Tag: pictures

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Tip: Tim Tadder’s Water Wigs

Actually, I am not a big fan of high speed photography. If, however, we are talking of balloons filled with water falling and bursting on people’s heads, I am happy to make an exception and view the photos ;). Even though „Water Wigs“ came into being a year ago and immediately caused a hype throughout ...

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Ragtag

The nice thing about compact cameras is the easy way of taking them anywhere you want. If I only had the SD1, I would take far less pictures. I only take the “big” one with me when I am really planning on taking some pictures. With the DP2M that’s different, it practically accompanies me wherever ...

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Aware2: the GIGAPIXEL camera

Almost a year ago, the first reports on the gigapixel camera (Aware2), which a team at Duke University worked on, were published. It was aimed at continually enhancing the design, until the 50 gigapixel mark was reached. Last year’s prototype was nowhere near it: 98 14-megapixel sensors, in a 75x75x50 cm cube, that are provided ...

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Flickr 2 0: How do you Like it?

Almost a week since the big Flickr-update has now passed; time enough to face up to the aggravations of the photo-platform. Besides user surface and presentation, usage guidelines have been updated as well. Furthermore, a curious statement by the chief executive caused a stir. Flickr after the Update Image: Screenshot Personally, I like the way ...

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Sigma DP3 Merrill Link collection: Reviews User Reports Sample Videos

Just like back then, when the 35mm f1.4 was introduced, I am grappling with my “addiction” again. The 35mm didn’t work out, I could only just resist. Currently, I am thinking of selling the 24-70 f2.8, which I hardly use anyway, and get a new Sigma DP3M. Thanks to the cashback on Merrills, my piggy ...

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9600km Panorama from space: NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Insanely giant gigapixel panoramas are old hat by now. Pretty much any bigger city has already been photographed in this manner. In order to impress the common beholder, one needs to exceed the performance of other teams by far, and what arises more readily than shooting a 9600 times 190km big stripe on earth from ...

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The invisible Liu Bolin

I once was lucky enough to visit one of his photo exhibitions. On large-formatted canvas, Liu Bolin, also known as the invisible Chinese, was even harder to make out than had already been the case with his tiny internet-pictures. He literally merges with carefully selected sceneries, be it Chinese propaganda posters, supermarket shelves, rivers or ...

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Pictures, once again

After almost an entire week, it is high time for me to post a few new pictures. Work, nice weather and some minor technical issues kept me from uploading new content. As is often the case with me, either cute four-legged friends or delicious dainties cross my camera’s way. I hope you enjoy these little ...

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Catherine Balet: Strangers in the Light

We are living in a time characterised by a strong media current and “cheap memories”. I shoot more photos now than ever before, but especially valuable are the few pictures from my childhood days and family photos that came into being long before I was born, a time when it was still largely considered expensive ...

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Photography basics – part 7 – ways to achieve nice bokeh

Following megapixels, which every modern camera is equipped with in abundance nowadays, background blur, also known as bokeh, is currently on everyone’s lips. People talk of shallow depth of field (DoF) and of how large aperture resembles engine size/cubic capacity – in other words something you can never get enough of – and how you ...