Posts tagged photography


The newest issue of Wired (June 2012, AKA 20.06) arrived in the mail this weekend and I immediately scoured the “Our Guide to Photography in the Instagram Age” article (this content is so fresh, its not even up on the Wired web site yet but I’ll link to the article as soon as it does).

What I can do though is provide a list of the favorite camera/photography apps featured in the special section that also included some short reviews of various mobile phones based on the quality of their cameras as well as recommendations for higher-end cameras too. So, here goes:
Recommended by Cole Rise who created several of the most frequently used Instagram filters:
PhotoForge2 ($0.99)
Average Camera Pro ($0.99)
Photosynth (Free)
LensFlare ($0.99)
Recommended by Doctor Popular of Objective Scenes:
Camera+ ($0.99)
AntiCrop ($0.99)
Decim8 ($0.99)
Filterstorm ($3.99)
And just to throw in my two cents, here are a few of my favorites:
PicFrame ($0.99)
Postale ($0.99)
Also mentioned in the article was a company called Taplayer that has created several apps that utilize a Kodak Brownie-like look as well as TtV (through the viewfinder)-style filters.

Go forth and phone-agraph!
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The newest issue of Wired (June 2012, AKA 20.06) arrived in the mail this weekend and I immediately scoured the “Our Guide to Photography in the Instagram Age” article (this content is so fresh, its not even up on the Wired web site yet but I’ll link to the article as soon as it does).

What I can do though is provide a list of the favorite camera/photography apps featured in the special section that also included some short reviews of various mobile phones based on the quality of their cameras as well as recommendations for higher-end cameras too. So, here goes:

Recommended by Cole Rise who created several of the most frequently used Instagram filters:

Recommended by Doctor Popular of Objective Scenes:

And just to throw in my two cents, here are a few of my favorites:

Also mentioned in the article was a company called Taplayer that has created several apps that utilize a Kodak Brownie-like look as well as TtV (through the viewfinder)-style filters.

Go forth and phone-agraph!

Grid Lens is yet another iPhone camera app. It lets you create a gird of images while snapping with you iPhone. Its a nice alternative to the lo-fi photo apps cluttering the iTunes store. Lovely interface and on sale for $0.99.
(via iTunes App Store)

Grid Lens is yet another iPhone camera app. It lets you create a gird of images while snapping with you iPhone. Its a nice alternative to the lo-fi photo apps cluttering the iTunes store. Lovely interface and on sale for $0.99.

(via iTunes App Store)

Show your DSLR pride with a Nikon or Canon decal from PhotoJojo. Can be applied to laptop or iPad. $18
(via Camera Dial Laptop Decal)

Show your DSLR pride with a Nikon or Canon decal from PhotoJojo. Can be applied to laptop or iPad. $18

(via Camera Dial Laptop Decal)

Spend your holidays “scanning” family photos with the iPhone app ShoeBox by 1000memories. This free app lets you crop, straighten and rotate your photo, then add comments and share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. It will make it a lot easier to save those cherished family photos at Grandma’s than dragging your scanner home for the holidays.
(via 1000memories)

Spend your holidays “scanning” family photos with the iPhone app ShoeBox by 1000memories. This free app lets you crop, straighten and rotate your photo, then add comments and share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. It will make it a lot easier to save those cherished family photos at Grandma’s than dragging your scanner home for the holidays.

(via 1000memories)

It's all about photo apps.

Steply has created a blog of reviews for iPhone photo apps, from functional to frivolous. Its a pretty good resource if you’ve been wanting something besides the stock camera app but don’t know where to start.

I may have missed Left Handers’ Day but I’m not going to miss World Photography Day. Check out PhotoJojo’s roundup of great ways to celebrate and keep on shooting!
photojojo:

Tomorrow’s World Photography Day!
World Photography Day — Ideas & Inspiration to Celebrate All Things Photo
Photo by Natsumi Hayashi

I may have missed Left Handers’ Day but I’m not going to miss World Photography Day. Check out PhotoJojo’s roundup of great ways to celebrate and keep on shooting!

photojojo:

Tomorrow’s World Photography Day!

World Photography Day — Ideas & Inspiration to Celebrate All Things Photo

Photo by Natsumi Hayashi

Almost every job, project, or hobby nowadays seems to require some photography. Whether its showing a client a new product, selling something on Craig’s List or Ebay or documenting your latest creation, there is going to come a moment where you’re going to need to photograph something. Why not make that photo something others will want to see? Good photography makes your goods sell faster and you look more professional. It doesn’t require much to accomplish it either. Check out the link below from Photojojo for some simple techniques to make your product photos (aka “tabletop photography”) better.
(via photojojo)

Did you know you only need 5 things to make your own DIY at-home studio? We’ll show you what/how! 
You Only Need 5 Things to Make Your Own Home Studio

Almost every job, project, or hobby nowadays seems to require some photography. Whether its showing a client a new product, selling something on Craig’s List or Ebay or documenting your latest creation, there is going to come a moment where you’re going to need to photograph something. Why not make that photo something others will want to see? Good photography makes your goods sell faster and you look more professional. It doesn’t require much to accomplish it either. Check out the link below from Photojojo for some simple techniques to make your product photos (aka “tabletop photography”) better.

(via photojojo)

Did you know you only need 5 things to make your own DIY at-home studio? We’ll show you what/how!

You Only Need 5 Things to Make Your Own Home Studio

The Any Camera Bag Insert



 The Any Bag Camera Bag Insert from Photojojo Store will let you turn any bag, purse or tote into a well-insulated camera bag. Its no longer necessary to search endlessly for the perfect camera bag because you can just slide this insert into any bag large enough to hold it. Its padded and water-resistant to protect your precious cargo and yet discreet — no big flashing NIKON logos letting someone know your expensive SLR resides inside. $59

(Found via Creature Comforts who willingly admitted to stuffing her lenses into old socks before jamming them in her tote until this little bit of genius was discovered)

Its taken me awhile to warm up to the idea of using my iPhone as a camera but I’m finally starting to enjoy the immediacy I have and all the fun and funky apps that let me manipulate the less-than-high-quality images into something interesting.
Thanks to apps like Hipstamatic ($1.99 with additional “packs” for about $0.99) and Instagram (FREE), I can add texture, blur, smudges, dirt and then process my images into black-and-white, “infrared” or a myriad of other combinations. As a result of so many options, I really needed a cheat sheet to help me figure it all out. That’s where Photojojo steps in with their Ultimate Hipstamatic Guide featuring 366 different images showing all the possible combinations using Hipstamatic.
Instagram is a little easier to use since each effect is a package of image treatment and border but it has great sharing options. Each image can be immediately uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and several other services as well as keeping a feed of your contacts’ images that have been posted via Instagram right in the application. Instagram recently added a tilt-shift function that lets you control where and how much blur is in your images too.

(The image above utilized the tilt-shift feature in Instagram and the Earlybird filter)

Its taken me awhile to warm up to the idea of using my iPhone as a camera but I’m finally starting to enjoy the immediacy I have and all the fun and funky apps that let me manipulate the less-than-high-quality images into something interesting.

Thanks to apps like Hipstamatic ($1.99 with additional “packs” for about $0.99) and Instagram (FREE), I can add texture, blur, smudges, dirt and then process my images into black-and-white, “infrared” or a myriad of other combinations. As a result of so many options, I really needed a cheat sheet to help me figure it all out. That’s where Photojojo steps in with their Ultimate Hipstamatic Guide featuring 366 different images showing all the possible combinations using Hipstamatic.

Instagram is a little easier to use since each effect is a package of image treatment and border but it has great sharing options. Each image can be immediately uploaded to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and several other services as well as keeping a feed of your contacts’ images that have been posted via Instagram right in the application. Instagram recently added a tilt-shift function that lets you control where and how much blur is in your images too.

(The image above utilized the tilt-shift feature in Instagram and the Earlybird filter)

Ona Bags

When I think about office, I also think about “the mobile office”. As working professionals, we all need to carry some part of our office with us. If you’re in law, accounting, or management, chances are you need to carry a laptop. If you’re a photographer, designer, or work in fashion or advertising, chances are you need to carry a camera. The on-going struggle for the girl-on-the-go is to not look like you’re carrying thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment or have to carry a manly camo-print bag that totally clashes with your summer skirt.

That’s where Ona Bags come into the picture. It’s a camera bag ($309) and purse all in one! Made from full-grain leather and specially designed with soft, customizable interior and foam padding. Since most leather handbags start at $200, this upgrade isn’t that far out of range.

Check out this video about the bags and Tracy Foster the owner of the company.

(via paperclippy)