Fisheye lenses are useful for different purposes, from scientific to artistic. But there’s one field where their unique look has been consistently popular from the early ‘60s to this very day: album covers. In this interesting video, Vox brings you a brief history of fisheye lenses. It explores why they have been such a popular tool, both for album covers and music videos, for nearly 60 years.
I have a deep respect for photographers who will go an extra mile to make their clients happy. Australian photographer James Day did exactly this for a couple whose wedding he recently captured. Along with videographers Shaun and TJ of Lemon Tree Film House, James photographed the wedding of Steph and Rob. Unfortunately, Steph is completely blind, but James had a special multi-sensory album made for her so she can remember her big day. He shared with us some details of the wedding day and how he and his team made it more memorable for the bride, but also for everyone else.
We’ve all done things at the last minute from time to time. Famous rapper Kanye West took it to a new level when choosing an artwork for his latest album Ye. He took the photo himself, with an iPhone: on his way to the album listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Why hire a photographer when you can do it yourself?
After testing their “Album” feature in Android Beta, Instagram has now officially released it. It is now possible to upload up to ten photos or videos in a single post. We argued before that Instagram is looking more and more like Facebook, and repeating some of its own mistakes. However, this new this feature may actually be useful to some groups of Instagram users, and photographers are among them.
Instagram seems to have been evolving and assimilating at a rather rapid pace recently. Since the redesign of its user interface, it’s implemented Stories, live streaming, comment love, and a host of other features. It looks like the ability to upload “albums” is next on the list. According to Droid Life and Twitter user Philip Chang, the new feature is currently inside the latest Beta version of Instagram for Android.
It does appear to be a little incomplete and buggy, though, at the moment. It’s also not been listed in the update notes, suggesting the feature might’ve gotten out a little sooner than Instagram had intended. Droid Life say that when the feature works properly, you’ll be able to select up to 10 images to post together as an album. Followers will see the album, and can then scroll through the shots, liking as they go.