Archive for July 2011

20 Jul, 2011 | Posted by: st




COMPUTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY -- A novel approach to photographic imaging is making its way into cameras and smartphones. Computational photography, a sub discipline of computer graphics, conjures up images rather than simply capturing them. More computer animation than pinhole camera, in other words, though using real light refracted through a lens rather than the virtual sort. The basic premise is to use multiple exposures, and even multiple lenses, to capture information from which photographs may be derived. SOURCE: G.F./Seattle; http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/computational-photography


MISSING PHOTOGRAPHER -- Three things are usually necessary in photography: a functional camera, a subject and a photographer. Tulsa artist Geoffrey Hicks begs to differ. His installation piece, titled "The Photographer," dispenses with the human operator of the camera altogether. A digital camera is affixed to a robotic arm, similar to the ones used on automated assembly lines at some factories. .SOURCE: James D. Watts Jr. http://www.vision-systems.com/news/2011/06/1447522907/missing-photographer.html
PHOTO Geoffrey Hicks

Pixie Camera Captures Precious Pixels
Cameras were once big and bulky. Today, really good cameras fit in your pocket. And now, researchers at Cornell have developed a camera thatís just a half-millimeter on each side and a hundredth of a millimeter thick. SOURCE: Cynthia Graber
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=pixie-camera-captures-precious-pixe-11-07-08