Archive for September, 2009
New Feature: Month in Review September 30th, 2009
While looking through the archive, I noticed that it’s rather tedious to scroll through seven images at a time. Similar to my old portfolio design (which I will be updating and redesigning in the coming month), I’ve decided to use a collection of thumbnails that show all original photographs taken for the month to address this problem.
Some of you observant visitors may have noticed that I’ve added a category called Month in Review that addresses that old frustration and will allow you to see hundreds of photos at a time or isolate an individual month on the sidebar. It’s a slow process to get all the links and thumbnails set up, so I’m in the process of updating and it should be rolling out for the full archive as soon as possible.
September 2009 – Photographs in Review September 30th, 2009
New Day = New Cone September 29th, 2009
Daisy vs. Ice Cream Cone September 28th, 2009
Skyscraper-Sky Split September 27th, 2009
‘Best Camera’ iPhone App by Chase Jarvis September 26th, 2009
Chase Jarvis, a world-renowned commercial photographer, recently launched an iPhone application, book and online photo community to convince everyone that the best camera is the one that’s with you and absolutely anyone can snap a remarkable image. The app is aptly named Best Camera [iTunes link] and allows users to apply a dozen filters to existing images or take new snapshots from within the application.
Beyond just another photo iPhone app, Best Camera connects to Facebook, Twitter, email and the community created alongside the app. The accompanying community allows users to vote and share on images, but also see the process each photographer used to arrive at the final image. At the heart of this playful mobile application is a photographic philosophy that anyone can capture stories and beauty if they just challenge themselves to visually fool around.
Best Camera isn’t filled with groundbreaking technology, but it pairs a series of tools that are the framework for a vibrant and visually stunning community of images. As for popularity, after 8 hours in the iTunes store the app is #4 in photo apps and #33 among all paid applications. The book on Amazon is currently a number one “Mover and Shaker” and features photographs taken around the world by Chase Jarvis using nothing more than his iPhone and some filters. Chase Jarvis discusses the app in this brief introductory video:
[Special thanks to Alex and Chase]
Originally written for and published at PSFK.
Yellow Flower September 24th, 2009