LDV VISION SUMMIT, DAY 2, OVERVIEW – Kaptur

LDV VISION SUMMIT, DAY 2, OVERVIEW

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Day 2 opened the doors to more practical applications of visual tech, mostly around revenue. In other words, how companies are using the discoveries of researchers to extract value, information and monetary rewards. As in the previous day, panels were a flowing mix of individual presentations and group discussions. Here are some elements of day 2 which particularly caught our attention

LDV VISION SUMMIT, DAY 2, OVERVIEW – Kaptur

A Photographic Journey with the Legendary Canon EF 1200mm Lens

A Photographic Journey with the Legendary Canon EF 1200mm Lens

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Someone, somewhere, recently decided to bid a fond farewell to one of the most legendary telephoto lenses ever made, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM. Now that it is at the B&H SuperStore, a group of photographers from B&H were given the opportunity to take this optical giant out for a unique shooting experience.

A Photographic Journey with the Legendary Canon EF 1200mm Lens

110 photojournalists run National Geographic’s Instagram account | Poynter.

110 photojournalists run National Geographic’s Instagram account

“We’ve taken a completely different approach than most people when we started it,” said Sarah Leen, director of photography at National Geographic. “The idea was to give the photographers this opportunity to have a place to display the work they were doing for us or even the work they were just doing.”

110 photojournalists run National Geographic’s Instagram account | Poynter.

On Daido: 31 Photographers Pay Tribute to Japan’s Most Inspiring Image-maker | American Photo

On Daido: 31 Photographers Pay Tribute to Japan’s Most Inspiring Image-maker

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Daido Moriyama is one of the most influential photographers in the history of the medium—but why take our word for it? The forthcoming book On Daido, from FBF, the publishing branch of the not-for-profit Fotobookfestival Kassel, features homages from 31 photographers and 21 writers exploring what it is about his deceptively simple images that continue to captivate and inspire so many to follow suit. The book is being funded through Indiegogo and, as of this writing, is about two-thirds away from target with just over two days left in the campaign.

On Daido: 31 Photographers Pay Tribute to Japan’s Most Inspiring Image-maker | American Photo

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

we were surprised to learn that they were both captured on the used 4 MP Olympus point-and-shoot that he acquired using eBay, along with a water-housing; this is a great example of ordinary gear being used to create extraordinary images. Over the last few years, Warden has begun shooting with a GoPro,

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

Adobe Sneak Peek: Retouching a Giant 50MP Photo in Prototype Mobile Software

Adobe Sneak Peek: Retouching a Giant 50MP Photo in Prototype Mobile Software

2-minute sneak peek video above showing off some mobile retouching features its currently developing. In the clip, Photoshop product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows how effortlessly photographers will be able to edit 50.3 megapixel Canon 5DS photos in the app

Adobe Sneak Peek: Retouching a Giant 50MP Photo in Prototype Mobile Software

Sally Mann Chases Ghosts and Buries the Hatchet in New Memoir, Hold Still | American Photo

Sally Mann Chases Ghosts and Buries the Hatchet in New Memoir, Hold Still

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Sally Mann doesn’t believe in talent. She believes in hard work. The kind of work it takes to ride unruly horses, to hoist an 8×10 camera, to constantly fend off controversy, and to write an honest book about a complicated existence.

Sally Mann Chases Ghosts and Buries the Hatchet in New Memoir, Hold Still | American Photo

Jill Freedman: For Life – The Eye of Photography

Jill Freedman: For Life

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These here are some real New York ladies.” Nobody had ever come to my defense like this. It was a snowy January afternoon. The weather was cold but the mood was cheerful. Jill and I had just left her apartment in Harlem, near West 100th street, Morningside Park and the majestic cathedral that overlooks it. We were headed to the other side of Central Park, towards 70th street. In New York, you can only tickets for the bus with small change, which you usually only need for laundromats. Standing across from the stony-faced driver, I was digging in my pockets for a few more coins. “Just take a seat,” Jill said. “The drivers won’t care, he’s used to it.

Jill Freedman: For Life – The Eye of Photography

Death in the Browser Tab – NYTimes.com

Death in the Browser Tab

There you are watching another death on video. In the course of ordinary life — at lunch or in bed, in a car or in the park — you are suddenly plunged into someone else’s crisis, someone else’s horror. It arrives, absurdly, in the midst of banal things. That is how, late one afternoon in April, I watched Walter Scott die. The footage of his death, taken by a passer-by, had just been published online on the front page of The New York Times. I watched it, sitting at my desk in Brooklyn, and was stunned by it.

Death in the Browser Tab – NYTimes.com

Eight Norwegian Photographers You Need to Follow | TIME

Eight Norwegian Photographers You Need to Follow

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The publishers — photographers and photo editors Rune Eraker, Laara Matsen and Espen Rasmussen — combed through close to 100 applications and submissions to arrive at its final list of eight photographers, using funding from the Fritt Ord Foundation, a non-profit devoted to freedom of expression, to produce the high-quality book.

Eight Norwegian Photographers You Need to Follow | TIME