreds of artists looking to showcase their talents, and this (short) list of exhibits highlights just a few that are worth checking out.  An Intersection Of Local And Global Perspectives Big Picture. This show takes…

Veteran Israeli photographer David Rubinger dies aged 92 – The Guardian

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Veteran Israeli photographer David Rubinger, whose photo of Israeli paratroopers at the Western Wall holy site became one of the defining images of the 1967 six-day war, has died aged 92. His death was announced on Thursday by his children. Rubinger was a photojournalist for Time-Life magazine. His portraits span the history of Israel, from the frontlines of Israel’s major wars to intimate photos of Israeli prime ministers and Jewish…

An Oscars photographer’s pictures reveal a historic blunder in progress – Washington Post

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers confer with Warren Beatty during presentation for best picture. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) As the biggest fiasco in Oscars history unfolded, photographer Andrew H. Walker hovered in the wings offstage, his camera trained on Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as they prepared to announce the winner of cinema’s grandest prize: the Academy Award for best picture. Except, of course, that isn’t precisely what happened. As the masses…

Oppo’s 5x zoom camera is an ingenious prototype that actually works – The Verge

Thursday, March 02, 2017

I find it surreal to think that a company can be one of the top five smartphone vendors in the world while selling the overwhelming majority of its phones within just one country. But that’s Oppo and that’s the grand scale of the Chinese mobile market. For Mobile World Congress 2017, Oppo decided to announce not a new phone, but a new camera technology called 5X Dual Camera Zoom. I…

Snap has to start proving what it means to be a camera company right… now – Quartz

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The fun part of going public is now over for Snap. Tomorrow, the company behind ephemeral messaging app Snapchat plans to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange with a price tag of $17 per share, according to CNBC. That will value the company—started by three Stanford students and once written off as little more than a teen sexting app—at about $24 billion. pic.twitter.com/NcvfssKBpJ — NYSE (@NYSE) March 1,…

Houston police suspend rollout of body-camera program – KHOU.com

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A police officer adjusts the lens of his body-worn camera.  HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is suspending the rollout of its body-camera program due to problems with the cameras. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement the suspension comes due to issues with the cameras’ batteries dying while officers are on patrol. “We are working with the vendor to make sure the equipment is fully functional,” Turner said…

An Oscars photographer’s pictures reveal a historic blunder in progress – Washington Post

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers confer with Warren Beatty during presentation for best picture. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) As the biggest fiasco in Oscars history unfolded, photographer Andrew H. Walker hovered in the wings offstage, his camera trained on Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as they prepared to announce the winner of cinema’s grandest prize: the Academy Award for best picture. Except, of course, that isn’t precisely what happened. As the masses…

Lights! Camera! Stevenson! – The New Yorker

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Last week, on the site, Lee Lorenz paid eloquent tribute to his friend and colleague James Stevenson. In this clip, from a forthcoming documentary about Jim by the director Sally Williams, we hear about what made Jim so special as a writer, illustrator, and cartoonist, from both Lorenz and The New Yorker writer Kennedy Fraser. And we get to meet the very special man himself as he draws alfresco and muses about the strange obsession…

Oppo’s 5x zoom camera is an ingenious prototype that actually works – The Verge

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

I find it surreal to think that a company can be one of the top five smartphone vendors in the world while selling the overwhelming majority of its phones within just one country. But that’s Oppo and that’s the grand scale of the Chinese mobile market. For Mobile World Congress 2017, Oppo decided to announce not a new phone, but a new camera technology called 5X Dual Camera Zoom. I…