Digital Photography. An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography. We will also survey the history of photography, look at the work of famous photographers, and talk about composing strong photographs. This course is based on CS 178 (Digital Photography), which I taught at Stanford from 2009 through 2014. I revised and taught the course again at Google in Spring of 2016, and these web pages are from the Google version. The course consists of 18 lectures. The topics, with dates, are given in the course schedule. I am making these materials freely available, but some of the photographs included in the lectures are individually copyrighted. The course assumes no prior knowledge of photography.
The best aerial photos from the Drone Photography Contest 2016. Drones have a strange place in our society. On the one hand they’re used as military surveillance, on the other they’re a fun toy bought for spoiled kids who crash it after a week and move on to the next tech trend. Somewhere in between those extremes, drones are quickly becoming modern photography’s next frontier. For the third year running the annual Dronestagram International Drone Photography Contest has proven that drones have moved on from a niche novelty to a tool for photographers to send their cameras sky-high – turning drones into a serious form of photography in its own right.
Supported by National Geographic, the international competition awards the most jaw-dropping, innovative aerial shots from all over the world. Professional photographers to amateur enthusiasts alike from around the globe have submitted more than 6,000 pictures, but judges had to whittle down the entrants to a lucky few winners over three categories: Travel, Nature Wildlife, and Sports Adventure.
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