Five years ago, 3D was all the rage. Nowadays, it’s Virtual Reality (VR) that’s getting all the love. Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Facebook are all getting in on the action with the development of virtual reality hardware – Cardboard, Hololens, Gear VR and Oculus Rift, respectively.
The future of VR is unarguably in the hands of these industry-leading companies in terms of creating immersive content and developing hardware, but it doesn’t mean smaller entities aren’t welcomed into the world of VR, especially when it comes to making it more accessible to the masses.
If you’ve been to a wedding recently you’ve probably noticed this; if you make a living photographing weddings you’ve definitely seen it: more and more guests these days watch weddings through their smartphone screens as they photograph and record every moment of it. God forbid Facebook won’t get to see the entire ceremony.
While many photographers have a hard time with this trend, Thomas Stewart posted a rant along with several points for couples planning a wedding to consider. The post has gone viral and could be the boost needed towards unplugged weddings.
“The feedback from the general public has been amazing, and generally very positive,” Thomas told DIYP.
I’ve found that using an adjustable sat nav holder AND an iPhone as a light source make a great combination for close up lighting or medium fill.
Apple has just announced the new iPhones, the 6s and 6s Plus, and iPhonongraphers have several reasons to be excited.
For the first time in an Apple product, the iPhone will be capable of recording 4K video and a new feature called Live Photos has been introduced.
Additionally, the camera’s megapixel count has been increased for the first time since the days of the iPhone 4s back in 2011 and the front camera now has a flash-like option.
The Matrix wowed us with its special effects and sent filmmakers scurrying to replicate the iconic “bullet time” effect in their own scenes. And, as time has gone on, we have seen more and more “off-Hollywood” creators piecing together their own bullet time sequences, particularly for extreme sports. Shots like this require multiple (read: many) cameras and, even when using a GoPro array, are cost-inhibitive to most.
Now, thanks to a research team at Columbia University, this technology may be coming to the masses, using (you guessed it) an iPhone.
The iPhone has come a long way since the first generation release in 2007. With more advanced sensors and optics and powerful apps, we have seen a huge uptick in quality work coming from the little devices over the last several years. Now, a feature film shot entirely on the iPhone 5S will be hitting select theaters this weekend. Yes…an actual movie…shot on a smartphone…in theaters. (There was a time when people said man would never fly, either.)
Tangerine is about transexual prostitute Sin-Dee who learns from a friend that her boyfriend (and pimp) was unfaithful to her during her recent incarceration. The film follows Sin-Dee and her best friend on a quest to learn the truth about the rumor. (Warning: Video after the jump contains strong language.)
Model release forms are simply part of the photography industry, and while you may not be legally required to have one in all situations (depending on local laws), it never hurts to get a signed release from a subject. However, toting around a bunch of unsigned release forms in the event that you might need them is a bit of a nuisance, and there have been times that I’ve forgotten a release form when I was actually required to get one.
Now (at least for iPhone users), the hassle of printed release forms can be a thing of the past. Thanks to Releases by Snapwire, a mobile app that enables you to create and sign model and property release forms on the go, you will have no excuse for not having one.
The iPhone wow-ed us all when it first came on the scene in 2007, and over the years we have seen how photographers, both amateur and professional, have used it to create some pretty stunning images. Even as far back as 2010 the guy at FStoppers amazed us with their iPhone fashion shoot using a 3gs. But, there has always been the limitation of not being able to pair off-camera strobe lighting with the little device.
Those days are over, thanks to Tric, a new wireless flash trigger for the iPhone system.