Virtual Canon Ascent — Conquering Mount Everest Pixel by Pixel

Virtual Canon Ascent — Conquering Mount Everest Pixel by Pixel

It’s 60 years to the day that mankind conquered Mount Everest for the first time. THEME marks this auspicious occasion with some high-tech conquest of the planet’s highest mountain. It’s now possible to access Everest from the comfort zone of your own couch. To celebrate the event, Microsoft has teamed up with GlacierWorks in order […]

Canon, Feeling the Smartphone-Heat, Asks “Why”

Canon, Feeling the Smartphone-Heat, Asks “Why”

Can’t blame the big boys for slowly getting paranoid. Canon’s latest anti-cellphone shooter ad points into exactly this direction. Claiming that only a real camera is a real camera. The point-and-shoot market is in tailspin and Canon’s mirrorless M sells way below expectations, so all the hopes rest on the aging DSLR dominance. Canon’s not […]

The Kāmera Sūtra

The Kāmera Sūtra

The Kāmera Sūtra a.k.a. Camera Sutra is the hallowed ancient tome widely considered to be the standard work on human camera and tripod behavior and handling. A portion of the work consists of practical advice. It is largely in prose, with many graphic explanations inserted. “Kāma” or “Kāmera,” which is one of a photographer’s many […]

Live Stream Your Life

Live Stream Your Life

Big brother the fun way: think what you want about sharing images, but why fight the future. The future being (possibly): even more CCTV cameras to thwart a rising number of crimes with people wearing “always on” cameras constantly uploading their feeds to online backups. Everything’s recorded — right, that’s even possible today. The future […]

Mobile Photography Tools Usher In New Era — Are We Losing Sight of Photography’s Magic?

Mobile Photography Tools Usher In New Era — Are We Losing Sight of Photography’s Magic?

Exceptional reflections on CNN whether mobile photography has made us more reliant on tools than on our eyes. In a beautifully crafted video multimedia journalist Richard Koci Hernandez refers to the powerful magic of photography and asks whether we’re losing sight of photography’s power to transcend and become only focused on the tools needed to […]

So What Does the iPhone 5 Camera Do Better

So What Does the iPhone 5 Camera Do Better

You heard it, the primary camera sensor of the 6th generation iPhone 5 is made by Sony. With the Japanese being one of the hottest names in imaging sensor technology, what to expect from the iPhone’s new imaging capabilities? Up on par with the competition? Or while other smartphones beat the iPhone’s functionalities, the iPhone […]

Tomorrow’s Next Big Things in Photography

Tomorrow’s Next Big Things in Photography

Photokina 2012 once again shows the industry’s latest and greatest — and gives some hints of what’s to come. Let’s have a look into the crystal ball to get a glimpse of the future of photography. How will we be taking pictures in the not too distant future? There are always reasons to dump present […]

Beautiful and Indestructible — Men Have a Thing for Analog Toys

Beautiful and Indestructible — Men Have a Thing for Analog Toys

What do an iPad, Canon 5D Mark III and new car have in common? They’re products of the digital world and therefore boring compared to the old-fashioned technique of mechanical, analog toys. Even women become a minor matter when men can play with and touch toys they love, just to mention vinyl turntables, steely tools […]

Meet “The Leap,” a Shiny Little Box That Could Revolutionize Computing

Meet “The Leap,” a Shiny Little Box That Could Revolutionize Computing

Quite a start-up, Leap Motion. They could dramatically change the way we interact with computers — and therefore how we’ll edit images. Computers have always been remarkable, says Leap Motion. The ways we’ve connected to those computers, however, have always struck them as clunky. Typing? Seriously? That’s fine for writing a novel. But it’s hardly […]

Photography Podcasts That Might Teach You a Thing or Two

Photography Podcasts That Might Teach You a Thing or Two

What better way to commute than listening to podcasts. Podcasts are not just a creative time killer. They’re inspiration. Whether audio or video podcasts, there are some dedicated professionals and photographers bringing their art and know-how closer to you via regular podcasts. If you’re new to podcasts, they’re downloadable Internet radio or video shows. They […]

Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses: Computing, Photographing and Videoing on the Nose

Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses: Computing, Photographing and Videoing on the Nose

The future moves closer to reality: Google recently unleashed its inner Evel Knievel in a stunt-filled demonstration of its secretive futuristic computerized glasses. Google co-founder Sergey Brin ran onstage in San Francisco sporting a prototype of the Orwellian device, asking, “Who wants to see a demo of Glass?” The crowd roared, “Yes!” Google Glass — […]

The Next Big Photography Thing — Watch Google’s “Project Glass”

The Next Big Photography Thing — Watch Google’s “Project Glass”

A few years ago anyone would have laughed off the idea of a camera phone somewhat replacing traditional gear. The smartphone though changes the landscape does exactly this. Or Steve Jobs did. Apple’s rivaling visionaries in Mountain View are about to go beyond of what’s making sense today: Google is pitching its Project Glass eyewear […]

Of iPhoneography and Phono Journalism or Why Even Pros Like to Shoot With a Smartphone

Of iPhoneography and Phono Journalism or Why Even Pros Like to Shoot With a Smartphone

Many photographers are conflicted about the iPhone’s place in photography. For many it’s a toy that even lacks a dedicated shutter button. Yet which photographer isn’t tired of lugging equipment around. These days some photographers even use the iPhone to shoot assignments. Photojournalism has become phone photography. Phono journalism, anyone? The best camera is the […]

The Essential iPhone Photography Apps

The Essential iPhone Photography Apps

iPhone photography changes the game. Despite the small sensor, the latest generation iPhones are flat amazing. Small, light, relatively cheap, with instant access to the Internet and blanketing the planet. iPhones are a boon even to working photographers and journalists alike. No more missed family and news shots alike. Thanks to smartphones hardly anything is […]

The Nokia 808 PureView, Revolutionary 41MP Camera Phone

The Nokia 808 PureView, Revolutionary 41MP Camera Phone

Quite a piece of hardware, this Nokia 808 PureView, sporting a whopping 41MP sensor with Carl Zeiss lens. It’s not the slimmest of phones. The impressive camera tech means that the chassis with the rubberized finish looks more like a rugged, waterproof phone. But the 808 PureView is mostly about the optics — and audio, […]