While the quality of the iPhone camera has gotten better with every new release, I have generally considered it a backup camera for situations when my trusted Nikon DSLR is unavailable. Last month, however, I went on a safari of sorts in my front yard with a set of macro lens attachments on my iPhone 5s made by Olloclip. Although the focal plane was very limiting, requiring the tiny critters to be about half-an-inch from the lens, I found that I was able to get unique angles that would be hard to achieve with a traditional camera.
Fan conventions have changed dramatically; evolving from what to outsiders looked like the solitary realm of Trekkies and geeks to a broad smorgasbord of pop culture gatherings. Events where fans of nearly anything with a common interest, whether anime, furry outfits, the Dude or what-have you, can gather as one to celebrate, reveling in their passion and knowledge for a pop culture phenomena of some matter of form.
Believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, some 100 million were said to have attended the 2013 Kumbh Mela festival, held on the banks of the Sangam in Allahabad. Hindus made the pilgrimage to bathe in the holy waters to wash away their sins at the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The festival alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years.
Photos taken by Daniel Berehulak of Getty Images. You can read his account on Time’s Lightbox blog.
Click to enlarge photos for optimal viewing.
Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was a one of a kind visionary who inspired the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad. On October 5, 2011, Jobs lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of technophiles everywhere. Today marks the one year anniversary of his death and in honor of his brilliance, the folks at Apple have posted a video tribute at apple.com.
UPDATE: The CNET video below analyzes a newly discovered recording of Steve Jobs from 1983 that may indicate his prediction of the iPad and App Store.
The Darkroom caught up with instagrammer Devon Doane, aka @devilsdetails, about her Boston Terrier Omar, Instagram do’s and don’ts and the craziest thing she’s seen on Instagram.
Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders
Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 12 Photo Brief: iPhone 5 debut, ladyboy dancers, adopt-a-guy store and the tallest mohawk in the world
iPhone 5 debuts in the U.S., ladyboy dancers, adopt-a-guy store, the tallest mohawk in the world and more in today’s daily brief.
The days of art school assignments fulfilled by lugging bulky, metal-bodies cameras with manual focus and no optical zoom are behind us. Even though many of us loved every minute of it, and secretly, the smell of Kodak developer, the convenience of having an iPhone 4 in your pocket is invaluable. Better still is the gratification of sharing those photos immediately around the web.
Last year on MSNBC’s Rock Center, Annie Leibovitz said that the iPhone 4s was the “snapshot camera of today.” And while not every smartphone has an 8 megapixel resolution like the iPhone 4S, most provide an instant, and very accessible, camera for when the moment strikes. Using basic composition skills and remembering the tips from Robert Hamilton, the Sun’s director of photography, the following Sailabration photos were shot on an iPhone 4 with the Camera+ app and clarity filter between 5:30 and 10:00 p.m. on June 14, 2012.
Not so long ago cameras were a forgotten feature thrown onto cellphones. The pictures were low resolution and served little purpose. With the birth of smartphones, cameras have become an important feature with hundreds of apps available to play with.