Photography

Japan’s space camera drone on the ISS is a floating ball of cuteness – The Verge

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Japan’s space agency has for the first time released photos and videos taken on the International Space Station by its resident robot drone, which can be remote-controlled from Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says footage taken by the Internal Ball Camera (or Int-Ball) can be checked in real time by flight controllers and researchers on the ground and then fed back to the onboard crew. The Int-Ball was…

How to follow the White House’s off-camera media briefings like a pro – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer briefed reporters with cameras turned off Monday. The White House has not held an on-camera briefing since June 29. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In the good old days, political junkies (and people looking for a sneak peek at the next episode of “Saturday Night Live”) could catch White House media briefings on any cable news station almost every weekday afternoon. Alas, off-camera question-and-answer sessions are…

Nokia 8 revealed in leaked images with dual-camera Zeiss optics – The Verge

Monday, July 17, 2017

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, revealed its Zeiss partnership earlier this month. HMD is now bringing back the Zeiss branding on Nokia-branded phones, and it appears the first one will emerge later this month. Venture Beat and WinFuture both report that HMD will launch a Nokia 8 handset on July 31st, with dual-cameras. Both cameras are said to be 13 megapixels and…

Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS – TechCrunch

Monday, July 17, 2017

Science can be cute as hell when it wants to be – take the JEM Internal Ball Camera (“Int-Ball” for short). The device, created by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), was delivered to the International Space Station on June 4, 2017, and now JAXA is releasing its first video and images. The purpose of Int-Ball is to give scientists on the ground the ability to remotely capture images and…

Highlights: Spicer returns to White House podium for off-camera press briefing – Politico

Monday, July 17, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer returned to the podium to brief reporters on Monday for the first time since June 26. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP By Matthew Nussbaum 07/17/2017 02:55 PM EDT Updated 07/17/2017 03:46 PM EDT 2017-07-17T03:46-0400 White House press secretary Sean Spicer returned to the podium to brief reporters on Monday, but the briefing remained off camera and out of the public eye. The White House has…

Keslow Camera to Acquire Clairmont Camera as Founder Denny Clairmont Retires – Variety

Monday, July 17, 2017

Keslow Camera is acquiring Clairmont Camera and its Vancouver and Toronto operations for an undisclosed price. The deal was announced on Monday by Keslow, which describes itself as the largest privately held motion picture camera equipment rental house in North America. The company said the move will more than quadruple Keslow Camera’s anamorphic and vintage lens inventory, and add a substantial range of custom camera equipment to its portfolio. Simultaneously,…

Guy Finds 1929 Camera at Thrift Store and Develops the Film – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Photographer Martijn van Oers of the Netherlands recently visited a thrift store and came across an original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 folding camera, which was produced in Germany between 1929 and 1937. To his surprise, the camera contained a roll of exposed film in it. The camera looked “barely used,” Van Oers says. The Zeiss Ikon 520/2 On the film canister was the word “EXPOSÉ.” After doing some research, Van Oers…

Japan’s space camera drone on the ISS is a floating ball of cuteness – The Verge

Monday, July 17, 2017

Japan’s space agency has for the first time released photos and videos taken on the International Space Station by its resident robot drone, which can be remote-controlled from Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says footage taken by the Internal Ball Camera (or Int-Ball) can be checked in real time by flight controllers and researchers on the ground and then fed back to the onboard crew. The Int-Ball was…

Answers demanded after Minneapolis cop shoots woman dead with body camera off – CBS News

Monday, July 17, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Family, residents and this city’s mayor are demanding to know why a woman was fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend and why the officer’s body camera was off at the time, reports CBS Minneapolis. “I mean ask anybody here, they’re shocked,” said Corey Birkholz, a student of Justine Damond, a south Minneapolis woman who taught meditation classes and spiritual healing at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community….

A Photographer and His Subject Reconnect, 38 Years Later – New York Times

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This reconnection — as random as that first encounter — was a gift to both of us. It’s a reminder of his past, a tangible record of a time long gone. For me, it’s a reminder that sometimes the highest goal photographers can aspire to is to give someone back a piece of their history, a feeling more gratifying than kudos about compositions. In an age when people chronicle everything…

Ep. 194: Yet Another Nikon D750 Service Advisory – and more – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Episode 194 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Peter Read Miller In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener:Sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller opens the show. Thanks Peter! Sponsors:…

How to choose the best digital camera for you | Popular Science – Popular Science

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Point-and-shoots will take care of the average user’s photography needs. But if you’re gunning more flexibility or maximum image quality across a variety of situations, you’ll need to invest in a DSLR (short for Digital Single-Lens Reflex), or a mirrorless camera. DSLRs use a mirror-and-prism system to show you what you’re shooting through the camera’s viewfinder. Mirrorless cameras often have a similar form factor, but lose the mirror and instead…

Little Rock photography club focus on film – Miami Herald

Sunday, July 16, 2017

There are those among us who aren’t that interested in the easy way. They drive vehicles with manual transmissions, make their own salsa, grow their own vegetables, listen to vinyl records and remodel their kitchens themselves. With this same do-it-yourself brio, there are photographers who pass on the convenience of digital images for the challenges and resulting moments of beauty found by working with film. “I have six or seven…

Canon shoots for broader picture with new support facility in Burbank – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 15, 2017

On the second floor of a Burbank commercial building that is home to iHeartMedia, Warner Music Group and Morton’s Steakhouse is Canon’s newest technical service and support center. The 12,000-square-foot facility at 3400 W. Olive Ave. is bigger than the company’s facility in Hollywood and offers more amenities for amateur and professional users of Canon’s products. Dubbed Canon Burbank by company officials, the new center is designed to be more…

Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger … – TechCrunch

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a few minor tweaks, and, despite some setbacks, customers are probably excited to get their hands on the…

Facebook’s built-in camera does GIFs now – The Verge – The Verge

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Facebook has been building out the camera in its main app for a while now, and today is adding a new GIF function. As first spotted by The Next Web, you can access the feature by tapping the camera icon in the top left of the app. Just swipe right to start making quick GIFs. The function is a bit of a mixed bag. It works well enough, and you…

New Bill Seeks to Make On-Camera White House Press Briefings the Law – Hollywood Reporter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The congressman behind the proposed “Free Press Act” is concerned about “a withdrawal of the White House’s commitment to briefings.” Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat, has long been disturbed by what he called “the vilification of the media” during the presidential campaign and during the first few months of the Trump administration. So, on Thursday, he introduced a piece of legislation — the “Free Press Act of 2017” — that…

Facebook’s built-in camera does GIFs now – The Verge – The Verge

Friday, July 14, 2017

Facebook has been building out the camera in its main app for a while now, and today is adding a new GIF function. As first spotted by The Next Web, you can access the feature by tapping the camera icon in the top left of the app. Just swipe right to start making quick GIFs. The function is a bit of a mixed bag. It works well enough, and you…

Photographer Broke Due to Copyright Lawsuit by Monkey – PetaPixel – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Remember David Slater, the photographer whose camera was hijacked by a monkey and used for a series of selfies that went viral on the Internet? The photographer has spent years fighting a copyright battle in court over the photos, and now he’s broke. The Guardian reports that the 52-year-old photographer has run out of funds and is now considering coaching tennis and walking dogs as ways to earn a living….