You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple angles.
Giving the smartphone market an option that's been successful in attracting photo enthusiasts to higher-end cameras, Nokia's new Lumia 1520 phablet can take photos in raw image formats. The Lumia 1020 will get raw support next year, too.
Juha Alakarhu, head of camera technology for Nokia, announced the feature in a tweet Tuesday, saying Nokia will use Adobe Systems' DNG (Digital Negative) format for raw photos.
"It will be available for 1520 from the beginning and 1020 with the Black [software] update early next year," he said in a follow-up tweet.
Raw photos record data from … Read more
Olloclip introduced the newest generation of its popular iPhone camera accessory today, the 4-in-1 iPhone Lens.
Similar to its previous iteration, which was only a 3-in-1 lens, this new Olloclip clips over your phone's built-in lens to imbue the iPhone camera with four physical lenses: a fish-eye lens, a wide-angle lens, and your choice of two macros.
One macro has a 10x magnification with a focus distance of 18 millimeters, and the second has a 15x magnification with a focus distance of 13 millimeters.
The device is easy enough to use: simply slide it onto the corner of your … Read more
Photography Amino is a photography forum and social network for those that are interested in sharing and learning more about photography. Like many budding social networks, Photography Amino suffers from issues with social network size, young users, and a lack of focus on photography -- none of which are necessarily the fault of the app.
Building a social community is difficult. Photography Amino is supposed to be about photography as an art form, and it adds many features that make that possible, like a blog, photo sharing, forums, and more. By functionality alone, it's a good application, and while … Read more
If you think it's enough to have a few fetching profile photos to secure your presence on the Web, then you're really deluding your selfie.
One of the great growth areas of self-presentation is constant self-presentation in pictorial form.
Your selfie today isn't your selfie yesterday, so you're obliged to ensure that your newest look is a complement to -- and an advancement on -- your yesterday look.
Those who reside permanently at the top of the world understand this. In a touching acceptance of their own imperfections, they are realizing that they can't trust … Read more
Stocksy, a cooperative for photographers in the crowded market of selling stock art, expects to become profitable in November.
Revenue growth of 35 percent each month helped the company achieve the milestone, which Stocksy plans to announce Thursday.
Two factors no doubt helped it to reach the goal: First, it was founded by Bruce Livingstone, who accumulated lots of stock-art cred more than a decade ago when he started one of the powerhouses of online stock-art sales, iStockphoto. Second, the Canadian company has only 10 employees, which means low expenses.
Stock-art companies license out photos for use in ads and … Read more
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is determined to link the worlds of art and science.
"If you look at science, science is a very rational approach, whereas art on the other hand is usually an emotional approach to its surroundings," he said during a TED talk earlier this year that just went online. "What I'm trying to do is bring those two images into one so that my images speak to the viewer's heart but also to the viewer's brain."
Oefner left the TED audience mesmerized with images and videos of his three latest projects.
First, he explained how he made sound waves visible. After placing a thin piece of tin foil over an ordinary speaker, he poured tiny crystals onto the foil. Playing sound through the speaker caused the crystals to jump, but that happens faster than the blink of an eye. He recorded the experiment with a camera that shoots 3,000 frames per second. … Read more
There are lots of apps that let you order prints and other photo goodies from your smartphone or tablet (I still think Groovebook is pretty cool), but very few promise professional retouching to make your images look their best. And almost none offer you a big honking free credit to sample the service.
That's mighty generous, but, hey, this is The Cheapskate you're talking to. I … Read more
Despite its name, Photography Editing has little, if anything, to do with editing. It's actually a photography guide that offers really specific tips on DSLR shooting. It's a fine user manual, but if you're expecting to edit your photos with it, you'll be sorely disappointed. It's loaded with helpful tips that will help you take better photos, though.
Photography Editing isn't really an app, either. It's just a scanned manual on how to take great photos with a DSLR. In addition to tips on shot selection, it includes detailed explanations of all of … Read more
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The new Corvette has arrived and it's both remarkably modern and thoroughly vintage Vette, right down to some quaintly old-school tech under the hood. I think you'll enjoy our drive and walkaround tour of what they've done to create this seventh-generation car.
I've been getting a number of e-mails lately about hydrogen fuel cell cars (i.e., what ever happened to them) and CNG natural gas cars. So we're taking on the basics of each starting … Read more