The original Polaroid Model 100 Instant film camera was released by Polaroid in 1963. Less than 10 years later, in 1972 Polaroid released the SX-70 fully automatic, folding Polaroid camera which was selling over 5000 per day within a year of it's release. A company named "Impossible" bought the last Polaroid factory in 2008 days before it closed.
French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression travel to Fukushima's exclusion zone to document the lives of former residents who lived there before the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Ayesta and Bression ask residents to return to places from their daily lives before the disaster. The resulting photographs are both sad and powerful. We have seen many images of the damage, but adding former residents to the scenes somehow clarifies and compounds not only the physical devastation but the heavy emotional damage as well.
Forbes posted a story yesterday with leaked photos supposedly of the upcoming iPhone 7 due in September of this year—assuming Apple sticks to their annual iPhone release timeframe. Although the design is very much the same as the current iPhone 6s design, The photos do show the rumored dual camera configuration. As is always the case, these are just rumors and the leaked photos could simply be from prototypes, but there is ofcourse the possiblity these are real and we now all know pretty much what the next iPhone will look like.
In my latest video on YouTube I unbox and briefly talk about the Sandisk iXpand which is a flash thumb drive made for your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch with a lightning port. I have another video coming up where I compare this product with a couple other similar products. If your looking to add more space to your iPhone or iPad you may want to checkout this video.
Adobe just released an update to Lightroom Mobile enabling full resolution output and added some 3D Touch features. The ability to export out full resolution files finally allows photographers to work independently of a Mac or PC. Before you could edit your photos but you could only export out up to 2048 pixels on the longest side, and then you had to then switch over to a Mac or PC to export out the high resolution files. To say it was a pain would be an understatement for sure.
Smartphones have come a long way in the last couple years. They are increasingly more amazing at shooting our day-to-day for our social media feeds, but they are also being used more and more by professional photographers as another creative tool on their belts. Bon Appétit magazine recently challenged four photographers to shoot their March 2016 issue with only iPhones. Check out the link below to the story on Bon Appétit's official blog where they ask the photographers their thoughts.
In this article from Petapixel.com UK based photographer, Jake Hicks demonstrates an easy way to achieve a one-light high-key lighting setup using a simple reflector. Although limited to closeups and tight headshot this is a great way to achieve the high-key lighting look. Shoot lighter and still achieve great results.