SmartTripod – Microsoft’s Robotics @Home contest winner

While this is not entirely aimed at stills photographers, I could not help but be interested in Engadget’s article about the winner of Microsoft’s Robotics @Home contest. The winning concept was the SmartTripod. The inspiration of the project by Arthur Wait, was to create a video rig that could be used for shooting DIY, hobby … Read moreSmartTripod – Microsoft’s Robotics @Home contest winner

Flashed Face Distortion Effect – In Comparison, Shrek is Pretty

It is amazing how the human mind works. I am regularly fascinated by optical illusions and this one, referred to as “Flashed Face Distortion Effect” is particularly terrible and interesting as the same time. I could try explain it but you are better off experiencing it first had, so see the video below shared by … Read moreFlashed Face Distortion Effect – In Comparison, Shrek is Pretty

Quick eBook Review: eyePhone: Making Stronger Photographs with Your Camera Phone

Announced yesterday, “eyePhone: Making Stronger Photographs with Your Camera Phone” by AL SMITH is the latest Craft And Vision. eBook out for your reading pleasure. As someone who increasingly advocates the use of cameras in mobile phones, this book had a tremendous appeal to me. Is it worth $5? Read on to find out. Also be sure to check the launch special at the end of the review.

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Could Your Next Smartphone Shoot 4K Video?

Engadget are reporting on a new CMOS sensor developed by OmniVision which could find it’s way into tomorrow’s Smartphones. The company’s press release states that the OV16820 and OV16825 are: 16-megapixel CameraChip™ sensors that support 16-megapixel burst photography and can capture 4K2K, or Quad Full High Definition (QFHD), video at 60 frames per second (fps). … Read moreCould Your Next Smartphone Shoot 4K Video?

Sony’s Changing Snow White’s Fate With New α37 Camera

With the new  Sony SLT-A37 camera what will the evil queen do as there is no mirror.  Sorry for her and great for us as we rapid fire away catching more scenes in a second than before.  The constant autofocus will have us capturing all the beauties in the kingdom.

Read on for more info and the New A-Mount 18-135mm Telephoto Zoom Lens and Accessories

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Sony Announcement: Alpha NEX-F3 -compact pocketable power

 

A sprint and a dive and I am here to get this up on Photocomment.  Any compact mega photo shooting machine is hailed as marvellous around here – such handy tech when you are on the run.  Get the small but powerful specs of a NEX-F3 below.

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May 2012 Photocomment Magazine

(Summary of this issue by site contributor “Married to the photographer”. Links below will open the digital edition of the magazine on the relevant page) The May 2012 Photocomment Magazine is out on the web and being delivered to stores today.  Mine was delivered to my pillow an hour ago and what a perfect excuse … Read moreMay 2012 Photocomment Magazine

Hasselblad Masters Awards Competition with a Call for Submissions

“Photographers are invited to submit their images to be considered for the prestigious Masters Awards. Categories and qualifications for the 2014 Awards have been expanded, opening the competition to more photographers than ever before …”

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Book Review: Shoot and Share by Stuart Sipahigil

Book Review by Natalie Field

Title: Shoot and Share by Stuart Sipahigil

Format: eBook

Available at Craft and Vision, www.craftandvision.com

As photographers, we are constantly capturing the world around us; be it for personal pleasure, or commercial projects. But how do we follow through and make our art accessible to the general public? Too often, great images are left forgotten in shoe boxes and on hard drives. Stuart Sipahigil’s eBook “Shoot + Share” sheds light on this dilemma.

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