~e; magic digicamera

From bc <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Mon, 1 Apr 2002 14:35:58 -0600

[this is a somewhat interesting article on digital
(em) photograhics. as the technology, at least from
one perspective, seems less robust as it is a newly
developed technology, and the imaging sensors all may
have slightly different (un-ideal) characteristics due
to trade-offs in getting certain more-traditional specs
met. such as lens, lighting, depth, speed, power, etc.
there is an URL in this article to photos by the camera
person. some of which may be done ala photoshop (after
hours of work, or a filter or two, as the photographer
states). once met a photographer who would use poloroid
instant camera, and take the output, put it in a micro-
wave, and then blow these up, some of which this digital
camera output is simlar to. and, photography always has
had a sense of an experimental/research quality, in that
for some, different techniques are valued, even if not
picture-perfect. in any case, this is a one-off, i think,
in terms of content. if every camera were a magic camera.
but then again, as is said in the article, one never knows
what the picture will be like (no two alike), so maybe it
does have a unique, non-predictive algorithm to its chaos.]

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Waterlogged Camera Turns Magic 

Want to teach old technology new tricks? Pray for a random disaster.  

Farrell Eaves' camera was a perfectly ordinary Nikon CoolPix 990 until
he accidentally knocked it into a pond last summer. Now it's a magic camera.  

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