It hasn't  been too long when cameras used to be analog devices, which used chemical processes to create a image from light that was projected onto a film. With the advent of digital cameras the chemical film was replaced with a digital sensor. However as the sensors and in-camera processing systems improoved these cameras developed capabilities that film cameras never had. Changing depth of field or combining multiple images taken with different camera settings or even entirely different cameras are expected features in camera softwares of modern phones. Future developments might include the ability to change the focus of images after taking the picture, selective light sources that utilize LED-projectors and 3D reconstructions of captured scenes. These developments force us to relax our notion of what constitutes as "a photograph".  They also blur the distinction between photography and scene modeling. These changes will lead to new photographic techniques, new scientific tools, and possibly new art forms. In this course we will survey the converging technologies of digital photography, computational imaging, and image-based rendering, and we will explore the new imaging modalities that they enable.  

Online Material and Mode of Operation

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, 20.04. at 8:15 as an online event. We will make a video and slides for the first lecture available upfront in case your Internet connection does not provide the necessary bandwidth.

We will provide pre-recorded video files for the lectures before the Q&A meetings. During the time of the lecture (Tue at 9 am) we will be around for a Q&A session to discuss the content of the videos / slides. You can use the provided document to collect questions and comments for this discussion. Please watch the videos and prepare questions in advance.

For the exercises we will run a similar format. The exercise sheets will be uploaded to Ilias each week. During the time of the exercise slot (Wed 16-18) the supervisors will discuss the outcome of the handed in solutions and be available for Q&A. In addition, we will ask some of the students to briefly present their solution. Those students will be informed upfront.
First exercise session, 28.04. at 16:15 pm will be a python introduction in a live zoom meeting.

For the online-meetings we will use Zoom. Details can be found in the folder Slides on Illias page.

Please note
The teaching material of this course is for the personal use of the enrolled students of the course only. This means that the rights of using this teaching material, in particular those of copying, posting on the internet or intranet and other distribution and reproduction, remain solely with its authors.

Procedure and organisation

  • Lecture discussion and Q&A online: Tuesday 9-10, Zoom,  please watch corresponding lecture video in advance
  • Exercise groups online:  Wednesday, 16-18, Zoom
  • Due to the current COVID-19 situation this course will be taught online.