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    Harvard is offering aspiring photographers a free online course. The course comprises 13 modules and is estimated to take between 10 and 15 hours for the average student to complete. The course, Digital Photography, is available on Alison which requires users to sign-up, but not pay, to take the ad-supported course. The modules cover a wide array of topics, from a general introduction to digital photography to an overview of software, optics, digital cameras and more. The course also covers more artistic topics, such as a... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
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On November 26, 2016, the Colombian government signed a final peace agreement with leaders of the Marxist FARC rebel group, ending five decades of conflict. The plan is to be implemented within the next six months, as FARC members—monitored by UN observers—gather around demobilization zones to surrender their weapons and begin their reintegration into society. AFP photographer Raul Arboleda recently spent time at the 34 Alberto Martinez camp, observing daily life as the rebels prepare to move into the next phase of their lives. [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
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    There is likely little more annoying to responsible drone pilots than hearing about irresponsible drone pilots. Between crashing drones through windows or flying them near airplanes, it seems that people continue to give lawmakers more motivation to write stricter laws and regulations. On New Year’s Eve, an unidentified drone pilot crashed into the Space Needle in Seattle. Unsurprisingly, the drone pilot is potentially facing charges. Fstoppers is reporting that Seattle does not have specific drone laws on the books, but that the... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
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The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, closed down in November, after 60 years in operation, due to a decline in attendance. On Saturday, the museum auctioned off its collection of life-size wax figures of U.S. presidents and first ladies (first lady figures built at 1/3 scale). Abraham Lincoln took the top bid, reportedly going for more than $8,500, while George Washington sold for $5,610, and Barack Obama brought in $2,200. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
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    While drones are responsible for a lot of incredible imagery and great enjoyment for responsible drone pilots, we are seeing an increasing number of unfortunate incidents relating to drones. This incident actually dates back to June 2015, but it was finally resolved in court late last week. Paul M. Skinner was flying his drone at Seattle’s Gay Pride Parade in 2015 when he lost control of the drone, crashing it into a building, which then caused the drone to freefall onto a woman’s head, rendering her unconscious. The two-pound... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
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    The upcoming US Presidential Inauguration on January 20 is an important event in American history for many reasons, not the least of which is that it will involve the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States. USA Today has announced that they will be marking the occasion by live streaming the inauguration in 360-degree VR. The media company will utilize a customized Nikon KeyMission 360 camera as part of their weekly VR show, “VRtually There.” This will be the first livestream content produced by USA Today for the... (read [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
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    Could someone steal your fingerprints through an image? What may sound like extreme fear mongering does have some basis in reality as Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) has recently issued a warning to the public to not share images online of themselves flashing the “V” sign (often referred to as the peace sign). Fingerprint technology is sophisticated and advanced enough now for people to steal your identify through your fingerprints in a photograph. Granted, it does take ideal conditions for this to be possible.... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
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    Two years in the making, the Nikon D5600 has some pretty big shoes to fill in Nikon's intermediate DSLR category. The D5500 not only won Best Intermediate DSLR in our 2015 Camera of the Year awards but was also named the "Best indoor sports camera under $1000" by us that same year. It's a camera we simply fell in love with and couldn't stop raving about. So where do you go from there? Well, if you've read our Nikon D5600 overview, they apparently decided to stick with a similar formula for this model, keeping the imaging pipeline... [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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    There are lots of beautiful flower images online, but Craig Burrows’ work is unlike any we’ve seen before. Craig utilizes a technique called UV induced fluorescence photography. This photography requires that the lens absorb all ultraviolet and infrared light and allow visible radiation to pass through to the sensor. This kind of photography doesn’t have many specific equipment requirements beyond ensuring that only UV light passes and illuminates the subject. The biggest hurdle is ensuring that the UV LED used doesn’t fluoresce... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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    Following up on our earlier story about Adobe’s concept for an intelligent digital assistant to help you with your photo editing, the company has also published a video showing the Adobe Research team’s work on real-time face painting. This new spin on face painting showcases interesting technology that allows the user to rotate a face within a still image, making it appear and act as though it has true depth. The possibilities that this technology could have not only for portrait retouching are very intriguing. Check out the... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
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    There are few sporting events that create as much buzz as the Super Bowl. This year’s edition, Super Bowl LI, will be broadcasted on FOX. FOX Sports has announced that they will be utilizing an array of interesting camera technology for the big game, including field-of-vision perspective. Teaming up with Intel, FOX Sports Lab will use what they call “Be the Player,” which is a camera angle that shows a “POV perspective from any player on the field without ever having a physical camera attached to the player.” This works by... (read [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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Ah, to win prize money with your photography. Now isn't that a great concept? Shoot a cool shot, submit it to us, win Adorama cash you can put towards that next lens you've been dreaming about... simple! OK, so it's really not that simple. The three photographers we're featuring for you this month have all spent many years honing their craft and diligently submitting images month after month into our contest. Indeed, most of our prize-winning photographers throughout the year come from the ranks of those willing to try and try again, and that's a good... [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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Angela Jimenez’s new book, Racing Age, explores a level of athleticism that many may not know was possible: competitive masters track & field for those athletes aged sixty and over. Jimenez, a former collegiate track & field multi-event athlete, has spent the last nine years traveling across the United States and Europe, photographing 81-year-olds jumping hurdles, 87-year-olds throwing discuses, and 76-year-olds pole vaulting. "Because they defy visual stereotypes, these athletes surprise us," she said. "They are not weak, or vulnerable, or just cute: they are fierce and competitive. It is inspiring and brave, but can also be scary to see [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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    Lytro hoped to change the world of imaging with its light field camera, the Lytro Illum, but it never quite happened the way that they had envisioned. Despite having a few years to work out the kinks after announcing its first light field camera, consumers were slow to latch on to the Illum and before long, the company was axing staff and then eventually throwing in the towel entirely early last year.  You can read an in-depth take on what went wrong with Lytro here, but today we want to share with you an interesting video from... [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
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    Sometimes it isn’t what’s inside the camera that counts, but rather what it looks like. There are some strange-looking cameras out there, but BBC might have some of the oddest ones. For their new nature documentary television series, “Spy in the Wild,” the British outfit created a variety of spy cameras that look like animals in hopes of capturing up-close and personal images of wildlife. As you can see in the trailers below, not only did they craft very lifelike spy cameras, but the team managed to convince their subjects that... (read [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
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