Photo Geek Weekly Episode 6 – Re-inventing the Wheel & Broken Systems

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On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, I’m joined by Mike “Sharky” James as my copilot to discuss the possibility of open-sourcing the software for light field cameras, the dismal performance of the L16 camera in reviews, how documentary footage can be misleading, and much more – including stories about my frustrations with microstock websites. Definitely worth a listen!

Show notes:

Story 1: Lytro might open source its light-field photo sharing platform

Related: Review: The Light L16 is Brilliant… and Braindead

Story 2: If you’ve seen the viral starving polar bear photo, read this thread on why linking it to global warming is BS

Story 3: I Sold a Photo on Adobe Stock and… Earned Pennies

Story 4: A Mantis Shrimp-Inspired Camera That Sees Polarized Light

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Don Komarechka is the host of Photo Geek Weekly and Inside the Lens. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Don’s photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Don’s career as a professional photographer.

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  1. Hi Don! Hi from Australia, where my snowflake experience is pretty much limited to your amazing book. So glad to find you have returned to podcasting with this show. The geekier the better! And I really congratulate you for getting a little political in this episode. Regarding the poor polar bear images, it is totally correct to be cautious about attributing the causes. “Sharky”, however, seems too ready to give up on his grip on what is real. “Fake news” as a concept was created by the major producers of it. Sharky should be more confident to discriminate. He’ll probably be right. (I’ll let him know otherwise 🙂 You made a few cents for a photo on the cover of a scientific journal! That’s a win compared to the authors of the articles inside. Once accepted after peer review (unpaid work), the lucky author will be charged a fee, and be required to relinquish copyright. Thereafter the usually publicly funded research will be paywalled. No money goes back to authors or their granting bodies.

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