Friday, August 18

Author: Chris Marquardt

As a photographer and educator he helps great people travel to the edge of the world to tell amazing visual stories and have amazing experiences. As an author he loves to dive deep, no matter if it's about film photography or in an entire book just about wide-angle. As a podcaster he explains how things work. As a consultant he helps businesses understand how to boost their visual presence in a world that's becoming more and more saturated with pictures. As a producer he enables business and individuals to pour their visions and ideas into pictures, sound and video. As a traveler he enables people to come with him, no matter if in person or through the images and stories that he brings back home.
2,64 mm – mein ungutes Erlebnis mit Formulor.de

2,64 mm – mein ungutes Erlebnis mit Formulor.de

Other
Ich muss mal kurz Dampf ablassen. Sehr konkreten Dampf.Es ist überhaupt kein Problem, wenn eine Firma, bei der ich in der Vergangenheit immer wieder tolle Dinge bestellt habe, mir aus versehen Ware schickt, die nicht dem entspricht, was ich bestellt habe. Dann reklamiere ich, die Ware geht zurück, ich bekomme eine Neulieferung und gut.Wenn diese Firma dann aber wiederholt implziert, der Fehler läge bei mir und nicht bei ihnen, dann bekomme ich einen Hals und werde bockig.Konkreter Fall: ich habe bei formulor.de (gehört zu modulor.de) Birkensperrholz zuschneiden lassen. Laserzuschnitt. In der Vergangenheit ging das immer flott und korrekt, die Sache wirkte auf mich immer sehr sympathisch. Die Ware wie erwartet, der Kunde zufrieden.Diesmal habe ich etwas größeres bestellt
The AR Diet

The AR Diet

VR/AR/MR
This dramatically changes the ordering process (and puts new requirements on kitchens regarding exact reproduction of said food). And if you want to lose weight, just sit there and watch the images and have a virtual meal ;)https://youtu.be/kO-GodvY0OU
The Dam Is About to Break

The Dam Is About to Break

VR/AR/MR
Of course, what Robert Scoble says isn't set in stone and sometimes it's helpful to have a grain (or a shovel) of salt at hand, especially when he gets really really excited about something. Like AR lately. I'm positive that something big is coming though, just how big and how fast it'll come is not clear.Then Robert posted this:https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble/posts/10155529361249655 I was about to dive deeper, when I found this article that I believe sums it up nicely. The tl;dr? Scoble might really have something on his hands here. Apple is likely to make a huge dent in that market, possibly re-define it and lead the pack for years to come. ARKit is the foundation, but what we've seen so far is just the beginning.Here's his video, a bit long, but worth watc...
The DSLR Shutter and the 100 Year Old Lens

The DSLR Shutter and the 100 Year Old Lens

Photography, Tech
Last year when Monika bought an old old lens, I started a project to attach it to a large format camera. Problem was, the lens didn't have a shutter. After some discussion on the Happy Shooting Slack, Jochen Möller (of flying 4x5" fame) came up with a solution: the shutter from an old DSLR. Of course it features an Arduino and I'll have to do a bit more work to integrate it with the camera and be able to change shutter speeds.Here's the first test:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtWJA7o_sM
A Tiny Glimpse Into the Mobility Future

A Tiny Glimpse Into the Mobility Future

Mobility
I've been delaying the new car decision over and over again but it was getting obvious that I needed to do something. My old car was 12 years old, the repairs were picking up and the clock was ticking. But even with the pressure on, there were still about million reasons for the delay. Well, more like three or four, but they felt like a million.A) Cost. A car is one of the most expensive things you can own, while at the same time it is one of the least used items. Most cars spend over 90% parked. They are an expensive resource that isn't getting any serious use.  In my case that's even more true than for most others. My commute is 10 steps long. While I have several longer drives during the year that rack up quite a few kilometers, most of the short distance driving is for shopping and
ARKit Will Shake Things up in a Really Big Way

ARKit Will Shake Things up in a Really Big Way

VR/AR/MR
https://youtu.be/72N3or0ZgMUIf Pokemon Go was the last time you've looked at Augmented Reality, look again. With the iOS 11 announcement at this year's WWCD, Apple introduced ARKit, which is their take on Augmented Reality. Developers now have their hands on the tech and they're showing some really impressive demos. You can see a few in the video above. The tracking is one of the best I've seen so far. It's worth mentioning that they achieve that with the camera and the accelerometers only. I believe down to iPhone 6s. So as opposed to Google's Tango project, Apple's implementation requires no special 3D hardware. Once iOS 11 is out, this fact alone will open up their AR ecosystem to many millions of people at once.Apple seems to have several things solved in their implementation: ...
Magic

Magic

Personal
Despite initial appearance, this guy does one of the most brilliant and fun card routines I've ever seen. Maybe there's even a little life lesson hidden in there somewhere :Dhttps://youtu.be/1_oa8m5Oq00
The Dawn of the New Mobility

The Dawn of the New Mobility

Mobility
Let me put on my prediction hat for a minute. Over the next 10 years, our mobility will see profound changes. We will not own cars anymore. Instead, we will call a car, it will arrive and take us to where we want to go, then it will go on to do something else. In case we own a car, we might opt to let it earn money for us while we don't use it. Everything that's going on today points to that future. And to a lot more.There are two of the main drivers behind what I expect to come:Electrification - We are in the middle of a dramatic infrastructure ramp-up, charging networks expand their number of stations, car manufacturers are building networks, some interoperability efforts are in the making. Even the die-hard petrol-heads are coming around. Just one example: Porsche who poo-poo-...