On this episode of Photo Geek Weekly, Don Komarechka is joined by Bruce Clarke to discuss the recent advancements in computational photography and why we should keep a close eye on it, interesting investments from Leica in the same area, strange patents from Nikon and an unfortunate mishap involving the Kodak brand with bitcoin mining – all this with some great banter and picks of the week!
Story 1: NVIDIA Unveils AI That Removes Noise, Grain, and Even Watermarks (via PetaPixel)
Related: Researchers use AI to brighten ultra-low light images without adding noise (via DPReview)
Story 2: Leica participates in $121M funding round for computational photography company Light (via DPReview)
Story 3: Nikon Working on Finger Sensors That Can Read Your Emotions (via PetaPixel)
Story 4: Kodak distances itself from failed Bitcoin scheme (via DPReview)
Picks of the Week:
Don: StackShot from Cognisys, a programmable automatic focusing rail.
Bruce: MagBox, MagShoe, MagRing — Revolutionary New Softbox System (Kickstarter)
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