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Just strike me pink: Coconut Camera by Kotama Bouabane

The Toronto-based photographer Kotama Bouabane undoubtedly has a sense of humor, given that instead of a regular camera he prefers to take photos with a coconut. © Kotama Bouabane He repurposed the coconut into a camera by cutting it in half, removing the meat from the shell and drilling a hole, which acts as the camera’s ...

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This is how much ink an inkjet printer wastes

In some discussions about the price of printer ink in relevant forums people often claim sarcastically that the fluid is allegedly more expensive than human blood on the black market. I don’t know how much blood on the black market actually costs; however, it can’t be denied that ink, with prices per liter in a ...

‘Modulo Camera’: researchers at the MIT are developing the HDR sensor

It is already the second time in the last month that scientists at the MIT have presented a new technology that might be able to make the life of every single photographer a lot easier. Less than two weeks ago a different team at the renowned university in Cambridge introduced an algorithm developed in cooperation ...

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Fascinating: experimental algorithm removes reflections and distracting elements in the image foreground

Even though there are ways and means to remove annoying reflections in photos that have been taken through glass (e.g. with a polarisation filter), there is nothing wrong with having the possibility to get rid of them later on with a fully automatic image editing algorithm. The software filter, which is being developed by a ...

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90 days in 90 seconds: the following video provides a small insight into the life of a NatGeo photographer

For me and some of my friends the breathtakingly beautiful pictures of National Geographic were always a big source of inspiration. I am not exaggerating if I say that the magazine with the yellow border induced me to pay much more attention to photography. Even now that I am living in Serbia and find reading ...

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The following videos illustrate the difference between CCD and CMOS sensors

The inventors of the charge-coupled device (CCD), Willard Boyle and George E. Smith, could not have imagined in their wildest dreams that one day their invention would make film obsolete and ruin Kodak. Yet, shortly after they were invented in 1969, it became obvious, that CCDs were photosensitive. A year later, CCDs - which were ...

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Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary Link Collection: Reviews, Sample Images, Videos

Since the birding season has already begun and the first samples of the 150-600mm 5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary are slowly but surely arriving in the shops, many photographers are no doubt scouring the internet for info regarding Sigma’s newest super-telephoto zoom lens. To spare them the painstaking googling, I’ve included the links to the ...

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How high is the light gathering power of a fast lens? High enough to light a cigarette!

You’ve probably heard that objects made of glass can cause wildfires, which is why you should not throw them away or leave them behind in the outdoors. However, according to Wikipedia not all glass objects are equally dangerous. Supposedly glass bottles and pieces of broken glass are relatively harmless in this regard, because unlike magnifiers, ...

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This LEGO-slide-scanner is faster than many a professional one

Lego bricks are not just toys, in the same way as “The  Simpsons” are not just a cartoon for children. In order to understand many of the jokes and allusions in “The Simpsons”, one needs good general knowledge or a fondness for irony and sarcasm, things that are developed only at a certain age. The ...

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Pricing on the art market and an interesting experiment by LifeHunters

Hardly any other topic is able to polarize the photo-community as much as photos and prints that are sold or auctioned for incredible amounts of money. One of the newest examples is “Phantom”, a photo that the Australian photograph Peter Lik is said to have sold to a private collector for $6.4m. Looking at this ...