Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kite Aerial Photography

Kite Aerial Photography - Yellowtone: "Kite aerial photography in its simplest form is the creation of a photograph with a camera on a kite or suspended from a kite line.

In a more advanced form it employs a video transmitter on the camera rig that sends an image to an LCD on the ground which is used to determine the best time to snap an image remotely using a radio control connected to servos on the KAP rig. Advanced rigs, like the one we used, can also use radio controls to pan and tilt the camera."

BEST BREEZES: Kites and Kite History - William Abner Eddy - Diamonds in the Sky: "Eddy experimented with a number of shutter release techniques and contributed much to the knowledge of the emerging technique of kite aerial photography ranking up there with the original pioneer aerial kite photographer, M. Athur Batut who seven years prior took the first aerial photograph from a kite-lifted camera in Labruguiere, France, on June 20, 1888.

Eddy published his experiences and the potential for use of kite aerial photography in the journal The Century Magazine. [May-October, 1897] In an article written in this prestigious magazine of the era, Eddy envisioned the application of kite aerial photography to military intelligence. He carefully detailed how a camera mounted on a kite might permit the Navy to view beyond the horizon line and get advance information on ships of other navies operating in a region."

camera suspended on the line of a kite. - Google Search

Monday, August 24, 2009

old camera goes digital

Vest Pocket Kodak attached to Sony DSLR-A100 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Twitpic - Share photos on Twitter

Twitpic - Share photos on Twitter from Afganistan

Friday, August 14, 2009

View camera

View camera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Photographers use view cameras to control focus and convergence of parallel lines. Image control is done by moving the front and/or rear standards. Movements are the ways the front and rear standards can be positioned to alter perspective and focus. The term can also refer to the mechanisms on the standards that allow the position to be achieved."

Monday, August 03, 2009

Cameras With Time-Machine Powers - Pogue’s Posts Blog -

Cameras With Time-Machine Powers - Pogue’s Posts Blog - "“The Exilim EX-F1 ($1,000 list price) is the world’s fastest camera. It can snap — are you ready for this? — 60 photos a second. These are not movies; these are full six-megapixel photographs, each with enough resolution for a poster-sized print.

“After such a burst, you’re offered three options: delete all 60 shots, keep all 60, or review them and pluck out the individual frames worth keeping."

Casio has done it. Two new models are sleek, compact versions of that ground-breaking FX1. There’s the EX-FC100 (5x zoom, 2.7-inch screen, image stabilizer, $400) and the EX-FS10 (3x zoom, 2.5-inch screen, $350). Both of them do all that crazy time-machine stuff.