Web and News Round Up: Shower Head Shift Lens, Former Olympus Execs Arrested and much more

Maciej Pietuszynski’s “maciekpp” Shower Head Shift Lens

This post is just a round up of some of the cool, interesting stories, videos and news we have found on the web or were just to swamped to cover as individual articles during the week. The March issue of PhotoComment is also being wrapped up to go to print next week. Hope you have a great weekend.

Nikon’s “Assisting Reconstruction Through Photography” Project

Nikon are working on a project with Junior High Schools in Eastern Japan where the earthquake and Tsunami hit last year. The project provides photography classes to students and will create photo books from the images they capture. You can find more details here.

 

Remix

Another great video posted on PetaPixel is found below. It is part of a four part series which talks about Remixing, a theme which a reader (Neill Soden) introduced me to from a photographic perspective. While this four part video series is not directly related to photography, the concept of applying it to photography is very interesting. To see the other three videos head over to PetaPixel.

Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Mirror Monkey Cam

Another great video shared by PetaPixel.

Olympus President Arrested

Reported by Rob Galbraith and numerous other websites was the arrest of 7 people related to the Olympus fraud scandal that has been making headlines in photographic and financial circles over the last few months. Among the 7 people taken into custody is the company’s former president and chairman, Tsuyoshi Kikukawa.

Shift Lens DIY

If you are a Do It Yourself kind of person then you really should be following the site DIYPhotography. This week they shared details on how a photographer took a niffty fifty lens and combining it with a shower head and rubber glove, made a tilt shift lens.

New Photo App Gets Rid Of Passers By

The last thing I want to share with you as you go into the weekend is this new photo app that will analyse a scene taking several images and allow you to erase the unwanted people who keep walking through your scene. Check the video below for a demo and get more details on Mashable’s site here or Engadget here.

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Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.