The GigaPan EPIC Pro received a firmware update last week. You may remember the hardware from Gerald Donovan’s 45 gigapixel panoramic photo of Dubai (the making of which is included above), which happened to turn one year old that same week. To celebrate the occasion, Gerald has re-rendered the image to correct for stitching errors in the original file. If you missed it the first time, or if you are interested in checking out the updated version, you can view it here. Alternatively, you can check out the original forty-fiver here.
I came across Michael Kenna’s work through a recent dive into the “Photography Inspiration” folder on my hard drive. I don’t know how I missed them the first time, but I was immediately drawn to his series from Japan, and was even more amazed when I visited his website and saw the rest of his shots. Really inspiring images.
Check out the rest of his work here.
Usually when people shoot photos of a city or Las Vegas for that matter, it’s long exposures with light trails in a clean and typical fashion. Fellow photographer Tim Navis took a much more interesting approach and shot this beautiful set of simulated double-exposures on his Canon 5d Mark II.
I’m blown away by these self-portraits of Alex Stoddard. According to Alex, he is “seventeen years old, and spends far too much time running barefoot in the forest.” Love it. He also seems to spend a fair amount of time naked or dillydallying around open flames. Can’t help but feel I misspent my late teenage years…
Aaron Feaver is an absolutely terrific photographer based in Los Angeles. His work is very moody and drenched in melancholy. It seems everywhere he goes it’s foggy and there are countless beautiful women moping around. Sounds like San Francisco…er…well, at least the bit about the fog.
Check out the rest of his portfolio here (depending how old school your job is, some of his shots may be nsfw).
I learned of Cole Rise via his Instagram (@colerise – some great stuff in there too) and was immediately stricken with the beauty or his photography work. But when I saw his full portfolio I was completely blown away. I’d compare his style to maybe a little more processed version of Tim Navis, skewed more towards landscapes. Really beautiful stuff.
Amazing work. More awesomeness here:
So by now you’re all no doubt familiar with iPhone social photography app Instagram (which Alex recently “>reviewed) and if you’ve spent any time working with it you likely noticed a somewhat important omission: a web component. There is no official web interface for Instagram profiles; a user must explicitly “share” a photo and even then only that single image is viewable. There are no galleries or user profiles which makes it difficult to share your profile outside the spiked, aluminum-lined garden of iPhone land.
But now Japanese developer Joe Mio has create this missing web interface in Webstagram. The Webstagram site allows access to most of Instagram’s viewing features without the need for an iPhone or even Instagram itself. I’m wondering what Instagram think of all this. Webstagram apparently works by accessing the Instagram API, which would lead me to believe this behavior is sanctioned, at least tacitly. I wasn’t about to enter my Instagram user/pass to try out the logged in state of Webstagram, so I’ll leave it to someone a little more brave to figure out whether you can favorite things (apparently you can comment directly from Webstagram).
While useful and convenient, aesthetically, Webstagram disappoints. The Instagram experience is very branded and consistent. On the contrary, Webstagram sports a bare-bones interface that detracts from the overall cohesiveness and flow of browsing a feed. Here’s to hoping the Instagram guys whip up their own proper web interface with a little richer feature set and a cleaner design.
You can access my ISO50 Instagram feed at Webstagram or via @iso50 in the App.
Some Instagrams I’m following: