Friday Photography News and Links
It's the return of my not so regular photography related web roundup! For new comers this isn't an attempt to cover the photo related news, but rather a random collection of things that I've found interesting and wanted to share. With that in mind there's actually been a few interesting things that I've come across over the last little while, so I thought I'd put them all together into a nice set of links for you to peruse with your coffee (or tea, coke, sprite, wine…. )
Those krafty devils at Lomograpy have been at it again. This is a bit of a gimmick, but it's a really cool gimmick. Basically it's a plastic camera, but unlike their other ones, this comes disassembled on a plastic spur and you have to break out the parts and build it yourself. Pretty clever idea, and a great gift for camera nerds (and hipsters) everywhere. Here's a little video from Lomo on the camera.
The excellent VScO cam for iPhone has been upgraded to version 2.0 and is now in the App store. VSCO cam is one of my favourite iPhone camera Apps and the new version is even better. If you've never heard of it before, it's from the same people who created the great film set of presets for Aperture and Lightroom, and VSCO Cam brings these same looks to the iPhone. It's actually not technically an upgrade, as t's a whole new app and you have to download it separately. I've been playing with it for a few days and I really like it so far. It's much faster than the devious version. I'll have a full review next week (hopefully). They have some great examples of it in use on their website and it's really impressive. You would never think that these were taken with an iPhone.
YOu have to check out this amazing work by 14 year old Massachusetts photographer Zev. It's such an amazing combination of skilled photography and photoshop that you just have to be impressed that it's coming from someone so young. Check out the story on demilked and also visit Zev's own website.
On the subject of iPhone photography, another camera App launched this short while ago that has people taking. Called, Camera Noir, it takes pictures using a high contrast black and white look, much like the long abandoned (and much missed) gotham filter for instagram. I haven't had a chance to try this one out myself yet, but I'm hoping to have a chance to put it through it's paces this weekend.
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While I'm at it, here's a little self promotion! Check out my new (well, not re-booted) Designtography Tumblr. It's a collection of photography and design related tie bits of interest that I come across.