Photography

Collegiate sophomore wins Scholastic Gold Medal for photography – The Courier-Journal

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sam Parker won a national Scholastic Gold Medal for photography for her piece “Glendalough.”(Photo: Courtesy of Sam Parker) MEET THE ACHIEVER Achiever: Sam Parker Age: 16 Grade: 10th School: Louisville Collegiate School This is the third in a series featuring local Scholastic Art Gold Medal winners. Sam Parker won a national Scholastic Gold Medal for photography for her piece “Glendalough.” She is one of six students to win a national…

Which smartphone has the best camera? – The Guardian

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Continuing the theme from last week, I need advice on replacing my Huawei smartphone, following an unfortunate incident involving a car door. My phone is also my camera, so my main criterion is that it will take good shots in most lights. The Huawei, while fine in other ways, fell short in the photography department. I’d be interested in recommendations at different price points. Alison Smartphone cameras are now amazingly…

Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage? – NPR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Newark police officer wears a body camera last month. The cameras, which will be worn by officers as part of a federal monitoring agreement, are provided by Panasonic. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption toggle caption Julio Cortez/AP A Newark police officer wears a body camera last month. The cameras, which will be worn by officers as part of a federal monitoring agreement, are provided by Panasonic. Julio Cortez/AP Body cameras…

The best free alternative to Adobe Lightroom 2017 – TechRadar

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has two main functions: processing images, and organizing them (through tags, naming, rating, and metadata). It’s hugely popular among professional and hobbyist photographers thanks to its ability to process photos in batches and optimize workflow, but it’s not the only option – there are several superb free alternatives that are almost as powerful. Like Lightroom, all the image editors we’ve featured here are capable of processing raw…

Garmin’s new 360-degree camera is waterproof and records 3D audio – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Garmin is expanding its action camera lineup into the world of 360-degree video. Today the company announced the VIRB 360, a waterproof spherical camera packed with bleeding-edge specs. The new camera offers features that most other 360-degree cameras lack, but that comes at a price: the VIRB 360 will cost $799 when it goes on sale in June. The VIRB 360 shoots spherical video at up to 5.7K, and it…

Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera goes on sale May 25th and will cost $229 – The Verge

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Samsung just revealed the price of its new 360-degree handheld camera: $229, more than $100 less than the price of last year’s Gear 360 model. The new camera goes on sale online and in stores this Thursday, and will be sold through a wide variety of wireless carriers as well as the usual suspects like Samsung.com, BestBuy, and Amazon. Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus smartphone buyers get an even better…

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear? – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly “pro gear” means to him, and what it should mean to you. We call this a “reality check” because, given the frantic pace of camera gear releases, it’s easy to get sucked into the trap of thinking you have…

Stanley Greene, a War Photographer Who Stayed When Others Left – The New Yorker

Thursday, May 25, 2017

While the war photographer Stanley Green knew the peril, his compulsion to document what people were experiencing would allow him no other course of action.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SARAH SHATZ Being a war photographer requires, first of all, bravery, or at least the ability to stay calm in situations of extreme danger. The other necessary qualities, beyond technical skill, include dedication, energy, ambition, a sense of curiosity and adventure, and, of course,…

Who Should Own Police Body Camera Videos? – NPR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: There are concerns that letting police control their body camera videos is a conflict of interest. Body cameras are now generating millions of hours of video. The videos are usually stored by the departments that create them. It’s been done that way from the start. NPR’s Martin Kaste reports on why that practice is coming under scrutiny. MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: There’s a body camera video out of…

Garmin’s new 360-degree camera is waterproof and records 3D audio – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Garmin is expanding its action camera lineup into the world of 360-degree video. Today the company announced the VIRB 360, a waterproof spherical camera packed with bleeding-edge specs. The new camera offers features that most other 360-degree cameras lack, but that comes at a price: the VIRB 360 will cost $799 when it goes on sale in June. The VIRB 360 shoots spherical video at up to 5.7K, and it…

Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera goes on sale May 25th and will cost $229 – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Samsung just revealed the price of its new 360-degree handheld camera: $229, more than $100 less than the price of last year’s Gear 360 model. The new camera goes on sale online and in stores this Thursday, and will be sold through a wide variety of wireless carriers as well as the usual suspects like Samsung.com, BestBuy, and Amazon. Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus smartphone buyers get an even better…

Reality Check: What Counts as ‘Pro’ Photography Gear? – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly “pro gear” means to him, and what it should mean to you. We call this a “reality check” because, given the frantic pace of camera gear releases, it’s easy to get sucked into the trap of thinking you have…

Former White House Photographer Trolling Trump With Pictures of the Obamas Holding Hands – Newsweek

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Barack Obama’s former photographer is trolling Donald Trump with pictures of the Obamas holding hands and looking like a happy couple. Pete Souza, who was the chief official White House photographer for President Obama and the director of the White House photo office, posted a picture of Barack and Michelle Obama on his instagram feed with the caption #holdinghands. Although to most this may have appeared innocuous, it came shortly…

A smart camera that can ID your car in less than a second – CNET

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Enlarge Image The new Kuna AI software claims to identify a car’s color, make and model in less than a second. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Security camera and outdoor lighting manufacturer Kuna today introduced exciting new software that promises to identify a car’s color, make and model in less than a second. According to the press release, the new software, dubbed “Kuna AI,” is available now for cloud storage subscribers at the…

Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera goes on sale May 25th and will cost $229 – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Samsung just revealed the price of its new 360-degree handheld camera: $229, more than $100 less than the price of last year’s Gear 360 model. The new camera goes on sale online and in stores this Thursday, and will be sold through a wide variety of wireless carriers as well as the usual suspects like Samsung.com, BestBuy, and Amazon. Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus smartphone buyers get an even better…

Garmin’s new 360-degree camera is waterproof and records 3D audio – The Verge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Garmin is expanding its action camera lineup into the world of 360-degree video. Today the company announced the VIRB 360, a waterproof spherical camera packed with bleeding-edge specs. The new camera offers features that most other 360-degree cameras lack, but that comes at a price: the VIRB 360 will cost $799 when it goes on sale in June. The VIRB 360 shoots spherical video at up to 5.7K, and it…

Minnesota surveillance camera ruling a victory for nursing home residents – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Early this year, an inexplicable blister developed on the heel of Mary Ann Papp’s foot — the size of a baseball and a shade of purplish red. It appeared to be a serious infection, but Papp’s daughter, Lisa Papp-Richards, said the Bemidji nursing home where her 75-year-old mother lived was unable to provide a clear explanation. Papp-Richards said she grew more concerned after she discovered what she thought was a…

Photokina makes trade show an annual event, says photography hasn’t lost traction – Digital Trends

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Expect to see a long list of new imaging tech in May as Photokina moves to an annual schedule and includes more industries, including virtual reality and holograms. Cameras tend to age in dog years, and now the largest photography trade show is stepping up to match the faster flow of new digital camera tech. Earlier this month, Photokina announced that the biannual show will be changing to an annual…