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Photographers Are Taken Advantage of, and Enough is Enough

Like chameleons, we photographers change with our environment to survive and thrive. It's inspiring to see the way we have risen to new and ever-evolving challenges in the industry. Yet, photographers are being taken advantage of now more than ever.

This Obstacle Avoiding Drone is So Fast it Can Play Dodgeball

Researchers at the University of Zurich have created a custom drone that's so good at obstacle avoidance it can play dodgeball. The drone uses a special camera that allows it to react to incoming objects in just 3.5 milliseconds, about 10x faster than anything on the market today.

ISO 12,800. Huh! What Is It Good For?

Absolutely nothing?

Ten years ago, a Nikon D3 saved me while shooting a gig in a dimly lit club. It’s expansive ISO range of 200-6400 allowed me to shoot with a 24-70mm f/2.8 at about 1/20th of a second. Good enough for jazz as it was.

Three Handy Travel Photography Accessories Under $100

Traveling and photography go hand-in-hand, but without the right gear it can also be a pain. Fortunately, there's some great affordable travel photography accessories out there that will make traveling with a camera a joy.

Moving Light Around Objects Frozen in Time by High Speed Cameras

We won't waste time hemming and hawing: this is just plain cool. Using a patented technology, Satellite Lab can move a light source around an object at 10,000 feet per second while capturing that same object in super slow motion, creating an effect we'll call "bullet time 2.0".

Google Working on Seeing Calories in Food Photos

Camera apps these days already have the ability to analyze your scenes before you shoot them, but what if they could analyze your food before you eat it? That's what Google researchers are working on: they're trying to teach a computer to calculate calories from ordinary snapshots of food.

Leading New Zealand Tech Retailer Uses iStock Image in Facebook Ad, Forgets to Remove Watermark

Update: The company has responded to our request for comment and fixed the issue. See full update at the bottom.

Dick Smith is a leading tech retailer in both New Zealand and Australia, but as an anonymous reader showed us this morning, they might have goofed up in a big way in a recent ad they posted on their Dick Smith NZ Facebook page.

As you can see from the screenshot above, they seem to have 'appropriated' an iStock image as the background... without even taking the time to remove the watermark.

This is How Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Creates Such Silky Smooth Footage

Instagram only just released Hyperlapse earlier this week, and already it’s amassed a cult-like following thanks to its dead-simple interface and amazing results.

But, as simple as the interface may be and as impressive as the results are, what happens between when the app is opened and the final hyperlapse actually involves a lot of incredibly technology at work.