Notables from my Sources + Review Preview-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
HERE are a couple of posts from a photography site that I also visit regularly. The site is http://connect.dpreview.com/. It's primarily focused on "mobile photography" hence you'll see a lot of reviews of phones with cameras on them and the photo apps to use on those phones as well.
Anyway, here are a couple of posts from that site that, I think, might be of interest for you all. Of course, you're free to browse the entire site during your break time at work or when you're done putting your milk-drinking baby to sleep or if you're not yet sleepy at half past two in the morning.
Yes, there's one going on right now. A friendly competition between two professional photographers outdoing each other for each Instagram upload.
"The New York Times' Lens blog found the contest and spoke to Lott and Thayer about the competition.
“Whenever we work for different clients at the same assignment we’re always looking for a better picture,” Mr. Lott, 34, said during a phone interview from Detroit.
“We’re always trying to one up each other, in the friendliest way,” Mr. Thayer, 39, added. “But I still want to beat him.”
Thayer and Lott have not announced a winner, so we can hope that this friendly rivalry will continue for quite some time. You can follow both on Instagram to watch the shootouts."
Crackdown from Instagram
On a related, notable post, Instagram is cracking down on everyone who is using "Insta", "Gram" or "IG" on app names.
"Instagram has a long list of dos and don'ts under its Using Instagram Brand Assets guidelines. New to this list are rules and regulations for app developers. Within those regulations, Instagram says, you can associate the app with Instagram by using the naming convention "[Your App Name] for Instagram" but the name cannot contain any of the following: "Instagram," "Insta," "Gram" or "IG." Of course, there are restrictions as to how Instagram logos can be used as well (in short, don't use them in a connected app's icon).
Last week, I wasn't able to put something up because it was one hectic weekend here in Davao City. It was Kadayawan! Of course, just like all other festivals in the country, the highlight for most photographers, me included, is the street dancing parade.
For this year, I was fortunate enough that a good friend of mine (Spamy J.) lent me his still brand new Fujifilm X-Pro1 paired with a Fujifilm 35mm f/1.4 XF R lens. How did that go? It was, in a word, UH-MEY-ZING!
I'll let you in on that experience next week while I recover from all that bokeh. In the meantime, here's a photo from that monster of a camera+lens combo.