This weekend, a 22-year-old tourist at Phillip Island learned the hard way about the risks of taking selfies in dangerous places. While trying to capture moments for her social media, the unfortunate woman fell 50 meters (over 160 feet) off a cliff edge.
Articles by Dunja Djudjic
Around this time in 2021, Meta teamed up with Ray-Ban to announce Snapchat Spectacles-wannabe. Not surprisingly, Meta’s smart glasses weren’t as popular as the company had hoped, especially after privacy concerns started to pop up.
Still, it seems that Meta isn’t giving up as easily. During this year’s Meta Connect conference, the company announced new and improved camera glasses. And again, they come in several recognizable Ray-Ban shapes.
As photographers, there are many things we think and worry about, and many aspects that we want to improve. And it’s all perfectly normal, in many cases even desirable. But what happens when we start wasting time on things that are not important for our craft? In his recent video, Scott Choucino lines up 11 things many photographers obsess about – and it’s wasting so much of our time, energy, and money.
After almost two years in beta, Adobe has officially released Photoshop on the web. This is a simplified and accessible version of the photo editing software, but apparently, it’s not that simplified. Considering that Generative Fill also got out of beta in the meantime, it has become a part of Photoshop for the web, too.
Pattern Recognition Company (PRC) has launched the latest iteration of its photo-management program, Excire Foto 2024. Among other features, it lets AI evaluate your photos – and that’s the feature we’ll talk about the most. But of course, we’ll get you acquainted with other features, too, as some of them could be quite useful.
In August this year, we were treated to two magnificent supermoons. The one on August 30 was also the so-called Blue Moon, so we had quite an incredible sight to gaze at. Astrophotographer Miguel Claro (previously) took his camera and captured the Super Blue Moon as it was rising above a castle. He turned it into a timelapse, and it will take your breath away!
Amateur astronomer Tadao Ohsugi captured a giant fireball blasting at Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. Despite Jupiter being “the vacuum cleaner of the Solar System”, this isn’t an everyday sight. In fact, according to astronomers, this is the second biggest one to be captured in a decade. thankfully, Ohsugi got it in a timelapse, so we can see the massive blast, too.
Earlier this year, Meta launched its Twitter (now X) competitor called Threads. It immediately became a hit, but then it caused quite a stir when people figured out they couldn’t delete their account without deleting Instagram, too. But it’s being sorted out now. Meta will soon introduce a separate account deletion for Threads, so you can leave it when you get bored without being forced to delete Instagram entirely.
Nikon Instruments Inc. has just announced the much-anticipated winners of its 13th annual Nikon Small World in Motion video competition. If you’ve ever thought visual art and cutting-edge science can’t be combined, this contest will convince you otherwise.
This year’s first-place prize went into the hands of Dr. Alexandre Dumoulin. His pioneering 48-hour time-lapse video shows the development of neurons within a chicken’s central nervous system. Not only is it hypnotizing to watch, but it’s also scientifically groundbreaking!