Posts Tagged ‘cameras’

The Most Popular Cameras on Flickr in 2014

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What are the most popular cameras used in the Flickr community? Now that 2014 is in the past, the photo sharing service has done some serious crunching on EXIF data to figure out which cameras were the most popular among its users over the course of the year. Here’s a look into the findings.
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Canon Launches 5 New PowerShot Cameras with a Focus on Connectivity

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Canon has refreshed its PowerShot compact camera line with five new cameras. Three SX series cameras feature wireless connectivity, while two ELPH updates feature simple spec improvements.
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CameraSelfies: Portraits of Historical Cameras Taking Pictures of Themselves

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What if cameras got tired of participating in human selfies and decided one day to start taking pictures of themselves? That’s the quirky idea behind a project called “CameraSelfies” by German photographer Juergen Novotny (who also goes by J. Flynn Newton).

The series features photos of various cameras “looking at themselves” in front of contemporary wallpapers that capture the cameras’ personalities.
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Two Sideways Cameras from Leica and Fujifilm: The M-A and the Instax 300

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Two recent camera releases have me scratching my head. The first is the M-A, the latest model from Leica. The primary selling point seems to be that this is a completely mechanical camera. No battery, no meter, no LCD, no autofocus, no frills. What the camera lacks in modern features it makes up for in mechanic precision and simplicity. Instead of busy screens you “read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so fully concentrate on the subject.”
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This Poster Shows Over 200 Cameras from Between 1839 and 2014

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In early 2013, we shared a print by Pop Chart Lab that showed 100 landmark cameras from the history of photography. Now, the online shop is one-upping itself by releasing a new poster showing over 200 cameras from between 1839 and 2014.
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These Printable Camera Designs Are Great for Kids Crafts and Fun Decor

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Digital download store Caravan Shoppe has a new product called the Click Click Camera Pack. It’s a set of printable camera designs that are designed for kids crafts and decor.
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Dubai Police Will Start Using Google Glass and Facial Recognition to Automatically Sniff Out Bad Guys

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Identifying wanted criminals is about to get a whole lot easier for Dubai police thanks to the camera built into Google Glass and some custom-built facial recognition software. Read more…

How Well Can You Learn Photography Without Getting Up Off Your Butt?

Photography is a hobby that generally takes plenty of hands-on experience to nail down. Sure, the basics of photography, such as composition and the exposure triangle can be learned through reading and research, but to truly improve on your photography, you need to get out in the field and just shoot… or do you?
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The Cameras We Bring: Each Camera is an Extension of Who We Are

This short inspirational video by the folks at video production company Fidelity Format needs, and will therefore get, very little introduction. It’s called “The Cameras We Bring,” and will speak to every photographer who feels that deep connection with their small (or large…) collection of cameras.

“The photos we take are an expression what we’re looking for not necessarily what we’re looking at,” writes FF in the poignant video’s description. “Every camera we use, we use as an extension of who we are.”

(via Reddit)

50 Nokia Lumia 1020 Cameras Capture New York City in Bullet Time

Check out this trippy video showing New York City sidewalks in Matrix-style “bullet time.” It was created by filmmaker Paul Trillo, who partnered up with Microsoft to create a special camera rig consisting of 50 individual Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones mounted to an arc.
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