Posts Tagged ‘photography’
The Polaroid Z2300 would be way more interesting if Polaroid had partnered with Instagram. Imagine the Z2300 with Instragram’s filters and easy wi-fi sharing. That would have been an amazing product, something to get excited about. On the other hand, the Indiegogo funding campaign for the Socialmatic Camera fizzled out, so maybe I’m wrong about the interest in an Instagram camera that can instantly print your photos.
Control your DSLR from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the ioShutter Camera Remote and ioShutter App. The ioShutter App (free and paid) supports six different modes: standard trigger, motion trigger, sound trigger, time-lapse, timer, bulb, and modes can be combined. Most of Canon’s cameras are supported, and it sounds like a version for Nikon cameras is in the works.
The ioShutter Camera Remote competes with the successful Kickstarter project - Trigger Happy camera remote. Remotes like these are going to replaces the standard remote switches most manufacturers offer – the added functionality you get in the supporting Apps makes it an easy choice, and you don’t have to pay a whole lot more for the added functionality.
Update 05.08.12: Camera’s from the following manufacturers are supported by ioShutter Camera Remote: Canon, Hasselblad, Pentax, and Samsung. Nikon coming this summer. Compatibility details available on the ioShutter website.
My friend Pat McCarthy, cofounder and CEO of Fantuition, posted his thoughts on the new Batch photosharing App the other day. I haven’t had a chance to check Batch out yet, but based on his review, it sounds like a great tool for sharing photos with friends and family.
You can see the future potential if batches from one event or location are grouped automatically and viewable together. It could nicely fulfill the promise of Color that never came to be.
- Pat McCarthy / ConversionRater.com
Batch is available for download now from the iTunes App Store. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Pat!
Kogeto’s Dot for the iPhone 4 and 4s works with your iPhone’s HD camera to capture full 360° video. You can watch the video right on your phone by swiping your screen to virtually spin around, or watch in panoramic widescreen mode. Dot comes with Kogeto’s Looker App.
Kogeto’s compact and durable iCONIC lens captures video all at once without stitching frames together. The catadioptric optical system is fully AR-coated for excellent color fidelity.
Records in eight minute bursts. Videos can be uploaded to Kogeto’s servers, from there, you can share your videos with friends.
At $80, it’s more expensive than most iPhone lens accessories, but it’s well worth the price for people looking for the functionality.
Interested? Check out this sample Dot video – don’t forget to use your cursor to pan around.
I’ve been an Instagram user for a long time and it’s still one of my favorite iPhone photography Apps. The App is hugely popular, and it has inspired all kinds of photographers and artists. It’s easy to get lost in time browsing the work of the most followed Instagram photographers.
I was in a pinch this year to get our annual family photo done before the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square, so on the 31st I combined Instagram with a new service from CanvasPop to get it done. In November, CanvasPop launched a service that allows you to print your Instagram photos on two large-format canvas sizes: 12″ x 12″ (for $29.95) and 20″ x 20″ (for $59.95). Proprietary CavasPop filters, and the inherently imperfect canvas surface, make up for the shortfall in pixels that are typically required to print at this size.
I haven’t received the print yet, but I’m expecting great things. One way or the other, I was glad to put my iPhone camera and Instragram to use for this year’s photo – it’s appropriate considering the number of pictures I took with my iPhone in 2011 – the Canon 7d spent most of the year in the bag.
Glif is a simple iPhone 4 accessory that can act as a standard tripod mount for your iPhone 4, or as a kickstand to prop your iPhone up at an angle. Great for hands-free FaceTiming, watching videos, making movies, using your iPhone as an alarm clock, and more. I love the simplicity of the design.
I bumped into this short video – a behind the scenes look at the injection molding manufacturing process used to manufacture the Glif.
From there, intrigued by the Glif story, I ended up on the KICKSTARTER website, where you can read more about their campaign to raise funding and watch their crafty campaign video. Their funding goal for the project was 10k, they’ve already raised $137,417. Congratulations Tom and Dan. Side note, loving the whole crowdsourced funding thing.
This is another one of my favorite shots from Halloween this year. It took me a while to get the lighting just right. I like the way the masks fade into the darkness as the stack ascends.
I finally got around to posting a few of my favorite Halloween 07 photos to my Flickr account. Check out my Halloween 07 Flickr set.
I was browsing the TC feed this morning and was surprised to learn that Facebook is sporting twice as many photos as Flickr. Flickr just reached 2 billion photos – Facebook is sporting 4.1 billion photos. Facebook might have quantity but I’m sure Flickr wins on quality. 2 Billion Photos on Flickr.
Me Ra pointed me towards a great photography resource – Photojojo. Their 12 Fantastic Fall Photo Tips – Our Extra-Crunchy Guide to Leaf Peeping converted me to a reader real quick.
PopPhoto.com, the on-line home of Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine, sports Twelve Essential Photograhic Rules – a collection of photography rules-of-thumb that will increase your chances of capturing the moment the way you see it.
From Sunny 16 to Moony 11, 8, and 5.6, these facts, formulas, and photographic rules can get you out of a jam and help you get good shots when nothing else will.
Fall is in full swing here in Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest. The pumpkin patch is one of my favorite places to explore with my camera in hand. The pumpkins contrast with the other fall colors to create lots of fantastic opportunities to capture the light. I took this picture at a popular patch in Pleasant Hill Oregon – Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm. Enjoy Fall – capture it with your camera!
One more shot – almost dark by this point. Long exposure and tripod mounted. The rocks and the tidal pools here are a great place to spend the day. See my Flickr for a few more. Had a great weekend in Yachats Oregon. Goodnight.
The rocks off of the Yachats coastline a little after sunset. A great place to play.
We spent the weekend playing on the beautiful Oregon coast near Yachats. Great weather, good food, and great friends. Had an opportunity to take some interesting long exposure shots as well.
It’s Father’s Day here in the United States today and my most excellent family surprised me with a beautiful photo book from Picaboo.com. The photo book is hard-bound and the photo pages are excellent quality. My wife was able to insert her own custom captions and text to give the book a very personal touch. This is the 1st time we’ve used an on-line service for something like this and we’re both impressed with the quality of the book and Picaboo’s service as well. A friend passed a promotion code over to my wife last month so she gave it a shot – we got a $29.99 photo book for $8.99 including shipping – great deal. We’re also planning on giving competing sevices like Scrapblog and Blurb a shot. I’d really like to get more of our pictures off of the computer and back into the real-world where people can enjoy it. Happy Father’s Day Dads!
I love taking pictures of my kid’s toys. H2 Bling Bling.
NOTE: I think the H2 is a terrible vehicle for a lot of different reasons – still, this mini H2 looks pretty cool. It’s electric ; )
According to Scoble your blog is boring if you resort to posting cute pictures of cats for traffic. Is he right?
This is a picture of a couple kittens I took at the Green Hill Humane Society.
Cute? Or, boring?