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These are all available episodes of The Future of Photography. Total: 54 episodes.

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Date: 11/14/18
Duration: 00:20:34
053 Geo Here Geo There
This week we look at an interesting and somewhat concerning trend. Geo-tagged photos are one of the culprits for some amazing landscapes to be literally run over by tourists. Chris talks about his experience at Murderhole Beach, Ireland and on the Lofoten Archipelago in Norway. An article on geotagging photos. Death at Taft Point. Video: Vox on how digital poularity is physically changing landscapes.
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Date: 10/31/18
Duration: 00:24:58
052 Add a Mic - and Then Buy a New Bag :-)
Most of our cameras now have microphones. Ade has a travel camera that allows you to add 4 seconds of audio to a photograph. Then of course there is video. Many in camera mics - maybe all of them - are not delivering the audio quality we like but there are some great products that can enhance our camera capabilities with audio. Rode Video Micro | Sennheiser MKE 400 | But what should our cameras really have as functionality? Audio built in perhaps? Or Lightroom built in - actually now really a thing. And then you have to go buy a new bag - tune in to find out why!
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Date: 10/24/18
Duration: 00:21:20
051 Leica, Light and Automotive Guidance
Autonomous cars utilize an array of sensors: radar, lidar, ultrasonic and of course cameras. Leica, Light and Tesla are betting on a future where cameras can handle almost all of those sensing tasks. Leica Funds Camera-Guided Automotive System | Fstoppers | Leica Invests in Light as Part of Massive $121M Funding Round | Watch a Tesla drive in Paris through the eyes of Autopilot - Electrek | The Future of Photography episode 043: Cameras and Cars
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Date: 10/17/18
Duration: 00:24:47
050 FaceTime vs. FacePlant
Do you ever see people walking along and making video calls? Often without headphones so lots of shouting going on. Did you ever see anyone walk straight into a lamp post or fall over a kerb? Is that something you do? But in some situations video calling is a crucial part of communications because it can provide a far more nuanced view of how messages are received - it's a richer picture. Military forces, emergency services and even surgeons depend on these technologies. So as our written language simplifies to a set of small yellow faces on phones - is the future of rich communication based around our cameras? Will the future of photography also be the future of human language? Early Video Phone
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Date: 10/10/18
Duration: 00:31:44
048 Ultimate TFOP Workspace Build
Way back in Show 14, Ade talked about how tools, toys and cloud services are integrating our workflow. But where, how, when and why do you want to use these? How do you build the Ultimate TFOP Workspace? How big is your monitor? How many RAID systems? Are you standing, sitting or lounging? How do you compose the score for a 360 spherical movie? Ade is embarking on all this just now and is learning a lot he wants to share... And maybe Adam Savage can help with First-Order-Retrievability.
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Date: 10/03/18
Duration: 00:18:55
047 New Manufacturing Methods Are Changing Photography
New manufacturing methods and old ones that are becoming accessible to the masses change how cameras are made. CNC routers, laser cutters and of course 3D printers are a part of this story. Chris picks four large format camera projects to illustrate this: Intrepid, Standard 4x5 (monorail), Chroma, Cameradactyl ("my first 4x5"). Sunny 16 Podcast, ep 111, a discussion with the Intrepid founder
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Date: 09/26/18
Duration: 00:17:59
046 On Body Cameras - Real World Update
In Show 018, way back in July, we discussed the impact of on-body cameras and their impact on law enforcement. We now return to that with real-world input from listener Jon who is a police officer in the USA. Jon provides a view of the positive and negative impacts of these cameras. They don't make criminals or police officers suddenly behave well but they do provide evidence. In fact, maybe the biggest problem is how to deal with the increasing public expectation that there should be video...
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Date: 09/21/18
Duration: 00:25:15
045 Shhh...
Cameras make sounds. From mechanical shutters to cameras that play those sounds digitally. What are those sounds good for? Chris and Ade discuss how camera sounds give them personality and recognizability and how the shutter sound changes the dynamics in a portrait session. Jacobson Sound Blimps closing after 52 years, Photography Tips from the Top Floor, ep 414: DIY camera blimp (interview starts 10 minutes into the show), YouTube: The iPhone shutter sound is a Canon AE-1. TFOP is in the top 25 photography podcast list!
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Date: 09/05/18
Duration: 00:33:15
044 TFOFP (the second F is Film)
This week Chris is travelling so Ade has taken over the show and used it to promote The Future of Film Photography (TFOFP). With Sunny16 podcast co-host Graeme and special guest Sandra Coan, Ade discusses the positive impact of using film in a commercial photography business, how to expose and light portraits with film and the role film will play in the future.
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Date: 08/29/18
Duration: 00:23:39
043 Cameras and Cars
The last 10 years have seen a big change in how cameras are being used in cars. From the backup camera when reversing to the dash cam. From cameras as rear view mirrors (Audio E-Tron) to lane assist and obstacle recognition. From 360-degree parking helpers to autonomous logging trucks and obviously in self-driving cars, from Tesla to the more open-source approach of Comma's Openpilot. Also LIDAR is in the process of being turned into a solid-state system and prices are expected to come down.
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Date: 08/22/18
Duration: 00:24:51
042 Rights vs lefts, wrongs and respect
An organisation of street events is asking photographers to gain verbal permission before shooting in a public place. The organisation, The Petapixel article that got us thinking. These are events that are about personal expression of sub-culture but how do we judge or decide between rights of photography in a public place versus respect of individuals? Is this a slippery slope? Is there a difference today from how digital natives will view the rights and risks tomorrow? Are we going to see a change in fundamental rights of photographers? Would that drive a positive or negative scenario? Would technology innovation out pace the revision of law? Will photography become about wearing a nanotech sensor on you jacket? And BTW, weird that this all happened in San Francisco which is one of the most liberal cities going!
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Date: 08/15/18
Duration: 00:31:04
041 AI Judges Photos and Carrots Are Sooo Episode Thirty-Eight
Huawei wants to use an AI to help judge a photo contest. The Kirin 970 CPU with its NPU (neural processing unit). Pictures too grainy? Nvidia developed a new AI-based method to de-noise photos without prior knowledge of clean image data. (The research paper, PDF). This has the potential to get us to grain-free low-light photography with small image sensors.
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Date: 08/08/18
Duration: 00:32:48
040 Field Report
Ade has been away on a UK vacation. This included being underground in a tine mine, sea kayaking, an outdoor theatre production and more. So what cameras do all that? And more importantly ;-) how did Ade build a wish list for future cameras - whilst also celebrating the cameras we already have! Links: Geevor Tin Mine, Koru Kayaking, Minack Theatre, Olympus TG-4, Some other tough cameras
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Date: 08/01/18
Duration: 00:22:25
039 Lens Multiplication
The number of lenses in smartphones has increased from zero to now three in some phones over the years. An article in the Washington Post mentions a prototype of a smartphone by Light that features nine lenses. This might become the next version of their L16 camera that we discussed in ep09.
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Date: 07/25/18
Duration: 00:23:57
038 Cameras That Eat More Carrots
I guess most of us have a mental image of movie or TV locations where big trucks carry enormous lights around the place. They have to be big so they can be far away from the actors. They have to be far away so the light doesn't fall off across the scene in shot. Inverse square law can be nasty. But maybe the world is changing. Cameras are better in low light than ever before. What if you could make a whole TV series with just ambient light? Sharp Objects on HBO is doing just that!
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Date: 07/18/18
Duration: 00:20:50
037 Big Gimbals
Gimbals have had use in compasses, aircraft, rocket engines, astrology, still photography and film/video. We already talked about it in ep021. The dji Ronin-S is a handheld gimbal for cameras up to 3.6kg that is in a price range that makes it attractive even to ambitious amateurs. (Follow-up from ep025: Lightform Projection Mapping)
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Date: 07/11/18
Duration: 00:29:24
036 Head to Head: 400MP Hasselblad vs Fuji Instax
A while back, Hasselblad announced a new camera with 400 MegaPixels. More recently, Fujifilm announced the Instax SQ6. What happens when you pit them against each other? Can one of these systems claim to be more The Future of Photography than the other? How should we judge? What do you think?
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Date: 07/04/18
Duration: 00:19:39
035 Cardboard
Cardboard as a visual maker tool. Video: Adam Savage on discovering cardboard. Make Magazine cardboard projects. Cardboard furniture. Cardboard teleprompter. Google Cardboard. Nintendo Labo. Google AIY (Vision Kit). Jollylook cardboard camera for Fuji Instax.
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Date: 06/27/18
Duration: 00:16:36
034 The future of X-Trans
It’s the marmite of sensors - you either love it or hate it. We are of course talking about the Fujifilm X-Trans sensor. Some say it delivers mushy detail and others say it has beautiful rendering. Occasionally there is common ground where most people think Lightroom does a not-great job on the raw files. But what’s this? Another new Fuji camera with a Bayer sensor you say? Yes, the Fujifilm X-T100 may be badged as entry-level but it has a lot going for it when it comes to sensor technology and picture quality.
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Date: 06/20/18
Duration: 00:38:20
033 iOS 12
For the last decade, smart phones have constantly improved their cameras in terms of megapixels and features, but it seems to get harder and harder to wow us with new photo-related features. At their developer conference, Apple introduced a deeper photographic feature set with a strong emphasis on machine learning. They are also working hard to catch up on some of Google's features. Chris and Ade talk about upcoming organization, grouping and sharing features in iOS 12, about a new depth-related API for developers that will enable swapping out backgrounds in photos.
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Date: 06/13/18
Duration: 00:21:11
032 SDK say whaaat?
We’ve seen Magic Lantern hack a bunch of Canon cameras to up-spec them. That’s great stuff and very powerful. But what if your camera manufacturer handed you the keys to their castle and invited you to muck about a bit? Ricoh/Pentax have just done exactly that, publishing an API for their DSLRs so you can write your own apps to control the cameras. Article on the Pentax SDK / Ricoh API Developer Connection. What would YOU make?
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Date: 06/06/18
Duration: 00:20:23
031 Z-Axis Update
How a tuning fork enabled an entire new industry. Over the history of photography, the location of the camera has usually been close the ground plane. Getting the camera up into the air historically required hot air balloons, airplanes, helicopters or pigeons. The invention of MEMS gyroscopes, combined with advances in battery technology ushered in a revolution that spread from smartphones to drones to camera gimbals, all available to us in small and relatively affordable packages called consumer drones. Podcast recommendation: Photography Tips from the Top Floor ep 824: Drones / Aerial videos by Chris: Baum / Schlossgespenster 2018
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Date: 05/30/18
Duration: 00:22:21
030 I’m a Luttite
Do you use LUTS? They are becoming all the rage and gaining far more technical support in photo editing where they used to be more just for video. So Ade has been trying a new tool called Image 2 LUT that can help you capture and refine looks from images that inspire you and can speed up workflow. What is a LUT? / LUTS in Affinity Photo. / Get some LUTs here. / A.I. update. Skylum buys Photolemur and invests in AI.
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Date: 05/23/18
Duration: 00:20:14
029 News Update (EarthNow, Flickr)
1) EarthNow (among others backed by Airbus, Softbank and Bill Gates) are planning to bring us (or rather big businesses and governments) real-time video of the earth from above. Is this beneficial or are we talking about Enemy Of The State territory? We discuss the benefits and the dangers. 2) Flickr was acquired by Smugmug. After Yahoo (and with it Flickr) were bought by Verizon last year, photographers were getting worried about the focus of their platform. We think this current development is a good move.
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Date: 05/16/18
Duration: 00:21:20
028 TFOStockP (The New York Episode)
Have you ever tried to find stock photography that really works? It's hard. A lot of stock images are so cheesy that this Hollywood movie made spoof images for promotion. How could it be made easier? Step in Pond5. Imagine you see a perfect shot for your commercial photo shoot or film but you know the subject is licensed - maybe the Empire State Building or something. Just take a photo with your phone, send it to Pond5 and they will send you back a whole list of of licensed images or video to use. Here is how it works. And a bit more on how it works. Oh, and it actually works!
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Date: 05/09/18
Duration: 00:21:09
027 The Vergence Accommodation Conflict
Out of sync sensory inputs can cause sickness. Car sickness and sea sickness for example. It happens when our vestibular system doesn't agree with our other senses. VR and AR will have the same issue, but for an additional reason: the vergence (angle) and accommodation (focus) of our eyes don't agree in those environments. Wired wrote about this.
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Date: 05/02/18
Duration: 00:20:57
026 Block Party
What if Instagram and Twitter paid you for your photos? Never happen? Well check out Steepshot and Zappl Credit to Lightstalking.com for the article that prompted this show.
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Date: 04/25/18
Duration: 00:20:47
025 Projection Mapping
Projection mapping is nothing new, but today's computers enable amazingly creative ways to project images onto anything from irregular screens to buildings to moving faces. Videos: Music video: Pomplamoose (Happy), Getting started in projection mapping (tutorial), VPT (projection mapping software), building mapping primer, augmented reality sandbox, projection mapping on a moving face, Omote, Box (advanced illusion) (behind the scenes).
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Date: 04/18/18
Duration: 00:26:56
024 Nabbing Our Space
NAB is a trades union for American broadcasters - which is a bit dull. But every year they have a big ol' party in Vegas and they all bring their new toys. This year's NABshow has just finished and some of the filmmaker's and video broadcaster's toys could have far reaching consequences for photographers. New BMPCC at just $1295 Apple ProRes Raw analysis from Noam Kroll Record what you like with the Atomos Ninja V Tiny camera shooting 4K raw from Indiecam Padcaster live broadcast kit More NAB2018 exhibitors
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Date: 04/11/18
Duration: 00:30:21
023 New Developments
We catch up on some recent development on things we have mentioned in previous episodes: Skydio R1 autonomous drone in-depth test (originally mentioned on TFOP 019) || Lytro is no more, Google buying Lytro?, Google's Light Field Experiments (TFOP 015) || NVIDIA's FastPotoStyle algorithm (scientific paper), Visual Poetry (TFOP 011) || Behind The Scenes of Apple's HomePod ad, showing how little CGI was used.
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Date: 04/04/18
Duration: 00:31:21
022 Mythbusting Videotography
People have been talking for years about extracting photos from video. Most people don't see it as currently viable because photo and video require very different camera settings and video footage is far less detailed than stills photos - until recently. Mythbuster Ade coined the term Videotography and got to work. Photos extracted from Ade's New York video, Chris' adventures on a ship in the arctic, Tips from the Top Floor 739: The Bumblebee Principle
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Date: 03/28/18
Duration: 00:33:03
021 Stabilization and Hyperlapse
In this episode we discuss image stabilization from mechanical to digital to optical, we touch on Steadycam, gyro-based stabilizers and dive into how Hyperlapse seems to manage to do all that with a simple smart phone camera. Comparison of image stabilizers, The Technology Behind Hyperlapse EPISODE SPONSOR: Jimdo.com - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/21/18
Duration: 00:25:04
020 Singles
This week Ade has been looking into very small things - in fact singles. How do you photograph a single atom? How do you capture a single photon? Is there anything that small worth photographing? EPISODE SPONSOR: Jimdo.com - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/14/18
Duration: 00:31:44
019 Drones and Printing
The Skydio R1 seems to be the first fully autonomous selfie drone that actually delivers on their promise. Tested.com did a review in a forest. On the topic of printing: 3D printing pens, 3D avatars, vertical wall printing, hand jet, braille embosser, Barilla pasta printer, Heston Blumenthal, cake printers, 3D chocolate printing, toast printer #1, toast printer concept, nail printer. EPISODE SPONSOR: Jimdo.com - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 03/07/18
Duration: 00:30:06
018 On body cameras
Ade does a science show - but this is head-science. How does wearing a body camera impact the behaviour of police officers and the citizens they engage with? How does the press treat formal studies? Could the technology be misused? And how might video footage be misinterpreted due to the perspective of the shot? Take the NY Times test on this last question and see how you fare. And if you want to buy a body camera. Don't forget to let us know if you're interested in our 2018 TFOP meetup and just a reminder: you can make a difference and support us with a small contribution. Both links are in the shownotes. EPISODE SPONSOR: Jimdo.com - to get 20% off JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness for your first year, use code FUTURE.
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Date: 02/28/18
Duration: 00:21:04
017 Photo Enhancements using AI
Increasing resolution of existing photos has traditionally been done by a combination of extrapolation of the existing images, followed by some form of more-or-less smart sharpening. The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany, has developed a new machine-learning based system named Enhancenet-PAT, which shows much greater success in increasing photo resolution using automated texture synthesis. Here's a talk (14-minute video) that explains this in more depth.
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Date: 02/21/18
Duration: 00:46:06
016 Mobile Mini Me
What if I want to climb a mountain to take photos or videos? What if I am a keen cyclist? What if I am a scuba diver?Traditionally I needed bespoke kit but now technology is helping us out. Do I still need an enormous DSLR or can I do something else? This week Ade and Chris talk about mobility with photo kit and how you can achieve it. What's out there today that's tiny and cool? Where does it go next? What (if anything) does this mean for the future of photography? Some fun 360 degree toys... Nicolas Cage Can Now Be Put Into Any Movie in History Don't forget to let us know if you're interested in our 2018 TFOP meetup and just a reminder: you can make a difference and support us with a small contribution.
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Date: 02/14/18
Duration: 00:43:47
015 Light Field Photography
Lightfield photography (aka plenoptic photography) enables photographers to computationally re-focus their images and create different perspectives. We explore the history and future of Lytro and what this technology means for photographers and videographers alike. Lytro Cinema and Immerge 2.0. Adobe's Lightfield experiments. Lightfields explained in videos: Talk by Paul Debevec (start here), Talk by Mark Bolas
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Date: 02/07/18
Duration: 00:48:01
014 Baking the Cake: Photo Integration
I want... all my images on all my devices, all edits sync'd, cloud backup, publishing, automatic keywording and a yacht. OK, maybe the yacht is out of scope but the rest is largely available in various forms and Ade has been checking out Google, Adobe and iCloud services to see what works and what really doesn't. Conclusions? This integration or workflow element of our photography is important but which services do Ade and Chris trust with their images and their money? How about a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018? Potential for knowledge sharing, playing with other people's toys, recording a live show... If that sounds like fun to you, please let us know by registering your interest. Support the show: we have set up a donation box where you can contribute to our ongoing research and production effort. We're grateful for your support.
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Date: 01/31/18
Duration: 00:34:08
013 KodakCoin
Did the Kodak Coin announcement confuse you? Kodak (actually one of their licensing partners) wants to put the entire photography business on a blockchain. On this episode we try to make sense of this announcement. Also: Chris' new streaming setup that looks like portrait mode (YouTube) and let us know if you'd be interested in a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018.
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Date: 01/24/18
Duration: 00:22:19
012 Personal Drones
At the family holiday festivities, Ade saw kids as young as 8 get drones as presents. "Holy Flying Menace, Batman" he thought to himself. He quickly ran to safety and started researching the mainstream acceptance of consumer-grade drones. Even common newspapers had buying guides. Also this week, hilarity ensues when Chris flies his own drone indoors and crashes it :-) Would you be interested in a TFOP meetup in the UK in 2018? Potential for knowledge sharing, playing with other people's toys, recording a live show... If that sounds like fun to you, please let us know by registering your interest.
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Date: 01/17/18
Duration: 00:31:29
011 Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation Networks
Chris and Ade explore some new research that just came out of Nvidia, a manufacturer of graphics and machine learning hardware. In the future it will be possible to translate a winter image into a summer image or a corgi into a german shepherd and they are showing that in a set of impressive demos. TFOP 002 Depth. Research website. Example video 1. Example video 2. Explanation video. [Slightly NSFW] Face swapping for fake p*rn.
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Date: 01/10/18
Duration: 00:39:13
010 Philosophy of Computational Photography
This week Ade and Chris try to leave the science behind and talk philosophy. They almost manage it, but not quite. There is an amusing interlude while we try to imagine what art critics think and then the reality of what the real critics - friends and family - might say. Also, would you be interested in a TFOP meetup, workshop and live recording? Register your interest here and we will start developing the ideas!
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Date: 01/03/18
Duration: 00:53:31
009 L16
Happy New Year! The L16 is an interesting beast. 16 cameras and some computational photography make this a brick-shaped camera that is hard to ignore. Chris and Ade bring you some first-hand experience, they discuss what this means for photography and also talk about some of its shortcomings as portrayed by an article on Petapixel. Our robot finally has a name: eevee. Thanks Dave Schuder for coming up with the idea! The t-shirt winners are Dave Schuder, Paul Friday for the cleverness award and Steve Connery and Deborah Nelson with a honorable mention each. Thanks all for your wonderful ideas!
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Date: 12/27/17
Duration: 00:22:34
008 Glitch Art
Glitch art is the practice of using digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data or physically manipulating electronic devices. It has a long history in movies, music and the arts. It also has some humorous unintentional outlets. A key assumption is that it's ok to destroy pixels - something photographers often try to preserve. And it's GREAT FUN!!! Try it yourself with the DECIM8 app discussed in the show and take a look at one of Chris' projects and a shot by Ade too.
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Date: 12/20/17
Duration: 00:31:27
007 An Observation by Adam Savage
Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) makes an interesting observation: lately the cameras that people bring to his live show's meet-and-greets have changed: where people used to bring phones, many of them now bring bigger dedicated cameras and analog media as well. Has the pendulum swung back? Has digital been a fad all along? Listen in while Chris and Ade look at the implications of this development.
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Date: 12/13/17
Duration: 00:28:28
006 Lots of Pixels
For years, we have observed and participated in the megapixel race. Pretty much all photographers have an opinion on this. So do Chris and Ade :-) So how do all these pixels impact our images? Are they necessary? Can we use them to be creative? What might the results of that look like? All these questions and more inform the boys' weekly musing on The Future of Photography. Science article from 2005. Lightning over New York from 2016 by Dan Piech. Some really big photos.... Gigapan makes products for crazy-big images. Vanvouver time machine gigapixel image. Don't forget, our robot still has no name and you could choose it and win a t-shirt! Make as many suggestions as you like here by 24th December.
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Date: 12/06/17
Duration: 00:23:13
005 Flat Lenses
Today's lenses are made of solid glass. This makes bigger lenses heavy and bulky. While fresnel lenses have managed to make lenses flatter by splitting them up in concentric circles of lens segments, they have always had some level of quality loss which makes them not ideal to use in photographic applications. Microsoft has now patented a flat lens that uses tiny nano structures on a flat surface to bend light similar to what a traditional lens does. For the future of photography this could mean smaller lenses and thinner smartphones without a camera bump. Don't forget, our robot still has no name and you could choose it and win a t-shirt! Make as many suggestions as you like here by 24th December.
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Date: 11/30/17
Duration: 00:04:43
004b Boy or Girl? Help Us Name Our Robot And WIN!
OH NO. Our robot has no name. What an inexcusable oversight of us. Help us give it (him? her?) a name for a chance to win a t-shirt with ... you guessed it ... our robot on it. Submit your suggestions here, the deadline is December 24 2017. Good luck! (and of course, we'd also be more than happy if it turns out gender-neutral :))

Date: 11/29/17
Duration: 00:31:44
004 Animating Images
In the last few years we have seen many approaches to animating photos. Not video as such, more visual effects for impact and fun. Right now it is getting easier all the time. Chris and Ade discuss how we got here, what tools we can use today and the impact they have on our images. From cinemagraphs, through professional tools and now into consumer space, we have lots to play with. Animoto and Quik will help you with presenting photos to friends and family. And Apple Live Photos, along with Samsung, Google and others will help you get started in the glorious, occasionally cheesy, art of animation.
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Date: 11/24/17
Duration: 00:24:54
003 Computational Zoom
What if one photo could contain multiple focal lengths and treat the magnification of background and foreground in a fundamentally different way? Researchers at the UCSB (the University of California, Santa Barbara) have moved one step closer to this. Their research paper shows their algorithm allowing to take a stack of images that was taken from different perspectives and at different focal lengths and combining them into a single photo with variable focal lengths.
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Date: 11/20/17
Duration: 00:24:44
002 Depth
Are you deep? Depth has many meanings in photography. Specifically for computational photography it can involve calculating depth, blurring, focus stacking and more. Chris and Ade discuss all these things and the way our cameras can work it all out - so mostly yeh then and less on philosophy! Mamiya waist level finder Asus Zenfobe AR Apple ARKit Photogrammetry Bookmark the website here
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Date: 11/19/17
Duration: 00:22:50
001 Thoughts on Computational Photography
So what exactly is computational photography? Chris and Ade discuss a range of examples including panoramas, HDR and lens correction. Do they nail the jelly to the wall? Not completely but it’s fun trying and the more they try the bigger the topic gets. More power is definitely good though! Wikipedia definition Bookmark the website here
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Date: 11/18/17
Duration: 00:10:43
000 The Inaugural Episode
Did you hear the one about the new podcast? Well this is it. Chris and Ade met, talked and found an enormous new area to podcast about. The Future of Photography includes computational photography, image making, smartphones, software, film and more Bookmark the website here
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