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Olympus Jumps On Lens Camera Bandwagon with ‘Open Platform’ Project

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It looks like Sony started something with its QX-series lens cameras. Olympus, with some help from MIT, is jumping on the bandwagon at Photokina where they’ve debuted a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens module that is meant to connect up with your smartphone and tablet and be used much the same way the QX cameras are. Read more…

Flickr Launches 20under20 Award to Shine a Spotlight on 20 Talented Young Photographers

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Wanting to recognize some of the most talented young photographers in its community, Flickr today announced 20under20, an annual award that honors 20 of the “world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.”
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Panasonic Gives Its GM Series a Boost with the EVF-Toting GM5 and Two New Lenses

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The last of Panasonic’s camera announcements from the Photokina floor today is a second member of its super compact GM lineup of system cameras, the Lumix DMC-GM5, which was accompanied by two new GM-series lenses for good measure.

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Samsung Debuts 4K-Capable Flagship NX1 Alongside Impressive 50-150mm f/2.8 Lens

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Earlier today, Samsung officially released its recently-rumored/leaked flagship camera, the NX1. Alongside it, the South Korean electronics company showed off an impressive 50–150mm f/2.8 lens (70–200mm equivalent) and teased a new 300mm f/2.8 lens that’s still in development. Read more…

external With 200,000 Users, Lightroom Mobile Finds a Foothold —CNET

“The 200,000 customers so far have used Lightroom Mobile to store more than 100 million images, which averages to 500 per person — a solid foothold.”

 
Sep 14, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Researchers Create Software Capable of Intelligently Averaging Thousands of Photos Into One

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Researchers at UC Berkeley have created software that automatically averages hundreds or thousands of similar images to create the pinnacle of amalgamations.

Unveiled last month, AverageExplorer lets users see the average image that represents whatever collection of images they’re looking at. The idea is to break down the overwhelming amount of images given when searching through Google Images, Flickr or Bing and combining it into one visual summary of the result.
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HTC is Reportedly Building an Action Camera to Challenge GoPro

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Up to this point, HTC has been known as a popular Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. However, the company may soon jump into a completely different market: cameras.

Bloomberg is reporting that the company is planning to launch a waterproof camera designed for capturing extreme sports.
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external How Instagram’s Drug Deals Go Undetected —VentureBeat

So, without a clear defense, how does Instagram put an end to its virtual drug market? With more than 200 million monthly users, you might think the company shouldn’t simply rely on user-submitted flagging. But, apparently, that’s exactly what it does.

 
Sep 12, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The iPhone 6 Wallpaper’s Photographer Didn’t Find Out About the Use Until the Phone’s Unveiling

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When the iPhone 6 was announced this week, there was one person who received a bigger surprise than most: Espen Haagensen, the photographer behind the phone’s default wallpaper photograph.

Here’s why: Haagensen didn’t know his photo had been selected for this use until the rest of the world saw the photo during the phone’s official announcement.
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Amateur Photographer Experiments with Using a 4K Video Still as its Magazine Cover Photo

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The idea that 4K+ resolution video will soon become a big thing in still photography is one rooted in convenience. While it doesn’t seem video will overtake still photography for good anytime soon, Amateur Photographer wanted to dip their toes in the water.

In a recent experiment, the Amateur Photographer team decided that the September 20th issue of their magazine would feature a cover that uses a still image extracted from video shot at 4K.
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