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Man Arrested for Flying His Camera Drone Over Crash Site, Allegedly Refused to Land

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There are two sides to every story, but in the case of Ohio copy machine repairman and aerial videography hobbyist Kele Stanley, his side is drastically different from that of the police who arrested him for flying his camera drone over the site of a car crash. Read more…

external “Kodak, Shutterfly Resolve No-Compete Lawsuit” —WSJ

 
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Samsung Teases Rumored Galaxy K Zoom, Wants You To ‘Kapture The Moment’

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Samsung recently sent out an invite to media regarding an April 29th event. As you can see from the image above, Samsung makes use of a bit of a pun to tease the new device, which has already been leaked, both in pictures and specs. Read more…

external Sony Sells More System Cameras Than Canon In Korea —SAR

 
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Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

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Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, Google intents to make cameras as much a part of you as possible, and the next logical step after glass is Contact Lens Cameras. Read more…

Pentax’s New Medium Format 645Z Packs a 51MP CMOS Sensor and Max ISO 204,800

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It’s here. The Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera has arrived just as the rumor sites said it would, and the camera’s release date was far from the only rumor that has proven to be 100% true. In fact, we’ll have to look hard to find anything they got wrong. Read more…

external “School stabbing victim’s selfie was perfectly fine” —CNN

School stabbing victim Nate Scimio is being criticized for taking a selfie in the hospital immediately after the tragedy, but Mel Robbins of CNN comes to his defense:

Anyone who is criticizing Nate is clearly out of touch with the way teens communicate with one another and the psychological needs of people after a traumatic event. When Nate whipped out his camera, held up his bandaged arm and snapped that photo, he was pulling his best friends into the hospital room to get a view of his perspective and reality.

 
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New Sigma 50mm Gets Full-Time MF, USB Dock Coming to Sony & Pentax Mounts

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In addition to actually announcing the much-praised 50mm f/1.4 Art lens last week, Sigma also revealed a useful unknown feature for the new 50, as well as some hardware updates for their entire glass line-up. Read more…

external Google Announces Invitation To Glass Explorer Program For A Limited Time —Google

Google is opening up their company to let any adult in the United States become an Explorer by visiting their site and purchasing Glass for $1500 plus tax. The invitation will only be open for a limited time starting at 6:00AM PDT on April 15th but there is no hint to how long the invitation will be open or how many glasses will be made available for purchase. They will be offering new frames and shades developed through feedback from previous Explorers.

 
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Aaron Huey Uses an Instagram Print Sale to Teach a New Generation the Value of Prints

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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram earlier this week, but it wasn’t because he needed the money. The incredibly talented photog wants to bring the joy of prints to a whole new generation because, in his own words, “Prints make the world a better place. Period.” Read more…