This Week in the World #17

This Week in the World looks at the past week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

PhotoPills is a new app that will help you perfectly coordinate the sun or the moon in your landscape photos. It’s pretty sweet. (via The Photo Argus)

Debra Bates-Lamborn is suing the city of Lansing, Kansas for labeling her photographic work “gothic.” (via PetaPixel)

So this is gothic, apparently.
So this is “gothic,” apparently.

Canon patented a focusing system for liquid lenses. Canon also announced a the EF-M 11-22mm F/4 5.6 IS STM and firmware that will address auto focus speed.

Canon EF-M 11-22mm F/4 5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-M 11-22mm F/4 5.6 IS STM

ThinkTank launched their new web series, About a Photo, this week, starting with Saul Loeb‘s famous campaign trail photo of the president in a bear hug.

Dayton-based emo band Hawthorne Heights recently offered a fan the chance to have complete photographic access to them during Warped Tour for a $150 fee.

Hawthorne Heights
Hawthorne Heights

In photo-ish news, Vine is now available for Android users and Google Glass updated its camera, adding HDR and the ability to create captions for photos somehow.

This image was taken with Google Glass.
This image was taken with Google Glass.

The winners of this year’s Photo Hack Day Berlin were announced this week. Unfortunately, Snapcat didn’t win. But it did win our hearts.


Bell Labs developed a lensless photography system with a single-pixel sensor. (via Imaging Resource)

Bell Labs' lensless camera takes photos with a tiny amount of data

Fujifilm plans on cutting its compact camera line in half to focus on its higher-end compacts like the Fuji X100S.

fuji x100s

Two Californian inventors patented a photo-blocking flashgun that automatically fires when another flash fires, for the unfortunate celebrities who get hounded by paparazzi. Finally, someone is paying attention to the needs of the rich and famous. (via PetaPixel)

anti-flash patent

Leaked photos show what some people think might be Nokia’s 808 PureView, including its 41-MP sensor “EOS” camera.


And in case you missed it . . .

We announced the winners of our May contest and launched our June contest, ADVENTURE sponsored by Lowepro!

We tried to best Martin Schoeller at his own game.

And we took the affordable IndiSystem jibs out of a test run.

Midwest Photo

2 thoughts on “This Week in the World #17

  1. Did you comment on the Chicago Sun Times firing of ALL its photographers? Maybe I missed it.

    Tho’ I am a LF film shooter and am generations removed from you and (I suspect) most of your readers, I find the blog interesting and get at least one useful idea from every post. Keep up the good work!

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