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Tech Talk – Week of 4.12.2021

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Introducing Tech Talk. A newsfeed to inform discussion and instigate action. Technology impacts every aspect of our personal and business lives, and the world of visual creators has been especially impacted by the innovation and inventions of the digital age. To assist our members with staying informed about the latest advancements in the world of photography as well as other related arenas, we will be bringing you tech news each week that may serve to…

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Super Resolution: An Incredible New Tool in Photoshop

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Cross-posted from Michael Clark Photography Blog. [By Michael Clark]  Editor’s Note: Michael Clark is an ASMP Professional Member. “What does this mean practically? Well, I immediately tested this out and was pretty shocked by the results. Though it might be hard to make out in the screenshot below, I took the surfing image shown below, which was captured a decade ago with a Nikon D700 — a 12 MP camera, and ran the Super Resolution tool…

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Crew: Digitech

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine.  [By Jen Warren]  “On the set of a photography production, one of the most important people is the one who secures and processes the images: the digitech. It’s important to find someone that you can trust to ensure the culling and organizing of your deliverables goes smoothly, making the digitech a vital part of any shoot. Digitechs are tasked with managing your images in real-time as they’re being shot. They are…

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Twitter is Testing Full-Size Images in Feeds on iOS and Android

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Cross-posted from petapixel.com [by Jaron Schneider] Twitter has announced that it is testing full-size images as previews in feeds for select iOS and Android users. This shift would make it so images aren’t automatically cropped to a tight, landscape-oriented version on feeds and may make them more engaging. Announced today by Twitter’s Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis, the change is meant to determine if there are any widespread changes needed to Twitter’s design. Read more

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The Best Drones for Photos and Video

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Cross-posted from nytimes.com [by Signe Brewster] If you’re an aspiring aerial photographer or videographer, a drone is your ticket to the sky. After 55 hours of research and test flights of 17 models, we think the DJI Mavic Air 2 is the best drone because it combines a high-end camera with the latest autonomous technology for less than $1,000. We also recommend the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic Mini; pilots of all skill…

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Google Now Tags Images as “Licensable”: Is This a Game Changer?

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It is one of the most vexing questions photographers face: how do I prevent my images from being stolen when the web has made it so easy to find photographs? The answer we wish we had was that when an image is found online, it is also easy to find the photographer and the licensing info. Enter Google’s new Licensing Badge.  In recent years, Google has been collaborating with the image licensing industry to protect…

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Reconstructing Journalistic Scenes in 3D

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Cross-posted from Research & Development at The New York Times A goal of journalism is to bear witness to history as faithfully as possible. This is especially true for photo and video journalists, who put themselves close to the action in order to visually document events. Visual journalists are always searching for new technologies to help them capture more detail and get the news out faster. But they’ve operated within the constraints of a camera…

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Tamron Announces a Compact $549 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 for Sony E Mount Cameras

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Cross-posted from dpreview.com [by Gannon Burgett] Tamron has announced the release of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD, a lens deemed as ‘the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.’ The lens is constructed of 15 elements in 10 groups, including a low dispersion element for minimizing aberrations. Autofocus is driven by Tamron’s Rapid Extra-Silent Stepping Drive (RXD) motor technology. Read more

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Photographer Brendan Barry Creates a Giant Camera Obscura Using a Customs House

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Cross-posted from dpreview.com [by Jeremy Gray] Photographer Brendan Barry was commissioned by the Exeter Canal and Quay Trust to turn a room in the Custom House in Exeter, U.K. into a large camera obscura. Barry had a residency at the Custom House in Exeter and during his time, he used a variety of analog cameras to capture images of Exeter Quay. Of his work, Barry says, ‘My work aims to challenge our understanding of what…

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Ask A Tech: George Brooks

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Cross-posted from Digital Tech School.  “I am very excited for our guest Tech today. I’ve been following his work for years. He is continuously pushing the boundaries of what a Tech is and inspires Digis everywhere. I found his answers incredibly insightful, and I’m sure you will too.” “There have definitely been times when I have worked with a new client and we just don’t vibe well, and if that person never hires you again…

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