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Instagram alternative Tadaa introduces edge detection to blur photo backgrounds

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It’s been some time since we first looked at photo-sharing app Tadaa, which we noted at the time builds on Instagram’s template with more Twitter-like features for social photographers. Instagram may have gone on to dominate the filter/sharing/social photo-app realm, and it even has that billion-dollar Facebook acquisition to boast,...
Instagram alternative Tadaa introduces edge detection to blur photo backgrounds

Camera inspired by insect eyes can see 180 degrees, has almost infinite depth of field

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Technologists have been drawing inspiration from the insect world for a long time. And folks working on robotics really seem to love their creepy-crawlies and buzzing arthropods. Researchers at the University of Illinois are looking to our eight-legged planet mates, not for mobility lessons, but as a reference for...
Camera inspired by insect eyes can see 180 degrees, has almost infinite depth of field

How Instagram Changed The Way We Take And Share Photos

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Over the past few months I've become a total, unabashed Instagram addict. And apparently, so has Facebook. Now, with its recent acquisition by Facebook and its expansion to new phone platforms, Instagram's popularity will continue to grow. The iPhone's camera and the apps available enable you to create some incredible...
How Instagram Changed The Way We Take And Share Photos
Swiss group builds insect-inspired camera system with 180-degree vision

Three Ways to Control Depth of Field - Epic Edits

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Three Ways to Control Depth of Field - Epic Edits

Path soups up photo features with iPhone app update

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Path, the mobile app for cataloging your daily activities and sharing them with a relatively small circle of contacts, has updated its app for the iPhone with the debut Wednesday of version 2.0.5. The key new part of the update is the addition of a new effect called “Depth” that...
Path soups up photo features with iPhone app update

Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

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After a huge buildup and splashy product announcement, Lytro’s trendy refocusing camera has so far failed to live up to its hype. While the idea of being able to point, shoot, and worry about focus later sounds appealing, the cost in dollars, missing features, and lost image quality has just...
Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

Instagram's latest app update fixed my biggest pet peeve, and people hate it

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As a long time user of Instagram, I have come to loathe a certain thing that people do on the service. No, it’s not duckface or throwback Thursdays. It’s not even the fact that most people will never know that tilt shift is about fixing perspective, not decreasing depth of...
Instagram's latest app update fixed my biggest pet peeve, and people hate it

Canon outs VIXIA HF G30 camcorder with premium optics, XA20 and XA25 for pros

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While the image of the amateur camcorder user still revolves around a parent recording baby's first steps, Canon knows that at least some of us want high-quality footage without venturing too far into pro camera territory. Witness its new VIXIA HF G30, which rolls in image quality and control...
Canon outs VIXIA HF G30 camcorder with premium optics, XA20 and XA25 for pros

Silent Hill Revelation - trailer review

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Come on, how many times can you say you've seen Sean Bean's face in three glorious dimensions? That's right, none. Until now, that isReading this on mobile? Click hereAside from the cost and the gloom and the pain and the nausea, one of the reasons that 3D hasn't taken off...
Silent Hill Revelation - trailer review

Intel's Perceptual Computing demonstrations hands-on (video)

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We've just spent time with Intel's Mooly Eden, who is spearheading the chip maker's push into what it's calling "perceptual computing," which is using natural and intuitive interactions to control your PC. The company has partnered with Creative on a Kinect-esque 3D depth-camera that can be used to control...
Intel's Perceptual Computing demonstrations hands-on (video)
Instagram adds popular Tilt-Shift effect to Android app

Motion Study: How to Capture the World As It Goes By

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Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew on Twitter Capturing motion in an image is like having your own time machine. Photography allows us, in a single frame, to produce images that cannot normally be seen with the naked eye. Not only is rocking back and forth on a...
Motion Study: How to Capture the World As It Goes By
Instagram for Android updated with tilt-shift effect

Noktor ƒ0.95 HyperPrime Lens Gives Your Micro Four Thirds Camera Night Vision [Cameras]

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Sure, you could just sit tight and wait until mega ISO camera sensors give all of our cameras flawless night vision, but what if you have a Micro Four Thirds camera right now? Then this lens will do just fine.Noktor's HyperPrime 50mm has something I've only seen one other time...
Noktor ƒ0.95 HyperPrime Lens Gives Your Micro Four Thirds Camera Night Vision [Cameras]
Sony PMW-200 camcorder coming September featuring three 0.5-inch CMOS sensors

Which camera? | Guardian photography guide

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Your indispensable guide to buying the right camera• Plus: click here for a gallery of Dan Chung's top ten camera recommendationsThere's almost no such thing as a bad digital camera these days, but the choice can be bewildering. Even a few years ago it was a relatively simple choice between...
Which camera? | Guardian photography guide

'House' season finale filmed with Canon 5D Mark II

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A Canon 5D Mark II has become the first video-capable DSLR to film a whole episode of a US primetime series. Greg Yaitanes, director of FOX broadcasting company's medical drama series 'House', used the camera, a selection of of Canon's prime lenses, the 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses to shoot the...
'House' season finale filmed with Canon 5D Mark II

How to get blurry backgrounds with a point-and-shoot

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Despite being at a disadvantage, your compact camera can be used to make your subject pop from its surroundings or give you shallow depth of field. [Read more]...
How to get blurry backgrounds with a point-and-shoot
Google's Vic Gundotra: Future Nexus phones will have 'insanely great cameras'

Ricoh unveils 16-megapixel GR compact with APS-C sensor, continuous autofocus

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Though it's a bit late to the large-sensor compact game, Ricoh just jumped into the fray with an option that might tempt the high-end grab and go set: the GR. Following in a trail blazed by the likes of Sony and Nikon with its Coolipix A, Ricoh's new advanced...
Ricoh unveils 16-megapixel GR compact with APS-C sensor, continuous autofocus

Gorgeous Microscopic Cinematography Reveals a Terrifying Universe

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Clemens Wirth and Radium Audio collaborated on this experimental, visually stunning video. The footage is entirely live action, with no computer-generated elements. Wirth, a filmmaker based in Austria, has made a name for himself with his macro cinematography (see his Macro Kingdom series below), and explains, "I wanted to go...
Gorgeous Microscopic Cinematography Reveals a Terrifying Universe

The first digital, bug-like compound eye camera sees 180 degrees, near-infinite DoF

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An interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and engineers, led by John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has succeeded in building the first digital cameras that mimic the compound, many-faceted eyes of dragonflies, bees, and other insects. These digital cameras, which are hemispherical and flexible like their insectoid...
The first digital, bug-like compound eye camera sees 180 degrees, near-infinite DoF

I Mounted An SLR Lens to My iPhone, And This Is What My First Few Photos Look Like

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A company called Turtleback sells a gizmo called a SLR Jacket - an iPhone case that allows you to mount a manual, fancy-pants camera lens to your iPhone. I just got one today. It looks like this: I used to have Nikon DSLR, but it was stolen a couple years ago....
I Mounted An SLR Lens to My iPhone, And This Is What My First Few Photos Look Like
Padcaster iPad tripod mount and lens adapter combo now shipping for $189

Beach Photography

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Whether a tranquil haven of serenity or a jam-packed platform for sun worshippers, the beach is a perfect location for all genres of photography; macro, documentary, seascape, portrait and even wildlife. Here are some pointers to get your creative juices flowing when it comes to beach photography. Waiting for a...
Beach Photography
Microsoft open-sources Kinect code

Digital Photoraphy One on One: Episode 12, Depth of Field

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Digital Photoraphy One on One: Episode 12, Depth of Field
Scientists build an insect-inspired camera system with 'nearly infinite' depth-of-field
Review: Lytro Lightfield Camera
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