Slides from my Siggraph talk about computational photography

My thoughts about the successes and areas for growth in computational photography. Click here. 

No telephoto on cell phones

A conversation with Marc Levoy unlocked one thing that has puzzled me for a while: why don’t we see cell…

A perfect flat lens with metamaterials

A new Science article demonstrates an ultra flat lens made of metamaterials that is as sharp as physically possible, has…

Why video compression fails on confettis

Excellent educational video describing the challenges caused by independent movements for video compression.  

This camera shows you a similar picture instead of the one you are taking

I love cameras that don’t give you a picture of what you are looking at but instead produce a derivative….

Project idea: Automatic composite portrait

There has got to be a fun computational way to do this automatically! Via Petapixel Famous Faces Recreated Using Bits…

Lytro Cinema Camera: guestimates of characteristics

The Lytro cinema camera appears to be closer to a real thing than I thought. The folks at no film…

Auto white balance for flash and LEDs

White balancing a flash or lighting to the color of ambient light makes a big difference and I have found…

Autofocus noise and microphone array

I’ve been frustrated by the heavy noise heard in videos captured with the new Sony 24-70 f/2.8 (I know, I should…