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Photography Themed Rube Goldberg

2D Photography Rube Goldberg

I’m a sucker for elaborate contraptions—especially ones that involve themes that are near and dear to my heart.



July 19, 2011 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Light Field Photography with a Plenoptic Camera

Light Field Photography with a Hand-Held Plenoptic Camera.jpg

I’ve been keeping my eye on plenoptic lenses since I saw this Stanford Research paper on the topic back in 2005. In layman’s terms: with a Plenoptic Camera, you’ll never take an out-of-focus image again. Using a special lens composed of an array of micro-lenses, more information is captured than your usual camera setup (see image below from Laptop Magazine):


Special software takes the above image and resolves it into a traditional photo. The kicker is, though, the user can choose where the focal point is during this post-processing step. It’s pretty amazing and will revolutionize photography as we know it. Here’s a video demo:

Light Field Photography with a Hand-Held Plenoptic Camera [Stanford University]

Never Take an Out-of-Focus Picture Again: Adobe’s New Plenoptic Lens Tech [Laptop Magazine] via @AngeloAlcid

September 24, 2010 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography, Science and Technology | , , , , | Comments Off on Light Field Photography with a Plenoptic Camera

Avoiding Camera Loss


Andrew McDonald keeps a set of photos on his camera just in case it is ever misplaced.

Brilliant and hilarious this is.

via Andrew McDonald via Cellar – Image of the Day

May 27, 2010 Posted by | How-To, Humor, Photography | , , , , | Comments Off on Avoiding Camera Loss

PowerShot D10 – Canon’s 1st Waterproof Camera

Canon has a new digital camera aimed at water sport enthusiasts and dolphins with opposable thumbs.

Key features:

  • Waterproof (to 10m), shockproof (1.22m), freeze-proof (-10°C), dust-proof digital camera
  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 3.0x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology
  • DIGIC 4 processor for ultra-fast response and superb image quality
  • Exceptionally bright 2.5” PureColor LCD II with 2mm protective shield
  • Combats blur with IS and Motion Detection Technology
  • People shots made easy with Face Detection Technology, Face Select & Track and Blink Detection – plus FaceSelf-Timer and Auto Red-Eye Correction technologies
  • 30fps VGA movies

via Digital Photography Review

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography | , , , , | 3 Comments