The photo & video sharing space got a bit more crowded, but we really don’t mind. Ultravisual is a media-sharing app that emphasizes beauty above all else. Technicolor-backed and Brooklyn-based, Ultravisual released this week for iOS 7, and it aims to carve out a sizable chunk of the space dominated by the likes Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Vine. [click to continue…]
A new Kickstarter for a device called the Michron is trying to make timelapse shooting easier for everyone. The Michron is a a tiny device that mounts into your hot shoe and then connects to your camera via cable. The device holds information that you send to it via your phone. In turn, this means that you’ll need to download an app from the Google Play store or App store.
In order to send the information, you’ll need to connect to the Michron via a cable. Once the info is all sent, then it will be ready to go and all you need to do is disconnect your phone.
Though the idea has been done already, not many folks can boast a battery life of 2,500 hours–which means you can pretty much shoot timelapses non-stop. It allows you to do things like bulb ramping, interval ramping, HDR bracketing and more.
If successful, we’re positive that the company will go on to do even more. Considering that they’re taking the mobile approach, they can also figure out a way to do this via ad hoc wifi or maybe even bluetooth.
In its perennial game of catchup, Windows Phone finally received Instagram, which as we all know is the mobile standard for photo sharing. Windows Phone users threw their arms up in the air in happiness when they saw the app was available. They kept their arms up as the happiness became white hot rage when they learned that they can’t take any photos with the app. Pressing the camera button sends users to the phone’s camera app. [click to continue…]
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Instagram has recently banned more hashtags in effort to squash drug sales. It’s high time Instagram finally did something to at least try to quell nefarious activity. Those banned hashtags, however, have found new life in a new service called Instatag. The illicit tags join the general tags: #iphone, #photography and #popular among them. The service hit a brick wall on iOS, but has been released on Android.
Though it isn’t without its quirks, Samsung’s Galaxy NX camera is a pretty solid choice if you want to name one camera that is being extremely forward thinking. Because of mobile connectivity and just how good smartphones are, folks (note, non-professionals) want to shoot their photos and upload them right away to their favorite services. But this thinking will only evolve even more as time and the market progresses.
As we’ve been using the Galaxy NX for a little while now, we’ve been entertaining lots of different ideas on how the industry might change in the next couple of years as far as the camera market goes.
It’s not Instagram and it totally isn’t Hipstamatic’s Oogl, but Cameleon is an app that is designed to go after the more pro-minded mobile photographer. You won’t get all the classic cool named filters that either of the previously named apps offer but the cool thing about Cameleon is that it allows you to basically make your own with lots of control over how the final image is going to look. If you have the patience or the color theory knowledge, then this could become an app that will really appeal to you and your pro-set mind–providing the app starts to take itself more seriously.