Posts Tagged ‘data’

Photography and Data Collide In These Infographics Created with Physical Things

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German photographer Marion Luttenberger was asked by Moodley Brand Identity to shoot a series of infographics for Caritas Kontakladen, an Austrian organization that assists drug addicts. The resulting images convey facts and figure in clever ways through carefully arranged physical objects in the frame.
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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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LaCie’s Rugged RAID is an External HD That Protects Your Files with Two Drives

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French computer company LaCie has announced a backup hard drive that’s perfect for photographers who want to make sure their data stays safe in the field. Called the Rugged RAID, the device is super durable and can protect your photos by mirroring the data across two drives.
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CERN is Asking for Your Help in Figuring Out What These Archive Photos Show

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Scientists are all about recording data, facts and other information meticulously so that others can replicate their experiments. But, sometimes, even scientists can slip up. That, it seems, is what happened with the photography archive at CERN. Read more…

The New USB Standard Will Turn Your Photo Transfers Up to 11, and It’s Reversible

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As medium format and full-frame cameras get more affordable and file sizes cross the line from massive to outrageous, any increase in transfer and backup speeds is greatly appreciated. Which is why the new USB Type C standard should have photographers as excited as any other tech nerd out there. Read more…

US Government Says the 4th Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Online Storage

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Earlier this year, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital data, even if the data wasn’t stored domestically. The ruling came about after Microsoft was asked to hand over the user information and contested the warrant because the info was stored on servers located in Dublin, Ireland.

In the ongoing battle to protect users’s privacy, Microsoft has made their stance very clear. But so has the government with a brief filed last week. Read more…

Mosaic Breaks Down the Average Size of a Lightroom Catalog

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Here at PetaPixel we enjoy the crunching of numbers. So, naturally, when Mosaic told us about a blog post they had done recently that broke down some Lightroom catalog statistics, we were intrigued.

With “tens of thousands” of Lightroom catalogs synched to their service, they sampled a random 3,000 of those to come up with the average size of a Lightroom catalog. And in the end, they were actually quite surprised by the results. Read more…

Visualizing the Trends and Patterns of the World Through Instagram

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Living smack in the middle of the information age, we’re well acquainted with the incredible amount of data and statistics gathered and thrown around on a daily basis. And with the advent of social networking, the amount of publicly available data about society has only increased.

These networks are a treasure trove of information for better understanding the underlying trends and habits of people. Trends that would otherwise go unseen. One research project in particular, called Phototrails, is trying to spot these trends by gathering insights from that photography-oriented social media site many of us love to hate: Instagram. Read more…

Lenstag Infographic Shows How Gear Gets Stolen and What Gear Gets Filched Most

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We take no responsibility if you’re all of a sudden afraid to take your camera anywhere after reading this (especially if you have a Nikon D7000 or a Canon 60D), but this gear theft infographic by anti-theft service Lenstag is packed interesting information that we think every photographer should be aware of. Read more…

How Artificial Intelligence Reconstructs Our Minds and Lives Using Our Photos

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Data is embedded in our environment, in our behavior, and in our genes. Over the past two years, the world has generated 90% of all the data we have today. The information has always been there, but now we can extract and collect massive amounts of it.

Given the explosion of mobile photography, social media based photo sharing, and video streaming, it’s likely that a large portion of the data we collect and create comes in the form of digital images. Read more…