ColorStrokes HD is a new app for the iPad and iPad mini that allows you to desaturate images and leave only certain colors in the image. Or, you can even recolor the entire image.
Great Photos – Simple Cameras is a new book from self-taught photographer Bernd Daub.
“This book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong image impact without the need for high-tech equipment and flawless exposures.
Learn about a variety of reasonably priced, low-tech cameras-such as the Holga, Diana, and Blackbird-as well as single-use cameras, the good old Agfa-Box, and the pinhole camera.”
Extraordinary Everyday Photography is a new book from photographer Brenda Tharp.
“Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren’t overworked.”
Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.
“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”
How many of you have ever left your lens cap on the camera and missed an important shot? (I’m guilty.)
The photographer in the above video had the misfortune of making that mistake in front of TV cameras for the whole world to see. I hope he still got a keeper or two after he figured out the malfunction.
Photographer Duncan Davidson has a theory on why we always cringe at photos of ourselves. In the above TED audition video, he explains his theory of how it comes down to our perception based on how we are accustomed to seeing ourselves.
Adobe has launched a new game for learning your way around Photoshop.
LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and CS6 software skills. If you are a photographer and are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you.
More details on Adobe’s website.
Aviary is now available as an app on both iOS and Android. The app features a camera function, as well as powerful image editing features that allow you to apply Instagram-like looks, crop, rotate, add text and lots more.