Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos that seem impossible without some manipulation. A great example of this kind of work is Kirsty Mitchell’s series Wonderland, where all of the costumes and props are painstakingly put together by hand.
Korean artist Lee JeeYoung, however, takes it to the next level. Not only does she eschew digital manipulation entirely, but all of the fantasy worlds she creates have to fit inside her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio (approximately 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet). Read more…
Instagram has invited members of the media to an event in NYC on December 12 to “share a moment” with Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team.
It’s unclear what this event is in reference to, but considering that the invitation was sent in the mail, on paper, the photo-sharing app could be hinting at a future in print. Other invites were a block of wood with pictures printed on them, with a hanger on one side to hang on the wall. If that isn’t a hint toward printing, I don’t know what is.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Adobe was extending its special $10/month Photoshop Photography Program (better known around these parts as the ‘Photography Bundle’) to everybody, even if they didn’t own a previous copy of Photoshop.
The Polaroid iM1836 has had a rough go of it since it first burst onto the scene at last year’s CES. Nobody seemed to think the camera was anything to write home about, and its similarity to Nikon’s 1-Series cameras was undeniable.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re fans of quirky camera-themed products that put gear to creative use. Be it a lamp made out of un-fixable retro cameras or a humidifier disguised as a lens, we just like that sort of thing. Phlite, therefore, is right up our alley.
Called crazy or awesome (and sometimes crazy AND awesome… or crazy awesome) depending on who you ask, Phlite transforms your gear into a camera-themed desk, table or floor lamp in seconds, so you can enjoy your gear even when you’re not out shooting with it. Read more…
Facebook offered to buy Snapchat for $3 Billion just a few weeks back, but it looks like it was Snapchat that ended up taking a piece of the Facebook pie instead.
According to a report by AllThingsD (and confirmed by Facebook), now former Facebook exec Emily White — the person in charge of bringing advertising to Instagram — has left the social media giant to take up the position of COO at Snapchat.
Photojournalist Christopher Morris has documented some of the world’s hottest war zones, reclusive North Korea and the 2012 Republican National Convention. But it took modern Detroit to totally punk him, with thieves there stealing $15,000 in camera equipment and another crook cheating him out of $200 in reward money later that same day. Read more…
This acquisition is a bit different, however. Whereas both IQ Engines and LookFlow are apps specializing in image recognition and will, presumably, be used to improve Flickr search and organization, Ptch is a movie-making app. Ptch users have until January 2nd to pull their Ptches off the server before the app goes down.