Nicéphore Niépce Nicéphore Niépce (born Joseph Niépce March 7, 1765 – July 5, 1833) was a French inventor, most noted as one of the inventors of photography and a pioneer in the field. He developed heliography, a technique used to produce the world's oldest surviving photograph in 1825. Among Niépce's other inventions was the Pyréolophore, the world's first 'internal combustion engine', which he conceived, created, and developed with his older brother Claude. Biography
Is Smartphone Journalism The Way Forward? PSFK has partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring you a snapshot of Ten Innovative Ideas each week that are reshaping the health care industry. Continue reading below for the most exciting ideas from the past seven days. Mood-Boosting ‘Headphones’ Send Light Directly To The Brain The VALKEE Bright Light Headset is a light treatment solution for seasonal affective disorder that was designed to be worn like a pair of earbuds, shining light to a user’s brain via their ear canals. Light therapy targets the brain’s photosensitive areas which can cause depression and mood swings when not receiving enough light. The idea is that the artificial light substitutes the mood-elevating effects of the sun by channeling bright light directly to the brain.
Bokeh Coarse bokeh on a photo shot with an 85 mm lens and 70 mm entrance pupil diameter, which corresponds to f/1.2 In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. Origin Bokeh and lens design
The Most Powerful Photos of the President in 2012 Though we're already four days into 2013, it's hard to not think back on all of the memorable moments in 2012. As an election year, 2012 was especially unforgettable for reelected President Barack Obama. Photographer Pete Souza was there to capture the President, his family, and the White House staff's most poignant moments throughout the year. While some images have circulated throughout the media, captivating audiences and allowing us to see the President interact with public figures like gymnast McKayla Maroney and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, others give us a more intimate view of him, one that we haven't seen before.
Bokeh in Pictures A Weekly Column By Mike Johnston Good morning! I'm pleased to announce this week that THE SUNDAY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHER will soon be translated into German as well as Polish. I'll give you more details next week. As far as the book is concerned, keep your fingers crossed. The latest corrections are in, and if all goes well, there won't need to be any more proofs after this next one.
Street Photography 2 Share © 2014 Maloof Collection, Ltd.Website by Shut Up I'm Awesome New York, NY VM19XXW04208-03-MC Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 Grand Prize Winner and Nature Winner Are you ready? After months of anticipation, it's finally time to reveal the winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest! Mobile Photography Awards showcase stunning smartphone art That was taken with a phone? The winners of this year's Mobile Photography Awards may surprise you as you consider each was snapped with a smartphone. From detailed portraits from Alfred Pleyer to macro photography from Jim Mclaughlin to artistic representations from Aylin Argun, the winning selections are impressive regardless of the hardware (and software) involved.
simona ghizzoni – aftermath [EPF Finalist] Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Simona Ghizzoni Aftermath play this essay 37 Photographic Proofs That Iceland Is A Miracle Of Nature Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. Iceland attracts millions of photographers and travellers, all eager to embrace the breathtaking Nordic landscapes with their bodies, souls, and, of course, cameras. The geologically young island is situated at the junction of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans and the North American and Eurasian continental plates. Its complex geographical history and position has created a unique and contrast-filled Icelandic landscape full of volcanoes, geysers, glaciers and fjords. If you’re not yet convinced that Iceland must be your next destination, here are 37 photographs with astonishing Icelandic scenes to prove that it should be!
2013 SONY World Photography Awards On Feb. 5, Sony announced the World Photography Awards shortlist of finalists in both professional and open categories. From over 120,000 submissions, this list of 43 images has been curated from submissions spanning 170 countries— a record number of entries to date. Astrid Merget, creative director of the World Photography Organisation, said. “The World Photography Organisation is dedicated to finding the best international contemporary photography from across the world. The shortlist is a clear indication of the exciting photography which is out there and, as we do every year, we are looking forward to presenting this collection of photographers to a global audience.” The photographers' work will be exhibited at Somerset House, London, from April 26 to May 12 as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, and published in the 2013 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.
Weegee Life Weegee was born Ascher (Usher) Fellig in Złoczów (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), near Lemberg, Austrian Galicia. His name was changed to Arthur when he emigrated with his family to live in New York in 1909.