Meet OTTO, the Ultimate Hacker’s Camera

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When the Raspberry Pi computer came out a few years ago, the people who created it figured that it would lead to people coming up with all kinds of innovative ways to use the computer. After all, it was designed to get people to think outside the box (especially since it didn’t even come with …

Android’s New 3D Panorama Expands Google Street View and Answers the iPhone

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Android 4.2 was launched this week, giving Google a chance to debut its brand new Photo Sphere.  This seems to be the response to the 3d panorama for the iPhone 5.  For Google though, this isn’t just about responding to Apple.  This is about strengthening Google’s Street View feature.  According to an announcement from the …

Photographing Autumn: 5 Tips for Shooting in the Fall

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Autumn is a time of high ranges of natural colors, unpredictable contrasts of light and opportunity to capture those unique elements of nature for timeless photographs. Getting the perfect shots will require a handful of tips, at the least. Here are five pieces of advice from ephotozine that will help you get that classic gallery: …

Early Reviews: iOS 6 for iPhone 5 and 3D panorama

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The iOS 6 for iPhone 5 (and earlier models), featuring a new panoramic photo app, became available this week.  It’s biggest additions are in High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRi) and Panoramic photography.  Here’s a sampling of the early reviews: Engadget.com: New with iOS 6 is Panorama mode, where you can tap one button and just …

Sampling the iOS 6 Panorama Mode

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The iOS 6 Panorama feature is newly available for iPhones.  The reviews are only just starting to come in, but before we get to analyzing its performance and checking out how its pics stand up to use in 3D, check out these shots from around the web: “I am really impressed with the iOS 6 …

Curiosity Sends Back its First Photographic 3D Panoramas

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Mars rover Curiosity is equipped with over a dozen cameras.  Using all its imaging equipment, it’s able to string together several images and beam back Mars’ first full 3D panorama photographs: 360cities.net, a site dedicated to hosting and promoting panoramic images and photography, is playing host to the above image. The current mission is expected …

What’s the Lens Flare like on Mars?

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The Mars lander Curiosity just set down on the red planet.  In the next few weeks, it will start transmitting some of the best photos ever taken of the planet’s surface. The Curiosity just completed the interplanetary journey with an extreme amount of hardware on board, including 17 cameras.  The above image is from the …

Capturing the Games: 6 Defining Photos

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The Olympics have been going for half a week. Controversies, tears and cheers have been inevitable results of the first few days, along with increasingly iconic shots of the games in action. Capturing the speed, agility and energy of the competitions have been photos taking stills as athletes zoom by the lens. The games are …

IMAX is on the March

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IMAX used to be reserved for museums and National Geographic. It wasn’t on the radar for major studios. Some directors have changed all that. The biggest proponent has been Christopher Nolan, the director of Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. He’s said time and again that it creates such a qualitative image it cannot help …