Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture a great deal of detail, their abilities are far outpaced by the intricate movements of the human body.
Fortunately, there’s a new technology in development that might just be able to solve this problem by throwing a crap-load of cameras at it. Read more…
Have you ever looked up and noticed that a particular cloud looks like a face, a dog, a ship, or some other object? It’s a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia, where the human brain takes randomness and tries to turn it into something significant and known.
Andy Huot’s project Cheese Curl Art revolves around pareidolia, but instead of spotting things in clouds, Huot photographs Cheetos. Recognize the Cheeto above? The photographer captioned it, “Sasquatch.”
Will Your Photos Outlast You? —The Online Photographer
One of my ongoing interests—I won’t use the word concerns because that could imply worry or anxiety—is how long my images will last. Given my own impermanence, I lack the hubris to expect that any photographs I’ve produced will last forever. I’d certainly love for later generations to consider my work good enough to be worth maintaining, but that’s up to them to decide, not me. In any event, I won’t be around to enjoy it.
Edward Ranney has been photographing pre-Columbian sites in Peru for over fifty years. His book Monuments of the Incas was released in 1982, reprinted in paperback in 1990, and re-released in 2010 by Thames and Hudson in an expanded edition, with updated text.
His monograph The Lines, being released in August by Yale University Press, presents pictures of geoglyphs created by the Nazca culture in southern Peru, and other cultures in Chile’s Atacama desert. Read more…
Admittedly, this is not photography, but there are so many frames that would be worthy of pulling out of this short real-time 4K visual treat that we thought it was certainly worthy of sharing. Read more…
“I get asked that a lot. If your goal is to maximize value and you know the future, then you can make your own conclusion,” Systrom told attendees, who chuckled at his response.
But, he says, “I love my coworkers and team. I love the things we work on. I love the impact we have in the world. I never think about that question.”
The consumer end of underwater photography is tricky. The pros have expensive underwater housings for their expensive DSLRs, but consumers are stuck with semi-affordable compacts that suffer from some glaring limitations, among them the ability to zoom.
It’s not news that RAW files have a far greater latitude than the same JPEG photographs. However, many beginners only understand this difference on a theoretical level.
Italian photographer Alessandro Penso clicked his shutter just as Mostafa El Mouzdahir, a 20-year old from Morocco, was purposefully hit by a car. El Mouzdahir sustained multiple injuries. When Penso went to see him at the hospital, he was holding a form police had given him, stating he had to leave Greece within 15 days. He was there illegally.