Episode 49 – Recorded 3/13/14

Photo Mish Mash Ep # 48 Date: 3/6/15

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Question of the week: Wifi in cameras – how useful is it to you and would you like RAW transfer to your computer/mobile device?

Answer the poll at http://photorec.tv/2015/03/eye-fi-mobi-pro-wireless-raw-transfer/

News:

Mobile Editing Apps: http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2015/03/12/enlight-leaps-into-the-crowded-ios-photo-editor-market-touting-extensive-but-intuitive-features/

What are our favorites? VSCO, Lightroom Mobile, Snapseed

Related to this discussion – http://iconosquare.com/comments.php

Flat Lens: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2015/02/perfect-colors-captured-with-one-ultra-thin-lens

American Flag Photo Photo
https://www.facebook.com/vanessahicksphotography/photos/a.482897961812728.1073741828.480066775429180/575033125932544/?type=1

eyefi Mobi – $99 32GB RAW Transfer to desktop
http://photorec.tv/2015/03/eye-fi-mobi-pro-wireless-raw-transfer/

Canon 100-400 in stock for a few seconds – Preorders got them. . .

Canon Interview:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5301008561/cp-2015-canon-interview-every-day-im-saying-speed-up

http://www.slrlounge.com/algorithm-beautiful-portraits-insight/

The researchers at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona claim they have created a machine learning algorithm that can distinguish beautiful portraits from ones that aren’t.

“Aesthetic score is related to sharpness of facial landmarks, image contrast, exposure, homogeneity, illumination pattern, uniqueness, and originality.”
The most important factor, according to the study, was sharpness and contrast between the face and background

Related to that news story: http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/a-picture-is-worth-thousand-coherent.html

http://www.slrlounge.com/ricohs-save-memory-project/

Ricoh’s “Save The Memory” project has, to date, found and cleaned over 400,000 photos and returned over 90,000 of them to earthquake survivors to whom they belong.

When images are found, they are displayed initially in those locations, but then packed up and send to the project wharehouse where the technical stuff begins. Ricoh makes digital copiers, so a large and dedicated assembly line cleans each photo, hangs them individually to dry, then scans the images to convert them to digital files. Each is then remastered, and tagged with a specific ID number, then organized via region and notable feature for proper sorting and classification. At which point, the originals are packaged in protective bags and sent back to where they were found.

New bags for these smaller cameras –
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Discussion:
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.” -Chuck Close

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