I feel really bad that I am only writing this book review now. “Focus: Found Faces” was sent to me a few months back and with moving and other events of the time it went missing until today. It is a fantastic book and deserves better. Enough of that, lets dive into the book.
Recently we have shared a few iPhone adapters lenses etc for enhancing your iPhone photography. On one of those post we got a comment that sparked our interest and we though we could share with you the story of Jaco Hoffmann and how his cellphone camera adapter won him a trip to see the Northern Lights. Here is his story.
I really enjoy following David Hobby’s Strobist blog and today is one such illustration of why. The video above is one he posted and dives into it a bit here. I don’t think I have ever seen so many Canon bodies with so many flashes in one rig.
A photography studio based in Canada (2D Photography) created a Rube Goldberg machine to take photographs. A what machine? A Rube Goldberg machine, which is defined on Wikipedia as: a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The studio began construction on it in January … Read moreCreative Way To Shoot Portraits?
There is a very interesting new service that we spotted on Mashable. Its called Photorank and simply put, it is a way to rank how influential you are as a social photo sharer. Does that make sense? Designed by Olapic – a photo crowd-sourcing site – Photorank looks at your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram activity and ranks how you … Read moreHow Do You Rank In Photo Sharing?
We got an email earlier today from . For those living in Johannesburg, South Africa you may know them at the guys with the weird radio ads on Talk 702. They regularly have an event called Super Sunday where photographer exhibit and sell images while there are great deals and workshops on the go. This Sunday Greg Marinovich – co-author of the book “Bang Bang Club” will be at Super Sunday. More details after the break.
The idea of having an almost unbreakable camera you can take virtually anywhere appeals to me greatly. It opens up so many possibilities of getting a shot that would have been restricted by the elements otherwise. The Olympus Tough TG-810 is the top of the range camera in the Tough range and is dust proof, 10 meters water proof, 2 meters drop proof, resistant to temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius and 100kg crush proof. So when given the camera to test, my imagination immediately went wild with ideas I’ve long wanted to recreate with my DSLR but was unable to because of it’s “allergies” to water.
We got the following press release confirming the dates for the Canon South Africa Expo in December which also explains how the year end EOS Roadshow will be a part of the Expo. Press release after the break.
Review by Armani Quintas
When I was still a student studying photography, I learned about the Bang Bang Club in photographic history. For some reason I was strongly drawn to this story of four South African photographers covering the last days of township violence before the 1994 elections. My lecturer strongly recommended I go to the school library and read the book. I did and quickly fell in love with the book. Long story short, it is a great read. I’d go so far as to say it’s one of my favourite books, not because it’s local, or because it’s photography related. But because it really is that good. It’s action packed, full of drama and hard to put down. Marinovich and Silva tell a compelling story well. When reading the book, I thought to myself, “this would make an amazing movie.” Imaging my excitement when I heard it was going to be turned into a full length feature film.
It has been a rather busy week here as we are wrapping up the August issue of the magazine. There are some great images inside this one with the Student Portfolio coming from an award winning Vega student, a review on a Canon DSLR and… I think I might be saying to much already but it will be out in the first few days of August so sit tight.
With the flu fighting hopefully drawing to an end we can catch up on all the products and other things we have had to review. Look out for our upcoming review on an Olympus camera, The Samsung Galaxy S II superphone, a book or two and that is just the top of the to do list.