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Single Trapped Atom Captures Science Photography Competition's top prize - EPSRC website
An image of a single positively-charged strontium atom, held near motionless by electric fields, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

‘Single Atom in an Ion Trap’, by David Nadlinger, from the University of Oxford, shows the atom held by the fields emanating from the metal electrodes surrounding it. The distance between the small needle tips is about two millimetres.

When illuminated by a laser of the right blue-violet colour the atom absorbs and re-emits light particles sufficiently quickly for an ordinary camera to capture it in a long exposure photograph. The winning picture was taken through a window of the ultra-high vacuum chamber that houses the ion trap.
atom  photography  science  strontium  ion-traps  light 
february 2018 by jm
Great comment on the "realism" of space photos
In short, the answer to the question “is this what it would look like if I was there?” is almost always no, but that is true of every photograph. The photos taken from space cameras are no more fake or false than the photos taken from any camera. Like all photos they are a visual interpretation using color to display data. Most space photos have information online about how they were created, what filters were used, and all kinds of interesting details about processing. The discussion about whether a space photo is real or fake is meaningless. There's no distinction between photoshopped and not. It's a nuanced view but the nature of the situation demands it.
photography  photos  space  cassini  probes  cameras  light  wavelengths  science  vision  realism  real 
november 2016 by jm
ArquitecturB
amazing architectural-oddities Tumblr (via Present and Correct)
tumblr  art  photography  architecture  weird  odd 
october 2016 by jm
A New Wrinkle in the Gig Economy: Workers Get Most of the Money - The New York Times
So using money from the sale of iStock to Getty, she and Mr. Livingstone set out to create Stocksy, paying photographers 50 to 75 percent of sales. That is well above the going rate of 15 to 45 percent that is typical in the stock photography field. The company also distributes 90 percent of its profit at the end of each year among its photographers.

Stocksy is part of a new wave of start-ups that are borrowing the tools of Silicon Valley to create a more genuine “sharing” economy that rewards the individuals generating the value.
stocksy  stock-photos  photos  fair  sharing  photography  work 
july 2016 by jm
Small claims triumph as aerial photographer routs flagrant infringers
This is great news. Flagrant copyright infringement of an aerial photograph penalised to the order of UKP 2,716
copyright  infringement  small-claims  law  uk  webb-aviation  photography  images 
april 2015 by jm
A World Transfixed by Screens - The Atlantic
Excellent "In Focus" this week -- 'The continued massive growth of connected mobile devices is shaping not only how we communicate with each other, but how we look, behave, and experience the world around us. Smartphones and other handheld devices have become indispensable tools, appendages held at arm's length to record a scene or to snap a selfie. Recent news photos show refugees fleeing war-torn regions holding up their phones as prized possessions to be saved, and relatives of victims lost to a disaster holding up their smartphones to show images of their loved ones to the press. Celebrity selfies, people alone in a crowd with their phones, events obscured by the very devices used to record that event, the brightly lit faces of those bent over their small screens, these are some of the scenes depicted below.'
mobile  photography  in-focus  alan-taylor  the-atlantic  phones  selfies  pictures 
january 2015 by jm
Search Results - (Author:Thomas H Mason)
Photographs taken by my great-grandfather, Thomas H. Mason, in the National Library of Ireland's newly-digitized online collection
family  thomas-h-mason  history  ireland  photography  archive  nli 
april 2014 by jm
Reflected hidden faces in photographs revealed in pupil
The pupil of the eye in a photograph of a face can be mined for hidden information, such as reflected faces of the photographer and bystanders, according to research led by Dr. Rob Jenkins, of the Department of Psychology at the University of York and published in PLOS ONE (open access).


(via Waxy)
via:waxy  future  zoom-and-enhance  privacy  photography  eyes  photos 
december 2013 by jm
Photographer wins $1.2 million from companies that took pictures off Twitter | Reuters
The jury found that Agence France-Presse and Getty Images willfully violated the Copyright Act when they used photos Daniel Morel took in his native Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people, Morel's lawyer, Joseph Baio, said
copyright  twitter  facebook  social-media  via:niall-harbison  law  getty-images  afp  daniel-morel  haiti  photography 
november 2013 by jm
Time is a Dimension
I love these.
Photographic prints are great because they don’t need power to be displayed. They are more or less permanent. Videos are great because they record a sequence of time which shows reality almost like how we experience. Is it possible to combine the two? And not via long exposure photography where often details are lost from motion.

So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension. This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.
photography  beautiful  photos  art  time  dimensions  prints  via:matthaughey 
september 2013 by jm
Protect your designs
A good writeup of how to detect cases of copyright infringement for photography, art and other visual media.
Von Glitschka, Modern Dog and myriad others make clear that the support of the creative community is absolutely vital in raising awareness of copyright infringements. Sites like www.youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com name and shame clear breaches of copyright, while the Modern Dog case shows that there is no better IP tracing system than the eyes and ears of the design community itself. “It’s the industry at large that has kept me aware of infringements,” states Von. “Without that I would miss most of them because I don’t go looking – they find me via the eyes of others.”
photography  art  visual-media  copyright  infringement  piracy  ripping 
april 2013 by jm
I left my shutter open for 30 seconds in the wilderness at 10.30pm, under a full moon
Amazing shot. With a sufficiently long exposure, it looks like midday -- no colour correction applied. (via fp)
via:fp  pictures  photos  night  colour  landscapes  long-exposure  photography 
march 2012 by jm
The Daily Mail's frequent copyright abuse finally catches up with them
This is how you do it -- bravo to Alice Taylor, who got them fair and square as they did their usual trick of lifting copyrighted content without permission
copyright  journalism  photography  daily-mail  via:torrentfreak 
august 2011 by jm
Great Hacker News thread on Andy Baio's "Kind Of Screwed" shakedown
full of good commentary on the rather horrific result. here's one: "I wonder how the photographer would feel if the company that manufactured the trumpet played by Miles Davis had claimed that his photograph violated the copyright of their "sculpture" and the tailor Miles got his suit from also protested. Of all art forms, photography has some of the least claim on being an entirely original creation of the artist."
photography  miles-davis  jay-maisel  andy-baio  waxy  hn  discussion  copyright  copyfight  creativity  art 
june 2011 by jm
TwitPic assert ownership over images posted to it, signs licensing deal with sleb-photos agency
scummy. don't use TwitPic if they are planning to monetize your photos, even if it's currently just for a "small number of celebrities". (via my dad)
twitpic  ip  privacy  copyright  via:dad  photography 
may 2011 by jm
Your beautiful eyes
slightly disturbing extreme close-up shots of the human eye
eyes  freaky  ugh  iris  photography  macros  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
Jon Rafman
fantastic collection of Google Street View gems
jon-rafman  google  photography  tumblr  art  street-view  funny  from delicious
december 2010 by jm
Sexy Executives
'The finest corporate photography - from their extranets, to you' (via Adrian Weckler)
via:adrianweckler  funny  business  blogs  ceo  photography  executives  zzzz  from delicious
march 2010 by jm
Kite Aerial Photography by Scott Haefner | slainscastle4
beautiful aerial shots of Scottish ruins taken from a kite-mounted camera
aerial  kite  photography 
september 2004 by jm
Kite Aerial Photography by Scott Haefner | slainscastle4
beautiful aerial shots of Scottish ruins taken from a kite-mounted camera
aerial  kite  photography 
september 2004 by jm

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