Mexico via ShakeItPhoto for iPhone

These are from a trip to Mexico about 4 years ago. I was fascinated by an iPhone app called ShakeItPhoto and must’ve shot thousands of images with it. Unfortunately it hasn’t been updated since 2009.

Nabila, from 2008

Found this one in my library and realised I hadn’t posted it before.

Full Moon Silhouettes by Mark Gee

Beautiful video by Mark Gee, a photographer & digital visual effects artist based in Wellington, New Zealand.

[vimeo 58385453 w=1280 h=720]

I tried, but honestly can’t think of a better way to describe it than his own words:

Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.

I love it. Via my dad.

Apple Aperture adds compatibility with Fujifilm X100S

Apple Software Update to add RAW image compatibility for Fujifilm X100S to Aperture 3 and iPhoto'11

Apple Software Update to add RAW image compatibility for Fujifilm X100S to Aperture 3 and iPhoto’11

I checked for software updates this morning and was pleasantly surprised to see this one. This Apple Software Update adds RAW image compatibility for the Fujifilm X100S (and other Fuji cameras) to Aperture 3 and iPhoto’11. Having just recently purchased an X100S I’m happy to see this.

Project 365 : 2013 – February

Running a bit late again posting this, but better late than never I guess. The hold up has been on giving them proper titles and meta data in Aperture. I’ll write a post with the process I’m following for this year’s Project 365 in a future post.

For now, below are the “photo a day” shots I did for February 2013.

In case you missed it, the photos from January are here.

Slow Motion with a Phantom Flex

This video by [Dumt & Farligt] is pretty impressive. I’d love to get my hands on a Phantom Flex.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntZPeosma2c?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&enablejsapi=1&w=640&h=360]

Fujifilm to bump up film prices by around 20%

According to a press release on Fujifilm USA published this week, Fujifilm will increase prices for consumer and professional photographic film by around 20%. This includes black and white, colour negative and reversal films.

The reason they give is the “continuing decline in demand for film products, the high costs of production, and the increased expenses associated with raw materials”. It makes sense and I guess it’s expected. But I can’t stop feeling a little bit sad about the news.

Pulled the trigger on VSCO FILM 02 for Aperture 3

Jessica - Shot with Panasonic GF1 and processed with VSCO Film 02 for Aperture 3

Jessica – Shot with Panasonic GF1 and processed with VSCO Film 02 for Aperture 3

I finally gave in and bought VSCO FILM 02 for Aperture 3. I’ve been experimenting with adding a layer of real film grain to presents in Aperture 3. It’s been a huge learning experience and I think I finally have something I like. I’m planning on making it available here soon.

However, I’ve always wondered about the VSCO presets. From looking at the samples on their website, they look really good, although overly expensive as far as presets go. But after asking Robert Boyer and Patrick La Roque on Twitter about them, I decided to pull the trigger and buy one.

I decided on VSCO FILM 02. I’ve only had it for a few days and still going through it, but so far I like it. I’ve mostly experimented with the black and white presets and the film grain. It’s obvious they spent a lot of time and attention on it. I’ll write my thoughts once I’ve had enough time to really get into it.

The two photographs here have the Ilford Delta 3200 and Fuji Superia 400 film grain presets added. Nothing else.

Jessica - Shot with Panasonic GF1 and processed with VSCO Film 02 for Aperture 3

Jessica – Shot with Panasonic GF1 and processed with VSCO Film 02 for Aperture 3