Photography

This Camera Is About to Make Your Instagram Photos Way Better – Men’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game. “What makes it…

Photographer, monkey’s lawyers reach deal over rights to selfies – Press Herald

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Monkey see. Monkey sue. Monkey settle. Attorneys representing a macaque monkey have agreed to a compromise in a case where they asserted the animal owned the copyright to selfie photos it had shot with a photographer’s camera. Under the deal, the photographer agreed to donate 25 percent of any future revenue from the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia, said the lawyers from…

The Best Camera Features on Apple’s New iPhone 8 and iPhone X – TIME

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released two new iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, touting both of their photo and video capabilities. Here’s what each model has in store for mobile photographers and videographers: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Camera Specs (As with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, serious mobile photographers should consider the larger model for the dual-camera setup, the portrait mode and the new portrait…

Zoom, artificial bokeh and other phone camera features now figure in DxOMark’s tests – TechCrunch

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Testing cameras is what DxOMark does, but while many DSLRs and mirrorless systems have remained more or less the same for the last decade, one can hardly say the same for mobile phones. Dual lenses, optical zoom and more are now marquee features and as such need special testing setups and scoring benchmarks — which is what DXOMark just added to the mix. There are two totally new tests and…

‘Monkey Selfie’ Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer – NPR

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Naruto, a macaque, took this self-portrait in 2011 with a camera owned by photographer David Slater. The photo has been the subject of a years-long copyright battle. David Slater via Wikimedia Commons Back in 2011, Naruto was just an anonymous macaque in the jungles of Indonesia. On one particular day, however, the photogenic primate happened upon a wildlife photographer’s camera and snapped a “monkey selfie.” Whether the act was intentional…

The Best Camera Features on Apple’s New iPhone 8 and iPhone X – TIME

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released two new iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, touting both of their photo and video capabilities. Here’s what each model has in store for mobile photographers and videographers: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Camera Specs (As with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, serious mobile photographers should consider the larger model for the dual-camera setup, the portrait mode and the new portrait…

This Camera Is About to Make Your Instagram Photos Way Better – Men’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This camera just might make you reconsider using a real camera again. Promising the fastest autofocus out there, the RX10 IV, which Sony announced today, can focus in just 0.03 seconds and take 24 frames per second for up to 249 frames. That means you’ll be much better equipped to get that shot you want, whether you’re hanging out with your dog or watching a football game. “What makes it…

The Best Camera Features on Apple’s New iPhone 8 and iPhone X – TIME

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apple on Tuesday released two new iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, touting both of their photo and video capabilities. Here’s what each model has in store for mobile photographers and videographers: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Camera Specs (As with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, serious mobile photographers should consider the larger model for the dual-camera setup, the portrait mode and the new portrait…

‘Monkey Selfie’ Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer – NPR

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Naruto, a macaque, took this self-portrait in 2011 with a camera owned by photographer David Slater. The photo has been the subject of a years-long copyright battle. David Slater via Wikimedia Commons Back in 2011, Naruto was just an anonymous macaque in the jungles of Indonesia. On one particular day, however, the photogenic primate happened upon a wildlife photographer’s camera and snapped a “monkey selfie.” Whether the act was intentional…

Zoom, artificial bokeh and other phone camera features now figure in DxOMark’s tests – TechCrunch

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Testing cameras is what DxOMark does, but while many DSLRs and mirrorless systems have remained more or less the same for the last decade, one can hardly say the same for mobile phones. Dual lenses, optical zoom and more are now marquee features and as such need special testing setups and scoring benchmarks — which is what DXOMark just added to the mix. There are two totally new tests and…

‘Monkey Selfie’ Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer – NPR

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Naruto, a macaque monkey, took this self-portrait in 2011 with a camera owned by photographer David Slater. It has been the subject of a years-long copyright battle. David Slater via Wikimedia Commons Back in 2011, Naruto was just an anonymous macaque in the jungles of Indonesia. On one particular day, however, the photogenic primate happened upon a wildlife photographer’s camera and snapped a “monkey selfie.” Whether the act was intentional…

The Sony RX10 IV is a blazingly fast superzoom camera – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sony just announced a pretty substantial performance update to its superzoom camera lineup with the RX10 IV. While the new $1,700 RX10 IV doesn’t gain any extra range, that’s fine; the RX10 III already tripled the maximum zoom of its predecessor last year. It also has the same fixed f2.4-4, 24-600mm (25x optical) zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The big difference here is all about what’s inside the camera,…

iPhone 8 Keeps a Home Button, Adds New Camera Features and a Better Screen – Gizmodo

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ten years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone, today Tim Cook revealed the latest major revision of Apple’s smartphone. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with the iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros’s True Tone display might be compelling reasons to upgrade again. A familiar design There was speculation that today’s event would only yield an…

DxO’s mobile photography benchmark now tests dual cameras and depth effects – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DxO’s mobile photography test has become the go-to benchmark for comparing smartphone cameras. But the test, created in 2012, wasn’t designed to measure a lot of features that are now common in phones, so DxO is updating it to start considering a bunch of new factors, like second lenses and depth effects. The updated DxOMark Mobile test has three big new focuses: zoom, bokeh, and low-light performance. The first two…

Camera IQ raises $2.3M to tap augmented reality’s marketing potential – TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How’s this for a prediction: “Camera media will be bigger than TV.” That’s according to Camera IQ CEO Allison Wood. By “camera media” she means filters, lenses and other augmented reality effects — Wood told me she’s been studying AR and camera effects for years, including a stint as an assistant professor at the Pratt Institute. Last year, she founded Camera IQ with COO Sonia Tsao to help companies build…

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalists announced – The Independent

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From a squirrel on a cold February morning to a caged Sumatran tiger, the first batch of images from this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 are stunning.  Over 50,000 photographs from 92 countries were entered into the esteemed competition, just 100 making the final exhibition which returns to the Natural History Museum on 20 October. From those selected, a jury of international experts will then choose the winning…

PETA, photographer reach settlement in ‘monkey selfie’ case – CNN

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Photographer and PETA reach settlement over rights to monkey’s selfie – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Attorneys announced a settlement Monday in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey. Under the deal, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photo agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue of the images to charities dedicated to protecting crested macaques in Indonesia, lawyers for an animal rights group said. Attorneys for the group and the photographer, David Slater, asked…

Essential 360 Camera – PCMag

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Essential 360 Camera is one of the marquee accessories for Andy Rubin’s expandable Essential Phone PH-1. It’s a small 360-degree camera that snaps onto the back of the PH-1 magnetically, adding spherical video and imaging capability to the handset. There are some things to like about it—stitching is done in real-time and is, for the most part, done well. But because it only works when attached to the phone,…