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Tag: Photography

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware
There are lots of photo apps and online services that can perform one-click enhancements. But these user-friendly shortcuts usually tweak a photo’s general quality, such as color or sharpness. Two Princeton University Computer Science students worked with Adobe Research to create a program that automatically detects and removes distracting elements from photos.

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King
Photographers looking for an affordable and portable lighting solution should check out the Relio. It’s a microUSB-powered LED light with a high color rendering index (CRI) in a very small package. Relio’s outputs over 200lm of light with a CRI rating between 90 to 96.
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DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!

DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!
Last year, TMW Unlimited Lab Tech Lead Roo Williams was asked to come up with a better way to take profile photos of new employees. At the time, someone from Human Resources simply used a compact camera to take a shot of the newbies.

Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone

Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone
Most quadcopters and consumer drones have a central case that holds its other electronics and rotors branching out of it. But Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite looks like a toy propeller, with two pairs of rotors mounted on top of a tubular frame.

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus
Product designer Sam Granger has been into photography ever since he was a child. He says he’s disappointed by existing lighting equipment on the market because it’s cumbersome and expensive. So he designed the Adaptalux, a portable, modular and relatively affordable lighting rig for macro and product photography.

Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera Lets Drone Operators Identify Faces from 1000ft. Away: There’s Waldo!

Aeryon HDZoom30 Camera Lets Drone Operators Identify Faces from 1000ft. Away: There’s Waldo!
If the proliferation of drones had you crafting tinfoil hats by the dozen, you’d better set up an aluminum mine. Drone and camera maker Aeryon recently revealed the HDZoom30, a drone-ready camera that lets operators effortlessly take clear pictures of unwitting criminals (and then some) even from 1000ft.

Prynt Case Turns Your Phone Into a Polaroid-esque Camera

Prynt Case Turns Your Phone Into a Polaroid-esque Camera
Once upon a time, when I was a wee laddie dressed up as something a bit edgy and slightly disturbing for Halloween, because my mom loves that crap, I’d stop by a particular house every year with my friends.

Pictures of a Comet: Can a Robot Win a Photojournalism Pulitzer?

Pictures of a Comet: Can a Robot Win a Photojournalism Pulitzer?
By now you’ve no doubt heard of the Philae lander’s mostly successful landing on the comet known as Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is the first time this has ever been done, and it’s both very cool and very significant.

DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone Gets Out of the Way of Your Crisp 4K Shot

DJI’s Inspire 1 Drone Gets Out of the Way of Your Crisp 4K Shot
If you want to make videos like the cool kids, you need to do it with a drone and you need to do it in 4K. The new DJI Inspire 1 does exactly that, and I really, really want to make cool car videos with one.

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer
If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin, light and flexible enough to wrap around your wrist.

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives
A couple of years ago we featured Amanda Ghassaei’s 3D printed records. Here’s another one of her 3D printing projects. She made a Processing script that turns greyscale image files into 3D files. When printed, the resulting piece looks and works like a lithophane – an uneven surface that only reveals the image when illuminated from behind.

Photo Toilet Tissue Paper: Crappy Pictures

Photo Toilet Tissue Paper: Crappy Pictures
The Developing Your Decor Photo Toilet Tissue paper lets you wipe in style. Each square of this TP has a vintage-looking image printed on it. Sort of like the pictures you get from a Polaroid camera.

Pac-Man Light Painting Is Driving Me Crazy

Pac-Man Light Painting Is Driving Me Crazy
This light painting looks super eerie as we see an otherworldly Pac-Man being chased by ghosts as if they just broke through to our reality. That would be scary as hell. Luckily this is just a light painting by photographer and light artist Michael Bosanko.

Nikon 1 S2 and J4 Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled

Nikon 1 S2 and J4 Mirrorless Cameras Unveiled
Nikon has announced the addition of a pair of new interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras to its Nikon 1 line. The new cameras include the J4 and the S2 and they share some of the same features.

Panasonic Lumix GH4 DSLM Camera Gets Price and Release Date

Panasonic Lumix GH4 DSLM Camera Gets Price and Release Date
Panasonic unveiled its slick new LUMIX GH4 DSLM, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera a month or so back. The camera promises professional image quality along with the ability to record 4K resolution video at a lower price than comparable DSLR cameras.

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi

Raspberry Pi Bullet Time Rig: Frozen Pi
The folks at PiFace – makers of hardware interfaces for the Raspberry Pi – wanted to make a camera rig that could create the bullet time effect popularized by The Matrix, but they didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on cameras.
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