For this weekend’s weekend project list, we’re trying to get you out there and a still in your comfort zone, but stretching photo muscles so that you learn some new skills.
The year 2013 was a year packed full to the brim with new developments in the photo industry. It started with CES in Las Vegas and CP+ in Yokohama in January, then along came IFA in Berlin in September, followed by Photo Plus in New York in October. In the meantime, manufacturers didn’t pause with their announcements of new products. We saw a lot of exciting stuff launched, but also some things that had us scratch our heads. And then, there were those announcements that nobody could really wrap their head around. Here’s a list of we here at The Phoblographer consider this year’s top and flop five industry developments.
Many of us take having two arms and two hands for granted. Our world is a diverse one however. There are people out there missing limbs through various circumstances. Some of these people want to be photographers. Most camera companies, for years, basically have made cameras for right handed folk. If you are left-handed, or have only one hand, you need a tripod and a remote trigger. It sounds weird to say, but there are people out there who have this issue.
Designer, Xing Dawei (Dave Xing), took this to heart and has created the One Hand Snap. It is a remote that allows the user to control their DSLR holding just the lens barrel instead of having to hit the typical shutter button and dials. The One Hand Snap or OHS is a silicone band that stretches around the lens barrel. It sports a shutter button along with a four-way button for other controls all nested on a base similar to a small watch design. The four-way button was created to adjust aperture and shutter speed.
Via Yanko Design
Heading to a big city for a vacation sooner or later? There are lots of things that you should remember when going and taking photos. Obviously, there are the mannerisms and ways of the people in each city which you should abide by, but then there are other tips you should keep in mind.
Here’s a bunch.
There are lots of things to compliment a camera that a photographer can use to become a better shooter. And guess what: not all of them require you to break the bank. Many of them are very affordable and can be useful in a variety of instances.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of our favorite items for the holidays or any time.
Photographer Ashley Eubanks recently shot a very special engagement session. Her best friend came to her with the idea to shoot it with a Breaking Bad theme. Obviously, it was based on the hit TV series that recently showed its final episode. “We chose the scenes by looking at promo photos from the show and got inspiration from those!” says Eubanks. “We imitated some of the poses and whatnot. We just kind of went with it and did what felt right!”
More is on Ashley’s blog, but there are other photos after the jump.