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Lytro – light field cameras

Lytro cameras will let you shoot first and then select which object you want to focus on. That’s right – after you shoot. The cameras will work by capturing a significantly higher degree of light than the current generation of cameras. You can get a feel of how this will work in their picture gallery, where you can click on any point in the picture to make it refocus. Can’t wait to see this in action!

Animals in the womb

These amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins, cats and elephants are from a new National Geographic documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. The show’s producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth

You can see more of these pics & the source right here.

Microbeauty

There are all kinds of ways of looking at the world, which is what makes photography so much fun – it captures just how others see people, their environment and everything in-between. It effectively allows us to see through others’ eyes. Natasha Wheatland is one of the most inspirational photographers I’ve come across lately. Her attention to detail around her is really different – her ability to see beauty, patterns and textures we normally skip out of habit or hurry is really refreshing.

Natasha diggs deeper than most photographers with finding fantastic objects in anything from pieces of dirt and cracks on walls to patterns on her couch. Apart from now keeping a closer eye on the subtle details around me, I’ve also decided to keep her images with me (on my next set of the little moo cards), so next time you see me you can have a peek at her work yourself :)

It’s too late to be a pessimist

Home‘ is a recent film by the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand best known for his aerial photographs of the Earth. ‘Home’ was released on June 5, 2009 to coincide with the World Environment Day. The film is full of mind-blowing photography that shows images from around the world both to emphasize their beauty and to exhibit the brunt brought on by human civilisations. We have seen movies similar to ‘Home’ before, my favorites including ‘Baraka‘ by Ron Fricke and ‘Manufactured Landscapes‘ by Ed Burtynski, but ‘Home’ has its own different quality of information and story-telling.

The core of ‘Home’ apart from its visual imagery is its narration that takes you through a crash course on the Earth’s and human civilisations history discussing the development of agriculture, the industrial era, and lastly, renewable energies among other issues. The film has a strong environmental approach, but turns the distrubing images and information into a message that offers hope in new technologies, renewable energies and education. ‘It’s too late to be a pessimist’.

Pretty things

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The degree shows for the University of Arts London have started. Yesterday I was lucky to attend the Central St Martin’s presentations of their fashion, photography and fine arts departments. After waiting for a spot in a long line of London fahionistas and art critics, I finally got in and was taken aback with how much better it was than what I had expected.

My favorite was probably the fine arts section with interesting installations ranging from a wooden supercomplex structure hanging from the ceiling to a room that allowed your eyes to see things only if you allowed enough time to get your eyes used to the darkness. Really great stuff. The image at the beginning is by one of the show’s gems, Luca Damiani, who works at the intersection of arts, design and psychology. For a while from now, London will be swelling with little explosions of young talent shows. Keep an eye out, these things really are worth seeing.

A Wider Angle


Yesterday I spent the entire day walking through London. My friend let me use his 10-22mm lens and I was happy as a clown all day. My mind kept flipping through memorized images I never captured before. I ran along the river to catch the light and felt a thrill every time I turned the corner. Yes, when it comes to photography, I don’t need that much to keep me happy. I’ll try to compose an album of my new images and upload it to my webpage soon!