Counter-intuitive though it may seem, taking a light source and putting it right up close to your subject’s face – as close as you can without getting it in frame – makes for softer light. Why? Because it makes the light bigger in relation to the subject. If that subject is a face, a bigger light can “wrap around” its contours and fill in its own shadows.
And the Photojojo Pocket Spotlight is a [Read More...]
What if you could go to university and learn the basics of photography for just $ 5? And what if that university specialized in the camera you actually have: the iPhone? If that prospect gets you jazzed, then welcome to Photojojo University’s Phoneography 101, a course that’ll learn ya to take pictures more better.
The $ 5 course lasts for four weeks, with two lessons per week (that makes 8!). The lessons are [Read More...]
I’ll say it right now: The Ninth Sprocket Pro Kit looks like a spoof. It’s another Kickstarter project which converts an iPhone into a big-boys camera, complete with pro accessories and mounting options. It is also the weirdest, and possibly unwieldiest camera case I’ve ver seen.
The designer, Mark Shurtleff has been working on his invention for two year. Apparently “working on” means “sketching a building from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and then, two years later, making [Read More...]
Ring flash — once the preserve of high-end (or deep-pocketed) fashion photographers and macro nerds with real, like, cameras — now in reach of us plebs with cameraphones. The LED Ringlight from Adorama is a dim-able, continuous light source that can now be used for video and non-synced camera lighting, and it costs just $ 100.
Why bother? Read on:
Ring lighting creates an even, flat light on your subject. Originally used for eliminating shadows from closeup [Read More...]
Hueless now plays nicer with other apps on your iPhone.
Hueless, the excellent monochromatic iPhone photography app, has just launched its v1.2 update. And despite the pedestrian-sounding version number, it packs in quite a lot of new features. Let’s take a look.
First up is a native square-format mode. Just pinch in on the viewfinder to shrink the aspect ratio to an Instagram-friendly 1:1. Pinch out to return to the regular rectangular [Read More...]