David Cardinal

Professional photographer, technologist and tech journalist

June 11, 2013 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Location: Packard 101

Talk Title: Photography: The Big Picture -- Current innovations in cameras, sensors and optics.

Talk Abstract: It is fitting that our final talk of the year will be an update on the state of camera technologies and how they are playing out in the marketplace. Being heads-down in one area of technology, it can be easy to lose track of others, even those which might be relevant. A big part of the role of technology journalists like David Cardinal is to look at the big picture and provide this type of context. No area of technology has seen more rapid progress than digital photography. A broad array of new technologies, companies, and products is attacking imaging problems from every direction. David's unique perspective as both an award-winning pro photographer and veteran tech journalist writing about imaging technologies allows him to speak about many of these developments in the context of how they are faring in the market and where the industry is likely to go from here.

In particular, some of the developments in smartphone imagers, mirrorless imaging, and new imaging form factors like Google Glass will be discussed. The goal is also to have a highly interactive presentation, as many of you in the audience are top researchers in these areas and will want to share your own perspectives.

More Information: http://www.cardinalphoto.com

Speaker's Biography: David Cardinal is a professional photographer, technologist and tech journalist with a decade of experience as a digital travel and nature photographer and over two decades working in high tech -- including software development and management positions at Sun Microsystems and co-Founder and CTO of FirstFloor Software (later part of Calico Commerce). A software developer by training, he co-wrote one of the first image management solutions for digital photographers and has written for PC Mag, Dr. Dobbs, Outdoor Photographer and most recently Extremetech.com. His award-winning nature photographs have appeared in dozens of publications around the world.

When he's not writing about the latest new cameras or technology, David leads small group photo safaris to Africa, Asia, Alaska and Texas each year which you can learn about at cardinalphoto.com.

Website: http://www.cardinalphoto.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/CardinalPhoto
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DavidCardinal

Video Files: https://talks.stanford.edu/scien-colloquium-series/