How much inspiration do you get from other senses to create your visual art? The latest episode of Canon Australia’s project The Lab tries to explore the connection of two senses – vision and taste. Three photographers get together, and instead of using their eyes, they can only use taste to get inspired and create a photo. So, what does it look like when the taste becomes a photograph?
This Friday, federal appeals court in Washington D.C. decided that Federal Aviation Administration has no right to require hobbyists to register their camera drones and model aircraft. As SF Gate reports, this decision came after a drone hobbyist John Taylor filed a claim against the FAA in 2016. He claimed that they don’t have the right to force him to register his aircraft.
As U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh states, “Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the registration rule and require him to register.” And according to the judge, he is right.
Thanks to my job, I’ve seen some fascinating drones so far. But the drone I discovered today, along with its unfortunate choice of name, made me burst into laughter. It got me wondering if the person who thought of the name speaks English, and how well they speak it. Because with such name, along with the photo, aerial photography is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind.
I often mention the issue of whether or not photographers can “change the world”. It’s something we could speculate about, but what I firmly believe is that you can at least change someone’s world, or to put it simply – improve someone’s life. And it’s precisely what a group of photo enthusiasts is trying to do.
Joined through Epic Photo Tours and guided by Herb Leventon, this group changes the world of those who live in darkness. They have donated over 400 solar lights to the people from remote villages who live without any light once the sun sets. And of course, they have documented it in a series of beautiful images from different parts of the globe.
Colorizing a black and white image in Photoshop requires a huge amount of time, and not to mention that you need exceptional skill to do it. A year ago, Richard Zhang and a team at University of California revealed Algoritmia, an app that does it automatically. It was fun to play with it, but there was still plenty of room for improvement. Now, a year later, they have found a new approach. And this time, the results are way more impressive.
Lots of interesting news has been coming from Google lately. They seem to be very devoted to the development of AI, and there is another novelty they may implement. Soon, Google could become able to remove the unwanted objects from your photos. In other words, if you take a photo through glass or a fence, the algorithm will automatically remove the obstruction and produce a clean photo.
Why only have round bokeh, when you can get it all sorts of shapes? You can achieve shaped bokeh by cutting a shape in black paper and placing it on the lens. Or if you’re too lazy or not really precise, you can even buy premade shapes. But what if I told you there’s a way to achieve square bokeh with nothing but a lens? Mathieu Stern presents you with a cheap lens that has a square aperture, so it creates super-interesting square bokeh.
I’m sure it has happened to all of us that people confuse us with someone else. It usually ends up in saying hello to a complete stranger with a confused look on our face, and that’s all. But for a 63-year-old Lyn Slater, this mix-up ended up in changing her life.
She went to meet a friend for lunch near the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Suddenly, the foreign photojournalists surrounded her and attracted a large crowd. They mistakenly thought she was a fashion icon, and from then on – she actually became one.
Some of the specifications for the possible replacement of Nikon D810 were released a while ago. Now there are new updates concerning Nikon D820, and the one that catches most attention is that D820 might have the same autofocus system as Nikon D5. This means 153 focus points, 99 of them being cross type and 55 selectable.