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CAPTURING THE BAND -- David Konow: “Legendary Led Zeppelin photographer, Neal Preston, to publish ebook. Preston’s best work with Zep will be available in Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury, which will be available exclusively through the iBookstore store on April 15. Preston is calling Sound and Fury “an eBook on steroids,” and judging from what we’ve seen so far, it does indeed look like an incredible visual document of one of the greatest bands in history.” SOURCE: http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/70931-legendary-led-zeppelin-photographer-to-publish-ebook
MORE MUSCLE -- Marksta adds full IPTC metadata functionality to its popular watermarking app, Olivier Laurent: “Marksta, a watermarking app designed by photojournalist John D McHugh, has been updated, allowing photographers to add IPTC metadata to their images and get emotionally connected to their work. SOURCE: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/
PRINTED TRAVEL AND PHOTO BOOKS: Without Photos? – Lee Foster: “As the publishing of travel and photo books evolves, I ask a question: ‘Should we continue to print photos on paper for printed-book products? Or should we confine photos to the ebook versions of books and the website versions of books, where photos can be lavishly displayed at almost no cost to the producer or the consumer? I have wrestled with this issue as I recently developed and released my new travel book Northern California Travel: The Best Options.” http://www.fostertravel.com/printed-travel-and-photo-books-without-photos/
GOOGLE CHROME EXTENSIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS -- Tim Barribeau:
“Like most modern browsers, Google Chrome offers a bewildering array of various extensions, plugins, and apps, for everything from playing games to social networking. But, if you're a photographer, are there any that are worth the effort of installing? Depending on what you're looking to do, there are a handful that should make life just a little bit easier for you. http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/12/best-google-chrome-extensions-photographers
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY APPS FOR SMARTPHONES. Michael C. Jones: "We live in a wonderful digital age where the ability to capture life's memories are at our fingertips. Smartphones have made making memories and even having some fun with them as easy as the touch of a button. With that in mind, here are 10 great apps that every smartphone user should add to their photography folder. SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/best-photography-apps-smartphones-160100070.html
EASY EDIT -- 5 Photo Editing Applications for Smartphones
Alex Tenea: “If you aren’t satisfied with the photo editing software pre-installed on the smartphone (or tablet), you can try one of the dozens of alternatives available in stores applications like Google Play Store, App Store and Windows Marketplace.We selected 5 excellent photo editing applications for you to chose from: http://socialbarrel.com/5-excellent-photo-editing-applications-for-smartphones/43646/
EASY PANORAMA -- Don’t want to buy a new iPhone 5 ? --6 Panorama photo apps for you….
Becca Caddy: Apple has announced its new iPhone 5 device complete with an improved camera, featuring an 8MP sensor and a dynamic low light mode. The company was then quick to start demo-ing its brand new panorama feature, which allows you to take a 360° shot that results in a big 28MP image. However, if you like the look of big, sweeping panorama images but don't want to splash your cash on a new iPhone 5 to get them, then try these great alternatives for both iOS and Android devics. SOURCE: http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2012/09/6_panorama_photo_apps_if_you_dont_want_to_buy_a_new_iphone.html
SHOW OFF -- iPad Photo Apps – Henry Anderson: “Apple seriously upped the ante with the new iPad (known informally as the iPad 3) by including a significantly faster processor, increased memory and a screen the company refers to as a “Retina” display. Capitalizing on the device’s newfound power and super display, developers have created applications that enable photographers not only to show off their photos but to edit them as well.
Here are our 12 favorite photo apps: SOURCE: http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/12-Stunning-iPad-Pho-6559.shtml
HELPERS -- Five Camera Apps You May Just Want to Take a Look At. Droid Guy: “Many of you may be looking for some good alternatives to the stock camera on your Android device. There are many types of free camera and social networking services out there that do this, but finding the good ones could potentially be difficult. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of the good ones that I’ve tested out and experienced for myself. A few of them it is possible that you may know about while others might be unknown to you.”
APPS GALORE! Priyanka Joshi : “Smart applications for mobile shutterbugs It can be frustrating when you see something worth shooting and don’t have a camera with you. That’s where a smartphone with a good camera comes in handy.Though it isn’t a perfect substitute to a DSLR, it appears there is no limit to what you can do with your images and videos through the thousands of photo apps that populate the app sphere. SOURCE: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/smart-applications-for-mobile-shutterbugs/480471/
QUICK TAKE -- Remember those high school years ‘give-away’ wallet-sized prints? Here’s the current social media replacement for them. Stickyalbums lets professional photographers create digital photo albums for their clients' phones, tablets and social media. Clients also can share the albums with friends and family members. SOURCE: PIONEER Press; http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_20975212/open-business-stickyalbums-com
PHOTO: Richard Marshall
PHOTO EDITING -- Christine Chan: “Aviary Provides An Exceptional Photo Editing Experience On The iPhone.” Photo Editor by Aviary (Free) by Aviary is a fast and intuitive way to edit your photos on-the-go from your iPhone. It’s basically the mobile version of the Image Editor from the Aviary Tools suite for your web browser. http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/06/hiddengem-aviary
EXTRA ASSISTANCE -- Cool photo apps to take on vacation Kim Komando: “Many smartphones come equipped with high-quality cameras. Even so, taking great pictures could require some extra assistance from one of these great photo apps. http://www.komando.com/apps/category.aspx?id=12706
STRETCH -- Tech 3.0: Getting this big picture with inexpensive photo apps
Peter Grad: ”Did you ever want to really get the big picture? I mean literally, a big, wide panoramic view of a scene that just can't be adequately captured in a standard width photograph?
Today's software makes it easy to do. Just snap a few shots side by side and then attach them with any of a number of photo editing programs. Photoshop automates the process; lesser programs will let you stitch several images together by placing them together in a row. http://www.northjersey.com/news/158339575_Editing_apps_make_panoramic_photos_a_snap.html
LOOKIN' GOOD -- Jessica Van Sack: “Now there are mobile applications that will help all you aspiring photographers and emo-laden hipsters looking for ways to shoot like a pro. Let’s take a look-see, shall we?” http://bostonherald.com/business/technology/
500px Launches first ever free Android smartphone and tablet app by 500px. Additionally they also released a major upgrade to their highly acclaimed iPad application which now features retina graphics support for the latest iPad as well as in-app purchase capability, the premier platform and community for sharing, discovering, and selling great photographs, announced today the launch of its http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/04/19/prweb9421977.DTL
HE MADE MILLIONS -- off a one-dollar app. Rob Lefebvre: “Earlier this month, Tap Tap Tap reported that its Camera+ iPhone app had raked in $5.1 million since launching in June 2010. In this exclusive interview with Tap Tap Tap founder John Casasanta, we talk about the company’s run-ins with Apple, the secrets behind its record download numbers, and developers’ hopes for the iPhone 5” SOURCE: Venturebeat; http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/03/how-cameras-john-casasanta-made-millions-off-a-1-app/
MULTIPLYING -- Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period . Lee Rainie: “The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped from 10% to 19% over the same time period. The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.” SOURCE: Pew Internet ; http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/tablet-ebook-ownership_b10207
A Model Release App for the iPhone – Charlie Borland: VM Release has created a new APP for the iPhone allowing photographers to capture model releases from those they photograph and all digitally using the iPhone. The app has an Adult Release, a Minor Release for the kids, and a Property Release for that farm photo you just took. The site and video states the releases are perfectly legal but it does not state who decided a digital release was legal. http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2011/12/vm-release-a-model-release-app-for-the-iphone/
CRANK OUT THAT EBOOK -- Sales are just getting warmed up, says a recent report from Juniper, the prominent research firm. Reports show that continued strong growth in the dedicated eReader market, allied to an upsurge in usage across tablet devices, “will push annual revenues from eBooks delivered to portable devices to $9.7 billion by 2016. If you’re not keeping tabs, that’s an increase of almost $7 billion from this year, which will see about $3 billion in eBook sales.” www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/ebook-sales-to-mobile-devices-will-approach-10-billion-by-2016-says-juniper-19766/
JEEZE…LOOK AT THIS. Naldz Graphics: “Photography lovers will not merely get those great shots from their favorite subjects but would also opt to enhance their
photos to make it look better. Of course, with the aid of today’s various programs, you can certainly improve your photos. But it would even be more convenient if you have all these stuff in your iPad so that you can do some editing anywhere you want and you can even share your works to others.” http://naldzgraphics.net/photography/best-ipad-apps-for-photographers/
IPAD PHOTO APPS – the 10 best; Dan Havlik: “If you’ve looked at the App Store lately, you’ve probably seen that there are a ton of apps to help you show off your images. To help you narrow down the options, we’ve selected our ten favorite photo portfolio apps for the iPad. Here they are, in no particular order, via our Photo Gallery slide show. http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/The-10-Best-Photo-Po-3732.shtml
EXTENDING THE RANGE -- Mobli Ups The Ante Of Social Photography Apps. Mobli – Share The Moment (Free) by Mobli Media Inc. is an app that makes it easy to view life by pictures from others around you or all over the world. http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/09/quickadvice-mobli
CATCHING UP -- The first paperback books were released in England in 1935 by Penquin Books. In 1960, dollar sales of paperbacks exceeded those of hardcover books, partially due to the banning of Penguin's unabridged paperback version of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Publication of the book was challenged under the Obscene Publications Act; the company was acquitted and Penguin sold two million copies during that Christmas season and another 1.3 million copies in 1961. Today e-books are beginning to give paperbacks a run for their money.
DIGITAL POLAROIDS -- P.K.: “Two war photographers have used camera-phones and a simple app to record stunningly personal images of soldiers and locals in Afghanistan. Aided by a small network of writers, the photographers self-published articles and photos through their Facebook page, Twitter feed, and WordPress website”. SOURCE: Patrick Kinsley http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/06/afghanistan-war-iphone-images
GeoPhoto is an app that lets users virtually travel around the world by finding geo-located pictures. GeoPhoto also lets users share pictures via email, save them to a photo album, post to FACEBOOK and more. Geophoto is a handy tool even if you're not a traveler or a photographer. You'll be able to discover faraway places through pictures taken by Flickr users, or simply organize the photos with your friends by pinning them to their neighborhoods. http://appmodo.com/53454/geophoto-enters-the-top-10-photography-chart-in-the-us-and-other-places/
TAKEAWAY: As a stock photographer, you'll want to keep abreast of developmentss in "geo photos". Editors who are looking for site-specific photos might be using this technology in the future. If your photos are "locateable" via 'geo technology' -you might be ahead of the game. -RE
BIG PRIZE -- Apple Gives $10,000 to the One Who Downloads 10th Billion App, MacPhun Gives Additional $5,000 MacPhun LLC, developer of photo and video apps, promises additional bonus from $1000 to $5000 to the one who downloads the 10th billion app from the App Store. $1000 – if it is any app from Photography category, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/01/prweb4987004.htm
AOL Set to Launch ‘Editions’ iPad Magazine App
AOL appears to be readying an all new magazine app designed specifically for the iPad. The app, titled Editions, appears to be a news reader in the style of the popular Flipboard and Pulse news readers. While the company has not released details about their latest push into the Apple App Store, they did release a video on YouTube talking about the new app.
SOURCE: Bill http://www.padgadget.com/2011/01/20/aol-set-to-launch-editions-ipad-magazine-app/
READ ALL ABOUT IT -- Now You Can Get Magazines On Kindle - Amazon is doing its bit to bring magazine style reading experiences to digital devices. Amazon has just launched a magazine service for Android. The company is offering free trials on many magazines. The service is live and anyone with a mobile device can install the Kindle app for free and start reading the magazines on their phone or tablet.
SOURCE: Marco http://www.fastmediamagazine.com/blog/2010/12/20/now-the-kindle-has-magazines-too/
EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE, EXPOSURE -- You Thought Condé Nast Was Only Cheap to Photographers? - Photographers who shoot for Condé Nast publications–those who don’t have lucrative contracts with the publisher, that is —know that the company hasn’t shared these economic windfalls with its contributors. But photographers aren’t the only ones who sacrifice payment in exchange for the exposure they hope to get, fashion models help Condé Nast by working for far less than they could make in non-editorial work. SOURCE: Holly Hughes http://pdnpulse.com/2010/12/you-thought-conde-nast-was-only-cheap-to-photographers.html
LEARN BY APPS -- Some iPad Photography Secrets – Five photography training Apps ready-to-go for the iPad. Training needed to produce professional images. Five to go for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Whether you’re a budding novice just starting out with your new Digital SLR or a seasoned professional looking to expand your business. http://www.prweb.com/releases/KarlTaylor/10/prweb4721374.htm
LEARN ON THE GO -- App for iPhone and Android Enables Photographers to learn their cameras. The Photography Trainer app is an interactive step-by-step guide on how to set the camera to capture photos with impact – you tell it the type of subject being photographed and the lighting you’re in, and the app guides you on how to set items like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus, etc. It helps you get out of “Auto Mode” to allow for more creative photography. http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100805/bs_prweb/prweb4347024_1