Photography

MIT researchers develop a drone system that can do a camera operator’s job – The Verge

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shooting professional quality video with a drone is not an easy task, and often requires multiple human operators. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) think they’ve found a way to take humans out of the operation part of the equation altogether. The team teased a system this week that they plan to unveil at a conference later this month in which filmmakers can set certain parameters…

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor: A Tutorial for Brave Souls – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, May 19, 2017

The idea of cleaning the sensor on your camera is a frightening prospect for many photographers, but it needn’t be. This 2-minute video will show you how to shake that fear and banish dust, dirt, and oil from your sensor’s filter glass for good. If you use an ILC, you’re bound to get dust and possibly oil (the horror) on your sensor at some point. This may not be noticeable…

The newest Instax Mini camera is small, colorful, and a whole lot of fun – Business Insider

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 9 Camera.Avery Hartmans/Business Insider The best way to describe Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 9 camera is with one word: Delightful.  Tech features aside, the camera is just plain adorable. When I opened the box for the first time, I quite literally squealed with excitement (and I’m not a squealer). It’s small, it’s retro, and it comes in an array of fun colors — mine was a minty blue-green called…

Apple Shares New iPhone 7 Photography Tutorial Videos – Mac Rumors

Friday, May 19, 2017

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new “How to Shoot on iPhone 7” website and video series featuring short tutorials designed to help users take advantage of the camera features built into the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. As of yesterday, four new tutorial videos have been added to the site, including how to shoot a horizon, how to capture an intimate moment, how to convert to black…

Longtime 49ers Photographer Receives Prestigious Industry Award – 49ers.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Terrell Lloyd, the 49ers senior manager of photography services, this week received the Xposure 101 Legends Award in recognition of going above and beyond to accomplish the highest levels of achievement in the creative and photographic industries. Lloyd is one of five recipients to receive the inaugural recognition – which was created to honor minority individuals who have greatly influenced creativity, diversity and learning in the creative and photographic industries….

Fujifilm launches new Instax Square SQ10 camera – May. 18, 2017 – CNNMoney

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fujifilm’s new camera is here — and it’s equal parts digital and instant film. The Instax Square SQ10 is what you’d get if you crossed Instagram’s filters with nostalgic instant photos — the tools to edit digitally combined, with the immediate gratification of instant printing. Take a photo and you’ll be able to edit the image right on the camera’s LCD screen. The SQ10 offers 10 different filters, along with…

The Galaxy S8’s camera went head-to-head with a $2000 camera and held its own – BGR

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mobile photography has come a long way since the iPhone ushered in the modern day smartphone era back in 2007. Whereas early era smartphones featured rather meager cameras with disappointing low light performance, the mobile photography landscape is entirely different today. These days, smartphone cameras are getting discernibly better each and every year. So whether or not you’re partial to the iPhone or more of an Android fan, the pleasant reality…

Google joins AI camera wars – Business Insider

Thursday, May 18, 2017

BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. At its annual I/O conference keynote on Wednesday, Google introduced a new technology, Google Lens, which leverages machine learning to provide information and context about what the smartphone camera sees, effectively turning it into a powerful search portal. The feature also suggests actions for the user to take related to the…

OnePlus is teaming up with DxO to make the OnePlus 5’s camera better – The Verge

Thursday, May 18, 2017

OnePlus has announced that it’s partnering with DxO to improve the cameras in the upcoming OnePlus 5. DxO is perhaps best known for the DxOMark benchmarking test that remains one of the most commonly cited metrics for camera performance on a smartphone (even though it’s important to remember that benchmarks never tell the full story), along with developing several pieces of professional photography software. But the company also has hardware…

Wisconsin photographer gets second shot at eclipse – SIU News

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tom Seaton, of Sun Prairie, Wis., holds his mother’s old camera while his modern photography equipment sits behind him. (Photo provided) May 18, 2017 Wisconsin photographer gets second shot at eclipse by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – The great eclipse this summer means many things to many people. For Tom Seaton, it will be a chance to right an old wrong and achieve a goal long delayed by time and…

HTC U11: A surprise package with squeeze functionality and a quality camera – The Independent

Thursday, May 18, 2017

It rains a lot in Taipei. The last few metres of the journey to HTC’s glossily efficient, sci-fi white Taipei HQ are a lolloping dash through puddles and driving showers under grey umbrellas – HTC-branded, of course. Inside, the central atrium (cooled by the natural flow of air rather than aircon, I’m told) is dominated by a huge video screen that is playing a video loop of ketchup being squeezed,…

Instagram plugs its camera with new features – Business Insider

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BI Intelligence See Also This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Face filters have arrived in the Instagram camera, enabling users to overlay their selfies and regular shots with Snapchat-like animations. This is an overt move by Instagram to get people to take photos and videos in its platform, and, as always, these recordings can then be sent…

Nokia photographer accidentally leaks image of company’s dual-camera phone – The Verge

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Nokia brand photographer uploaded a video to Vimeo yesterday that shows off some of the brand’s newest smartphones. As Evan Blass from VentureBeat points out, the 30-second clip depicts the Nokia 3 and 5 with two other unrecognizable devices. One of them even features a dual-camera setup. Although the video has since been taken down, Blass tweeted a copy: The two devices on the left (pictured in the photo…

Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone’s camera – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017, Pinterest president Tim Kendall showed off how the company’s visual search technology could be used to serve ads just by having users snap a photo using their smartphone’s camera. Today, the company launched the ability to connect advertisers with potential customers through “Instant Ideas” – a feature on Pinterest where a small circle at the bottom of a pin will take you to related pins. But…

Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone’s camera – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017, Pinterest president Tim Kendall showed off how the company’s visual search technology could be used to serve ads just by having users snap a photo using their smartphone’s camera. Today, the company launched the ability to connect advertisers with potential customers through “Instant Ideas” – a feature on Pinterest where a small circle at the bottom of a pin will take you to related pins. But…

Photographer Alfred T. Palmer captures US women at work in WWII, in pictures – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Olympus’ TG-5 rugged camera has 4K video in a compact body – Engadget

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

With summer season just around the corner, now is the perfect time for new rugged cameras to start popping up. And what do you know, Olympus has introduced the Tough TG-5, a point-and-shoot with a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, 25-100mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens (35mm equivalent), 4x optical zoom, 12,800 max ISO and the latest TruePic VIII image processor. If you’re looking to record your adventures, you can do so in 4K…

A Rapper Goes to Therapy, on Camera – The New Yorker

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The rapper Freddie Gibbs, right, is the most compelling patient on a new Viceland series, “The Therapist,” on which Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh reveals fonts of despair and anxiety in musicians.CreditPHOTOGRAPH COURTESY VICELAND Last year, Freddie Gibbs, a thirty-four-year-old rapper from Gary, Indiana, was accused of dribbling a few beads of liquid tranquilizer into a young woman’s cocktail and sexually assaulting her while she was incapacitated. The event allegedly…