Photography

Review: Canon 5DS and 5DS R — The Nifty Fifties? – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, June 15, 2015

It’d be easy to dismiss the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R as 5D Mark III DSLRs with 50 megapixel sensors, but that’s exactly what they are. But there are some minor, and yet fundamental, differences that separate the three versions of the 5D, to position each model for different photographers. I’ve had the opportunity to handle pre-production units of the two new models to compare with my 5D…

This Nifty Home Security Camera Recognizes Faces – Wired

Monday, June 15, 2015

Netatmo may not be a household name, but the Paris-based company certainly wants to be the centerpiece of your future home. It’s already come out with a smart thermostat, a weather station/air monitor, and a wearable UV detector, and now the company is introducing a Wi-Fi security camera that uses facial recognition to identify your houseguests. The Netatmo Welcome was unveiled at CES this year, but it hasn’t been publicly available until…

HTC One M9 software update significantly improves camera performance – ZDNet

Monday, June 15, 2015

Back in March when I reviewed the HTC One M9 I awarded it a 9.5/10 rating, but after further testing the camera I felt like it should have earned an 8.5. After spending the weekend with the a major software update, I am happy to report the HTC One M9 now deserves that 9.5 rating. People have been able to take some great photos with the HTC One M9 camera,…

Component Leaks Suggest Apple Will Reinvent iPhone 6S Camera – Forbes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sometimes even the best-kept secrets can leave a trail of clues, and when the world’s biggest tech companies start buying components in unexpectedly large quantities, it’s a sure sign that something significant is about to happen. This is exactly what seems to be happening right now in the world of high-end smartphones, with both Apple Apple and Samsung reportedly buying up much larger than usual quantities of camera sensors. Prepare…

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed – TIME

Monday, June 15, 2015

The iPhone Photography Awards, an international photography contest that fosters iPhone and mobile photography, has announced the winners of its eighth annual competition, with Michał Koralewski of Poland coming on top, and David Craik of the United Kingdom and American Yvonne Lu following the second and third spots respectively. “It’s an incredible surprise for me to be given this award,” Koralewski tells TIME. “I’ve taken part in the IPPAwards contests…

A Photographer Turns Real-Life Soldiers Into Toys – TIME

Monday, June 15, 2015

For 40 years, a little-known conflict has opposed a group of separatists, called the Polisario Front, to the government of Morocco in Western Sahara. Generations of refugees have been forced out of the region, and yet, the world has taken little notice. For photographer Simon Brann Thorpe, this had to change. But he didn’t want to take usual photographs of conflicts. Instead, he collaborated with one of the Polisario Front’s…

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program.Gizmodo writes that the Buran program was in operation for nearly two decades from 1974 to 1993. One automated orbital flight resulted from the extensive program, but the project was shuttered when the Soviet Union collapsed. Mirebs went into…

Leica Releases a Full-Frame Compact Camera (For Zillionaires) – Wired

Friday, June 12, 2015

Finally, there’s a compact Leica camera for the everyman—so long as the everyman is cool with spending $4,250 on it. Still, this is cheap for a Leica, and the specs and features live up to the brand’s legacy. If you can afford it, the brand-new Leica Q looks like the ultimate more-portable shooter for anyone who doesn’t want to lug around a big-bodied DSLR. The sensor is gigantic: a full-frame…

LeBron’s bloody fall was a flop: Warriors center – New York Post

Friday, June 12, 2015

Everything LeBron James does stirs debate – even an accidental fall into a cameraman. The Cavaliers superstar suffered a cut to his head in the Warriors’ Game 4 victory, and Andrew Bogut believes it was James’ fault. After Bogut fouled him as he drove the baseline, James took two more stumbling steps before he fell into the cameraman seated courtside. “I think he jumped into the cameraman,” Bogut said, via…

LeBron James and the camera: Bad fall or bad flop? – Chron.com (blog)

Friday, June 12, 2015

One of the central subplots from Game 4 of the NBA Finals — a 103-82 Golden State victory that evened the series at 2-2 — was Cleveland star LeBron James’ second-period tumble that saw him hit a camera on the baseline and suffer cuts to his head. James was down on the court for several minutes before getting up and taking his free throws. Had he left the game and…

Photographer Sam Faulkner aims to capture what the 1815 Battle of Waterloo … – Wall Street Journal

Friday, June 12, 2015

What did the Battle of Waterloo, fought 200 years ago on June 18, 1815, really look like? There aren’t any snapshots to go by, since it was one of the last major battles fought before the invention of photography. So photographer Sam Faulkner decided to try to answer the question with his new project “Unseen Waterloo—The Conflict Revisited.” He spent five years visiting annual Waterloo re-enactments on the actual battlefield…

Kanye Forgets He’s Kanye for a Moment, Then Sees a Camera and Goes Back … – TIME

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sorry cameras, that smile ain’t for you Kanye West is known for a lot of things, but smiling isn’t one of them. So when he realized there was a camera recording his courtside chuckle at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors game Thursday, he quickly restored his Resting Kanye Face. Never change, Kanye. Never change.

LeBron James accidentally exposes himself to live camera during NBA Finals – UPI.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

CLEVELAND, June 12 (UPI) — Viewers of the NBA Finals got more than they bargained for Thursday night, when a live ABC camera caught a quick flash of LeBron James‘ genitals on the court before tipoff of game 4. As the teams were huddling on the court, a ground-level camera fixed on Cavaliers star LeBron James caught the momentary flash as he tweaked his jersey and shorts. The incident quickly…

NBA Finals: LeBron James cuts head open on courtside camera after hard foul … – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers held their breaths for a few minutes in the second quarter of Game 4 on Thursday night, when LeBron James tumbled into the crowd following a foul and hit his head against a courtside camera. But once the team and its fans were able to exhale, others lost their emotions — on the cameraman. James was driving to the basket along the baseline when he was fouled…

NBA players react to LeBron cutting his head on courtside camera – CBSSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

NBA players frequently run into the cameras that are on the baseline during games. There is just not much room between the cameras and the court. To exemplify this point, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James fell into a baseline cameraman and cut his head. With LeBron’s head bleeding profusely, NBA players took to Twitter to complain about the proximity of cameras on the court. Finally, now…

LeBron hits head on courtside camera, comes up bloody after Bogut foul – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James cut his head open in colliding with a cameraman after falling to the floor on the baseline following a foul by Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut midway through the second quarter of Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals on Thursday night: [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] As James drove to the basket from the left…

WATCH: LeBron cuts head on camera, starts bleeding in Game 4 – CBSSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ouch! (ABC) In the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James attacked the rim only to be fouled by Andrew Bogut. There was nothing malicious about Bogut’s foul but James went flying into the cameramen that sit baseline. LeBron’s head directly hit one of the baseline cameras and immediately started bleeding. James laid out on the court for a few minutes, applying a towel to his…

Cavs F LeBron James cuts head on camera, able to stay in game – CBSSports.com

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cavaliers forward LeBron James injured his head during the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors. James tumbled out of bounds and his heat hit a camera filming the game on the sideline. The collision caused a cut on his head and he was forced to exit temporarily. James came away from the incident OK and was able to continue playing in the game. He…

Sony’s A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price – Engadget

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sony’s full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony’s highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily whupping its predecessor, the 36.4-megapixel A7R. It also has the “world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor,” according to Sony, giving it high sensitivity (up to 102,400 ISO) to go along with all those pixels. It gets the 5-axis stabilization system…

Sony’s A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price – Engadget

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sony’s full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony’s highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily whupping its predecessor, the 36.4-megapixel A7R. It also has the “world’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor,” according to Sony, giving it high sensitivity (up to 102,400 ISO) to go along with all those pixels. It gets the 5-axis stabilization system…