Dragonfly is an innovative, multi-lens array designed for ultra-low surface brightness astronomy at visible wavelengths. Commissioned in 2013 with only three lenses, the array is growing in size and proving capable of detecting extremely faint, complex structure around galaxies.
….Dragonfly is designed to reveal the faint structure by greatly reducing scattered light and internal reflections within its optics. It achieves this using ten, commercially available Canon 400mm lenses with unprecedented nano-fabricated coatings with sub-wavelength structure on optical glasses.
via Dragonfly – Dunlap Institute.
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
via DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate Observatory.
A well-known Montreal photojournalist says a thief has stolen his life’s work.
Le Devoir’s Jacques Nadeau says earlier this week, someone broke into his home in Outremont and took hard drives containing more than three decades of photos, along with several prints.
via Jacques Nadeau, Le Devoir photographer, robbed of his life’s work – Montreal – CBC News.
Canon has released an updated version of its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 DPP 4 RAW processing software, which expands the support of its DSLRs to include EOS 1200D, EOS 60Da and EOS 60D as well as its PowerShot G7 X and PowerShot G1 X Mark II premium expert compacts and EOS M2 and EOS M Compact System Cameras…
via Canon Professional Network – Canon adds more cameras to Digital Photo Professional 4 software.
More than 5000 entries were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts.
via Photo Contest | Dronestagram.
The Prix Pictet jury has announced 12 finalists for the sixth edition of the prestigious photography award, which honors work that promotes discussion of social issues.
via Finalists for Prix Pictet Photography Award Announced | TIME.
When I was a teen-age amateur photographer, I snapped a picture of a large group of Philadelphia police officers loitering in a rail terminal. Within moments, an officer came over and wanted me to open the back of the camera to expose the film. Decades later, film is obsolete — but the fundamental issue raised that day is not.
via Police often wrongly claim that photography equals obstruction or their duties | UTSanDiego.com.
In her 1977 collection of essays, “On Photography,” Susan Sontag identified a feeling of helpless voyeurism that comes over us as we look at photographs of people in the midst of conflict. She also wrote about how repeatedly seeing such images could anesthetize the vision and deaden the conscience. Sontag understood photographs of conflict to be making a utilitarian argument — that they could bring us into a state of productive shock — and showed that they seldom did what they claimed, or hoped, to do.
via Object Lesson – NYTimes.com.
Idaho resident John Cassinelli lost his digital camera when he went fishing on the Salt River two years ago. It was recently found by a couple who posted its images on Facebook.
via Lost Camera Survives Two Years Submerged In Wyoming’s Salt River : NPR.
In the same week that the City of Paris launched the Parisian Pact on Fighting Social Exclusion, a new photography exhibition featuring images taken by Paris’ homeless and most vulnerable citizens was inaugurated by Deputy Mayors Bruno Julliard and Dominique Versini this week. The photos are on display on the railings surrounding Paris City Hall.
via A new exhibition shows Paris through the eyes of the homeless – Paris.fr.