“What was that video? What is happening? Who does these things?” That is the opening sequence to the brand new eye-opening video ‘The Air Up There‘ created by Toronto photographers and features BASE jumpers and extreme climbers jumping from the tallest structures. Those are questions you may also be asking after watching the video!
Firooz Zahedi, the photographer behind the iconic Pulp Fiction movie poster, filed a lawsuit against Miramax. He claims that the company broke the contract by using his image on a bunch of consumer products, but he was too late. The court rejected the suit alleging that he was too late to file it.
Teeny tiny micro-sized nano-optics cameras are a relatively new development and it’s been very exciting to follow. They just keep getting smaller and better. Now, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have managed to create a fully functional camera that’s as small as a grain of salt. A large grain of salt, but still, that’s mighty impressive.
The “size of a grain of salt” thing has been used before, back in 2016, with respect to the lens, and array of which was placed onto a high resolution CMOS sensor. Now, though, it’s a complete camera at that size.
December is bringing with it two meteor showers. First up there’s the Geminids, which will begin on the evening of Monday, December 13th and peak later on in the evening until early morning on Tuesday. Under perfect conditions, this meteor shower can offer up to 150 meteors per hour, although the bright moon will reduce visibility a little this year dropping the number of ones you’ll actually be able to see down a little.
The second is the Ursids, which arrives about a week alter and is expected to peak during the Winter Solstice on December 21st until the 23nd. This one doesn’t tend to get a lot of attention, due to the fact that it only brings with it around 10 meteors per hour and they’re not easily visible until the early morning hours.
An article on the Japanese website Nikkei is claiming that the popularity of digital cameras in China is on the increase. According to the Google-translated version, sales of digital cameras have increased due to a seemingly unlikely suspect. What has historically been the downfall of dedicated cameras, smartphones seem to be the cause. Deficiencies in smartphones that can only be overcome by DSLR and mirrorless cameras have resulted in about a 20% increase in sales over the previous year.
They also say that live streaming is also expected to grow to five times its current size by the year 2025 and that the demand currently far exceeds the supply due to logistics issues as a result of the coronavirus situation, causing prices to remain high.
Astrophotographer Eliot Herman from Tuscon, Arizona was outside to photograph the partial lunar eclipse that was visible for part of the world in late November. The night was cloudy, however, and Eliot didn’t manage to capture anything that he was particularly proud of. Aside from this unbelievably rare image of 3 halos surrounding the moon that is!
Italian artist and activist aleXsandro Palombo has launched a street art campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence using heavily photoshopped images of famous women such as Kamala Harris, Duchess of Kent Kate Middleton, President of Europe Ursula Von de Leyen, and Princess Letizia of Spain.
All I want for Christmas is a camera branded teddy bear with miniature-yet-useless DSLR, said no photographer ever. If however, you have a penchant for stuffed animals and a particular leaning towards a certain camera brand, then you might want to check out this latest offering from Canon!