After Sports Illustrated and Billboard, Elle Australia also issued a cover shot with a smartphone. The photographer Georges Antoni opted for iPhone 7 Plus, like Miller Mobley who shot for Billboard Magazine. And once again, with fine golden light and skillful photographer and model – the results ended up to be fantastic.
As the number of photos we take grows, the more space we need for storage. Apple has launched HEIF and HEVC, formats that could save you up to 50% of storage for photos and videos. They’ve launched it for the camera in iOS 11, and it’s supposed to replace JPEG and allow you to shoot twice as much photos without compromising the image quality.
There is something amiss with the photo above. I’m not talking about the missing teeth on the left – that’s the right photo. The problem is the photo on the right.
Surely we have lost the plot when we start photo shopping an 8 year old’s gappy grin.
I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life and get inspired by those of others. It was all about creativity and art and The Work, it was fair and ethical and just awesome!
Things have changed a lot since, and now I often find myself feeling sick to my stomach when I have to post a new picture!
Initiation rituals and hazing the new guys at work is a pretty common experience. Sometimes it’s simply a practical joke to see how gullible they are. For larger organisations with a new wave of interns, trainees and hopefuls, it’s a challenge with your noobie peers. And these traditions happen the world over.
Broadcasting & media production company, VS Services, based in Bangkok, Thailand put their newest interns to task in this video. What they describe as being the “first test”, they are to assemble C-Stands with a flag. You can tell that some are a little more used to this than others in this clip posted to Facebook.
Stabilization is definitely one of the essential things to have in mind while shooting and processing the video. Computer engineers from Duke University have come up with an algorithm that quickly resolves the problem of blur caused by the shaky footage. This solution looks at the problem from a fresh angle and resolves it in a new way. And it’s now even integrated into Adobe After Effects.
This stabilization algorithm helps you handle blurry videos in a quick and efficient manner. The scientists behind the code shared the way it works, as well as some sample footage to see the software in action.
A patent recently approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office details how Facebook wants to read your emotions. And it wants to do it using your on-screen keyboard. It’ll look at what and how you type to try to determine how you feel about a piece of content. The goal is to be able to bring you more suitable content that you might like to see.
Still pending, though, is another patent application, also dealing with “reading emotions”. Although, this one, is far more creepy. It actually wants to use your camera to watch you while you use Facebook to see how you respond to content. Again, Facebook’s claimed goal is to provide you with better suited content. But it does feel like they’re trying to turn your phone into your own personal stalker.
“Welcome to Unlimited Storage”. That’s what Amazon said only two years ago when it introduced the unlimited storage package. For a mere $59.99 a year, you could store as much as you want on Amazon’s “cloud”. And it was less than 10 months ago when the service was expanded to the UK. Now, though, that’s all about to change, and if you’re a user of Amazon’s Cloud Drive service, you’ll want to know.
Amazon are doing away with the unlimited package completely. The previous Unlimited Photos plan has been dropped to 100GB for $11.99 a year. This will probably be fine for most consumers just looking to back up their mobile photos and a few holiday snaps. The Unlimited Everything plan, though, is limited to a measly 1TB. And each extra terabyte costs a further $60 a year on top, to a maximum of 30TB.
Shooting in public places is generally allowed and you shouldn’t have any problems with the authorities. However, if you plan a photo shoot in the City of Laguna Beach, whether commercial or non-commercial, be ready to file for a permit. Otherwise, you’ll need to pay a fine.
A photographer recently had a photoshoot on the beach, when a ranger approached him. It turned out he needed a permit to take shots, although he was shooting in a public place. A friend of the photographer, Thien Dinh, shared the story with us. Considering this is one of his favorite shooting locations, this affects him too, as well as many other photographers.
For those that don’t live in the UK, there’s a general election going on at the moment. Today is the day we cast our votes. This particular polling station is where Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, happens to be casting his. And as is likely around the polling station of each party’s leader, the entrance is littered with the media.
It seems that here, though, a photographer and video camera operator couldn’t agree on who was going to be standing in a particular spot. They both wanted the same shot as he was coming out, but to quote Connor McLeod, “There can be only one”. A quick shove starts to turn into something a little more determined as this 18 second video plays out.