Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

The iPhone 4 is Killing Compact Cameras When it Comes to Photo Uploads

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The iPhone 4 has steadily been pushing its way up the most-uploaded list at Flickr for some time now, it's almost toppled the Nikon D40 off the pedestal. It'll be around a month when Apple receives the Flickr crown, on Flickr, at least.

Interestingly, the D40 is three years old, and the iPhone 4 is under a year old. Behind the iPhone is the Canon EOS Rebel XSi, which is also three years old. The second chart, above, shows the decline of the most popular compact cameras, which coincidentally are all Canon PowerShots.

So what's behind this trend? Is it that more people own iPhones than compacts, or simply that the iPhone's always-connected status (well, if you're not on AT&T, anyway) is a better conduit for uploading pics on the fly?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sucker Punch: It Hurts

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Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) is unprepared for her shoulder coming out of it's socket. 'These fight scenes are really hard,' she whined.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Elle: Adjustable Body Parts

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Could you move your head up a the your right...oh never mind we'll fix it up in post production.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lensbaby announces Composer Pro camera lens

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When it comes to being a professional photographer (or even a hobbyist at that), one would always find methods and ways to capture some really stunning or interesting images – that goes without saying, of course. After all, nobody likes to look at just plain ol’ portrait shots, one after another, without any variety. It is like eating a Big Mac every single day for the rest of your life.

Apart from learning and studying how to shoot from different angles, there is another method – to use an assortment of lenses. This is where Lensbaby comes in with their latest Composer Pro camera lens that delivers creative effects to your images. The Composer Pro refines and enhances the popular and award winning Lensbaby Composer, where the swivel ball is upgraded while its focus mechanism has been given a boost to deliver professional performance.

The Composer Pro’s metal swivel ball design and refined focus mechanism are capable of delivering ultra-smooth focus and tilt control. The focus mechanism features a fluid and accurate dampened focus ring that is comparable to the focus mechanisms of the highest quality professional manual focus lenses. All of that ought to result in some really ground-breaking creative imagery.

The Composer Pro will play nice with the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, where it will ship with either the Double Glass Optic or the new Sweet 35 Optic installed. Each optic delivers a Sweet Spot of sharp focus, enabling photographers to move around the photo simply by tilting the Composer Pro’s swiveling lens body. The Composer Pro will also play nice with the entire range of creative optics in the Lensbaby Optic Swap System, ranging from the Fisheye to the Soft Focus, Pinhole/Zone plate, Single Glass and Plastic.

Interested? Expect to pick up the Composer Pro for $300 a pop with the Double Glass Optic installed, or you can fork out $400 with the Sweet 35 Optic installed.

Press Release

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Cool ski mask by German artist Martin Backes.  You might want one while robbing a bank, or you know just walking down the street....

Brooklyn-based newspaper pretends women don't exist

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This Jewish newspaper in NYC thought it would be funny to take the women out of this photo apparently...

Removing women from Situation Room photo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pepsi Throwback: In 2D

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Posted a Coke on yesterday, so here is a pepsi fail to be fair. That is one flat can!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Coca Cola: "Things" Go Better With Coke

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Coca Cola breaks into the mutant horror genre with their poster boy Phil 'Snatch' Williams, the plucky lad with the hand growing from his chest.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Green Army men with PTSD

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Dreamhost Webhosting Deal

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tony bowls: Copping a Feel

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Tony bowls: Copping a Feel: "

Ever get that creepy feeling that someone is grabbing your leg? Even if there's no-one there. Shiver.

Thanks Crystalinne. You can see the original here. If you can't see the PSD, please click here.


Worst Photoshop I have Seen?

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Top Chef: Ghost Chair

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Top Chef: Ghost Chair: "

Made from smokey grey ectoplasm, the ghost chair not only looks great but you can pass solid objects through it. (Not recommended for use as seating.)

Thanks Vivien. You can see the original here. If you can't see the PSD, please click here.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera

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Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera: "

Targeting a new digital camera? If a DSLR is your cup of tea, then Nikon might reel you in to their camp with the D5100 DSLR. This will be a new 16.2-megapixel shooter, as it will definitely come with a wide range of innovative features that will offer photographers the tools to go beyond creative constraints and let one take visual storytelling to another level – not to mention the ability to shoot HD movies as well, just like any other self-respecting DSLR camera ought to be able to do these days.

For starters, the Nikon D5100 will come with an impressive 3″ super sharp 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD screen, full HD (1080p) movie recording capability with full-time autofocus, as well as in-camera effects which you can apply right on the spot to photos and movies so that everyone else can follow your creative expression all the better.

With the D5100, it doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or not – regardless of your level, you can be confident of pulling off difficult shots as well thanks to the aforementioned swing-out style Vari-angle LCD display, giving you access to new angles that you would not have managed to pull of using a standard DSLR. This extremely sharp LCD display comes with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 921,000-dot resolution, where you can rotate it 180 degrees horizontally and vertically to boot.

If you love being in control, then the Nikon D5100 is one versatile puppy, coming with advanced camera features that will include full manual controls (P,S,A,M on the mode dial), letting one control the camera’s aperture and shutter speeds in a jiffy. The moment you capture that Kodak moment, you will be able to take advantage of the flexible retouch menu which allows you to apply extra in-camera effects and editing options.

Sporting a wide ISO range of 100-6400 (which can be expanded to a staggering 25,600 ISO) ought to be a confidence booster for photographers as they attempt to shoot in outdoor and indoor low-light situations – heck, you can also use just your hands sans tripod in low noise conditions. Nikon’s Active D-lighting feature will also do its part in keeping shadows and highlights consistent for even exposures.

Expect the Nikon D5100 DSLR to arrive in the US from the middle of this month onwards, where it will retail for $799.95 for the body only, and $899.95 for the body and lens outfit which comprises of the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.

Press Release

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