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Google and MIT just invented a way to improve your photos before you even take them

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Apps like Camera+, Instagram and Snapchat have made it fairly easy to turn decent mobile photos into something a bit more appealing to the eye, but they're a far cry from the retouching efforts of professional photographers. Working in conjunction with MIT, Google has built a new digital photography system that can automatically improve photos in a dramatic way, and it's so fast that it can do it in real time.

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Mike Wehner

August 2nd

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RED’s Hydrogen gets the hands-on treatment

 If RED piqued your interest with its vague promises of a holographic pocket digital cinema phone (what does that even mean?!), you’ll be interested to hear that YouTuber Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) has gotten his hands on a prototype and was favorably impressed. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 2nd

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This blind test lets you work out which smartphone camera is best

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 7

Mobile photography has come a long ways since the original iPhone was released with a rather unremarkable 2 megapixel camera. Even for its time, the original iPhone camera was far from impressive. In particular, low light photography on the original iPhone was notoriously poor. With subsequent iPhone releases, however, Apple began devoting more and more engineering resources towards improving camera quality on the iPhone, and before you knew it, the iPhone eventually became the smartphone to beat with respect to camera quality.

But it's not as if Android handset manufacturers were just going to cede the crown to Apple without a fight. That being the case, camera quality on Android has improved dramatically in recent years. These days, discerning which smartphone actually delivers the highest quality photographs is up for debate. Arguably, most laypeople can't even tell the difference between high quality photos taken on various top-shelf smartphones.

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Yoni Heisler

April 28th

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Lytro pursues 360-degree video and cinematic tools with $60M Series D

lytro_immerge Ever-shifting camera tech company Lytro has raised major cash to continue development and deployment of its cinema-level camera systems. Perhaps the company’s core technology, “light field photography” that captures rich depth data, will be put to better use there than it was in the ill-fated consumer offerings. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 15th

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Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line, and production line

pic_160223_01_02 Nikon’s plan to restructure in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough quarter means the company will not only miss profit expectations, but will have to buy out a thousand employees and end its DL line of compact cameras. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 13th

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Nikon restructuring causes casualties to bottom line, camera line, and production line

pic_160223_01_02 Nikon’s plan to restructure in the face of challenges to the digital imaging space has proven more costly than expected in more ways than one. A rough quarter means the company will not only miss profit expectations, but will have to buy out a thousand employees and end its DL line of compact cameras. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

February 13th

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The D3-U is a VR camera you hold IRL

d3_tracker As VR and AR mature, they’ll borrow more of each other’s expertise; from the one, more immersive environments; from the other, intelligent means of walking the line between virtual and real. One example of such a crossover is the D3-U, a physical camera made for taking pictures in VR. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

January 10th

Gadgets

Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

img_3248 Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small to get a decent shallow depth of field effect. Beastgrip is about to launch a Depth of Field adapter that makes it possible to use high-end SLR lenses with your smartphone — with impressive results. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

January 7th

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Artist uses drones to create stunningly warped photographs that will bend your brain

Drone Photography

As 2016 draws to a close, we're already starting to see any number of compilations detailing all of the best photographs taken over the past 12 months. Most of these are predictably great, and The New York Times "The Year in Pictureslist in particular is well worth checking out, but some of the most mind-bending photographs you likely didn't stumble across this year come from a Turkish artist named Aydın Büyüktas.

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Yoni Heisler

December 27th

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Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

20110919-img_7939 When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships or nasty cutlery if you’re filming gangs, it isn’t going to help you. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

December 14th

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