Old and nervous people, rejoice! Apple’s scientists are at it again, and this time, they’re busy making camera phone pictures less blurry! Apple has filed for a new U.S. patent about a method to “capture and store images continuously from a device’s camera before a user presses the shutter button,” and then automatically select the best image.
This means, your device will take pictures before you press the shutter. That’s right folks… psychic phones. Then, based upon factors such as exposure time, image contrast, focus, dynamic range, etc., the opinionated phone selects the best image of the set. [more]
Greek law enforcement officials are facing investigation after ‘allegedly’ airbrushing out a black eye and face lacerations that the police may or may not have given to a young man and his three other bank robber friends.
Greek government officials have admitted to some photo alterations, but they would really insist you believe that it was done only to make the robbers more noticeable in public. It has nothing to do with making them look like half a Japanese Anime character. [more]
Iran recently released information and a photo regarding a new stealth fighter jet that left the US foreign policy makers nervous and concerned for the impending future. The problem with this news? It’s a pretty obvious Photoshop composite, and a pretty terrible one at that. [more]
By far the thing I hear most often when I’m teaching Photoshop is “there’s just so much to remember.” We have tons of tools at our disposal and more ways to use them than I can count. This only grows more problematic when you try to edit on a small portable device…but what if you could just say what you wanted to your editing program, and have it done? [more]
Cokin has a new line of filters, the Pure Harmonie filters, that offer the lightest and thinnest solution for your lenses. They come in various sizes and promise to be amongst the highest in quality. Now, I’ve owned some “thin-line” filters before by top European brands and was already impressed by those…so seeing these would intrigue me… [more]
Is this really the hip thing to do these days? Why is it that I keep reading headlines like this of wedding photographers turning to their iPhone versus their camera gear? I get that it’s trendy, and within seconds (with no Photoshop needed) you can add a grunge effect with an Instagram filter and have it posted online. But seriously… *shakes head*
It’s been 3 days since the Super Bowl ended. 110 Million people (in the US only) watched the game, the commercials, and of course Beyoncé taking over the world. Her performance was truly amazing, and she proved to all those who doubted – she can sing live, and do it like a champion. But apparently, her Super Bowl gig is now causing some people in the photo industry to raise some eyebrows. [more]
Sigma’s latest addition to their new lens lineup, the 17-70mm f/2.8-4.0, became available for purchase today from B&H. Along with the release, Sigma published a preview of what you can expect from the lens in terms of performance. If it is up to snuff, it will be a great option for those in the market for a wide-angle APS-C lens. [more]
For their annual photography competition, Sony received more submissions from around the world than ever before. With over 122,000 entries from 170 countries, the entries are now being shortlisted into 15 categories. At the end of April, finalists for each category will be showcased for two weeks in London. Check out some of this incredible work from around the world.
Now that the Superbowl is behind us we can all start talking about the best commercials we saw. All over social media it seems the one that got the big win for the night was the excellent commercial from Dodge truck with photos of farmers. Great commercial indeed… but did you know that it was inspired by an idea posted to YouTube back in 2011 by Farms.com. I have shared them both below. [more]
Lomography is into film revivals lately, recently releasing something quite similar to Kodak’s discontinued Aerochrome film, Lomography Purple. What’s so special about Lomography Purple? It changes all of your greens into a bright purple color. Surely such psychedelic effects will be revered by hipsters, lomographers, and acid-dropping enthusiasts around the world, but what is the actual use of such a film? Believe it or not, there is one (or two)… [more]
Fuji previously released firmware updates that upgraded the X-Pro 1′s autofocus performance, among other things, turning it into another kind of beast. Now, they again promise AF accuracy improvements and more for the X-Pro 1, X-E1, and XF 35mm f1.4 lens. [more]
There are some awesome deals available from Canon for the next two days only! You can save big money on everything from the great 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens, to the always incredible 70-200mm f/2.8L. If you’re in the market for any Canon lenses or even the 5D Mk III, then you definitely need to check out this sale.
Wedding photographer Sal Cincotta voiced his opinion on Facebook today about Miller Lab’s launching a new line of albums using the word “Signature” in the title. Apparently Cincotta has a wedding album line that goes by a similar name, Signature Collection Albums, and he feels that there will now be “confusion in the market place.” Read below what Cincotta posted on his Facebook page and voice your own opinion in the comments. Do you think Miller’s was out to copy Cincotta or is “Signature” a generic enough word anyone should be able to use it. [more]
In the last 12 months I have seen a number of new unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones) entering the market with the ability to capture video or photos. It has been something that I have been quite interested in and have intently researched buying one. However my latest findings have convinced me to wait a few more years before I make a purchase as now I realize they are illegal and the FAA can issue large fines and even shut you down if you are caught operating one for your business. Read on to learn more. [more]