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Fyuse is a ‘Spatial Photo’ App That Lets You Capture and Share Your World in 3D

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Fyuse is a new “spatial photography” app that wants to be the Instagram of 3D photos. Capture a dynamic photo by moving your phone around during capture, and viewers will be able to explore your 3D photo by tilting their phone in their hands.
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external Charges Dropped Against Man Who Flew Drone Over Crash Scene —Columbus Dispatch

“Hopefully, everyone learned something here on both sides,” Ross said. “This is new technology, and it’s not going anywhere. We’re going to have to learn how to deal with it appropriately.”

 
Dec 17, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Facebook Now Auto-Enhancing Your Smartphone Photos

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Ready to see an improvement in all of your Facebook friends’ snaps? Facebook is rolling out a new auto-enhance feature for its mobile app that will automatically correct things like light, shadows, and clarity in your smartphone shots.
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The Tower of David: Photographs Showing Life Inside the Tallest Slum in the World

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The Tower of David in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas is an unfinished skyscraper and the third tallest building in the country. The construction of the tower came to an abrupt halt in 1994 due to the Venezuelan banking crisis, and it was quickly taken over by squatters. Thus, for years the building was known as the “tallest slum in the world.”

24-year-old photographer Alejandro Cegarra spent time with the residents and documented their way of life through images. The resulting project is titled, “The Other Side of the Tower.”
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UK Reporters Say They Won’t Take Assignments That Should Go to Pro Photographers

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In a show of solidarity with photojournalists who are seeing their jobs disappear, some reporters in the UK are resolving to not take assignments that should go to professional photographers.
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Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

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Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That’s according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice “regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR.” Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).
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external It’s Safe to Buy a Point and Shoot Again —Reframe

DSLR sales are slowing down, but not as fast as you would expect. But let’s draw a line in the sand. You don’t need to shrink down you expectations just because you shrink down your camera. Camera size no longer equals quality. I’m not saying go mirrorless. In fact, I’m saying go smaller. Go point-and-shoot.

 
Dec 16, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Underwater Cameras Capture Incredible Footage of Killer Whales at Play

Here’s a short clip from the Smithsonian Channel‘s series “Hunt for the Super Predator.” It shows an encounter a team of photographers and scientists had with killer whales at Bremer Canyon off the coast of Western Australia.

Using a special camera rig he designed, wildlife cameraman David Riggs shot some amazing underwater footage of killer whales that looks too good to be true (you can find it at 1:35 in the video).
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Instagram Adds Five New Photo Filters and Improves the Filter Selection Process

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Instagram today announced that it has added five new photo filters to its enormously popular app. The filter selection process has also been revamped in order to make it easier to use.
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The Photographer’s Introduction to Color, from Color Space to Monitor Calibration

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If you’re a photographer today, you’re probably sharing your photos everywhere from Facebook to Flickr. Your photos are being seen on every device possible: iPhones, Samsung Galaxys, crappy Dell office monitors, and Mac Retina Displays. Each online service, each device, even each web browser handles color differently. If you’re putting your photos up online, you really need to think about how you output files for the web. If you accidentally save to the wrong color space, you can really change people’s perception of your photos.
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