Photography

The Light L16 is based on a concept known as computational photography. What that means is that the...

“The Light L16 is based on a concept known as computational photography. What that means is that the final photo that it generates is not a 1:1 record of light intensities captured on a photosensitive surface, but rather a reconstruction, based on multiple imaging sources.”

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The Light L16 Camera and Computational Photography — Prolost

I think we are a half decade away from computational photography being as big a shift was digital was. You’ll see it in iPhone in about that time.

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone:

To bridge the growing analog-digital divide, Polaroid experts The Impossible Project (TIP) crowdfunded an instant photo printing kit back in 2012. The idea was simple: you took your smartphone, opened a photo and placed it face down at the top of the machine. The light from the display would then shine through the Instant Lab’s underlying lens and down the tower to expose the Polaroid film, creating a new print.

I really love the idea of this. Turning a cell phone snap into a physical instant print via chemistry. The $250 price is way to high for me.

Developing film and prints with Coffee and Vitamin C

In recent years, there has been some buzz over some of these natural ingredients that are used to make homemade film developer. Coffee and orange juice are two of these ingredients. Through my own research, I found coffee to be an effective ingredient in these non-commercial film (and paper) developer’s recipes. Orange juice however, as a reducing agent, doesn’t have enough potency to effectively reduce silver halide to form images on film or paper, even when combined with an activator. A more concentrated form of a citrate compound such as Vitamin C (powder or tablet) is needed. I believe this recipe is often misidentified as the “Orange Juice Recipe.”

From Developing film and prints with Coffee and Vitamin C


amazing article on using coffee and vitamin c in conventional chemistry based photography.

Carl Zeiss joins Micro Four Thirds system

Lens maker Carl Zeiss has joined the Micro Four Thirds group, adding yet another prestigious optics marque to the format. Just days after the news that Schneider Kreuznach had joined the system, it has been announced that Zeiss will start making its HD Video lenses available in the Micro Four Thirds mount. This sudden influx of high-end cine and photographic prime lens makers (Voigtlander maker Cosina joined in August 2010), suggests that format founders Olympus and Panasonic have been working hard behind the scenes to bring some high-end lustre to the system.


From Digital Photography Review


My next camera just might have to be a Micro 4/3 mount.

ImHONEST Loss Recovery System

ImHONEST is a lost and found recovery service that differs from its competitors. It’s a simple and secure system of applying a label (with an ID to protect your identity), registering, and activating. Its convenient reporting allows finders of your lost item(s) to report them 24/7 via a toll-free telephone number, or online form. Then, UPS will either pick the lost item up, or finders can return them to UPS store locations.


From KEH Camera Blog: ImHONEST Loss Recovery System


Nice idea.