Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Instantgram.me allows you to print Instagram images onto magnets. Time to get those photos outta your smartphone and onto your family and friends fridge.
The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model was leaked earlier today with Kate Upton appearing topless in Antarctica for the “Polar Bare’ themed shoot. It’s her third consecutive appearance as the cover model joining an illustrious list of models who appeared on the cover multiple years in a row. The big surprise was scheduled to be revealed on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, February 11, but there will be no surprise anymore. The issue will be out on newsstands February 12, and we feel Alabama bombshell Katherine Webb should have been on the cover, but congrats to Kate Upton!
Full Instagram feeds are now available on the Web. From Webstagram, Statigram or the Instagram tabs on Facebook, now your Insta-feed is located on Instagram.com. Co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote, “We’ve brought a simple, powerful, and beautiful Instagram browsing experience to the web.” Check it out and customize as it as you please. Don’t forget to follow the @socialirony Insta-feed.
Gary Clark, Jr. and guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin immortalized for the John Varvatos spring ad campaign. Photographed by Danny Clinch.
Your SD card just became outdated. Really outdated. The new Eye-Fi SD cards are an impressive step forward in the never ending war on wires.
While you are busy shooting, Eye-Fi cards are not just storing your images on the card itself, but are also sending them to the cloud or other devices like your mobile. As they are successfully saved off-site, your card is cleared, making space for more striking images. If you are not in range of a wireless connection the card simply stores the images until a connection is successfully made.
One of the benefits of the Eye-Fi that has some photographers excited is the ease in which you can transfer photos taken on an SLR and use them on Instagram. Never mind resizing and sending to your iPhone, the Eye-Fi does all the obnoxious work for you. Take a look at the company web site and let us know what you think of this new product.
The new app Magic Moments is taking your digital pictures and turning them into…well almost what ever you want. Take a picture with your phone and have it printed onto a T-shirt, mug, shot glass or any of the their 18 products.
Magic Moments (Not to be confused with the vodka) is taking the instant photo phenomena and introducing it to e commerce.
The app is part of the first ever mobile social media marketplace and you can have your newly designed products sold in the Magic Moments social media community. When a product sells, the creator makes (ONLY!) 5% of the sale. What do you think of this?
Akomplice clothing has released one of the most interesting Look Books of the season. Photographed during one night of protests at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte North Carolina the brand seems to acknowledge that clothing, in that American definition of free expression, is speech.
Images, while often failing to show off the clothes, display the tension and division of politics in the states. More than the photography or clothing, the merit of the project lies in the reminder that fashion is not solely the realm of the vacuous and inward looking. The clothes we wear and come to prominence are also a responsive cultural phenomena that exists in a historical context.
Does anyone remember all those photographers who talked about how seeing your picture as soon as you took it cheapened photography? It’s reasonable to think there are still a few of those folks out there, and man, they are going to flip when they hear about Lytro cameras. Never mind seeing the picture after its taken, how about focusing the picture after its been taken?
Lytro cameras capture the entire light field instead of a measured amount of light effected by the physical distance of the lens’ glass to a sensor. The result is a picture that can be refocused or turned into a 3-D image. The technology has been around for some time, but became possible without the use of a supercomputer not that far back.
Word is out Lytro has plans to work on video cameras as well.
Lytro Director of Photography Eric Cheng was a speaker just a day ago at Photoshelter’s Luminance conference. Expect to see more of this technology in the future.
Fashion Photoblogger extraordinaire Scott Schuman has started his book signing tour to promote his new release “Closer.” The theme of the book seems to follow closely (exactly?) to his successful 2009 release “The Sartorialist.”
Attached is one of Schuman’s most recent blog posts. Check out his work, and see if he will be stopping by your neighborhood.
Lawyer and photo enthusiast Kristen has deleted her pinterest account. Sound like no big deal? Actually, why she deleted her account is a pretty big deal.
Since social media took hold, photographers have been both the most beneficiary and maligned users of the sites. While the promotional benefits are endless, so are the ways images can be used without permission, or thanks to insidious terms and conditions, rights can be stolen.
A post on the photoshelter blog nicely sums up photographers’ relationship to Social media: “Why Instagram is Terrible for Photographers, and why you should use it.”
As each new social media site covers new territory, new legal issues arise. Pinning a photo is a form of promotion and appreciation, yet thanks to the newness of the digital frontier, it can be legally damning.
If you are interested in suing Social Irony, please feel free to visit our Pinterest page.
Thanks for the original reporting by Business Insider.