Posts Tagged ‘hdr’

Apple Adds Auto HDR to iOS 7.1… If You Have an iPhone 5S

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Apple introduced Hight Dynamic Range (HDR) capability into the iPhone all the way back in iOS 4.1, but until today that feature was either set to on or off. All of that changes with the addition of Auto HDR in iOS 7.1… at least for iPhone 5S owners. Read more…

Triggertrap Releases Revamped Version 2.0, Now Offers 14 Triggering Options

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The popular mobile triggering solution Triggertrap just announced version 2.0 of its mobile application, complete with a visual overhaul and a total of 14 triggering options that promise to “make advanced photographic techniques available to everyone — even photographic newbies.” Read more…

DSLR Add-On Brings Features Like Lytro-Style Refocusing to Any Camera

Lytro may have made a splash when the company first burst onto the scene with its ‘snap now, focus later’ technology, but the competition has been growing steadily ever since. In addition to companies like Pelican gunning at the light-field market, a new SLR add-on created by researchers from Saarland University in Germany promises to bring Lytro-style refusing and much more to almost any camera. Read more…

Beautiful HDR Photographs of an Airplane Cockpit by a Pilot Photographer

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Karim Nafatni has a view of the world that most other photography enthusiasts don’t have. When he’s not scouring the Dubai landscape for sweeping architectural photographs, Nafatni is often tens of thousands of feet in the air, working in the cockpit of large jetliners as a pilot for a major airline.
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Photos of Cell Phone Towers Disguised as Fake Trees

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In 1996, a palm tree was introduced to a suburb in Cape Town Africa. The tree appeared almost overnight, and it wasn’t an ordinary tree: it was one of the world’s first (if not the first) disguised cell phone towers. Rather than have unnatural and unattractive metal towers jutting out of the ground, companies began working to make the towers blend in with the natural environment. This fake tree concept soon spread across Cape Town, across South Africa, and finally across the world.

In response to the spread of these fake trees, photographer Dillon Marsh decided to shoot a series of photos to document the trend. The series is titled, “Invasive Species.”
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Canon 60D DSLR Hacked to Capture HDR Video in Real Time

HDR (high-dyanamic-range) video is no new concept. In fact, Magic Lantern has offered a way to shoot HDR footage utilizing Canon DSLRs since 2011. It’s even become a feature of some mobile phones. But capturing and displaying HDR video in real-time? Well, that’s another story.
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Brinno Announces the World’s First HDR Time-Lapse Video Camera

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When it comes to creating quality time-lapse videos, many photographers relish having a serious amount of control over their result. But if you’re the kind of person who isn’t into intervalometers or messing with rail systems, and you’re looking for something that’s more of a “set it and forget it” system, Brinno’s new TLC200 Pro may fit the bill just right. Read more…

Shooting a Massive Gigapixel Panorama of the Manhattan Skyline

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I focus on a relatively obscure (though rapidly becoming more popular) area of photography called gigapixel-resolution photography. I use a robotic panoramic mount to capture tens if not hundreds of images of the same location and then stitch the images together to create a single massive photograph. I’ve combined this technique with High Dynamic Range imaging to create HDR photographs that are anywhere from 200 megapixels to 4 gigapixels in resolution size.
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Rambus’ ‘Binary Pixel’ Technology Seeks to Bring Single-Shot HDR to Smartphones

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Tech company Rambus just announced “Binary Pixels,” a new sensor technology that intends to bring ultra-high dynamic range to small sensors like those found in smartphones and P&S cameras. By allowing pixels to “reset” and saturate more than once, the pixel tech promises to expand the dynamic range of these sensors to “single-shot HDR” levels. Read more…

Imaging Chip from MIT Takes Smartphone Photos to the Next Level in Milliseconds

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The majority of in-camera editing and enhancing, especially on the mobile front, is done via software. Software that, according to MIT’s Rahul Rithe, “consume[s] substantial power, take[s] a considerable amount of time to run, and require[s] a fair amount of knowledge on the part of the user.”

In order to bypass this problem, Rithe and his team of researchers at MIT have developed a new imaging chip that can act as a photographic “jack of all trades” when it comes to taking your smartphone photos to the next level. Read more…