Articles tagged "other-news"

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NASA puts it all in perspective with this image of Earth between Saturn's rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon meet its demise in Saturn's atmosphere, but one of its last photos of Earth is making for a heck of a swan song. Read more

Solarcan is a single-use pinhole camera made out of a soda can

A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcan, a single-use pinhole camera housed in a tall soda can. Read more

Keep your camera dry and look like a dork with this $60 hands-free umbrella (or not)

This super-stylish, hands-free umbrella aimed at photographers will only cost you a sliver of dignity and $60 to own. Read on

The 'Crapinon' is a 135mm lens made from discarded parts

Freelance video producer Mathieu Stern found a new life for a discarded lens tube he found at a flea market. Read more

Midwest Photo camera store thieves reportedly cut hole in roof to steal gear

Midwest Photo, a retail store in Columbus, Ohio, has been the subject of a reported theft that the company president Moishe Appelbaum describes as 'Mission Impossible style.' Read more

US bans most electronic devices, including cameras, on flights from eight countries

Electronic devices larger than cellphones will be banned in carry-on luggage on flights to the US from some Middle-Eastern and African countries. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court seeks permanent full-time photographer

Dust off your resume: the US Supreme Court is looking for a full-time photographer. Read more

Veydra's California headquarters robbed of 200+ lenses over weekend

Veydra, a California-based cinema lens maker, has reported the theft of more than 200 lenses from its headquarters. Read more

Photogenic Death Valley salt flats damaged by driver who abandoned van

An abandoned van found on Death Valley National Park's protected salt flats has been towed away, but tracks remain – and may be there for years. Read more

EHang uses 1000 GhostDrone 2.0 drones for massive light show in China

Just a few days after Intel wowed audiences with a 300-drone aerial light show at the Super Bowl, Chinese drone company EHang raised the bar with a 1000-drone light show for audiences in China. Read more

StyleShoots Live robotic photography studio uses AI to shoot and process photos

A new robotic 'smart studio' device aims to increase brands' photography efficiency and productivity by replacing, to a certain degree, professional human photographers with artificial intelligence and a robotic camera/lighting system. Read more

Neural network converts Game Boy Camera images into color photos

A research engineer has used neural networks to produce photorealistic images from low-res, monochrome Game Boy Camera photos. Read more

This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws

The Straw Camera is an unusual analog camera. The product of a collaboration between photographers Michael Farrell and Cliff Haynes, it's made out of ordinary drinking straws. Read more

'Film Dating' online quiz offers film recommendations based on your tastes

Is 'Which Disney Princess Are You?' not your style? Well, here's an online quiz you might actually be into: it provides film stock suggestions based on the user’s personal preferences. Read more

Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show

Intel's Shooting Star Drones made an impressive television debut last night as the fleet of dancing drones ushered Lady Gaga onto the stage. Read more

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

Filmmakers who walked on Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone get jail time and fines

Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Three of them pleaded guilty and will receive fines, community service and a little jail time. Read more

Photographer applies iris design to Aperture Wrench concept

Photography hobbyist and industrial designer Jordan Steranka has published images of a new concept tool called the Aperture Wrench, a wrench with a design inspired by a camera’s diaphragm. Read more

Slice and dice: Watch as a 60,000 PSI water jet slices an SLR in half

We defy you not to watch a 60,000 PSI jet of water slice a Canon SLR film camera in half, revealing the camera's internal components. See video

The filmmakers who took a stroll on Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic are facing jail time

Three of the four Canadian filmmakers who were caught roaming onto Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic hot spring have pled not guilty to charges of foot travel in a thermal area and disorderly conduct. Read more

Magnum's 'Conditions of the Heart' square print sale underway

Magnum's limited time square print sale returns, offering a selection of signed prints from Magnum photographers like Steve McCurry and Alex Webb for $100 each. Read more

Collector's cache of Soviet-era camera prototypes stolen in Germany

A collector claims that his set of rare prototype cameras, some worth significant sums of money, was stolen at a train station in Berlin. Read more

Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire

A ban on so-called 'ballot-selfies' in New Hampshire has been deemed to be unfair and a violation of the First Amendment by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Read more

Adobe Stock Apparel line celebrates the worst of stock photography

Adobe is promoting its stock photo service with a 'limited edition clothing line' celebrating such stock photo atrocities as 'laughing woman eating healthy vegetable salad.' You can't buy any of it, but we kind of wish you could. Read more

This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens

3D modeler Amos Dudley has created a 35mm film camera using only 3D-printed parts, including a hand-and-machine polished resin lens. Read more

Getty Images Reportage shifts from editorial to commercial focus

Getty Images has announced that Getty Images Reportage, launched in 2007 feature powerful journalism and in-depth stories, will stop representing its photographers for editorial assignments as of October. Read more

Display your camera collection in style with these 3D-printed wall mounts

Looking for a sleek, minimalist display for your vintage camera collection? LaudWorks, a purveyor of DIY project tools, has launched a small accessory called Hangie for easily mounting a camera on a wall. Read more

'The Darkroom' bar for photographers to offer a photo studio, functional darkroom... and booze

A bar called ‘The Darkroom’ is planned for construction in Washington D.C., according to a local news report, and it’ll cater specifically to photographers. Read more

Plane plunged 4400 feet after pilot's camera became wedged against controls

A military pilot in the UK is reportedly facing a court martial after his camera became wedged against a military transport plane’s controls, causing it to plunge 4400ft (1.3km) before the captain regained control. Read more

Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press

Independent agency Zuma Press has filed a lawsuit against Getty, alleging that the company licensed its photos without permission. Read more

MIT researchers use ordinary cameras to create extraordinary interactive videos

Researchers have devised a way to use traditional cameras and video capture to create dynamic, interactive movies. Read more

This is what it looks like when Getty prepares for the Olympics

A peek inside Getty's Rio office reveals plenty of hard work, a bunch of robots, and a whole lot of nice camera bodies and lenses. Read more

Branco Ottico creates world's biggest contact print at 24 square meters

A recently published video documents the process of making the world's largest contact print. Learn more

PhotoShelter releases free professional food photography guide

PhotoShelter has launched 'The Professional's Guide to Food Photography,' a new free guide dedicated to the art and business of photographing food. The guide includes tips for breaking into the industry, in-depth interviews with food photographers and a how-to on building a portfolio. Read more

FAA reportedly developing mandatory drone registration system

The U.S. government may soon require most drones to be registered, according to the Associated Press. Sources speaking on the matter state the FAA is working with unspecified industry and government officials to create a registration system. While the exact requirements aren't known, it is believed small and toy drones will not require registration. Read more

Vantage Robotics' new Snap 4K camera quadcopter is up for preorder

Vantage Robotics has a new 4K camera quadcopter called Snap, and it's now up for pre-order. The company calls this a 'flying camera', one that fits in a backpack and is safe enough to grab out of the air with a bare hand. Read more

Fox Talbot’s historical Mousetrap camera leaves UK for first time, heads to Tokyo

One of the first cameras to make a permanent photographic image has left the UK for the first time to be part of an exhibition hosted by the Japan Camera Museum in Tokyo. Read more

Camera Restricta concept blocks photos of over-photographed subjects

Photographer and designer Philipp Schmitt has created a concept camera called 'Camera Restricta' with a unique feature: it won't allow the user to take a picture in an area where too many other photos have been taken. Read more

Sony launches αUniverse online content platform

Sony has launched an online content hub and community called αUniverse to showcase its alpha brand. The website is a portal for videography, photography, news content, and instructional content aimed at the imaging community, and will also be used as the primary outlet for news directly from Sony Imaging. Read more

Leica M9 falls from balcony onto granite, granite comes off worse

Leica has a reputation for making pretty rugged cameras, going back more than 100 years. But nobody would expect a rangefinder to survive a fall from a balcony, onto granite tiles. However, if a recent post on Chinese social network Sina Weibo is to be believed, that's exactly what happened to a Leica M9 recently, and somehow it survived the experience. Click through to read more

Pete Ashton's 'Sitting In Stagram' shows image degradation after 90 reposts

What happens when you screen-cap and re-post a photo to Instagram 90 times? Artist Pete Ashton's 'Sitting In Stagram' project shows just that - and it's not pretty. Read more

Modular, open-source Focal Camera lets you design your own SLR

Focal Camera is an open source project designed to teach participants about the inner workings of a camera. With access to a laser cutter, a supply of 3mm plywood and the directions provided, you can be well on your way to creating a camera of your own. Read more

Royal Family expresses concerns over alarming measures used by paparazzi seeking photos of Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed concerns with some of the recent tactics used by paparazzi trying to photograph their two-year-old son. The letter details some of the methods photographers have used to try and get their shots, including hiding in sand dunes and using other children to lure Prince George into view at playgrounds. Read more

This is what it's like to be dumped with fire retardant

DPReview's home state of Washington has been hot and dry of late - severely so. As wild fires rage in the east of the state, local authorities are fighting to contain the flames and prevent property damage. KOMO News videographer Eric Jensen was in the town of Chelan today covering the evacuation, and captured some incredible footage of fire retardant being deployed from a low-flying aircraft. Click through to take a look

Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors

Lens Rentals Canada is closing permanently, according to a statement issued by owner Craig Blair on Monday. He cites logistical issues and personal reasons, saying numerous problems with the business 'didn't make it a fun endeavor'. Read more

What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more

Photos of former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 released to public record

A collection of images featuring then-Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 have recently been released to the public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Part of the National Archive, the images are available on Flickr and show Cheney traveling on Marine Two and at the President's Emergency Operations Center. Read more

Panasonic Osaka offers 3D figurine portraits via imaging booth fitted with 120 Lumix GH4s

The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. Panasonic claims that what makes its booth stand out is that the 'scan' is created in just 1/1000sec. That means the subjects can be in motion and the image will still be sharp. Read more

Flickr brings back Pro account option

Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users in 2013. When Flickr upgraded its free members to 1 Terabyte of space with every account, the option for new Pro plans was phased out. Read more

The AP and British Movietone publish more than 1 million minutes of historic footage to YouTube

The Associated Press and British Movietone have announced the addition of more than 1 million minutes of digitized historic footage to YouTube. The AP says that this project represents the largest ever upload of historic news content to YouTube, and will serve as a 'visual encyclopedia' for witnessing some of the biggest moments in recent world history. Read more

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