Taking out his frustration on twitter after being ejected from the UFC 199 pay-per-view event on Saturday, journalist Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting/SB Nation was seemingly escorted from the building by security prior to the main event.
Sharpening. A subject that has potentially endless possibilities when it comes to how it can be done, high pass, unsharp mask, sharpening etc are the main one’s that most of you will know about, however I’m here today to offer you a method of sharpening that I personally, have found so impressive that I just had to pass it on! I actually call this method “The Sharpening” because I find it to be hilarious and entirely unnecessary. 😉
While flying at a park in Costa Mesa, California, one pilot’s drone lost signal and when the propellers stopped spinning it fell to the ground, as it was meant to. After this, things get a little crazy
Fortunately for us, the folks at SFPV uploaded the whole video for us to check out ourselves. If there was ever a good reason for having a GoPro attached to your drone (other than the obvious), this is it.
Landscape photography, especially when you’re having to travel any kind of distance, requires some planning. You need to make sure that you pack what you need, but not so much that you can’t manage carrying it with you all day.
Not very long ago I got to visit my buddy Joseph Parry. We drank (quite a lot of beer), we ate (lots of chocolate brownies) and we took photos. Like any normal person, when they go visit a friend I brought with me a cowboy outfit. Wait! What, that’s not normal!!?? Well welcome to my world.
Anyway, I got Joseph to don the cowboy outfit, which suited his manly yet strangely conditioned soft beard, and we set up to shoot a portrait. As part of the setup Joseph had recently bought a Gravity Backdrop which we were going to use as the background. For me, this was the first time using an actual hand printed, textured, background and I was stunned by how awesome it made the images look straight from camera (and of course you can fake it, but it is no longer out of camera). It gave us a great base to work from, the result of said shoot being the image below.
I often get the feeling that photography is talked and written about as if its practitioners have an innate knowledge of the terms involved. Any craft or profession comes with its own specialist language, but if you’re new to it—and even if you’re not—you can often feel overwhelmed by the terminology, let alone the technicalities of the medium. Thinking back ‘hyperfocal distance’ is one of the terms that most baffled me.
You will most likely hear ‘hyperfocal distance’ mentioned in relation to landscape photography. It describes a mathematically calculated sweet-spot that, when you focus there, maximises the depth-of-field across your scene. For, while you might believe that using a small aperture and focusing at infinity would do the job, it doesn’t.
When I first heard the phrase “dual cameras” used in relation to mobile phones, 3D is what first came to my mind. How disappointed I was to find out that it was nothing to do with recording videos or shooting stills in 3D.
Now, Weeview want to fix that, having announced the Eye-Plug 3D Camera at Computex. The Eye-Plug gives your smartphone’s camera software an extra lens and sensor so it can see two viewpoints at once.
The case of Jane Doe No. 14 v. Internet Brands, Inc. is one that many were following with great interest, and Internet giants like eBay and Facebook told the court that the lawsuit would have a “chilling effect” on the Internet.
While what happened to Doe was tragic, she felt that Model Mayhem were responsible for not warning her of the dangers from other members on the website.
If scrolling through a plain old Instagram feed isn’t exciting enough for you, a new free online app called Instamuseum lets you turn it into a virtual museum.
To create your gallery, you’ll need an account on Sketchfab, but that is also free. To let people view them, you need simply to embed them into your website.
A team at Harvard University have build a lens that’s thinner than the waves of light it focuses. Based on light-warping metamaterials, this lens may one day replace the heavier glass lenses found in items like microscopes, smartphones, cameras and even telescopes.
Lens technology has come a very long way since those early days, but it’s still difficult to build very compact lenses. If you’ve ever wondered why your phone’s camera lens sticks slightly proud of the back, this is why.