Tuesday, December 3, 2013
1. GoldfrAppDoes the name sound familiar? GoldfrApp is is a simple and fun photo app made by the musical duo of the same name. The app allows you to select two photos in your camera roll and combine them to create a double negative image.
There are a couple of additional features to allow you to mash up the image after it has been combined, and there is also a fun shake the phone feature to randomly combine images in your camera roll. It's too random for some creative professionals, but ideal for the enthusiastic amateur.
2. PhotochopPhotochop is a great little tool to really mess up your images. You can split an image into tiles and nudge or rotate different pieces. There is also a warp feature to mess up different sections of your photo.
This app allows you to use subtle features to distort your images in weird, wonderful and sometimes scary ways.
3. Lego PhotoLego Photo takes any image and transforms it to make it look like it was made out of Lego bricks, using an in-built camera and a range of colour options. Tap the screen and the colours ripple and change. Whilst the novelty wears off, it’s a free fun app which you can come back to at any time. It works best with high contrast, so get creative.
4. Face SwapFace Swap does exactly what its name suggests. Take a photo of two people side by side and swap their faces to create weird new people that look scarily familiar. It's a great way to mash up two images in an instant.
Again, Face Swap is a fun novelty tool, but perhaps not an app you'd use in a professional creative job. But you never know when you want to create a new face to inspire a story or painting, so have a play around.
5. Comic Book!Everyone's dream creative job is to draw comics for a living, and Comic Book! is a great photo editing tool that can help you do just that. It turns your photos into a comic book style drawing that you can customise.
With Comic Book!, you can lay out several photos in different boxes and add captions, borders, stickers and other items to the images. The results can be saved or exported to other services and sites.
Get Creative!Whilst these apps are unlikely to ever create a masterpiece, you can use them in random and creative ways to help inspire your creative work or have fun with friends. What’s more, most of them allow you to save the photo back to your camera roll, so you can potentially use several different apps to create one unique image. Why not Lego your face, blend it back into the original image with the double negative, swap it with another person, chop it up and put it in a comic book? With your smartphone at your side, the power of the photo mash up is yours to exploit.
- Photo provided by: smartphotostock.com
By Sam Wright
Sam Wright is working with Brand Republic and is constantly attached to his smartphone.
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Pros: Simple installation; Lightweight; Good quality
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
1. The Hasselblad H4D-200MS Digital Camera
2. The Phase One P65
3. The Panoscan MK-3 Digital 360 Degree Panoramic Camera
4. The Leica S2-P Camera
5. The Leica M9 Titanium
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
- Know your camera
- Experiment with lighting
- Opt for black and white
- Go for an action shot
- Get perspective
- Keep the background minimal
- Fill the frame
- Follow the rule of thirds
- Make your subjects comfortable
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Number 1: Wireless 2.4 GHz Colour CCTV Infrared IR Camera with Audio and Receiver
Number 2: Wireless Colour Pinhole Camera just 2x2x2cm, connect to PC by USB
This tiny camera is as small as a match box so it can fit into a bird box (Measures 4cm x 2.7 cm x 3.5cm, fitting perfectly inside a small bird box). It is a popular camera with gardeners and bird lovers. Although it is small it has a wide angle for maximum view or 2.8mm/110 degree. This camera is easy to set up and it has a wireless audio and colour video images to your TV. 6 night vision LED's so the camera works in the dark perfect for watching the birds at the same time.
Number 4: 720P HD in Car 2 Camera Video Recorder- Perfect Dashboard Camera
This fantastic in car video recorder makes an ideal Dashcam when you are in high speed pursuit of a target. It records crisp and clear detailed 720p HD video and this kit includes a second mini camera, perfect for reversing. The camera easily mounts onto the top of the dash (a bit like a sat nav) and it can also operate with a G meter trigger which will record during any accidents. When it is in picture-in-picture mode it allows easy display from both cameras
Number 5: Digital Video Recorders
At the heart of every modern surveillance job a DVR is responsible for recording the action and information from it. When purchasing any HD DVR for this use it is important take into account the quality of the footage from the DVR recorder captures. DVR recorders can be used with other equipment to produce a selection of photographs and video footage.
Private detective Charlie Hodgson has been involved in carrying out surveillance operations for many years. In this time he has tested out the best and the worst in surveillance cameras, along with other spy equipment, and he has had his fair share of success and failures. You can read more information like this at http://www.private-investigatorslondon.co.uk/
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Having access to your iPhone camera all the time revolutionizes the kinds of pictures you end up taking. The simple point and click process means that you need never miss a shot. You can instantly share your photographs using one of the many different services or platforms available, such as Facebook. The quality of the images the iPhone produces is amazing, and even a novice photographer can take excellent pictures.
The iPhone really is perfect for any budding amateur photographer. It’s easy to store and sort your photographs, and the memory of an iPhone offers plenty of storage space. As well as being able to show off your results instantly, you can join your Apple iPhone to your computer which makes it much easier to send your photos out, print them or upload them to social networks. The iPhone camera compares very well with most modern digital cameras, and the results are great even when the lighting is poor. The camera automatically adjusts to difficult lighting conditions, and there’s a built-in flash for those really dark shots.
Always to hand and easy to operate, the iPhone camera is perfect for party shots and snaps of friends and family. However, it shouldn’t just be regarded as a snapshot camera, and the camera on your iPhone is capable of producing results to rival more expensive dedicated cameras. Many serious photographers are now recognizing the power of iPhoneography, and the results they are producing are amazing. There is a gritty sense of realism associated with the work of many iPhoneography enthusiasts. Their photographs cover a range of subjects and genres, but documentary pictures are a particular favourite.
The true creative power of the iPhone camera is unleashed when you start to experiment with the many apps available. Most of these apps are free, and they revolutionize the capabilities of the iPhone camera. Apps allow you to produce panoramic pictures at the press of a button, and open up the worlds of black and white and other creative styles of photography. Photo-editing apps allow you to add frames and borders to pictures, and to adjust exposure, tone and contrast. Once you download some apps, your iPhone becomes a hand-held digital editing device as well as a superb camera.
Although it’s easy to operate straight from the box, it’s worth reading the instructions for an iPhone camera. Various settings can be adjusted, and you can set the camera up to work to your own preferences. Taking a few minutes to learn the more advanced features means you really get the best from the camera.
Sam Jones, the author, has the best iPhone deal available and loves being able to take amazing photos everywhere and anywhere.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
“The recent additions to the Nikon 1 System, including the new V2, demonstrate Nikon’s dedication to delivering a camera system that meets the needs of creative and expressive consumers looking for an easy-to-use camera that is portable enough to take on any life adventure,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience. “With a grip and control layout that is familiar to photographers, the V2′s incredible speed, versatility, ease of use and portability can be used in various situations to shoot amazing images and sharp HD video.”
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cameras have changed since the turn of the century. Today, cameras are used to create art as well as to take pictures of major life events. Currently, some camera manufacturers are placing GPS chips in their cameras. This is helpful in one way: you can tell exactly where you were when you took a certain photo. While some people think that this is the best thing since sliced bread, other people are horrified. In some circles, this neat new technology twist could be construed as a privacy breach. The truth is that most people fall somewhere in between the two extreme viewpoints.
For the average person, retagging is a great concept. This is especially true if you tend to take a lot of photos. The reality is that you may not remember why you took a certain photo or where you were when you took that photo when you finally get a chance to look through the images on your phone.
Most people today have face book accounts. The majority of the people with such accounts post photos of themselves and their loved ones on the website. Don’t be fooled into thinking that your information is safe if you have set your privacy settings to the highest settings available. The fact is that anything on a public website is potentially public knowledge. Facebook also codes images with metadata tags which in essence are geotags. Other sites like Flickr and even Picassa do not do this. This is due mainly to copyright issues, not to protect privacy.
To be truthful, I don’t see any great value added to cameras that have these GPS chips installed. In fact, adding another electronic component to a camera may actually decrease the life of the camera’s battery. Since the battery life of electronic cameras is already low, this is a bit of a concern.
In addition, to use the retagging option, you will need to actually get the retagging option to work. This process involves getting your camera to communicate correctly with the GPS satellite in order to properly tag the photos. If this doesn’t happen, you will get an error message. In my experience, this can happen quite regularly. The reality is that this is so very frustrating that it makes me think twice about using my camera, let alone the tagging option.
There is another option that many do not think about when purchasing a camera with the GPS chip. If you are taking photos indoors, in a tunnel, or in a dense forest, you will probably not be able to get a signal from the satellite. This means that you won’t be able to tag your photos using the GPS chip anyway.
The bottom line is: is it worth the extra cost to purchase a camera that has the GPS chip? In my humble opinion, the answer is no. If you are one of “those people” that need the latest gadget in order to make you feel important, you may feel differently.
For the rest of us, the reality is that there is some work still needed to perfect this technology. Right now, it is more likely that you’ll be paying extra to get an option that will work correctly only for a small percentage of the time that you will be using your camera.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sony has officially announced the new addition to its range. Sony’s A99 DSLR is equipped with a 24.3 megapixel image sensor, and measures 147 x 111 x 78mm in size, weighing in at 812g, with battery and a Memory Stick PRO Duo installed.
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Full-frame imaging from a compact camera that’s drastically smaller and lighter than any full-frame DSLRExmor™ CMOS sensor with approximately 24.3 effective megapixels for flawless, detail-packed photos and Full HD videoCarl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens; with Macro mode for 20cm minimum focusing distanceExtremely wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 – 25600Intuitive manual controls with aperture and focus mode dialNew Multi Interface Shoe compatible with optional flash, electronic viewfinder, optical viewfinder and clip-on LCD monitor
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
“The MV900F’s stylish design and incredibly bright and fast lens, makes it the ideal camera for a night out on the town – as it will capture fantastic videos and photos, even in dimly-lit places. Now more than ever, we want to share these experiences instantly with friends and family, so the MV900 will take images consumers will be proud to share using the camera’s SMART Wi-Fi features,” said Reid Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Mobile Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “The unique MultiView display, intuitive touch screen and cutting-edge SMART camera technology means that superior quality images can be captured from any angle and shared at any time.”
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