Photography

"I’m the Robin Hood of photography": Scaling skyscrapers for thrills and cash – CBS News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“CBSN: On Assignment” airs Monday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and on our streaming network, CBSN. For Victor Thomas, 25, the New York City skyline is a limitless playground. He scales the tallest skyscrapers and captures his strolls along the very edge of buildings — hundreds of feet off the ground — in breathtaking photos. The Brooklyn-based climber is one of New York City’s so-called “urban explorers,” a…

Insta360’s next camera may shoot orbiting video while stationary – Engadget

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You see, all four clips in the video orbit around a person with one arm sticking up, and it’s most likely that there’s a 360 camera stuck in the hand (it’s invisible due to the nature of image stitching). And yet somehow, it’s as if the camera is also flying though smoke and glitter in the first two clips, then under a flock of pigeons in the following clip, and…

Baltimore’s new speed camera system stumbles on first day, issues $38480 in duplicate tickets – Baltimore Sun

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The re-launch of Baltimore’s speed camera system stumbled on its first day, when the program’s vendor accidentally issued a combined $38,480 in duplicate tickets to 962 people, officials said Monday. To clear up any confusion, those drivers who received the duplicate speeding tickets issued on July 31 will receive a letter explaining the error and have their violations forgiven. Those who received only one ticket must pay their fines, officials…

"I’m the Robin Hood of photography": Scaling skyscrapers for thrills and cash – CBS News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“CBSN: On Assignment” airs Monday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and on our streaming network, CBSN. For Victor Thomas, 25, the New York City skyline is a limitless playground. He scales the tallest skyscrapers and captures his strolls along the very edge of buildings — hundreds of feet off the ground — in breathtaking photos. The Brooklyn-based climber is one of New York City’s so-called “urban explorers,” a…

Insta360’s next camera may shoot orbiting video while stationary – Engadget

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You see, all four clips in the video orbit around a person with one arm sticking up, and it’s most likely that there’s a 360 camera stuck in the hand (it’s invisible due to the nature of image stitching). And yet somehow, it’s as if the camera is also flying though smoke and glitter in the first two clips, then under a flock of pigeons in the following clip, and…

"I’m the Robin Hood of photography": Scaling skyscrapers for thrills and cash – CBS News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“CBSN: On Assignment” airs Monday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and on our streaming network, CBSN. For Victor Thomas, 25, the New York City skyline is a limitless playground. He scales the tallest skyscrapers and captures his strolls along the very edge of buildings — hundreds of feet off the ground — in breathtaking photos. The Brooklyn-based climber is one of New York City’s so-called “urban explorers,” a…

Baltimore’s new speed camera system stumbles on first day, issues $38480 in duplicate tickets – Baltimore Sun

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The re-launch of Baltimore’s speed camera system stumbled on its first day, when the program’s vendor accidentally issued a combined $38,480 in duplicate tickets to 962 people, officials said Monday. To clear up any confusion, those drivers who received the duplicate speeding tickets issued on July 31 will receive a letter explaining the error and have their violations forgiven. Those who received only one ticket must pay their fines, officials…

Insta360’s next camera may shoot orbiting video while stationary – Engadget

Monday, August 14, 2017

You see, all four clips in the video orbit around a person with one arm sticking up, and it’s most likely that there’s a 360 camera stuck in the hand (it’s invisible due to the nature of image stitching). And yet somehow, it’s as if the camera is also flying though smoke and glitter in the first two clips, then under a flock of pigeons in the following clip, and…

The LG V30 rumor roundup: OLED, f1.6 camera, fancy “HD” haptics – Ars Technica

Monday, August 14, 2017

reader comments 46 LG’s next flagship smartphone is the LG V30, and while we’ve skipped the continuous drip of information that has been coming out about the device, a slow Monday is a perfect time for a rumor roundup! Maybe “rumor” is not the best way to describe a lot of this information—LG has been sending out non-stop press releases about the V30 all month. LG already released a flagship…

How To Build A Pinhole Camera, And Why It Works – Forbes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Brian Koberlein What you need to build a basic pinhole camera. As we prepare for the Great American Eclipse, you might have your eclipse glasses ready. If not, another great way to view the eclipse is with a pinhole camera. They are extremely easy to make, and you just need a cardboard box, some tin foil, scissors, tape and a toothpick. Brian Koberlein Two holes are cut into the box….

LG’s Graphy app will help you rip off your favorite photographer’s style – The Verge

Monday, August 14, 2017

LG’s trickle of pre-launch news about the upcoming V30 flagship-tier Android smartphone today turns to the new software that will be on board. Chief among the novelties is Graphy, a component of the manual mode in LG’s camera app that will allow users to apply the same “style and mood” of a chosen professional photo to their own. It sounds almost like Prisma, last summer’s popular style transfer app, but…

Canary improves livestream skills of its home security camera – Engadget

Monday, August 14, 2017

Then there’s a new web app service which allows desktop streaming. Previously users relied on their smartphones, Apple TV or Apple Watch for video playback, so this addition — which some might argue is long overdue — makes monitoring more accessible. This option is available from today to everyone with a Canary membership. Finally, and perhaps most pertinently to a home security service, users can now stream live video in…

Ottawa photographer prefers film over digital – SFGate

Monday, August 14, 2017

Caption Close OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Pay close attention out and about in Ottawa, and the sight of a young man roaming the city with a vintage sheet film camera and tripod photographing buildings and landscapes may take you back. It’s taken 22-year-old Illinois Valley Community College student Joey Urso back more than 100 years. Urso not only loves film, remember film?, but he also has put together a makeshift…

Nikon celebrating 100 year anniversary – Notebookcheck.net (press release)

Monday, August 14, 2017

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LG’s Graphy app will help you rip off your favorite photographer’s style – The Verge

Monday, August 14, 2017

LG’s trickle of pre-launch news about the upcoming V30 flagship-tier Android smartphone today turns to the new software that will be on board. Chief among the novelties is Graphy, a component of the manual mode in LG’s camera app that will allow users to apply the same “style and mood” of a chosen professional photo to their own. It sounds almost like Prisma, last summer’s popular style transfer app, but…

Photographer behind graphic Charlottesville image recounts near-death experience – Columbia Journalism Review

Monday, August 14, 2017

Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress Ryan Kelly went to downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 for one last assignment before leaving his staff photographer job at The Daily Progress. On that final workday, the 30-year-old captured an image that The Washington Post declared as “The photo from Charlottesville that will define this moment in American history.” Kelly, who had been at the paper four years, was covering the widespread violence…

Google’s Pixel camera software has been made to work on other recent Android phones – The Verge

Sunday, August 13, 2017

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel’s camera, which uses some complex software to take its fantastic images. A Ukrainian app developer has found a way to port that software to any device that uses a Snapdragon 820/821 or 835 processor, so users can take their own HDR+ pictures without the Google Pixel. The developer, who goes by the name B-S-G, posted up a modified version of Google Camera, which…

Can We Acknowledge That LG Has Been The Trendsetter In Smartphone Photography For Years? – Forbes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

RandyArzarga on Hitrecord.com A leaked image of the LG V30 via a promotional campaign LG is running with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord program. Maybe because the leakers of the smartphone industry are so good at what they do, or maybe it’s a testament to the hype cycle of the internet, but more and more phone companies have developed a habit of pre-announcing or “leaking” features/photos of their yet-to-be-unveiled device. Last week,…

Review: Tamron’s 24-70mm f/2.8 VC Does It All At a Wallet-Friendly Price – PetaPixel (blog)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In the ever heated debate of Tamron vs. Sigma vs. Nikon vs. Canon, a new lens has arrived. Tamron has released an update of their popular 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Ever since Tamron began to create the new SP series lenses, starting with the 45mm, 35mm, and 15-30mm lenses, they’ve been hitting home runs. Having extensively used the 45mm f/1.8 SP lens, and doing a few shoots with their other new…

Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder of Police Officer Recorded by Camera Glasses – TIME

Sunday, August 13, 2017

(HAMPTON, S.C.) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 35 years for opening fire at a police officer, striking him four times, in a shooting captured by a camera in the officer’s glasses.Solicitor Duffie Stone announced Wednesday that a jury found 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon in a violent crime. Orr received maximum sentences. Stone says Estill officer Quincy Smith…