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Video: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing Your Own Color Film

If you’ve ever been interested in developing your own film, but don’t know where to get started, this comprehensive video by YouTube user Photography_Bloke might be just the resource you’ve been looking for.

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Play Around with Refocusable Images from Pelican Imaging’s ‘Light Field’ Camera for Smartphones

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With each passing day, it seems as though light field photography (and its imitators) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Patents here, rumors there, it’s a conglomeration of what is very likely the next frontier in photography.

And this past week, Pelican Images published a collection of online 3D viewer images captured with its thin light field camera that might be making its way into mobile devices soon. Read more…

external Get The Best Performance From Your Camera Lens —The Online Photographer

This narrative walkthrough teaches the basics of manipulating your lens to achieve optimal results in your shots.

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

iOS App Solves the Problem of ‘Overswiping’ When You Hand a Friend your Phone to Look at Photos

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Admittedly, it’s a VERY first world problem, but a problem it is nonetheless: you hand your friend your phone to look at certain photos you took, and they go on a swiping spree. Immediately your mind goes into overdrive as you try desperately to snag the phone out of their grasp without looking too much like you’re hiding something.

We’ll call it ‘overswiping,’ and it’s even got its own meme. But you can save your ulcers, because a new app is making sure that overswiping is a thing of the past. Read more…

Stop Hiding: Show YOU and You Won’t be ‘Just Another Photographer with Pretty Images’

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In the world of photography, we typically hide behind our cameras and our images. Many of us are shy and would prefer to stay behind the camera, not in front of it. And then that starts to extend into our online brand as well.

I can relate. I’ve done this for a long time. But I recently had a meeting that changed everything. Read more…

external Meditation On President Obama’s Portrait —NY Times

“The portrait conveys a degree of complexity, a sense of engagement, comfort, and a hint of weariness,” Mr. Bey observes in retrospect. “It breathes with the sense of a real person being described. That’s always what I hope to come away with: not merely the visualization of Barack Obama, but a momentary sense that a full and dimensional person is being described and looking back at you.”

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

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So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over our heads in ever-increasing abundance.

For his fascinating project Digital Ethereal, designer Luis Hernan set out to capture one of these invisible signals, WiFi, using a creative combination of long exposure photography and an Android app. Read more…

iPhone Case Looks to Keep Away Prying Eyes, Eases Privacy Concerns

This is the iPatch, a cheekily-named iPhone case hoping to add an added layer of privacy to your mobile device(s). Currently seeking crowdfunding on HeadFunder, iPatch as an iPhone case with a built-in slider for the front and back cameras that allows you to manually cover them when not in use.

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external The Rise of Mextures: One Of World’s Hottest Photo Apps —Cult of Mac

Despite the dozens of other camera apps already established, Davis saw the need for an app that would let iPhone users non-destructively edit photos, so that if you’re, say, eight steps into your editing workflow and want to tweak an early edit, you can toss it out without ruining all the other stuff you did.

 
Jul 26, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Things I Learned After My Photo Hit #1 on Reddit, and Why I Probably Shouldn’t Have Posted It

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Last night, I posted a photo I took (shown above) in 2012 to Reddit’s /r/pics subreddit.

After I posted it, the upvotes slowly began to trickle in. Within the hour it had amassed around 4000 upvotes, peaking at around 6500 and holding the top spot for a long while. Recognition! Sweet, sweet recognition! It felt great.
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