Shutter Release: Drone photography guide, building a fast PC for $1,500, Nokia and Zeiss partner and more
posted Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM EDT
Shutter Release is an ongoing regular feature here at Imaging Resource where we scour the web and deliver you quick hit summaries on the most interesting stories and videos we find. The idea behind the series is to be able to deliver more content to you than ever before.
In today's edition of Shutter Release, we look at a guide to getting a drone for photography, a guide to building a fast PC for photography, an interesting use of the old Nintendo Game Boy Camera, news that a couple of European giants are reuniting and the news that the Loupedeck Lightroom controller is finally releasing this month.
SLR Lounge has written an excellent guide to getting started with using a drone for photography, including a lot of general information about drones and detailed information about the potential legal and regulatory hurdles you may need to scale before being able to use your drone.
Fstoppers has written a guide for PC users looking for a new computer for photography and using Photoshop in particular. In the guide, Daniel Laan sets a limit of $1,500 for the computer and the goal is to build a computer which can easily handle 50-megapixel images.
Alexander Pietrow is an Astronomy student at Leiden University. He is also believed to be the first person to ever take photos of the Moon and Jupiter using a Nintendo Game Boy Camera. Pietrow attached the Game Boy Camera, a 2-bit camera with a 128 x 112-pixel CMOS sensor, to a 6-inch Fraunhofer telescope from 1838. Using a cell phone adapter, he aligned the camera with the telescope's eye piece and went to work during the next clear night. It's certainly an interesting pairing. To see the images, click here.
Nokia's parent company HMD Global has announced that Nokia smartphones will feature Zeiss optics. This is not a simple branding agreement, but rather HMD Global and Zeiss will work together when designing all aspects of Nokia cameras, across both hardware and software.
Coincidentally, the Loupedeck Lightroom controller was designed by former Nokia product developers, but the new product has nothing to do with smartphones. Rather, Loupedeck is an editing console for Lightroom users, assigning individual functions, colors and editing tools to physical buttons, dials, wheels and keys. The console was announced a while back, but its availability and pricing has just recently been announced. It will cost just under $300 when it releases on July 19. You can preorder it here.