Photography

15+ tips for better iPhone photography – Computerworld

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Apple’s recent ‘One Night on iPhone 7’ campaign stressed the value of taking photographs on iPhone, it’s nice to see what the pros can achieve, but how can the rest of us take better photos? Don’t ignore the obvious Some things are obvious: Clean your camera lens(es) with a soft, lint-free, lens cloth; Don’t take photos toward the sun; keep your thumb out of the frame… Speedy shots The fastest…

Nikon bails on advanced compacts and that’s not good – CNET

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

B&H is happy to help you move on from your disappointment. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET This morning I received the sad news: email notifications from B&H Photo breaking that Nikon was discontinuing its DL series of enthusiast-targeted fixed-lens cameras — actually, discontinuing efforts to produce them at all. This is almost a year since the company announced them at CP+ 2016. Then came the terse press release from Nikon USA…

Nikon bails on advanced compacts and that’s not good – CNET

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

B&H is happy to help you move on from your disappointment. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET This morning I received the sad news: email notifications from B&H Photo breaking that Nikon was discontinuing its DL series of enthusiast-targeted fixed-lens cameras — actually, discontinuing efforts to produce them at all. This is almost a year since the company announced them at CP+ 2016. Then came the terse press release from Nikon USA…

Why Is Snap Calling Itself a Camera Company? – The New Yorker

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A familiar technology is transforming our interactions with the digital world, and Snapchat’s parent company wants to lead the way.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY J. EMILIO FLORES / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX Ever since Snapchat—sorry, Snap Inc.—filed for its initial public offering, last week, it has been all that anyone in Silicon Valley can talk about. In the documentation that it sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Los…

A camera startup wants you to think 10 lenses are better than one – Quartz

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Smartphones have fundamentally changed the world: Information is more readily available, computer sales are declining, and most people now have a high-quality camera in their pocket. As pocket computers become ubiquitous, the demand for high-quality components that can fit into a handheld device has skyrocketed. The availability of cheaper, more powerful camera sensors and mobile processors is what made it possible for four-year-old startup Light to build its $1,699 L16…

Snappr makes it affordable to order a professional photographer on demand – TechCrunch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Everyone loves being in pictures taken by a professional photographer. Because as good as our iPhone cameras are these days, there’s just no comparison to a picture taken by a professional on a high-quality DSLR. But most of us don’t often get this opportunity, because professional photographers are usually only hired for large-budget, high-profile events — not your Friday-night dinner party with 8 other friends. But Snappr, an Australian-based startup…

Missing Memories: KARE 11 investigates wedding photographer – KARE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

KARE 11 Investigates: Missing Memories ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Unhappy couples across Minnesota say they’ve been cheated out of thousands of dollars and precious memories, after a wedding photography company failed to deliver promised videos and photos. Some of the newlyweds have even won court judgments against Bella Rose Photography of St. Cloud, MN, according to records reviewed by KARE 11. They say they hired Bella Rose after viewing breathtaking…

Camera could snap pics in your carotid arteries – Futurity: Research News

Monday, February 13, 2017

You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A medical camera could one day flag people at risk of stroke or heart attack by providing a better view of potential problem areas. A new paper in Nature Biomedical Engineering reports proof-of-concept results for this new imaging platform for atherosclerosis. “The camera actually goes inside the vessels,” says first author Luis Savastano, a resident neurosurgeon at…

Nikon kills its DL line of 4K compacts without selling a single one – The Verge

Monday, February 13, 2017

One year ago, Nikon announced the DL series — a new trio of cameras that looked ready to take at least a modest bite out of Sony’s dominant hold over the 4K compact corner of the camera market. Unfortunately it seems we’ll never get to stack Nikon’s cameras against the Sony RX100s of the world, because today Nikon killed off the DL line without selling a single unit. The three…

Pixlplay Recycles Outdated Smartphone Into Kids’ Camera – Geek

Monday, February 13, 2017

There are endless ways to reuse an old smartphone: as a home surveillance system, in-car GPS, universal remote, wireless hotspot—or, a kids’ camera. Inspired by the classic 35mm design, PixlPlay is a colorful, interactive “camera” that keeps your device safe while encouraging creativity. Simply connect and insert an Apple or Android handset into the case, which boasts rubber grips and a camera strap for easy handling. Kids can operate the…

Canon Virginia investing $1.8 million in new medical products business – Plastics News

Monday, February 13, 2017

Comments Email Print Anaheim, Calif. — Custom and contract manufacturer Canon Virginia Inc. of Newport News, Va., is investing about $1.8 million in advanced capabilities for the medical products group it established in January 2016. An expandable 850-square-foot Class 100,000 clean room was built within a newly repurposed 30,000-square-foot manufacturing area for the new group on Canon Virginia’s extensive campus….

This screaming volley was hit from so far away the camera almost couldn’t follow it – FOXSports.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

Atletico Pueblonuevo don’t make the headlines very often. The Spanish fourth-division club plays in a 150-person capacity ground, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone from outside the town who can name a player in the side. But now? They can hang their hat on Miguel Angel Tive and this cannonball of a strike from Sunday. Gooolll gooollll golazo de @MiguelAngelTive en el min 15 ⚽@AtcoPueblonuevo 1 –@UPPlasencia_ 0@En_juego pic.twitter.com/6vcGzFPhgD — Atlético Pueblonuevo (@AtcoPueblonuevo)…

Nikon cancels DL compacts amid ‘extraordinary’ losses – Engadget

Monday, February 13, 2017

The lineup was supposed to feature three high-end models with 20.8-megapixel, 1-inch sensors: a DL18-50mm walking-around model (above), DL24-85m zoom and a DL24-500 superzoom (below). The DL24-85 model would have gone up against Sony’s RX100 Mark V and the Panasonic DMC-LX10 while the DL24-500 would rival Sony’s pricey RX10 III compact zooms. The news comes amid a lot of turmoil at Nikon, which is undergoing a “fundamental” restructuring. It also…

Power of Prayer: Photographer Callynth Finney – KTRE

Monday, February 13, 2017

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Switching careers turned into a leap of faith for one East Texas woman. Leaving full-time ministry to become a professional photographer helped Callynth Finney see the world differently. From her studio on the downtown Tyler square, Finney “sees people” for a living. “I see value. I see a real person. I desire to connect with people.” Portraits, weddings, and new arrivals are just some of the…

Photographer Mario Testino on Princess Diana, David Bowie and the Industry – Newsweek

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fashion photographer Mario Testino, 62, is thinking about the theme of arrival. In 1997, he had his own moment of arrival when he shot Princess Diana for Vanity Fair. The photos would change his life, opening him to an audience outside fashion, and made him a household name. Unbeknown to him at the time, the resulting photographs would be the final official portraits of the royal before her death in…

The Photographer Who Searched for the Humanity in Strom Thurmond – The New Yorker

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In 1986, in the midst of the Iran-Contra scandal and at the height of the AIDS crisis, when American politicians often proved to be both unscrupulous and painfully unresponsive, the photographer Judith Joy Ross set out to make portraits of members of the United States Congress. With a Guggenheim fellowship in hand but lacking any media credentials, she came up with a persuasive pretext to convince politicians to pose: the…

The Advanced Six-Step Program to Processing the Aurora in Lightroom and Photoshop – Fstoppers

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We’ve planned for the aurora and captured a ton of images in the previous episode. We’ve left the arctic and are back at home under the soft glow of our calibrated screen. It’s time to process these babies. Be aware that there’s advanced editing stuff ahead. If this goes straight above your head, I recommend that you stick with processing in Lightroom until you’ve got that under control. We have…

The Advanced Six-Step Program to Processing the Aurora in Lightroom and Photoshop – Fstoppers

Sunday, February 12, 2017

We’ve planned for the aurora and captured a ton of images in the previous episode. We’ve left the arctic and are back at home under the soft glow of our calibrated screen. It’s time to process these babies. Be aware that there’s advanced editing stuff ahead. If this goes straight above your head, I recommend that you stick with processing in Lightroom until you’ve got that under control. We have…

Build Your Own Polaroid Style Printing Camera With a Raspberry Pi and Thermal Printer – Lifehacker

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Polaroids are great, but if you want to make your own weird version, Hackaday user Muth has a guide that links up a Raspberry Pi and camera to a thermal printer. Advertisement The project uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, camera module, TFT screen, battery, and few other switches and buttons. Everything gets crammed into a little box, then after the camera gets a button, you can instantly snap and print…

Build Your Own Polaroid Style Printing Camera With a Raspberry Pi and Thermal Printer – Lifehacker

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Polaroids are great, but if you want to make your own weird version, Hackaday user Muth has a guide that links up a Raspberry Pi and camera to a thermal printer. Advertisement The project uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, camera module, TFT screen, battery, and few other switches and buttons. Everything gets crammed into a little box, then after the camera gets a button, you can instantly snap and print…