You have to admire fine artist Jonathan Marks: every day for over two years he’s posted a photo to his Tumblr site that he’s taken with his iPhone. You can see quality in each photo, and clear evidence for his artistry. But he takes things a step further. For each photo, he posts both the original and then his version that has been tweaked for effect, exclusively using iPhone photo-editing apps. The differences are remarkable and give the viewer insight into how an artist sees things.
Take the following photo as an example. It’s a competent photo that shows off the ability of the iPhone’s camera, and shows his sensitivity to lighting and color.
Long before the iPhone became the darling of so many photographers, Polaroid was equally admired. Although Polaroid, the company, stopped making instant film, Polaroid, the instant photo concept, has continued on. There are many iPhone apps that imitate the Polaroid style of pictures. The Impossible Project started making instant film that can be used with the old Polaroid cameras a couple of years ago. And now they have created (or are about to create) a machine that will make instant pictures with their film directly from your iPhone. The machine will be called the Instant Lab. In order to fund it the Impossible Project created a Kickstarter Project that sought $250,000.
I think I have written about DMD - (Dermander) before, but if you haven't heard of them before, DMD is a panorama app. It may seem redundant with iOS 6 having a native app, but I know quite a few people holding off upgrading, plus the app is now free for a time.
While browsing through Zite this morning, I discovered LIFE for iPad. LIFE for iPad lets you browse LIFE's legendary photo collection at a never-before-seen resolution. You can explore LIFE's vast archives, up-to-the-minute news photos, and special features not available anywhere else.
You and your friends are at the game, and a fly ball sails up over your section. You and 2 of your buddies capture hilarious clips of another friend dashing and clawing his way through the crowd to the abandoned level above to retrieve the trophy. After the game, you compare the individual videos thinking how cool it would be to be able to stitch together the different angles side-by-side into one super funny production. Now you can, and it's easy and free, using Streamweaver... Full PR about this excellent startup effort follows.
iOS 6 should be out soon, and ahead of its arrival Google has released their official app for YouTube. That's because iOS 6 will no longer have a built-in YouTube app. This initial offering is tailored for the iPhone and iPod touch, and there's not yet a version tailored for the iPad. I like it better than the original app because it uses a different category structure. But I still don't see that there's a way to watch YouTube's movies. Also, i doesn't appear to support AirPlay. In general, user ratings are giving it high marks.