Articles tagged "history"

Micro Four Thirds: 10 years on from the birth of mirrorless

Ten years ago this month Panasonic and Olympus announced a new concept called Micro Four Thirds. We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player, so perhaps it's a good time to take a look back at where it all started – and how far we've come.

1969 US Geological Survey photo of a massive lava 'bubble' goes viral

49 years after it was taken, this photo of a 50-70 meter tall lava 'bubble' captured during a 5-year-long eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spreading across the internet like wildfire thanks to a #ThrowbackThursday tweet by the US Geological Survey.

This may be Amelia Earhart’s Leica, and you can buy it for $69,000 on eBay

The Leica l Model A, dating from between 1926 and 1927, comes with a card signed by Earhart herself. Unfortunately, this is the only 'proof' that the camera really did belong to her.

This Samsung infographic tracks the evolution of the camera phone

The full infographic covers 18 years: starting with the manufacturer's first camera phone, the 0.11MP SCH-V200, and ending with the company's flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones.

Google 'LIFE Tags' uses AI to organize LIFE magazine's 4 million-photo archive

Google's new 'LIFE Tags' project used AI to automatically tag LIFE magazine's 4-million-photo archive by recognizing objects in each photo—a treasure trove of photo history, packed with hidden gems that are now just a keyword search away.

Re.photos: This website lets anyone create and share then-and-now photos

The platform makes it super easy to create then-and-now photos by automatically aligning your before-and-after images for you. And once you're done creating your own 'rephoto', you can explore other photographers' creations as well.

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

This is the first photo of a total solar eclipse ever taken, shot in 1851

This daguerreotype is the first successfully captured photograph of a total solar eclipse, shot on July 28, 1851 by Prussian photographer Johann Julius Friedrich Berkowski.