Now Samsung needs to work on something that will lengthen the life span of anyone who would fill one of these things with photos. They'll need the extra time just to look at all of them.
I know that we already have night vision goggles, but I'm wondering if this camera could fulfill another purpose. This is just some brainstorming, but could two of them be mounted side by side and somehow be used (with modifications) as a type of night vision device that renders colors for the viewer, instead of the two-tone rendering of the what we usually see in night vision goggles. I don't know of any good purpose having color in real time could serve, but I'm just wondering aloud about the possibility of it working.
vesa1tahti: This film shows the absolute oldfascionality of the mechanical shutter. No need to design new DSLRs using this technology from the past. DSLRs are from the past, already now. Let's start to learn to forget their existence and stop to give some support to them in buying these museum monuments.
So, did you enjoy the slow mo presentation, or not? I also enjoy driving my mom's '77 Triumph Spitfire, but I don't take the opportunity to evaluate how primitive it is compared to my Lexus.
Vergilius: You know, after reading some of the sour comments on this thread, I'm glad that I'm an amateur with little technical knowledge. That way I'm able to just enjoy these photographs just because I think that they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the good advice!
You know, after reading some of the sour comments on this thread, I'm glad that I'm an amateur with little technical knowledge. That way I'm able to just enjoy these photographs just because I think that they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
This is a wonderful article and an inspiration for us to persevere when we know what we want to achieve. I love the combination of high quality professional equipment, "homemade" solutions for the unique problems of photographing ephemeral creations, and the practical insights gained by long hours of trial and error. Thanks for sharing!
18k gold, maybe. Gold-plated...phh. With gold plate, it probably has about $5 of gold in it, if that. Gold atoms have the amazing characteristic of being able to be spread in a very, very, very thin layer. And I also agree with Rollipoli.
Glen Barrington: Camera phones are a convenience, nothing more. Even the best of them still kinda suck, overall.
I WANT my phone to have a camera, but as long as it can resolve the image of a bar code from a few inches away, and the color isn't TOO far off from reality, I'm good.
The phone overall seems boring and a 'me too' device. And I've learned from my Kindle Fire tablet, that being unable to rely on the Google app store also sucks. "Special" operating systems are for chumps.
I heartily agree with your last paragraph. I have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet. The Amazon App Store is third rate. With my phone, I've found that the auto upload to Dropbox and Google+ is a wonderful workflow tool for simple snapshots. If only someone would make a WiFi compatible CF I card so that I could smooth out the workflow from my D3s.
Very nice. Maybe someone can apply the algorithm to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Cloverfield."
I had to stop after about 10 seconds. I got nauseated faster than I did watching "Cloverfield" or riding one of those roller coasters that does loops and twists. Interesting effect, though, and I'm sure that they had fun doing it.
There was an especially pleasing coordination between the music and film that takes this work (City of Samba) beyond merely pleasing to view to the realm of brilliant. For example, in the scene where the out-of-focus ship finally resolves, the music moves from displeasing dissonance to a more pleasing consonance.
I really enjoyed these as novelty items that show the result of hard work and a fine understanding of the theory and mechanics of photography. It goes without saying that they also demonstrate the imagination of the collaborators. I am not certain that such techniques would lend themselves to lengthier works, although they might be used with discretion as added "spice" to more traditional filmography. I look forward to viewing the future work of Keith Loutit.
dpmaxwell: Excellent. How have we survived all these years without this?
I think I'll check on this story a few times today just so that I can follow this thread.
My heart was in my throat watching them climb that last segment! This was an imaginative and well-executed project. Congratulations!
This reminded me of something, then I remembered that James Bond movie where the AM Matador comes out of a hanger with airplane wings attached to it. Everybody in the audience thought, "Cool!" even though it was really slow and clunky.
Vergilius: I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?
Thanks, Jess. I was misinterpreting "attempt" as Snorl's internal intention. It's interesting how easy it is to read words the wrong way and come up with a completely different interpretation.
I don't know much about the rules of the sport. What does "attempt to be fair" mean? Can a shot-putter go over the line but not be disqualified if he can somehow prove that he was trying not to commit a foul? I'm not certain how this photograph proves the "attempt to be fair." Would someone with knowledge of the sports explain it to me, please?
tkbslc: Casio? Are they still around?
Does Casino make a calculator/camera combo? Think of the possibilities on exams with a 40x zoom!
Thanks for the article. The arguments were concise and clear. You made a few points that I hadn't thought about.
I'll miss the bokeh.
Vergilius: I thought through the ramifications of this approach to software. Imagine if more companies hop on board the subscription model, and the only option that people have to open their photos and edit them is paying a monthly fee to some company. Professionals probably won't have too much concern about it, given that their income is derived from photography. But everybody else? People may begin to wax nostalgic for a different medium that suddenly seems less complicated and less fraught with potential problems. Film, anyone?
Yeah, that's true. But at least every corner developer was trying to get your business.