Lytro might be the company most synonymous with light field photography, but the reality is it’s been around for almost almost 25 years now.
In this rather unusual photo set, French photographer Antoine Geiger criticizes our obsession and addiction to modern technology and smartphones by creating faces being sucked into screens.
Using candid photos captured in the Louvre and elsewhere in Paris, Antoine says this project places the screen “as an object of “mass subculture”, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world”.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these photos make an interesting point.
The Bayer filter was patented in 1976 and can be found in almost all digital camera sensors sold today.
While several alternatives have been suggested over the years, some more exciting than others, none caught on. This could soon change, though, as Canon Watch reports that the 120MP full frame sensor Canon is developing will not be based on Bayer technology.
Quanta Image Sensor. Remember that name; it could be the new sensor type that will replace the CMOS in your current camera.
No need to worry though that the inventor of the CMOS will be forgotten, as professor Eric Fossum who invented it is also behind the development of the QIS.
Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering’s professor, along with Thayer PhD candidate Jiaju Ma, have been working on a new pixel for over three years and eventually would like to“have 1 billion pixels on the sensor and we’ll still keep the sensor the same size,” says the co-inventor.
Let’s face it, batteries in general are a real drag. They’re easy to forget, add weight to an already heavy gear bag, and they have the habit of running out of juice just when we need them the most. Luckily, a team of engineers from Columbia University have discovered a way to eliminate the need for them to power a digital camera. In a report released by the team, which is led by Shree K. Nayar, the engineers have found a way to harvest energy via an image sensor and excess light. [Read more…]
Pretty much since the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus there have been rumors that the next iPhone will include DSLR-like capabilities.
Apple has taken a giant step towards that goal with its recent acquisition of LinX, an Israeli camera-tech company focusing on computational imaging, and rumor has it that the next iPhone (iPhone 7?) will include the “biggest camera jump ever”.
Setting new standards for color fidelity, HDR and shutter lag are just a few of the company’s selling points, but it is the shallow depth of field, selective focusing and 3D capabilities that make this technology, aiming to revolutionize mobile photography, so important.
Just a few days ago Instagram announced their Hyperlapse app which creates in-camera hyperlapse movies. Quality is not a stunner, but it definitely hint on the possibilities. Here is the trick, Instagram uses the in-phone gyroscope to stabilize the footage.
This is a great idea (as Ben noted), and in fact I think that all cameras should have a gyroscope built into them. In fact, I predict a trend coming in the next wave of camera to have a built in Gyro. For more than one reason:
No, that’s not a typo. A team of 12 scientists from The University of Tokyo and Keio University, have developed a camera that is capable of capturing 4.4 trillion frames per second using a technology called Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography (STAMP) according to a release posted on Nature.com. According to the team, STAMP makes it possible for their camera to outperform current high speed cameras by achieving capture rates that are 1,000 times faster than any other known camera.
Last week, we wrote about how researchers at Brown developed a code that would allow realistic weather alterations in photo-editing through text commands. As fate would have it, the new trend these days is apparently groundbreaking algorithms. Two days ago, a video was uploaded showcasing Microsoft’s latest advancement in photography; using first-person-view cameras, researchers for the company developed an algorithm that makes what they call a hyperlapse. Watching the video, you’ll probably find yourself surprised by just how fluid everything almost looks. Keep reading after the break; seeing how it’s done is just as rewarding.
With all the iPhones, iPads and Androids devices that we use today, it is pretty hard to deduct the functions of a device from the way it looks. This was not always the case. Consider the Gramophone.
It was pretty easy to understand the function of each component of this gadget. This part turns, this part senses the music and this part outputs the voice. Can you do this with a Smartphone? I don’t think so. This is why I miss those old gadgets so much.
Photographer Jim Golden must share similar feelings. His series Relics of Technology is a collection of technology from past times, when you could still understand what a device does just by looking at it.
Jim picks thrift stores finding his relics, and then poses them in a most appetizing ways. [Read more…]