Please excuse me while I get the New Camera Clichés out of the way.
Been missing photography lately, so I decided to dive back in and picked up this little monster (NEX-5R). Should be fun.
IT’S THE FETT.
Washington D.C. on Saturday night of the Inaugural Weekend. You can see the National Mall and even follow the parade route.
There’s an astronaut. On Tumblr. And he’s tumbling. From space.
Thanks to Leah Jones
I need to start this post by saying that I commend parents for taking on the enormous task of raising a child. It is one of the most beautiful things we as a species can attempt.
But I occasionally get asked—by friends, by my urologist, and once even by a complete stranger—why I don’t want to try my hand at such a feat. These photos are a glimpse into why.
The fact that The Gordon Parks Foundation recently discovered over 70 unpublished, admittedly amazing photographs by Parks marked as “Segregation Series”; the fact that these photos not only still exist, but are in such great shape instead of being long forgotten dust; the fact that this period in time is recent enough that some people who lived through it are still alive today; the fact that periods like this are nowhere near being so far behind us as to be marginalized in our history books.
This is a glimpse into why.
Train stops, the world continues
Trains arrive, the world stands still
In case you need some help figuring out why Facebook would want to buy Instagram, this chart from 1000memories’ post, how many photos have ever been taken?, should help.
In a nut: photos are kind of a thing on Facebook, and Instagram is kind of a thing for photos.
Huge update to a good camera app, including the ability to share to multiple accounts (even on the same service) at once, import multiple photos from Camera Roll, focus and exposure locks, APIs for third-party developers, a better lightbox (my favorite feature), an easier way to copy web links for sharing, and, of course, volume snap is on by default.
Another great new option is Workflows, a new preference that lets you choose between going straight to editing after shooting each photo, or stay in the camera to keep shooting. Just 99¢ in the App Store.