Archive for October, 2011

Why You Should Shoot RAW

If you are serious about photography, there is no greater advice I can give you than to shoot in RAW format. By doing so, you will give yourself a lot more control when it comes to editing your photographs, which in turn improves creative freedom.

Photography Memes

I’ve combined two of my passions (photography & Futurama) by creating the following Photography Memes.

Not sure if they are funny…

Or if I just have too much free time on my hands.

Ladybug at 7000 Frames Per Second

It’s amazing how something we see on a regular basis can become so foreign once it is slowed down. Take for example this footage of a lady bug taking off. I’m sure many of us just assumed they flapped their spotted wings in order to fly. How wrong we were. Wait till the end of the video when it gets really interesting.

Sneak Preview of the Panasonic Lumix GX1

Photos of the upcoming Panasonic Lumix GX1 have surfaced about a week ahead of the official launch. It’s expected to be released in Japan on November 8th, with Europe not far behind. More photos and details after the jump.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 – New Look and Features

According to AppleInsider, Photoshop CS6 will adopt a darker theme (that somewhat resembles Aperture software) when it is released in March of 2012. I’m not sure why, but they have added a number of 3D related tools. We’ve listed them below. No word yet if the Deblurring tool we saw will be part of this new package. One can only hope.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Smashing Pumpkins in Slow Motion

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d get you in the mood by showing you a video of pumpkins being smashed at 1000 fps. Don’t try this at home (or in your neighbourhood!)

Satellite Photograph Shows Population Growth of India

The photograph above is an amalgamation of several photographs taken by NASA over a period of 11+ years. The white lights in the photograph were the only ones visible before 1992. Additional colours represent new lights visible in the following years. They are as follows: Blue 1992, Green 1998 & Red 2003. The world population has almost doubled in my lifetime, and experts are saying that we will hit a population of 7 billion by October 31st of this year.

Adobe Carousel Now Available

A while back we announced an upcoming service from Adobe called Carousel. Essentially Adobe stores all your photographs in the cloud, so that you can access them from up to 5 devices. Adobe is currently offering a 30 day free trial of¬†Carousel, so if you want to try it out, now’s the time. ¬†You can […]

Capta is a Tripod Mount for your Mobile Devices

Capta is a hybrid accessory that is capable of securely holding mobile devices, and doubles as a tripod mount. The simple design allows any device to be securely held so that you can take hands free photographs. They are currently trying to raise funds on Kickstarter, so have a look at the video to see if this is something you would be interested in. They are available in 3 designs, one of which is exclusive to people who support the project at this stage. Pledges start as low as $1.