A Computational Approach for Obstruction-Free Photography

We present a unified computational approach for taking photos through reflecting or occluding elements such as windows and fences. Rather than capturing a single image, we instruct the user to take a short image sequence while slightly moving the camera. Differences that often exist in the relative position of the background and the obstructing elements from the camera allow us to separate them based on their motions, and to recover the desired background scene as if the visual obstructions were not there.

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Vemödalen

Vemödalen – n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist —the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye — which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.

Trimble UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution

Engineered to help mapping and surveying professionals who require the highest accuracy work more efficiently, the Trimble UX5 sets a new standard in mapping and surveying by combining a robust and highly user-friendly system with a custom-designed camera that offers the most impressive deliverables.

Made in Belgium

Trimble UX5, A new standard in mapping →

RICOH THETA 360

RICOH THETA takes pictures like nothing you’ve ever seen before—stunning spherical images of everything around you. RICOH THETA sends them over Wi-Fi to your smartphone and with one tap you can share them on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Also integrates with Microsoft’s Photosynth

RICOH THETA →

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