Facebook Launches Its Own Camera App

Faceboook Camera

A wee bit over a month since Facebook announced its plans to acquire Instagram for a cool billion, Facebook has launched its own camera app for the iPhone.  The new camera is aptly called Facebook Camera.

On the plus side, it seems rather quick and offers access to Facebook photo feeds if you are interested in only checking out the latest images from your friends.  It also includes a set of filters that will remind you of Instagram filter effects.   [Read more...]

Nikon Says It’s Sorry

Nikon Facebook

Nikon has apologized for yesterday’s Facebook post, which claimed “A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses.”

We know some of you took offense to the last post, and we apologize, as it was not our aim to insult any of our friends. Our statement was meant to be interpreted that the right equipment can help you capture amazing images. We appreciate the passion you have for photography and your gear, and know that a great picture is possible anytime and anywhere.

Kudos Nikon.

[via Facebook.com/Nikon]

Nikon: “A Photographer Is Only as Good as the Equipment He Uses” [Updated]

Nikon Facebook

A recent status update on Nikon’s Facebook page stated that “A photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses.”

I can appreciate the marketing push for your products over competitors, but limiting a photographer’s skill to the equipment he uses is a pretty dumb thing to say. [Read more...]

Pictureline Giving Away a Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Just a quick heads up to point you in the direction of the cool guys at Pictureline.  Those of you in Utah are likely familiar with the local camera shop, Pictureline, which also has an online presence here.

Anyway, they’re giving away a Nikon D5100 to a random Facebook follower as soon as they hit 5100 followers.  Get the details over on Pictureline’s blog.

Grow Your Bottom Line and Increase Bookings

The following post is by DigiLabs Pro General Manager, Stephanie Weber, who offers advice on how to increase bookings by leveraging your network.  Learn more about Stephanie and DigiLabs at the end of this post.

Portrait Sample Gallery

In an economy where every lead is a vital one, many professional photographers are ignoring their biggest sales force – their online networks of friends and professional contacts. This includes anyone from clients to vendors to fellow photographers, all of whom can be valuable marketing assets to pros. By leveraging your network with a few simple initiatives, shooters can become sellers and boost their bottom line. [Read more...]

Photoshop iPhone App Adds Easy Sharing Options for Twitter and Facebook

When the iPhone Photoshop App launched last year, the biggest complaint I had with it was the limitation on sharing your photos directly from the App.  You couldn’t share photos from the App except through Photoshop.com – no Facebook, no Twitter, no nothing.

All that has changed with the new version 1.2 update to the iPhone Photoshop App.  Now, the App works the way it should have worked when it was first launched. [Read more...]

eStarling TouchConnect Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame

I’ve tried a number of digital photo frames; however, I’ve always hated the process of updating the photos by putting files on an SD card and then having to transfer them over to the internal memory of the frame. eStarling may have a solution with their new TouchConnect Wi-Fi photo frame.  This new frame allows you to update your frame wirelessly and automatically through a variety of online services.

The eStarling TouchConnect boasts integration with Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, RSS Feeds and Gmail. With an easy, one-time set up an eStarling TouchConnect can receive photos (and videos up to 20MB in size if e-mailed to the corresponding Gmail address) from all these places as they are posted. And with 802.11n WiFi, a touch-sensitive screen and automatic over-the-air firmware updates, the eStarling TouchConnect is one of the most user friendly frames on the market. -eStarling

The eStarling TouchConnect is available from Adorama at a current price of $200.