Camera Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab: for latest news, publications, and related materials.
Computational Photography Links
Raskar, R. “Computational Photography: Epsilon to Coded Imaging.” Video of presentation at Emerging Trends in Visual Computing (ETVC ‘08), Paris, France.
Greene, K. “Photo Future.” Technology Review (May/June 2009).
Hayes, B. “Computational Photography.” American Scientist 96, no. 2 (March-April 2008): 94.
Raskar, R., and J. Tumblin. Notes for SIGGRAPH 2008 course: Computational Photography.
Advance and supporting material for the forthcoming book by Raskar and Tumblin. Computational Photography: Mastering New Techniques for Lenses, Lighting, and Sensors. Wellesley, MA: A. K. Peters, Ltd., 2010. ISBN: 9781568813134.
Symposium on Computational Photography and Video, Cambridge, MA, May 2005.
What is a Computational Camera? by Shree Nayar
Computational Cameras Projects, by Shree Nayar
Stanford Lightfield Projects, by Marc Levoy and collaborators
Community Photo Collections at University of Washington
CSAIL - MIT work on Computational Photography and Video
Jack Tumblin’s ‘Current Research Questions’ for the field
Nobel Prizes Related to Imaging
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics was a split award, half of it related to imaging: Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith “for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD (Charge Coupled Device) sensor.”
Imaging Life - a Nobelprize.org web site with timeline, video and articles about imaging-related innovations.
Additional Useful Resources (From Prof. Fredo Durand)
The following is based on a list compiled by Prof. Fredo Durand for his class 6.088/6.882 Digital and Computational Photography, Spring 2007. (Courtesy of Fredo Durand. Used with permission).
Related Courses at MIT
Photo classes offered by the MIT Student Art Association
Related Courses Outside MIT
Introduction to Visual Computing by Kyros Kutulakos (multiple years)
Photoshop Healing Brush and Covariant Derivatives by Todor Georgiev
Szeliski, Rick. “Image Alignment and Stitching: A Tutorial.” 2004 (PDF)
Autostitch (University of British Columbia)
Ramanath, R., W. E. Snyder, Y. Yoo, and M. S. Drew. “Color Image Processing Pipeline in Digital Still Cameras.” 2005 (PDF - 7.8MB)
Farrel, J. E., F. Xiao, P. B. Catrysse, and B. A. Wandell. “A Simulation Tool for Evaluating Digital Camera Image Quality.” 2004 (PDF)
Withagen, P. J., F. C. A. Groen, and K. Schutte. “CCD Characterization for a Range of Color Cameras.” 2005
Pixim “Digital Pixel System Technology.” Whitepaper
Young, I. T., J. J. Gerbrands, and L. J. van Vliet. “Noise.” From the Web site Image Processing Fundamentals, TU Delft, 2003.
Photography Web sites
Fluideffects (impressive before/after retouching)
Digital Photography Review (best resource for camera reviews)
The Luminous Landscape (really insightful, Reichman is a pro and has lots of interesting things to say)
How Digital Cameras Work by Thom Hogan
Digital Photography Fundamentals by Apple (PDF - 2.3MB)
Do It Yourself
Eye Design Book (includes animal visual systems)
NPPA Calls Newsweek’s Martha Stewart Cover “A Major Ethical Breach.” National Press Photographers Association, March 9, 2005.
Wayner, Peter. “Looking Perfect, One Pixel at a Time.” The New York Times, April 26, 2007.