iPhoneography is already an art. Users of the iPhone can capture pretty good photos and they are getting a helping hand from dozens of developers, who release great image-editing applications. The quality of photos taken with Apple’s latest smartphone can be increased with the help of VTec’s lenses, which are available now.
Archives for March 2013
A France-based photographer has decided to do a little experimenting with a pinhole camera. However, his project is truly unique as Benoit Charlot thought that it would be fun to use a shoe box to create his pinhole shooter. The results of this contemporary MacGyver are amazing, as his pinhole camera can take good photos.
At the beginning of March 2013, Nikon has introduce the company’s first DX-format compact camera. The Coolpix A features an APS-C image sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. DxO Labs’s engineers decided to put this sensor to a rigorous test, and they have finally delivered the final DxOMark results of the shooter.
A photographer, who is renowned for this panoramic photos, has compiled 407 images of Mars, sent back by the Curiosity Rover. The car-sized robot captured those pictures over a period of 13 Martian days. Andrew Bordov has stitched them all together into an impressive 4-gigapixel panorama of the Red Planet.
Humans have created the Eiffel Tower. It is a beautiful structure, visited by millions of people each year. On the other hand, nature is simply amazing. It produces great displays, such as rainbows.When these two work together, they can produce epic sights, and photographer Bertrand Kulik was there to capture one of them.
DxO Labs got the chance to review the Nikon D7100. The engineers tested the camera’s APS-C image sensor, in order to see how good it really is, according to DxOMark standards. In the end, the Nikon D7100 and its new image sensor came second, as the leader of the APS-C-sized DSLR cameras remained unchanged.
Japanese prosecutors have asked a Judge at the Tokyo District Court to hand a five-year jail sentence to the former Olympus CEO, Tsuyoshi Kikukawa. The company’s top executive has pleaded guilty for being the mastermind behind a series of wrongdoings, including covering up $1.7 billion losses over a period of four years.
Transcend has introduced a new storage card for digital camera, smartphone, and tablet owners. The brand new 64GB microSDXC Ultra-High Speed Class 1 memory card has been designed to provide data transfer speeds of up to 45 megabytes per second, while providing enough space for ten thousand photos.
SLR Magic continues the tradition set by its powerful digiscoping lenses by launching the Monster Lens II 12-36×50 ED spotting scope. The second generation of the Monster Lens is aimed at Micro Four Thirds camera owners, as the system is compatible with all such shooters, thanks to a special MFT adapter objective.
Panasonic has finally released firmware update 1.1 for its Lumix DMC-GH3 camera. The mirrorless shooter is now faster when autofocusing, though users will also have to upgrade their lenses. The Micro Four Thirds system can also be connected to WiFi by entering a Mac’s NetBIOS name, as of this software upgrade.
It seems like the rumors about Canon 7D’s replacement are intensifying. Usually, this is a good sign, as it means that we are approaching a product launch. The latest gossip talk about the EOS 7D Mark II says that the DSLR will feature a lot of novelties when compared to Canon’s other cameras, including a new AF system.
UK Dragons’ Den TV star, Peter Jones CBE, has announced that he became the Chairman and Chief Executive of Jessops. Six stores will be opened as of today, while the online shop is also scheduled to go live in the following hours. The camera merchant will create hundreds of jobs out of 50 stores opening by the end of the year.
North Korea is making serious efforts, in order to be taken seriously by the United States and South Korea. However, the Asian country is making some key mistakes which decrease its credibility. The latest in a long line of blunders consists of photoshopping an image of its hovercraft fleet, to make it appear bigger in numbers.
The Sports Journalists’ Association has named Adrian Dennis as the 2012 Sports Photographer of the Year. It is one of the most prestigious titles in sports photography, but the images captured by the Agence France-Press photographer, during the London 2012 Olympics, have certainly lived up to the expectations.
Bruce Livingstone became a popular internet figure after founding iStockphoto. He sold the stock photo service to Getty Images about seven years ago, but he is back with a new platform, which promises to reshape the industry. The new image service is called Stocksy and it is the first of its kind to put the photographers above all things.