I’m quickly finding that most of my education has shifted from reading to viewing videos. Like this one with a Stanford Professor that shows some of the technology that is being invented to make photography something different than what we think of photography today.
Changing the focal point of an image after the photo was taken? Yeah, they can do that. Freaking amazing.
The fact that I can learn all of this – for free, while sitting in the comfort of my home office – priceless.
Photographers, don’t miss this one! It’s an interview with Thomas Hawk and Marc Levoy, Stanford University Professor, who is jointly appointed in computer science and electrical engineering. But that’s the geeky way of explaining this dude is doing some radical stuff with cameras. He shows us a camera that can refocus the image AFTER you shoot it! Talks about other research to stitch images together, digitize statues, among many others.