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Computational Photography (WS2007)

0433 L 380
Prof. Dr. Marc Alexa

Dr. Olga Sorkine

Course structure:
Seminar (SE) - 2 SWS
EN 719
Dienstag   16:00  -  18:00    wöchentl
Beginn : 16.10.2007
Computational photography extends the possibilities of classical photography by postprocessing several digital images of the same objects taken with different camera parameters. The course gives a brief overview of the basic ideas and several recent developments. Then students are expected to implement a technique discussed in the literature or their own ideas (at the discretion of the instructor). The ideas and resulting images are presented in a final talk.
Grading will be based on implementation and the talk.

Programming skills, ideally access to a digital camera (although this could be arranged for a limited number of participants), interest in visual arts/photography.

Front Matter

  • Preferred language: english (although communication clarity wins over this language preference)
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • Please make use and reuse all available resources (but give references)
  • Grading will be based on all aspects of performance


Similar courses:
Alexei Efros at CMU [1]
Irfan Essa at Georgia Tech [2]
Marc Levoy at Stanford [3]
Fredo Durand at MIT [4]

Image mosaics [5]
Multi-viewpoint panoramas [6]
Radial Multiview Imaging [7]
Fluttered Shutter [8]
Light field photography [9]
Synthetic Aperture Confocal Imaging [10]

Schedule, Presentations, Projects

  • 16 Oct: Administrativa, what’s Computational Photography
  • 23 Oct: Distribution of advanced topics, more details on implementation projects
  • 30 Oct: Camera [11], image formats [12], color
  • 06 Nov: no class
  • 13 Nov: Plenoptic function [13], lightfield [14], convolution [15]
  • 20 Nov: Features (SIFT) [16], bilateral filter [17], Poisson image editing [18]
  • 27 Nov: Graph cuts [19], panoramic image mosaics [20], multiview panoramic images [21]
  • 04 Dec: synthetic aperture confocal imaging [22], coded aperture [23], fluttered shutter [24]
  • 11 Dec: millions of images [25], radial multiview imaging [26], color2gray [27]
  • 18 Dec: Marc and Olga give talks
  • 25 Dec: no class
  • 01 Jan: no class
  • 08 Jan: office hour
  • 15 Jan: office hour
  • 22 Jan: Presentation of implementation projects: high dynamic range capture [28] (Tran, Häusler, Bertzen, Schreiber), relighting [29] (Reinbothe, Buchholz)
  • 29 Jan: Presentation of implementation projects: chroma key (Valéry), environment matting [30] (Wotzlaw, Hermoso, Gomez)
  • 05 Feb: Presentation of implementation projects: exposure fusion (Stimberg, Schachtel, Hui), flash/no flash [31] (Lünnemann, Holländer)
  • 12 Feb: Presentation of implementation projects: best focus distance [32] (Teiche, Bollensdorff, Elstner); wrap-up
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