Archive for November 2012
William Porter, TechHive:
As casual photographers turn increasingly to their smartphones to take pictures, serious shooters who want an ultraportable camera have an exciting new choice in Sony’s DSC-RX100 ($650, as of November 26, 2012). Sony put a larger sensor and a better processor into a smaller body and created a camera that exceeded my expectations in almost every way. ￼
Georgia Dehn, The Telegraph:
The Black Eyed Peas star and entrepreneur Will.i.am is well known as an evangelist for new technology. Next week will see the global launch of his iPhone hardware, which he claims “will turn your smartphone into a genius-phone.” The first product from his new consumer electronics and app venture i.am+ is an accessory that clips onto an iPhone and transforms the eight megapixel smartphone camera into a 14 megapixel camera, which it is claimed dramatically enhances the clarity and definition of your photographs.
Amadou Diallo, Connect (Digital Photography Review):
Long before the rise of Instagram, square format film cameras from Rolleiflex and Hasselblad were held in high esteem by photo enthusiasts. Indeed the square image is part of a long image-making tradition in visual arts. And one that every photographer – new or experienced – should explore.
I joined Zatista, and was accepted for international online representation, in November of 2009. This month, I proudly mark my third year anniversary with Zatista.
My Zatista store online is at http://bit.ly/5HY4wN where a curated selection of exclusive limited edition color and black-and-white fine art photographic prints are available for sale in the US and all over the world.
To date, I’m pleased to announce that from 50 great states of the United States, I have been a very fortunate recipient of patronage for my fine art photographic prints by amazing people from: Newton, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; Boca Raton, Florida; New Canaan, Connecticut; Wichita, Kansas; Fitchburg, Wyoming; and, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In addition, my many awesome friends and my loyal family members have given me their unequivocal support with the acquisition of my fine art photographs which are now on permanent display at their lovely homes and offices in: Atlanta, Savannah, Vidalia, Lyons (Georgia); Queens and Brooklyn (New York); Chicago and Elgin (Illinois); San Francisco and San Diego (California); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Fort Lauderdale (Florida); and, Jersey City, Atlantic City, and Montclair (New Jersey).
In certain corners of the world, my works are also on display—in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as in British Columbia, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal (Canada).
And of course, it is with great pride that I say I have the affection and support of friends and family from my beloved country of origin, the Philippines—in Manila, Quezon City, Tacloban City, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan Valley, Baguio City, among others.
On this, my third year anniversary with Zatista, my heartfelt gratitude to all for the generous patronage and steadfast support.
From the staff of TechHive:
For professional photographers and advanced hobbyists, digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras are the way to go. They offer faster performance, more control over settings, and better image quality than top-of-the-line point-and-shoot cameras. Most importantly, they give you the ability to change lenses. Thanks to recent innovations, DSLRs (as well as compact interchangeable lens cameras) are growing in popularity with casual photographers, too. Many DSLRs now feature preset shooting modes, friendly interfaces, helpful guide modes, and more compact designs. You can find great DSLR cameras for well under $1,000. Still, a DSLR is a considerable investment. How do you choose the right one? We’ve got some tips on shopping for a DSLR if you’re in the market for one this holiday season. And we’ve got a few recommendations for the latest cameras.
Dave Johnson, TechHive:
Photographers often talk about framing a photo when they compose a shot in the viewfinder, and for good reason. You can think of the act of taking a photo like taking an empty photo frame and hanging it in the air to capture a slice of reality. The decisions you make about what to include in the frame add up to the difference between a memorable photo and a throwaway snapshot. Want to improve your photos? With a little practice, you can easily take advantage of some of the established rules of composition that photographers have relied on for well over a century.
William Porter, TechHive:
The 16.1 megapixel Sony SLT A57 digital SLT camera is aimed at a very discerning camera buyer: Goldilocks. Papa Bear might prefer the bigger, more complicated and more expensive A77; Mama Bear might pick the lighter entry-level A37, but if Goldilocks is the photographer I think she is, she’s going to think the A57 is just right. And so may you.