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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]

 



Friday
Jul202012

Field Trip: Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego 


Looking for something else to do in the San Diego area? In our newest field trip installment we are heading off to the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, located in the magnificent Casa de Balboa building. Known as MoPa for short, it houses some of the world's premiere photography collections and exhibits. The museum is one of the few U.S. institutions solely dedicated to the presentation and preservation of photography, spanning the breadth of photographic history from its conception.  
A breathtaking shot of the Casa de Balboa building at night
While there are a great number of fantastic exhibits and avenues to explore within the museum, we will be focusing on the exhibition of The Jazz Loft Project, documenting the work of famed photojournalist and NYIP grad W. Eugene Smith between the years of 1957 and 1965. During this time period he made around 40,000 exposures of the nocturnal NYC Jazz scene taking place in and around his 5-story loft at 821 Sixth Avenue, where many famous musicians would often flock. Here are just a few of the brilliant photos that will be on display: 
W. Eugene Smith, Thelonious Monk and Town Hall Band Rehearsal, c. 1957-1965. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive
W. Eugene Smith, Zoot Sims, c. 1957-1964. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography.
W. Eugene Smith, W. Eugene Smith at fourth-floor window of 821 Sixth Avenue, c. 1957. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive.
For further information on The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in NYC, 1957-1965 exhibition, as well as the museum's hours of operation and contact information, click on any of the above images or go to www.mopa.org.  



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
Jul132012

'Spray-on': The Next Big Thing in Battery Design?

 

 

A team of researchers at Rice University have developed the ability to literally paint rechargeable lithium-ion batteries onto surfaces. The five layer, .5 mm battery, which can form around any curve or contour, will cause a major rethink in the way current portable devices are being designed, as they will no longer have to set aside space for a bulky battery to be built in. The 'spray-on' technology has been tested on a variety of surfaces including ceramic tile, glass, and steel. 

 

 

Footage provided by: Ajayan Research Group 

Who knows? Maybe soon you'll be able to cross extra batteries off your Preshoot Checklist entirely. 


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]

 

Thursday
Jul052012

Polaroid joins the Social Media Party 



Polaroid is set to launch its latest addition to the digital camera family in the form of the Z2300. The camera is being hailed as "the ultimate social media machine," with the capability to instantly capture and easily upload images to any social media platform. The nifty and compact camera, which is available in either black or white, also comes equipped with an integrated, ZINK® Tech printer. The camera's retail price will be $159.99 and it will hit the shelves August 15th.
 
This is not the first time we have blogged about Polaroid's evolution over the years (read our article, So Where Will Polaroid Be Five Years From Now?), but we continue to be impressed by the company's ability to constantly reinvent itself. Here at NYIP we are always monitoring new trends and technological developments in the realm of photography to share with our readers. What do you think of the Z2300? Have the pioneers of instant photography redefined themselves again for the digital age?

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera
Click here to read the entire Photography News article, Polaroid Introduces New Z2300 Instant Digital Camera.
 
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.

 

Monday
Jul022012

'Cannes' Continues to Set Sights on the Future

Official Cannes Film Festival 2012 Poster / Photo taken by Otto L. Bettman
Wednesday, May 16th marked the opening of the 65th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France. Often referred to simply as ‘Cannes,’ the Festival is known worldwide as the place where up-and-coming filmmakers are thrust into the limelight in order to compete against established stars for a number of prestigious awards, such as the Palme d'Or (award for best film) and Grand Prix (award for second choice). Many of the world’s premier directors, actors, and actresses first gained international recognition for their performances in films submitted at the esteemed Festival. Over the course of eleven days, the 22 full-length feature films chosen to take part were screened by the invitation-only audience, and judged by a select eight-member jury of film industry elite.

Yet, despite all the international cinema icons on display and in attendance, Cannes continues to make strides to ensure that young talent is consistently nurtured and assisted. In 1998, the festival added the Prix Un Certain Regard (prize for new outlook) to its awards list as a way of encouraging unique, innovative work by breakthrough filmmakers. The winner each year is awarded a French Government grant to help fund its distribution. In that same year, the Festival introduced a foundation titled La ‘Cinéfondation’ to support future generations of filmmakers through various self-generated programs. Within the Cinéfondation, a selection committee chooses between fifteen and twenty short or medium-length films each year from film schools all over the world, and awards the top three filmmakers prizes at an official ceremony.

Two years later, a new program was added in which pioneering filmmakers are granted residence in the heart of Paris to work on their first or second feature-length project. Over the course of the two four and a half month segments, the directors are offered forums with industry professionals, as well as personalized itineraries to accompany their script writing processes. Many of the filmmakers who have been accepted into this program have gone on to have their films represented in major festivals. In 2005, the Cinéfondation was again tasked with helping to promote and develop future filmmaking talent by organizing another new branch within the foundation called ‘L'Atelier.’ Every year, L'Atelier selects fifteen filmmakers based on the merit of their earlier works, and invites them to Cannes, where they are assisted with the marketing and financing aspects of their film’s production. Upon arrival, the film’s director is put in touch with producers and distributors, and a brochure is developed to market the film to the media and members of the industry. The director is also given full access to the festival, including meetings, screenings, and promotional events.

For someone who studied film in college, it is refreshing to see the world’s most celebrated film festival have such a vested interest in the development of future filmmaking talent. Based on past evidence, one can only assume that Cannes will continue to find ways to expand the Cinéfondation in the years to come. Who knows? Perhaps by the 70th opening of Cannes, the Cinéfondation will be the central focus of the Festival, rather than the glamorous guests who grace the red carpet. We can only hope. 

 
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]