Posts tagged #photography

Instagram World: This Is Where I Live

If you're into digital photography, you own and iphone and enjoying social networking you MUST create and account on instagram. This free application allows user to photo, filter, title, tag and upload photos. Additionally, it allows users to comment and discuss the photos. Since its enception it's been a very open community, so it's not suprise when it creators established an open API for developers to create add-ons and functionality for instagram users...

Tilt-Shift + Time-Lapse = Toy-Like Bliss

If you've never seen a tilt shift image it's a photographic technique that make an image (best if you use a wide-angle landscape) feel like a small toy train-like toy scene - AKA: "Miniture faking". This is done by progressively blurring out most of the image but a selected location that is in pure focus.

Here are some beautiful examples:

But this post was really inspired by the following video where the tilt-shift technique was combined with a time-lapse constuction video.

Stunning.

What's In My iPhone -- Part Three: Photography & Utilities

In my "Photography" folder:

App: Camera Bag
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A application is a multi-filter effects package for your photos.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: This apps been around for a few years and is worth having.

App: Best Camera
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A application is a multi-filter effects package for your photos.
Cost: $2.99
Comments: This is the best of the three filter apps that I have but they're all good for specific things.

App: Toy Camera
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A application is a multi-filter effects package for your photos.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: Funky little filters, fun, but unneeded if you buy one others that I listed.

App: True HDR
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: High dynamic range (HDR) imaging application.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: If you're unfamiliar with HDR it's pretty amazing given that it's done right. It balances harsh lights and extreme dark areas and balances a photo, creating a intense effect.

App: PS Mobile
Rating: ✩✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Very basic Adobe Photoshop for your iPhone.
Cost: Free
Comments: A good all around app given that you need to make some quick edits on the fly.

App: Quad Camera
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This app shoots multiple photo at timed intervals and lays them out on a single image.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: This fun app gives you that photo-booth feel. It also allows you to control the time intervals, how many photos in final output and their respective layouts.

App: Lego Photo
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Shoots a photo and then pixelates the images with simulated lego pieces.
Cost: Free
Comments: Fun and free. And don't forget to keep touching the image for other color combinations!

App: Flickr
Rating: ✩✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This is a profile application that allows you to interface with your Flickr account.
Cost: Free
Comments: Solid app, great for sharing.

App: Mill Colour
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Makes very subtle color/sautrations shifts.
Cost: Free
Comments: Basic, but free and somewhat usefull.

App: Alltop Photo
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This is an RSS aggregator to http://alltop.com/ for their photography section.
Cost: Free
Comments: Good if you want to keep tabs on the industry.

App: PanoLab Pro
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Stitch and create panoramic images using this application.
Cost: $2.99
Comments: I love this app because the more photos you shoot for a given pano' increases the complexity of assembling them. It almost has a game-like quality to it.

In my "Utilities" folder:

Default apps in this folder are:

  • Contacts
  • Clock
  • Compass

App: Speed Test
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Measure your network speed with this great little application.
Cost: Free
Comments: Good little app if you're ever wondering how much your network really sucks.

App: 1Password
Rating: ✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: One-stop-shop to harbor all your mobile passwords securely.
Cost: $6.99
Comments: If you're like me you have 10k accounts and not the hippocampus to do it.

App: myWireless
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: This application allows you to access all your data plan.
Cost: Free
Comments: This little app is a must have if you want to keep tabs on your plan and how much time you've used.