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Entries in digital photography (12)

Wednesday
Sep122012

NYIP Profile: Examining Barbara Cole's Chromatics

In her most recent project, titled Chromatics, innovative artist Barbara Cole has been delving into the past in order to reimagine Color Field Painting. Her modern take on the traditional painting style explores the ways in which the human form can be distorted and transformed when examined through the mediums of water and a camera lens. She places her subjects (typically dancers) in a swimming pool and photographs them from above at a downward angle, creating a flattening effect. Using a Canon digital camera with a slow shutter speed and a slight flash, Cole attempts to capture the interplay between the reflected light as it hits the water's surface and the image of the subject below. In describing her method of combining fine art with photography, Cole says "I rework this canvas with a toolkit that includes clouds, reflections, plastic sheeting, cloth-encased figures as well as aperture, shutter speed and artificial lighting. It is important that I am able to capture these photographic constructions in-camera, creating on site, rather than relying on photographic artifice." The results are hauntingly beautiful. To learn more, go to the Chromatics section on her website.

Hidden Target, 30 x 40 inchesRed Stain, 40 x 30 inchesFemale Abstraction, I, 40 x 30 inchesImprint, Black with Teal, 40 x 30 inches

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M] 

 

Wednesday
Aug222012

From Shot to Social Media in Seconds

With the new Eye-Fi X2 Mobile SD card, you can download an app that enables you to wirelessly transfer photos directly from your camera to your iOS or Android phone quickly and easily (and without an Internet router). This allows you to share photos on the go through such social media platforms as Flickr and Instagram. Among the cool features the card comes equipped with is the endless storage mode.                       

By turning endless storage mode on, you can save your photos directly to your phone or mobile device, so that the card itself never runs out of space. Check out the instructional video below and let the shooting and sharing begin!


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

 

Monday
Aug132012

A View From Below: Underwater Photography at the Olympics

Wondering what the story behind the camera that created all those beautiful underwater images in the London Olympics is? According to the video recently released by Reuters, the camera, which uses a Canon body and wide angle lens, was developed by Reuters' own photography duo of Wolfgang Rattay and Pawel Kopczynski. Though the camera was made specifically for the purpose of capturing shots of swimming competitions from underwater, the design model originated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. To learn more, watch the educational video below:   

Here at NYIP, we are always keeping our students and readers informed about the latest developments in photographic technology.  

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

Friday
Aug102012

Facebook Upgrades Main Photos Page

A shot of Facebook's updated photos layout, taken from Thomas Hawk's Digital CollectionFacebook has begun to implement a new version of their user photos page. The upgraded version includes a mosaic view feature and a more interactive three tab interface which allows you to hover your mouse over any of your photos and like, comment, star, untag, or edit them without leaving the page. With improved image quality, and larger, clearer pictures that take up the entire screen (removing all the white space between the static 4x3 thumbnails), facebook has made browsing through your photos a more dynamic and user-friendly experience. The interface menu allows you to click between photos you’re tagged in, photos you’ve shared, and albums you’ve made, as well as to manually resize any photos you choose by highlighting them. The album tab also has its own simple, easy-to-use dropdown menu which greatly resembles the Timeline profile page.

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Monday
Jul302012

Foliobook 3.0 the Comprehensive Portfolio iPad App?


Foliobook, an iPad photography portfolio application, recently launched its updated software for iPad 3 and iOS 5.1. The Foliobook 3.0 introduces a number of features that were not available in previous versions, such as a gallery music player, Dropbox image loading, a side navigation bar, and new retina display resolution, which fits the iPad 3 2048 x 1536 retina screen perfectly (those with iPads 1 and 2 should consult Foliobook's image sizing guidance). The Foliobook app allows users to customize almost all aspects of their portfolio, from gallery display to home page design, and supports a simple and easy to use management interface. For a more in-depth look at how to customize various elements and navigate the Foliobook interface, watch the video tutorials available on the Foliobook website. Here's one on how to edit your portfolio cover page:  

To learn more about the app, go to their website at www.folio.mobi

Is Foliobook 3.0 the best portfolio app out there? Are there better options? Give us your feedback and let us know what you think! 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]