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Scroll Back: The Theory and Practice of Cameras in Side-Scrollers
Oh god this is like catnip. I am going to pore over this in a bit. The gifs are fantastic.
camera  2d  games  design  mechanics  analysis 
may 2015 by infovore
Descriptive Camera
"Modern digital cameras capture gobs of parsable metadata about photos such as the camera's settings, the location of the photo, the date, and time, but they don't output any information about the content of the photo. The Descriptive Camera only outputs the metadata about the content." Lovely: a camera powered by Mechanical Turk.
camera  design  information  hardware  naturallanguage  mechanicalturk 
april 2012 by infovore
skate through nyc with a gopro « mareadyphotography's blog
"the footage gopro cameras produce is fantastic and i’ve seen some crazy stuff filmed with a gopro, but i think i found it’s achilles heel – my skateboard." The camera may be dead, but the footage is ace.
video  skateboarding  nyc  camera 
august 2011 by infovore
Holga D - Holga Digtal Camera - Saikat Biswas
"Holga D is a digital camera inspired from the extremely popular cult of Holga and other toy cameras of its kind. Even though it's a digital camera, it retains the qualities and simplicity of the original Holga camera and brings back the joy and delayed gratification associated with good old analog photography." I like this not because it's a digital version of a Holga, but what a digital camera might be like if it took the same approach as a Holga. I also really like the reversible top panel.
design  camera  holga  digital  previousgeneration  simple  thoughtful 
july 2010 by infovore
Panasonic Lumix GF1 Field Test — 16 Days in the Himalayas
"For 16 days I lived with it strapped to me as I climbed through the valleys of central Nepal up to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,200 meters." Wonderful review of the GF1, framed as a travelogue, with real photographs. I'd be quite happy if all camera reviews looked like this.
photography  camera  panasonic  travel  review  gf1 
december 2009 by infovore
r a t l o o p
"Don't be stuck staring at the screen! Mightier's unique puzzles are designed to be solved by hand with pencil and paper." You print out the puzzle, solve it with a pen, take a webcam picture of it... and the in-game laser carves the path you drew. Wow.
games  play  interaction  design  innovation  camera  windows  mightier 
december 2008 by infovore
xiao(シャオ)|タカラトミー
Click "CM Gallery". Watch. In order to illustrate the xiao's ability to not only take but also print photographs, Takara Tomy really pushed their anthropomorphic metaphor to the limits.
camera  print  electronics  technology  japan  anthropomorphic  maximumstrain 
december 2008 by infovore
Corbis Readymech Cameras
"Take a break from your computer! Download, print and build your own pinhole camera. Follow the instructions and enjoy!" Beautiful.
pdf  print  pinhole  camera  pinholecamera  photography  beautiful 
november 2008 by infovore
» Blog Archive » At last, my greatest invention is etc. etc.
"It occurred to me that if I could somehow tether a DSLR to an instant-on device like an Arduino microcontroller I would have less weight to carry around and could get more work done. After mentally spec’ing out what I would need, I realized the solution was right in front of me - because I bring it with me for Mario Kart wireless races on long night jobs - (In the manner of John Lasseter’s slow epiphany voice): “Use-the-Nintendo-D-S.” Duh." Oh wow.
nintendods  camera  remotecontrol  canon  intervalometer  ds  homebrew 
september 2008 by infovore
The Mid-Century Modernist: Polaroid SX-70 Film by the Eames
"[the film] presents the simple joy of photography and, without hyperbolizing or talking down to its audience, gives a comprehensive explanation of how the camera works." Lovely film explaining the way the SX-70 works, from the Eames brothers; the explanation of how the film itself works is beautiful.
sx70  polaroid  film  camera  eames  illustration  explanation  technology  video 
september 2008 by infovore
Analog Meets Its Match in Red Digital Cinema's Ultrahigh-Res Camera
"I'm passionate about this because I'm building the camera I've always wanted to shoot with," he says. "When my grandkids and great-grandkids look back, they're going to say I was a camera builder. I did handgrips and then goggles and then sunglasses to prepare myself. But cameras are magic." Fantastic article about Jim Jannard and his Red digital movie-camera business.
hd  film  camera  technology  red  wired  filmmaking  cinematography 
august 2008 by infovore
Nikon D3 / D300 Vs. Canon
"A friend once said to me that Canons are the best cameras available designed by engineers, and that Nikons are the best cameras one can buy designed by photographers. There may well be some truth to this aphorism." I like the aspects Michael focuses on.
d3  nikon  camera  review  ergonomics  design  product  photography 
january 2008 by infovore
Epson R-D1 Review
"Advancing the lever after each exposure makes that exposure seem more distinct and more deliberate." I too thought this weird when I played with Lars' example. but you only have to use it once to understand why it's there.
camera  leica  epson  rangefinder  review 
november 2007 by infovore
A Critic at Large: Candid Camera: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"With a Leica, all you hear is the shutter, which is the quietest on the market. The result—and this may be the most seductive reason for the Leica cult—is that a photograph sounds like a kiss." Wonderful New Yorker piece on the cult of Leica.
photography  camera  leica  culture  cult  product 
september 2007 by infovore
YouTube video toolbox
Some useful resources on basic film-making collated in one place on YouTube. The stuff on lighting is particularly good.
filming  video  tips  recording  lighting  camera  film  movie  youtube 
january 2007 by infovore
Ultimate Exposure Computer
Complex, comprehensive, worth going back to; interesting for those times when you don't want to use the light meter.
exposure  photography  howto  useful  camera 
july 2006 by infovore
Fuji camera adds gaming features - Joystiq
A digital camera. With games. Much as I love them, I really could care less about them on many devices, and cameras are one. Look at that button layout, it's disgusting!
camera  games  crap  ergonomics 
february 2006 by infovore

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